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
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.
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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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.
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!
This week, share a photo that says “adventure.” It could be an image of someone setting off on an epic journey, a photo you took on an adventure of your own, or something more metaphoric that represents a personal or psychological adventure. For more information go here.
Several times each week, I go past this bronze interpretation of ADVENTURE. It is the statue of King Louis IX of France leading the Seventh Crusade in the 13th Century. Louis was a wise and just monarch, but a terrible Crusader. He was defeated in both of his Crusade attempts … but his statue really does say ADVENTURE.
I have taken multiple photos of this statue over the years. And my attempt this week was the first time I was able to capture all of the details of the statue. The skies were extremely overcast and there was no direct sunlight.
It’s your turn now: for this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into dialogue. What do they say to each other? For more information go here!
This is a dialogue Mother Nature has been having with us at 4:30 each day for the past several afternoons …
THE SUMMER STORM! The Approach … the Darkening Skies … and finally the first drops of rain falling. I didn’t stick around to catch the Deluge because the lightening was coming to fast and furious. You can also see how the color of the photos changed as the storm moved in.
This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place. It could be made of natural materials or with man-made objects. For more information go here.
THE LAST REMAINS OF THE FALLEN TREE
(Click on the photo to see all the textures.)
Does anyone (besides myself) think the remains of this tree resembles the decapitated head of the Big Bad Wolf? Which was why I photographed it in the first place this week.
For this week’s challenge, share with us your own take on zipping and zagging. It can be a winding path, the Herringbone pattern on your coat, a scar: any jagged line that tells a story. For more information, click here!
ZIGZAG UPS, DOWNS AND MORE!
The Forest Park Metrolink Station