SCALE: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 11 October 2017

Very interesting challenge from The Daily Post this week!

SCALE

Photography ” . . .  is all about perspective, where and how you place other objects in the frame . . . ” — Erica V., The Daily Post

Here are some examples of SCALE: (1) at the Louvre, in front of the Mona Lisa (2) in Bath’s Royal Crescent, the entrance to Royal Crescent # 1 and (3) in New York’s Russian Tea Room, next to Carnegie Hall. Self’s first trip to New York City was with Dearest Mum, who once played at Carnegie Hall. This September, she took Dearest Mum, who’s now past 80, for lunch at the Russian Tea Room. We had the best time.

DSCN0593

The Louvre, May 2017

DSCN0870

Royal Crescent No. 1 (Royal Crescent Museum), Bath

DSCN0446

The Russian Tea Room, 57th St., New York City (Next to Carnegie Hall): Dearest Mum took self here, her first time in New York City, decades ago. The place hasn’t changed a bit.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

PEDESTRIANS 2: Iconic, 2017

There’s a theme to the photographs here, self’s second post on The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge of the week, PEDESTRIANS.

  • The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City:

DSCN0547

  • The Atrium, Robert Lehman Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City:

DSCN0470

  • London Eye, South Bank:

DSCN0935

 

 

 

Pedestrian: New York City, Claremont, Sacramento

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is PEDESTRIAN:

  • What does PEDESTRIAN mean to you? Perhaps this is a great chance to go out and practice some street photography.

— Krista Stevens, The Daily Post

So, here are three street scenes. They’re not the greatest, but they certainly were street:

DSCN0442

New York City: September 2017

fullsizeoutput_1a7

Jennie, Son, and Self in the Claremont, CA Farmers Market: July 2017

DSCN0246

Downtown Sacramento, CA: July 2017

 

More Windows

Self loves windows. She really, really does.

DSCN0498

Sitting by Window, In Reflective Mode

DSCN0466

Watertower View, Chelsea District, New York City

DSCN0381

Home, Redwood City, California

Other Windows:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

WINDOWS: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 27 September 2017

Self loves windows in general. So she loves this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: WINDOWS.

The prompt was to use the window as a frame. But her post uses the windows themselves as objects.

In the first picture, the windows transform a building in New York’s Chelsea Building into a kind of illuminated box. In the second, the airconditioning units sticking out of the windows were what caught her eye. In the third, the window is a wee cut-out in an expanse of grey wall, the only shot of life in a very industrial-looking room.

DSCN0455

Night, Chelsea District, New York City: September 2017

DSCN0434

More Windows, Chelsea District, New York City: September 2017

DSCN0411

Minimalist: Window of a Mini-Eichler, Palo Alto, California

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

More Layered: Orinda and New York City

DSCN0580

Bruins Amphitheatre, Orinda

DSCN0553

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City: The squares are on the ground level, the woman taking the picture is on the 4th? 5th? Floor.

DSCN0427

New York City, View from the Chelsea District

Layered: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 20 September 2017

This week, let’s explore the interplay of texture and depth.

— Ben Huberman, The Daily Post

Self’s home is in Redwood City, California. She’s been exploring its nooks and crannies this summer.

She got this nifty display stand about 20 years ago, and every time she needs some validation, she looks at the stand, where most (if not all) of the journals that have published her work over the years are displayed.

On the lowest shelf are two programmes from the New Hampshire Symphony. The opera she collaborated on with Drew Hemenger got its world premiere in New Hampshire, March 2015:

DSCN0412

And here’s the interior of a peanut butter & chocolate do-nut from an iconic doughnut shop in Westwood, which she visited in July:

DSCN0299

Finally, a keepsake box filled with samples of son’s childhood artwork:

DSCN0272

Layers of memory, layers of goodness.

Other examples of LAYERED from around WordPress:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

Still More Waiting

Share a snapshot that shows a sense of waiting.

