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DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – FRESH

 

For this week’s photo challenge, share with us a photo that expresses something  fresh.  (For more information go HERE!)

Well, spring has sprung, and the sprouts have sprouted. Soon we’ll be seeing FRESH daffodils in the winter barren soil.FRESH

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WALLS

Walls are the canvases of our lives: where stories are read, voices are heard, ideas are shared.  This week consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated, the halls you walk down each day, or the exteriors you’ve ignored or neglected. What do these walls reveal about a place, people, or you?  (For more information, go here.)My Wall
This is the wall I face when I sit at my computer (an iMac) working on photos, writing, creating and what have you. The wall has been this rich burnt umber color for over 20-years. So I don’t think I’ll change it any time soon. There is all four framed pieces hanging on the wall. Starting on the left there is a film strip of a prize-winning television commercial that I wrote and produced a couple of decades ago. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you’ll see that it features recreations of silent movie comedians Laurel and Hardy.   Next is a graphic artwork by my best friend designed to accent the wall color. Then there is the painting of the classic 20th Century locomotive. It has always been one of my favorites. And below photo of a crushed origami bird I call ALBATROSS. The desktop includes the usual flotsam and jetsam of live, plus a ceramic lamp kitten, a multi-function clock, my printer/scanner, my phone, and paper shredder. Nothing more and nothing less, other than Yoda.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – THE BABOON FACED ORCHID

HOW MUCH ARE THOSE DOGGIES IN THE DISPLAY CASE?

Probably more than I could afford in three lifetimes.Chinese Puppies

They were in a shatter-proof case in the Oriental Galleries of the Saint Louis Art Museum, and they were so cute I just had to take their pictures.  Officially they’re known as Edo period Censer in the Form of Two Puppies, which we would probable call a Wizard Air Freshener if it was in our houses. But they were still very cute puppies.

SLAM ART IN BLOOM … Minus Orange Flowers

Just to let you know that there were a lot of flower arrangements in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s ART IN BLOOM exhibit that did not contain orange flowers.

Enjoy the multitude of other colors! Don’t forget to click on the thumbnail photos to see a larger version and informational comments.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Orange

What’s not to love about orange? It’s vibrant. It’s cheerful. It makes a statement. It’s the perfect punctuation for a punchy photo.

This week, share a group of photos where orange is either the dominant color, or provides a bold highlight. Shoot for at least three photos, and look for different shades — bright neons, deep rusts, delicate peaches. (For more information go here!)

ORANGE you glad it’s photo challenge time? Thankfully the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Annual ART IN BLOOM show opened today which provided me with a lot of subject matter for this challenge. I also had to sort through over 50 images to select the following.

So I give you not only more shades of orange than you’ve ever seen, but also great art and tons of flowers.

Each spring the museum staff selects more than 35 works of art from the museum’s collection and invites florists from around the Saint Louis area to interpret these works using floral arrangements. Here’s a sample of the works that met the ORANGE part of this challenge in the original work, the floral arrangement or both.  (NOTE: Click on the small gallery pics for a larger view.)

 

And if this isn’t enough orange for you, TRY THIS!The Spectrum

 

Now, can any one give me the title of the works, and or the artists.

 

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – Summer Swingers Come In All Sizes!

Swingers

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Rule Of Thirds

This week, compose your subject off-center, obeying the Rule of Thirds.  The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph. (For more information GO HERE.)

BugWalk

BUG WALK

Well, it was a close attempt that really didn’t blur that much.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS — Look, Bob, It’s Snow!

LBIS

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – SYMMETRY

For this challenge, share an image of symmetry. Don’t limit yourself to architecture — you can bend this theme in any way you’d like. (For more information, go here!)

Vase or urn, it is still quite symmetrical!

It stands in the window of the Saint Louis Art Museum in a room that was once the Museum’s Library.

UrnOrVase

 

By the way, the room that was once the library is quite symmetrical, too.SLAMArtHill

And the windows and all of the reflections are, too!

By the way, that vase and window or one of my favorite stops whenever I visit the museum.

Symmetry (noun): the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position; the quality of having symmetrical parts.

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