A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes

This week Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge is about composition: “Threes and Threes.” We are to display the main subject, not in the center, but placed off to about one third. I was pleased to have found these three items in just about the right position:

You just might want to visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/a-photo-a-week-challenge-threes-and-threes/. She will be displaying her contribution and challenge, and you can follow how other challengees are responding.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: DUSK

The theme for Nancy Merrill Photography’s challenge this week is DUSK.

This photo taken during a vacation in upper New York captures the last rays of sunset at dusk.

The day is almost over, but there is still enough light at dusk to enjoy this snowy evening. We don’t get snow here that often in our part of North Carolina, so each time it is memorable.

Each week Nancy gives fellow photographers a topic challenge to share their work. See her contribution and others at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/26/a-photo-a-week-challenge-dusk/.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: ANYTHING

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge topic is “ANYTHING.” That certainly gives plenty of room to consider. As a long time gardener and lover of beautiful flowers, I decided to share a photo of one of my favorites.

This is a pink tree peony. I don’t know its name, but it really doesn’t need a name. It looks almost unreal. Remember when we were kids, we made flowers out of crepe paper? Nothing could match this.

Let me suggest that you visit Nancy’s blog at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/a-photo-a-week-challenge-anything/. There should be a lot of other bloggers there sharing their photos of “anything.”

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A Photo a Week Challenge: WATER

The subject of Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week is WATER.

Here are my offerings depicting water:

With:

Without:

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/a-photo-a-week-challenge-water-3/ to see contribution this week. Other challengers can also be reached through her website.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

The theme of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is LIGHT AND DARK.

‘Clarence’ is one of my favorite bearded iris, and I think it captures this week’s theme dramatically.

Why don’t you step over to https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/a-photo-a-week-challenge-light-and-dark/ to see how Nancy interprets her theme. Many others will do likewise.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: FOOTWEAR

The subject of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is FOOTWEAR.

I rummaged around wondering what I might find suggesting “footwear.” I chanced upon a closet that did indeed contain an eclectic collection of footwear, and I am happy to share it with you.

I also dug through my archives and came upon this beautiful memory of two sweet granddaughters, dressed in frilly finery, and shiny patent leather shoes. That footwear for little girls was traditional for special occasions. 

Visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/a-photo-a-week-challenge-footwear/ and see her interpretation of “footwear” and that of others who enjoy sharing their photography.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

The subject of this week’s photo challenge by Nancy Merrill Photography is OPENING.

How nice that word sounds after two and a half months of being apartment-bound because of the novel corona virus restrictions. Our community is opening, I hope cautiously and wisely. Still I must be careful before racing for that much needed haircut, the longed for T-bone steak, and those missed hugs from my daughters and grandkids.

Also opening at this time of year are the spring flowers. I looked back through my garden albums and selected this photo of a clump of bearded iris ‘Sunny Disposition’ as it opens into its spring glory.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/05/21/a-photo-a-week-challenge-opening-2/ to see her interpretation of the current challenge.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Coronavirus Changes

Nancy Merrill has challenged us to share images that reflect changes in our lives because of the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve been apartment bound for over two months, with only an occasional stroll around the buildings for a break. My eating habits have changed significantly; in particularly I’m eating a lot more fresh fruit. Will that keep my weight down?

Another change I am sure will be good for me has been to develop a mustache. I haven’t tried one in almost fifty years.

My Arranger doesn’t like it. She said it makes me look old. I was thinking somewhere between “mischievous” and “distinguished.” What do you think? Not bad for a few weeks effort. I’m sticking with it for now.

Visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/05/16/a-photo-a-week-challenge-coronavirus-changes/ to view her coronavirus change photo and those of others who are sharing with us this week.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

The flush of excitement that came when my granddaughter found her first Easter Egg…a once in a lifetime moment that was all too fleeting. 

We can only remember such moments as precious. Now Kate is a college graduate. Where has the time gone?

My thanks to Nadia Merrill for her encouragement to share our photos each week. Please visit her at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/a-photo-a-week-challenge-fleeting/ to see how she and others have interpreted this week’s challenge.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

This week’s Nadia Merrill photo challenge subject is “Summer Vacation 2020.” I’m not sure if we will able to make it to the beach again this summer, but we are hopeful. In keeping with Nadia’s direction, I am thinking about a wonderful place we visited some years ago in the New York mountains. 

Just imagine having a picnic alongside this falling stream.

Please visit Nadia at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/04/30/a-photo-a-week-challenge-summer-vacation-2020/  to see her beautiful photos and those of others who join in the challenge this week.

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