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WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ANGULAR

What does angular mean to you? It might mean the corner on which you live or the intersection of sea and sky at a 180 degree angle. Angular also offers a chance to shoot from an entirely new perspective: from above, below, or even from the margins of the fray. {For more information, go here!}

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In September I decided to take a photograph that would contain as many angles and geometric shapes as possible. Here it is with all the shadows and drain pipes. Enjoy! Let me know what count you come up with.

 

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – ACHIEVEMENT

This week, show us a photo that says “achievement” to you: people meeting a long-worked-for goal. Something tangible you’ve created. A view from a journey you’ve completed, or the stating point of a journey not yet made or a project you hope to finish. We look forward to being inspired!  For more information, go here!ACHIEVEMENT

The first achievement a little boy must master to get a little girl’s attention is a show of  brute strength!

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – MINIMALIST

In this week’s challenge, show us your minimalist photos. Find an interesting texture, color, or silhouette.  [For more information go here.]

 

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WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – DESCENT

This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.  For more information go [here!]Descent

Without the descent of the leaves from the trees, there wouldn’t be any FALL!

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – COVER ART

For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences.

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I’ve had a photo in my photo files for a couple of years now. I always told myself that I’d use it for the cover of my autobiography if, and when I ever got down to writing it. At last, I found a use for it in this challenge.  CoverArt

THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFRACTION

 

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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THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DREAMY

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!

Dreamy to me is when I get home from an afternoon trip to the Art Museum, and all the photos I took seem to be looking back at me.DSC00615

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THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SIGNS

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!

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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.DSC00353_2

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.

And while we’re on Manchester Road, here’s another sign you should see.Route^^

Manchester Road was part of the Original Route 66 going through Saint Louis.

Also to keep my constant companion happy, here’s a picture of her sign.ReneeSign

 

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NIGHTTIME

What nocturnal photos do you like taking? Whether it’s a starry sky, a street lamp, or the shadows cast by your cat, share them with us. Your shot can be outdoors or indoors, blurry or crisp, overexposed or ominously dark. As every owl (and night owl) knows, nighttime is when the real action starts.

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Personally, I seldom go out with my camera at night. And when I do, it’s to take pictures of weather, snow covered trees or the moon.Moon

This was my shot of the last SUPER MOON OF THE SUMMER. Photographing the moon involves a lot of guess work, luck, and a lot of throwaway photos. Also any haze in the sky … even though you can’t see it … will give you a photo of the moon lacking detail.

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ENDURANCE

Share a photo of what endurance means to you — maybe it’s your beat-up, well-traveled running shoes, the oldest structure in your town, the vista you earned climbing that mountain, a photo of your wedding ring, or your dog, tongue lolling, running full-out.  

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At the very top of Art Hill in Forest Park there appears to be what I consider to be a living example of ENDURANCE.  To maintain its position at the top of the hill, it looks like this tall pine tree has grown an extra hand at its base to actually grip the soil that holds it there. In other words, a tree shouting I WILL SURVIVE in spite of being located in the middle of tornado alley!

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