— Cheri Lucas Rowlands, The Daily Post

First, self’s Philippine passport. She is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the United States. This passport dates from the time when she first entered the U.S., to begin grad studies at Stanford:

DSCN0561

DSCN0560

Final picture: Last week, self was in New York for her nephew’s wedding. On September 11, she decided to go to the Whitney on Gansevoort Street, her favorite Manhattan museum. She started at the top floor (the Calders) and worked her way down.

On the top floor, there’s a restaurant with stunning views. She saw the Statue of Liberty:

DSCN0550

Sept. 11, 2017: “Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses . . . “

Immigrants. Self was an immigrant once.

Stay tuned.

 

More Waiting: Fifth at 72nd

The Daily Post publishes a new Photo Challenge every Wednesday. This coming Wednesday, though, they’re taking a brief break. The next Photo Challenge will be posted next Wednesday, Sept. 20.

In the meantime, the Photo Challenge this week is WAITING.

Self’s nephew William was married yesterday morning, at St. Ignatius of Loyola on Park. Friends and family converged on New York City from Australia, Spain, England, the Philippines (Dearest Mum and all of self’s nephews and nieces, one sister-in-law) and of course other cities in the U.S., including Miami and Houston.

Last night, there was dinner and dancing at the Central Park Boathouse. Self got a Lyft to take her to 72nd and Fifth. Who should she see standing on the corner but a bunch of her Filipino nephews and nieces, all just standing there in very fancy attire. They told self they were waiting for a shuttle. Pictures are blurred because self has very trembl-y fingers.

DSCN0523

Niece and nephews came all the way from the Philippines to attend the wedding of their cousin, William Blackett.

Self’s niece, Maia, is in plum; Maia’s mom, Mia, is in electric blue. Everyone looked fantastic!

DSCN0522

It was a wonderful evening. Weather was just a bit chilly.

William’s sister, Georgina, was the maid of honor. Here she is, all dolled up, just before the start of the event:

DSCN0524

Last night at the Central Park Boathouse

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

New York City: Self Is Waiting

This week’s Photo Challenge is WAITING (Technically, it’s the challenge for the next two weeks, since The Daily Post is going to take a break next week).

What better city to write/reflect about waiting than New York City? Self arrived close to midnight last night. A light drizzle began this morning; she hasn’t had the energy to step out of her room.

But looking out at the adjoining buildings is providing plenty of opportunity for the Photo Challenge (Self loves windows. And New York City is ALL about windows)

The man in the photo is the next building over, two floors down. Which means he is on the sixteenth floor. He is very industrious, since he’s been at his desk since 10 a.m. What does he want? What is he waiting for?

DSCN0436

Two buildings over, people sit at their desks. It’s funny how all the airconditioning units in these old buildings stick out like that. What do these people want? What are they waiting for?

DSCN0434

Final picture: Diagonally across from self’s building is a rooftop that, judging from the number of professional-looking floodlights aimed at something in particular, will likely be LIT tonight. Self can hardly wait.

DSCN0432

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

« Older entries

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce

GK Dutta

Be One... Make One...

Cee's Photography

Learning and teaching the art of composition.

fashionnotfear.wordpress.com/

Fear holds you back, fashion takes you places!

Wanderlust and Wonderment

My writing and photo journey of inspiration and discovery

transcribingmemory

Decades of her words.

John Oliver Mason

Observations about my life and the world around me.

Insanity at its best!

Yousuf Bawany's Blog

litadoolan

Any old world uncovered by new writing

unbolt me

the literary asylum

the contemporary small press

A site for small presses, writers, poets & readers

The 100 Greatest Books Challenge

A journey from one end of the bookshelf to the other

Random Storyteller

“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”― Madeleine L'Engle

Rants Of A Gypsy

Amuse Thyself Reader!

FashionPoetry by Val

Sometimes, I write down my thoughts (and other random stuff) and I share them

Kanlaon

Just another Wordpress.com weblog