Photo 101: Wrap-up

Photo 101 has been a fun and good outlet for creativity this last month.  Here is my wrap up post with some of my favourite images.

Photo 101: Day 20: Triumph

The theme for the final day of Photo 101 is Triumph. The sculpture I have chosen to share looks to me like someone triumphant. The pictures are a few years old and taken in the the Albany Bulb.  the artist for this sculpture was Osha Neumann, a sculptor and activist lawyer

Urban sculpture @ Albany Bulb
Urban sculpture @ Albany Bulb
Urban sculpture @ Albany Bulb
Urban sculpture @ Albany Bulb
Urban sculpture @ Albany Bulb
Urban sculpture @ Albany Bulb

 

Photo 101: Day Nineteen: Double

Double image … my favourite shot of my pup Sky against the sunset and then I mirrored it so it likes like double the ‘Sky’ against the sunset of the sky….!

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Double the dog named Sky against the sky

Original of Sky against the sunset
Original of Sky against the sunset

 

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Double seats & double plants
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The same double plants as viewed from the dock

 

 

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and again only from my boat

 

Photo 101: Day Eighteen: Edge

Day 18 of Photo 101 and assignment of ‘Edge’

Had a challenge coming up with something for this assignment. Nothing has really jumped out at me for edges. Here’s the result of casual play – at the bottom are a few other experiments…

ORIGINAL_vertical mast, pylon dock
ORIGINAL_vertical mast, pylon dock

 

cropped for more edges
cropped for more edges

Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.

Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image, if needed, so that your edge is perfectly straight.

As for as my other experiments with edge:

original pylon
original pylon
Pylon straightened -played with B&W
Pylon straightened -played with B&W

Share Your World – 2015 Week #12

Cee’s Share your week challenge – 

Share your world!
Share your world!

When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes? Describe the occasion.

Our marina has a couple of chairs on the end of the levy and I frequently sit there in the morning

You can see the outline of the chair I like to watch the sunset from
You can see the outline of the chair I like to watch the sunset from

reading a book (via kindle) in the morning but more often I love watching the sunsets from this vantage point and it is no problem to spend 20-30 minutes minimum..so the occasion is, as frequently as possible!  I have noticed that as much as I love Day Light Savings time -I have been kind of missing the sunsets since they come later and before I know it!

 

 

 

Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle? 

I have assisted in some surgery stuff for my dog- but overall not interested.  I do watch if I’m getting an injection -I think more to convince myself that I can rather than wanting or liking to look.

 

Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?

It used to be the Metreon in San Francisco.  There was a really cool virtual bowling alley.  Overall depending on the guests -if they are people who enjoy the outdoors then it is Muir Woods and Crissy Field / Golden Gate Bridge.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

Home Depot!  Always have a million projects -would probably just bring the store home 🙂

 

Another day with the pups!

Today Zulu met up with his good buddy that he practically grew up with !!

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Zulu and Watson are about the same age and love to romp and wrestle with one another. They are about the same weight and size and well matched in dispositions.

A few passes at the ball gave Zulu some running and jumping…

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After their fun playtime together Zulu & Sky and I went on to Crissy Field – a great beach with a surf that is virtually always gentle. They didn’t run and chase as much as usual but they still got in some good sand digging and bird chasing!

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Photo 101: Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared

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Incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.

Today’s Tip: We’ve practiced shooting at different angles and from unique POVs. How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?

  • Look through.
  • Look between.
  • Find an unconventional surface.
  • Experiment with your flash both on and off.