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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

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Seeing the vision of a tree shadowed on the wall,
leaves whispering,
captured in a moment of time.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

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A piece of a stained glass window that belonged to my mom shows what yellow means to me: a vibrant color representing strength and light, which negate all the drab grey colors of life, death, and grief. My mom was such a vibrant and strong woman, yellow is her soul. Shine on, mama.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

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In this week’s photo challenge,  document a moment in time through a single image. In this split-second story, my niece is capturing an image of this street musician while I’m photographing her and the street scene. In a split second, you can experience just about anything in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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On the Move – In the Air

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Another opportunity to capture these dancers on the move. The second image, although blurry, conveys movement to me (plus it’s abstract, which I like). 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge – On the Move

For this week’s challenge, show “on the move.” In the first image, I’ve finally captured Nemo swimming. (Do you know how difficult it is photographing a moving fish?!?) The second image is an ode to my favorite Disney story, Peter Pan, with the kids flying to Neverland. (I always wanted to be Wendy and fly.) The last image is the lights flashing by while we were riding an attraction at Hollywood Studios.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring!

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Spring! The beginning of life anew, a fresh start, a blossom getting ready to burst into life. Pretty little wildflowers burst forth from the ground. Spring!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

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Letters, letters, letters. They are all around. In this image, I share my literal interpretation of “letters,” an old fashioned post office receptacle in Disney World. This represents that old (outdated?) way of communicating, actually writing something, putting it in an envelope, and mailing it. The art of letter writing is sadly disappearing in today’s society. I’m guilty. It’s just too easy to send an email, right?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

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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?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

La Antorcha de la Amistad

Spanish for “The Torch of Friendship”

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(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!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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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)

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