Category: Weekly Photo Challenge

Christmas Long Ago

This year for Christmas, I’ve been fascinated with decorations.  I want to look at them, photograph them, and just enjoy them.  I was browsing the Williams-Sonoma catalog and found a lovely set of Christmas plates and started drooling.  I wanted those plates!  It didn’t make sense.  We don’t have parties or entertain.  We go to…

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Practicing Stillness

This week’s photo challenge is minimalist, explained as: An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace.   Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This week’s photo challenge was for descent – “a perspective looking down”. One of the most beautiful staircases I’ve ever seen is at the historic Jefferson Hotel, in downtown Richmond, Virginia.  According to their website, the hotel was built in 1895 by the tobacco magnate, Lewis Ginter.  It nearly burned down in 1901 and was…

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Stained Glass in Maine

During my recent weekend in Maine, my daughter and I went into St. Saviour’s Episcopoal Church in Bar Harbor.  She waited patiently as I oohed and aahed over the stained glass, then proceeded to take a bunch of pictures.  According to its website, the church is the “oldest, largest and tallest public building on Mt. Desert…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Everything that’s lovely is But a brief, dreamy kind of delight. ― W.B. Yeats, Poems I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness. ― Alice Temperley This week’s photo challenge is “dreamy”, which Wikitionary defines as “having a pleasant or romantic atmosphere”. The Lewis Ginter Botanical gardens…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

One of my favorite places to people watch is at the farmer’s market.  There’s such a variety of people, from young families to old women using food stamps.  The farmer’s have their own stories as well.  Some farm full-time, others are helping their parents or grandparents, and some are doing it on the side to…

farmer's market, Williamsburg, Virginia

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Travel Theme: Horizon

I don’t know what it is about new horizons that thrills me so much.  It’s the excitement of something new, whether learning or seeing or just an experience of some sort. Wikipedia defines horizon as: The horizon (or skyline) is the apparent line that separates earth from sky, the line that divides all visible directions…

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