Art, Creativity, Nature, photo challenge, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

2013_04_07_4733

During one of our visits to the Tallahassee Museum, I found this most peculiar bush, because its leaves had berries – or seed pods – attached on top. How often do you get to see something like that?

To see other interpretations of On Top, or to enter your own photo, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, photo challenge, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

La Antorcha de la Amistad

Spanish for “The Torch of Friendship”

2014_03_17_9999_212014_03_17_9999_7-3

(Two images) La Antorcha de la Amistad (The Torch of Friendship) is a monumental abstract sculpture located in downtown, San Antonio, Texas. World-renowned Mexican sculptor, Sebastián was commissioned to create this sculpture by the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (Association of Mexican Business People). The monument was presented as a gift to the City of San Antonio from the Mexican government in 2002. The sculpture represents the cooperation and shared culture between Mexico and San Antonio. 

While my family was vacationing in San Antonio, we were able to see The Torch of Friendship sculpture twice – once in a boat ride down the San Antonio river, and the other time while walking downtown. It is quite monumental to say the least. El monumento es magnifico!

To see other interpretations of Monument, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, photo challenge, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

2013_05_20_7302-22013_05_20_7293

Threshold: a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect or become true.

(Three images) As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement approaches, these images of my son’s 5th grade trip through Selma, Montgomery, serve well as an example of threshold. Part of this civil rights tour through Alabama and Georgia included the group walking over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the threshold of the Civil Rights Act. On March 7, 1965, this bridge was the event known as “Bloody Sunday” (a brutal black-eye on the history of the United States), where 600 civil rights marchers, heading east out of Selma, made it only to the bridge six blocks away, met by local and state police who attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas, forcing them back into Selma.

The photographs and film of “Bloody Sunday” that were released to the public proved to be a turning point for the nation. “They forced viewers to see with their own eyes what African-Americans experienced if they wanted to exercise a basic right that was routinely available to white Americans.”

It was so important for the children to walk over this bridge, especially after having talked to Annie Pearl Avery, who was 16-years old when she joined the Civil Rights Movement. She joined other marchers and protesters, fighting for equal rights, and Annie endured being jailed and beaten over a dozen times. She shared her story with us, and this experience was invaluable. So I share with you today, the threshold the 2012-2013 5th grade class at Cornerstone Learning Community stepping over and retracing the footsteps of those civil rights marchers who fought for freedom.

This image shows Alabama officers waiting for demonstrators at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. (Wikipedia)

To see other interpretations of threshold, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, photo challenge, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

20100720_9999

This is my favorite street life scene, taken in Kenmare, Ireland. This street was so interesting to explore, you can see the gentleman with the chairs and tables being set up in front of the pub, and different boutique shops and restaurants for as far as the eye can see. This is what I love about Ireland, everything is outdoor oriented, meaning people walk around, mill about on the streets, and just enjoy life. Ah, wish I was back there!

To see other interpretations of street life, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, Nature, photo challenge, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

20140118_0103

Sometimes you’re lucky to be in the right place at the exact right time; in this case, the close-to-sunset magical hour helped create a beautiful photograph, winter trees reflections on the Wakulla Springs/river.

To see other interpretations of reflections, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, Nature, photo challenge, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

in (2)

Oh, the treasures that you can find inside an object, if you look closely, you’ll usually be surprised by what you see! In this particular image, the focus is inside the middle of the Magnolia flower. What an interesting life the Magnolia has, changing throughout its transformation as a beautiful flower of Mother Nature’s.

To see other interpretations of Inside, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, Mystery, photo challenge, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

2013_03_28_3385 2013_03_28_3382

Now if this challenge isn’t literally “right up my alley,” I don’t know what is. My blog, What Is It?!? – A Project in Perspective, is all about – yep, you guessed it – perspective! For this challenge, here are two different (and never before posted) perspectives of a former “mystery subject,” but this time, with the answer. 🙂

What you see is the side of a glass pane of an outdoor lamp. This subject generated so many different perspectives (aka “guesses”); if you want to see what all of the guesses were, check out the blog post here. This time around, I converted the images to black and white.

To see other interpretations of Perspective, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

A Word a Week Challenge, Art, Creativity, photo challenge, Photographs, Photography

A Word a Week Challenge: Frame

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This arched window provides a natural frame of one of the buildings on The San José de Tumacácori Mission, the oldest mission in Arizona (established in 1691). I’m very blessed to have been able to see this in person, and this is one of my favorite photographs from that journey.

To see other interpretations of Frame, check out Sue’s blog here.

Art, Creativity, photo challenge, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

20100722_122720100722_1228

(Two images) I love abandoned ruins, perhaps because my imagination can run wild thinking of who used to dwell here, what were they like, why did this become abandoned? This particular old stone relic sits on the roadside on a winding road in Ireland. Massive in size, it looks oh-so-cold, except for the green ivy that has decided to call this home.

To see other interpretations of abandoned, check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

A Word a Week Challenge, Art, Creativity, Nature, photo challenge, Photographs, Photography

A Word a Week Challenge: Atmospheric

atmospheric – adjective
pertaining to, existing in, or consisting of the atmosphere
(two images)

Fog on Pond

atmospheric (2)

Clouds Over Moon

IMG_5162

To see other interpretations of Atmospheric, check out Sue’s blog here.