Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting 17

Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a photo of a fleeting moment for this week’s challenge. It can be a quiet, precious moment like a hummingbird in the backyard or it can be something else like a glimpse into a rare occasion.

I have a few things that could work, so here is my gallery of unrelated fleeting moments. I hope you enjoy them. Do you have fleeting moments to share? I am looking forward to seeing yours.

Then just for fun:

Here is a picture story of a missed fleeting moment inspired by Danielle’s post to introduce the philosophy of Photography 101.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says or “Sign Sign Everywhere a Sign” 7

Yes, I am a seventies child and now I can’t get that tune out of my head. That is why I am sharing a photo that depicts everywhere a sign and that also depicts the favorite place to buy malasadas if you live on Oahu.

Everyone's favorite Malasadas and I love the sign that I cut off about please don't park at 909 Kapahulu since this was exactly where I was when I took the picture. Don't worry, I did not leave my car and I wasn't there long.

Everyone’s favorite Malasadas and I love the sign that I cut off about please don’t park at 909 Kapahulu since this was exactly where I was when I took the picture. 😉 Don’t worry, I did not leave my car and I wasn’t there long.

I wrote about Leonard’s previously. The owner is also a sweet man who came out of retirement to personally bake a dobash cake for my birthday last year, thus destroying my diet, but bringing a smile to my face. I am grateful to him.

This week’s photo challenge is brought to us by Sara Rosso. We are to share a picture of a sign and explain why we chose that picture. Click on the link to find other posts and/ or to learn more.

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background 12

This week the WordPress.com photo challenge is brought to us by Michael Pick. He asked us to take a picture of ourselves or of someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or the foreground, the center of attention.

The Hindu word, namasté (pronounced nah-mah-STAY). When I read "Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words" by Kevin Hall, I learned that Mahatma Gandhi once told Albert Einstein, “Namasté. It means I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of light, love, truth, peace, and wisdom.” Hall notes, “It recognizes that no one, not one soul, in the human family is exempt from receiving gifts that are uniquely his or her own.”

The Hindu word, namasté (pronounced nah-mah-STAY).
When I read Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words by Kevin Hall, I learned that Mahatma Gandhi once told Albert Einstein, “Namasté. It means I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of light, love, truth, peace, and wisdom.”
Hall notes, “It recognizes that no one, not one soul, in the human family is exempt from receiving gifts that are uniquely his or her own.”

This one was not as easy for me to capture as I anticipated. Remember I am a total amateur photographer. I never even tried to take creative shots until this past year and I still use the auto settings on most shots.

I decided to take a photo of a recent addition to my computer screen with me in the background creating a shot similar to Michael’s. My first attempts did not show me at all because I was using the blank screen which was black. The flash came on in most of the auto settings too and this resulted in a rainbow bunny ear type of image from a light I turned on to try to prevent this. Then, I resorted to using the flash disabled setting normally used for dark scenes, but even then I found I needed some light to reflect my image onto the screen.

Finally, I opened a curtain and centered the image from one of my first attempts  onto the screen, so there was more light to reflect my image allowing me to capture this image.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape: “Lucky Live Hawaii” 13

We all have things that we want to escape, and our views of how to do this vary. This week Cheri Lucas Rowlands is challenging us to show how we escape. Lately my escape is appreciating the beauty around me. Can’t wait to see and/ or hear how you escape!

Beautiful lei.

Plumeria: pretty wherever they fall.

Plumeria: pretty wherever they fall.

Freshly planted.

Freshly planted.

Summer swell makes Aloha Friday happy for surfers.

Summer swells makes Aloha Friday happy for surfers on Oahu’s South shores today.

Capturing the sea spray made me happy.

Capturing the sea spray made me happy and grateful. “Lucky I live Hawaii.”