Tag: weekly photo challenge

Ornate Tattoos on Exhibit

Through November 29, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art has an exhibit on “Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition“. To say they’re ornate is an understatement. They are fantastic. I’m not a big fan of tattoos, but the artistry is incredible. This enormous picture shows a variety of tattoos, some of which are still in progress.…

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Half and Half

So what happens when I go in the yard to take pictures? A miniature pinscher goes on full alert to guard me as I carelessly walk around the yard, oblivious to all the dangers that could be out in the street – like Mom’s pushing strollers and worst of all, old Grandma’s taking a walk…

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Portrait of Lydia Schabelsky

This week’s photo challenge is to interpret “intricate” and for that, I’d like to share one of my favorite paintings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. This is Lydia Schabelsky, Baroness Staël-Holstein. According to the placard, the picture was to be “a lasting record of their youth, status, good sense and fashion taste”. Isn’t she…

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Evolution of Digital Cameras

As much as I love digital photography, I’m glad it’s improved so very much. So when this week’s photo challenge was to show the word blur, I thought I’d share how far the cameras have come since 2001. Back when digital cameras were new, I bought an upper end point-and-shoot, the Canon Pro90. I quickly…

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Walls of Creativity, Part 1

During a recent visit to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA), I came across an exhibit of 20th and 21st Century Art. Although I’m often not a fan of what is in these galleries, they changed since the last time I walked through there and I was impressed by their creativity. For this week’s…

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Babies Now Versus Then

My grandson is two weeks already!  Him and his parents are doing well, albeit with the usual issues of lack of sleep and trying to figure out why he might be crying this time.  In other words, everything is normal. This week’s photo challenge is “reward”.  Last fall, I wrote a post about parenthood being…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

In 2012, the Richmond Virginia Art Community joined with national street artists to create murals on the flood walls along the James River Canal (media coverage is here and here).  Because it was on the path I walked during lunch, I had the opportunity to watch as it was being created and later, the final…

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A Walk With Mom

Dear kind and gentle readers – yes, it’s once again me, the beagle. I’m really liking Mom being home during the day.  Why?  Because she’s taking me for a walk nearly every day.  Oh such joy – I get to check pee mail!  Poop on the neighbors lawns!  And best of all, I’m finding all…

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The Beauty of Shadows

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier and simpler. ― Friedrich Nietzsche All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow. ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina This week’s photo challenge is “shadowed“, in which we are told: Experimenting with shadows can be…

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