For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.”
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CAPTURING THE CAPTURER IN THE MAGIC BALL
Like many midwestern locations, West Walnut Manor has been going through a seemingly never-ending period of dreary, rain-saturated weeks. Ok, I might have exaggerated a bit … but it has been wet. But today … the SUN returned! But when I walked outside into the clear (somewhat chilling) air, I discovered bacon growing out of the railing around the deck!
But, I decided it must be some kind of flat fungus among us, so I went to the Encyclopedia Britannica. (Question: How many of you also learned how to spell encyclopedia by watching the Mickey Mouse Club?) There, I learned there are over 80,000 known species of organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which includes the yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, mushrooms, and toadstools. Now, I’ll have to go back and discover what a smut is.
Amazing, if you just look around your everyday world, you’re sure to discover something you never knew!
This week, we’d like to see an image that looks dreamy to you. A photo of a place you often visit in dreams. A snapshot of your dreamy boy- or girlfriend. A scene that looks a bit out-of-this world. Take us on a flight of fancy! For more information, click here!
For this challenge, share an image of a sign: it can be a sign near your home — a comforting sight after a long journey — a sign that doubles as art, or other types of signs that hold meaning for you. For more information click here!
This is a photo taken at the Maplewood Station of the local Metrolink System and the sign is on the bridge that carries the trains across Manchester Road. As strange as it seems, City of Maplewood ends just west of the bridge. So anyone driving into the City Of Manchester will be able the read the name correctly in their rearview mirror. The sign is actually a work of art … part of the transit system program of displaying a work of art in each of the stations in the metropolitan area. Here’s a close-up of the sign.
The artist created his letters from the remains of an early 20th Century home that had once stood near the sight of the station. And if you’re wondering, the sign on the other side of the bridge reads MAPLEWOOD.
Manchester Road was part of the Original Route 66 going through Saint Louis.
The Saint Louis Metro-transit System has an ongoing project of adding works of art to the many Metro Stations of its system. Some have been classics. But the latest entry is a real head scratcher. It was recently added to the Shrewsbury Station.
The name of this work is LONDON … and frankly, I just don’t get it! While it does cast an interesting shadow, it still looks like an elongated AC exhaust port.