Category Archives: Nature

A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected Focus

Nancy Merrill’s challenge this week is “Unexpected Focus.” I understand that to mean, “I intended to take a photograph of a hosta, but my focus shifted to the little green tree frog taking a rest on a hosta leaf.” Visit … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: OFF CENTER

A standard recommendation to create interesting photographs is to move the center of attention off center. It’s not just an oxymoron, but good advice. This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is to share a photo with OFF CENTER as … Continue reading

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A Photo A Week Challenge: SOMETHING NEW

SOMETHING NEW is the challenge this week from Nancy Merrill. I captured this photo of a new arrival to my garden…this tiny bunny…just a few inches long. I was not particularly happy to see yet another rabbit preparing to take … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: MOTION

How to capture MOTION in a still photograph is this week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography. Almost everywhere in this world of ours one thing that is most likely in motion is water…water in rivers, steams, waterfalls, and our oceans. … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: October

Another great topic from Nancy Merrill Photography in her weekly photo challenge: OCTOBER. I have felt that October was the best month to recognize transitions…at least in my part of North Carolina. We can have quite warm temperatures followed by … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Insects

The topic of this week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is INSECTS. I looked back in my “critters” files and found these beauties: An ant wearing white socks on its forelegs A June bug waiting to get in my screened … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: A Field of Buttercups

We are staying close to quarters here in our retirement community, but I do try to take a walk around the grounds each day, properly distancing, of course. A little exercise surely helps get through another day of stay-at-home. In … Continue reading

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