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Not Quite Photo Challenge Photos — Express Yourself Challenge

Last Saturday, I took a photo of the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art …WhatIShot

It was a so-so classic building picture until I realized I had been photo bombed!

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JEEPERS CREEPERS IT WAS A LEAPING LEAPER!

Sure, it was a perfect example of EXPRESS YOURSELF, but it lacked the quality of a Photo Challenge entry. It is funny though, and I think the LEAPER would have loved to have a copy.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EXPRESS YOURSELF

Today, we challenge you to show us what “express yourself” means to you.  (For more information go here.)LittleLuke

When it comes to EXPRESS YOURSELF, no one does it better than a two-year old.  In this case … my grandnephew Little Luke!

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SERENITY

Serenity (noun): The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.  For this photo challenge, publish an image that conveys serenity.  For more information, go here!

Have you ever considered a city’s major thoroughfare as being serene at sunset rush-hour on a winter afternoon? Well, if the lighting is right, it can be. And if you look closely, you might be able to detect a faint and tiny winter moon up in the sky, too.Serenity

THE WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEW

Possibility. Opportunity. Potential. As another year gets underway, let’s celebrate the new. (For more information, go here!)

My NEW photograph is one I took a week or so ago as 2014 began to dwindle away into another winter day. It was a photograph of Roxy Paine’s 56 foot tall stainless steel sculpture of a barren tree (Placebo) standing on a hillside next to the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art. I’ve seen the work every time I’ve visited the museum and photographed it uncounted times more. But this winter afternoon as the sun was beginning to set I saw the work in a new way.New

Except for the evergreen trees that stood to either side, it was as barren as the other trees in the surrounding forest. But it stood there gleaming in the fading winter sun offering hope of warmer times to come. Like I said, I had photographed it many times before. But every time before it had always been from a different point of view that showed the work standing alone. This was the first time I had photographed it as part of the forest that shared its hillside.  It made a big difference.

THE WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WARMTH

Whether you live on my side of the planet or in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying real heat on the beach or in your yard, show us your take on warmth. You can go from the literal (saunas! scarves! steaming cups of tea!) to the figurative (the embrace of family members coming together for the holidays, the look of affection on your pet’s face, or even just a photo with a particularly warm color palette, no matter its subject matter). (For more information, go here.)

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And Mlle. Renee was snuggled in the warmth of her bed.

While visions of dog treats danced through her head.

WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TWINKLE

This week, share with us your photos of twinkling light. You will need to find a light source and a reflective surface in order to capture a twinkle, but those are the only limitations. Your photo could be the sparkle of an ornament, as in the photo I’ve shared. Perhaps it is a crisp catch light in the eyes of a loved one, or the millions of twinkles in the waves of a body of water as a sunrise’s first rays appear. Maybe you’d like to try your hand at nighttime photography, and capture the sparkle of stars. Where there is light, there will be a twinkle. (For more information, go here!)TwinkleAnd some trees twinkle all on their own!

THE DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

In today’s challenge, show us what “gone, but not forgotten” means to you. It could be a photo of a faithful canine friend who’s chasing squirrels in a better place, a spot in your city, town, or village that reminds you of a relationship now over, a talisman that reminds you of something that you can never get back, a photo of you in your smashing 70s silver lamé jumpsuit, or the crumbs that remain from the delicious cheesecake you baked.   (For more information go HERE!)

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Today, I looked out the window to see the doom and gloom another late fall rainy day. So what do I miss most?  What else but the bright colors of summer! And a single blossom can really tell a big story!

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CONVERGE

This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography. You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit — from a photo of a byroad merging into a busy highway to an image of an airport terminal where people from all over the world form hectic, ephemeral communities. {For more information, click HERE!}SLAM

My subject for today’s photo is one of Saint Louis’ classic buildings the Saint Louis Art Museum. It was designed as the PALACE OF FINE ARTS for the 1904 World’s Fair by Architect Cass Gilbert who used the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy as his inspiration. The photo shows the Grand Hall as seen from the identical center bay on the other side of the hall.  I don’t know about convergence, but there is a lot of play with the reflections in the marble floor. Feel free to click on the photo to see a more detailed view of the photo.

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 – 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!

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