This week Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a picture through our eyes observing the scene first and looking for natural lines and frames by trying the skill Ming Thein talks about in this week’s Photography 101 post.
I’m not under any illusion that I have that skill, but I do appreciate the tips offered by Ming to help us improve our photography, so here are my attempts.
Dawn of a new day.
Early morning flight.
“It’s a Beautiful Mornin'”
After the Rain.
Enjoying the quiet beauty before sunset.
Life has thrown a few curves at my family, so when I saw this week’s photo challenge by Sara Rosso was curves that was my first thought. My next thought was how in the world would I portray that in photos when I no longer blog about the details of our life. Luckily I have a few photos that I think help tell our story.
When life throws you a curve you have to go with it.
Our biggest curve was thrown by a school.
It made us feel very prickly like the curves of this Aloe Vera plant.
Not at all comfortable like this bed.
The curves brought thorns to our rose.
That were expressed by explaining that differences can be like orchids having a beauty all their own.
Yet, my rose turned orchid fell under the weight of pests and lack of strong support.
Deflecting negativity is hard even for stronger plants. Thus, a garden ball is sometimes needed.
The hole in the heart will heal, although not without scars.
I know the rose will bloom again atop the thorns.
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.
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly with my Golden. It was hard to catch as the butterfly would not land.
Bee hovering over Jatrapha
Random fireworks exploded on a September evening.
Through the trolley window.
Photographing sunset when this helicopter showed up.
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.
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.
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.