Abstract 3: Ceiling Light, Unit # 1, Tyrone Guthrie Centre

“Point your camera at something familiar and turn it into something else.”

— Ben Huberman, The Daily Post Photo Challenge

This ceiling light hangs over the stairs in Unit # 1 of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, where self is staying:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Other Takes on The Daily Post Photo Challenge “Abstract”

The Daily Post Photo Challenge ABSTRACT brings out all sorts of imagistic ideas and HOLY COW self has been having so much fun looking at other WordPress blogs on the same theme. Here are three that she looked at today that she particularly liked:

Enjoy!

Sylvain Landry Week 40 Photo Challenge: Panorama

The Sylvain Landry Photo Challenge this week is PANORAMA.

Here is one from London, a few weeks ago:

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The Portrait Café, British National Portrait Gallery

Joan met self the day she arrived in London! We had lunch at St. Martin’s in the Crypt (Yes, really a crypt), then went to the British National Portrait Gallery.

This was the day before her camera became half-broke, so as you can see, no black slashes across the image.

Hallelujah! So one can really appreciate the view.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Sylvain Landry Week 38 Challenge: YELLOW

For her post on the Sylvain Landry Week 38 Photo Challenge, YELLOW, here’s a picture self took yesterday at a yarn store just above the Last Bookstore in downtown L.A.:

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March 2016: The Wit of a Crochet!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Vibrant 3: Venice, November 2015

The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is VIBRANT.

Self thinks the photos below, which she took in Venice in November 2015, vividly fit the bill:

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Throng, San Marco Square, Venice: November 2015

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Red Coat Woman, San Marco Square, Venice: November 2015

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Sidewalk Café, San Marco Square, Venice: November 2015

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Sylvain Landry Week 30 Photo Challenge

Self always has fun doing these.

This week’s Sylvain Landry Photo Challenge is ORANGE.

Maybe this little crit isn’t quite orange enough. Self encountered it on a walk yesterday. But it’s a cheerful sight, so here it is anyway:

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Garden Art, Mendocino Art Center, Yesterday (26 January 2016)

Thanks to Sylvain Landry for always thinking up such interesting prompts!

Stay tuned.

 

Oops! WordPress Daily Photo Challenge

  • ‘Tis the season to revel in photographic and/or photogenic disasters.

WordPress Photo Challenge for the week is OOPS!

Self doesn’t know if the below pair of pictures qualify as disasters, but she was trying to capture a tiny American flag that she saw through a window. It was very far away. She tried to keep her hand steady by pressing against the window glass with her zoom lens. She was able to bring the flag a lot closer, but there was a reddish tint on part of the photograph, self has no idea why.

Perhaps that is enough of an “Oops?”

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Picture # 1 of a U.S. Flag, from a Building in Soho, November 2015

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Still the same subject, still the same reddish tint. Self struggled futilely for another 15 minutes before giving up.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Bleu, Blanc, Rouge: Sylvain Landry Week 20 Photo Challenge

Since Nov. 13, self has been thinking of Sylvain Landry. Today, she read the prompt on his site for Week 20 of his photo challenge, and it was the colors of the French flag: white, blue, red.

His post for the week describes his first reaction to the news of the terrorist attacks: “You are traversed by a visceral anger . . . Then, slowly, you realize that it is the play of terrorism, the great disturbance of stupidity that inflicts extreme pain to trigger the urge to violence, hatred of the other, xenophobia . . . ”

Fear is “invasive, winding, and icy, but it is this fear that makes us living beings. Fear keeps us alive. And because we really fear, we find in ourselves the courage . . . ”

Here is self’s picture for the Sylvain Landry Week 20 Photo Challenge: Bleu, Blanc, Rouge: a picture she took of a double-decker tourist bus in New York City:

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New York City, Late Summer 2015

In solidarity with the people of France.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Alone: Sylvain Landry – SL 16

Self enjoys Sylvain Landry’s photo challenges.

He’s got a GREAT picture up this week, for SL-16: ALONE. Check it out.

In the meantime, here’s her photo of ALONE:

2014 Codex International Book Fair in Benicia, CA: And Self Takes Pictures of Solitary Seagulls

2015 Codex International Book Fair in Benicia, CA: And Self Takes Pictures of Solitary Seagulls

Stay tuned.

Extra(ordinary): San Francisco, October 2015

Love the prompt this week: (Extra)ordinary, finding meaning in the ordinary.

Last week, self was in San Francisco. Only two more weeks till Halloween! Hence Halloween decorations in the laundromat she uses and an ice cream store, Xanath, on Valencia Street in the city:

Monday Afternoon at the Laundromat (2nd to Last Monday in October 2015)

Monday Afternoon at the Laundromat (2nd to Last Monday in October 2015)

Love the black cat above the white washing machines!

Love the black cat above the white washing machines!

Of course, no trip anywhere would be complete without a visit to an ice cream store! Here’s Xanath on Valencia Street:

Xanath, an Organic Fro-Yo and Ice Cream Place on Valencia Street. Sampled their wares during the Oct. 17 Litcrawl.

Xanath, an Organic Fro-Yo and Ice Cream Place on Valencia Street. Sampled their wares during the Oct. 17 Litcrawl.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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