On the hunt for reflections…

I took another trip downtown this past weekend to see if I could find something interesting to point my camera lens at.  I was on the hunt for reflections.

Reflections was the theme for this past weeks photo challenge.

I had high hopes of finding “photographic gold”.  Capturing a wonderful moment and coming home with a masterpiece recorded on my SD card.

Unfortunately, that was not the case.  I walked the familiar streets and alleys but no gold was to be found.

The weather was mostly cloudy, so there wasn’t much opportunity to play with light or shadows.  But, I made the best of it and still enjoyed my time on the hunt!

I did manage to capture a few reflections.

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I came across this old window.  I noticed the wavy glass, old brick, and the reflection of the sky.
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I managed to capture the reflection of our library (and my brother) in this storefront window.
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I shot this in a narrow alley.  I liked the contrast of the dirty alley and the green tree beyond.
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I couldn’t resist walking past the comic book store for one more shot.

I shot many more photos during this walk.  I plan to post them in a few days…So, please visit again soon.

Thanks for viewing my photos…I hope you enjoyed them. – Mike L.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

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Above is my entry for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  The theme for this week is Liquid.

This week, I immediately knew what I wanted to shoot.  My wife has been discovering her artistic side lately.  Being the dedicated husband that I am, I have been encouraging her as much as possible.  So, I thought we could collaborate for this week’s challenge.  She would supply the artwork and I would supply the photos.

A few months ago my wife discovered acrylic pour paintings.  In this process various additives are combined with the paint to manipulate how the paint flows.  Once all the additives are thoroughly mixed into each color.  The various colors are then combined into a single cup.  Think of this process like stacking layers of paint into a cup.  The cup full of combined paints is quickly flipped over sealing the rim of the cup to the canvas.  She will then slowly lift the cup away and allow the paint to flow across the canvas.  The paint can be manipulated by tilting the canvas in the direction she would like the paint to flow into or by the use of various tools.

Below are some additional photos I took while the paint was still in its liquid state and still moving on the canvas.

I apologize for not including a photo of the finished piece.  The paint will have to cure and then the painting is washed and sealed.  This final process takes about 2 weeks.  Perhaps I can provide a photo of the finished painting in a separate post.

If you would like to see more of Jennifer’s work please visit Coastal Moon Studio on Etsy.  Her shop is new and therefore she is still adding inventory.  She sales earrings & accessories that are made through the pour painting process and she will also be adding some of her original paintings.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

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Above is my entry for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  The theme for this week is unlikely.  This may not be the best example of unlikely, but I didn’t expect to find this colorful little guy hanging out at my back door this weekend.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Lines

The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Lines.  I have not had um…made time to shoot anything new lately so I am posting one of my older photos.  I shot this photo in 2016.  I think it works well for this week’s theme.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Silence

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The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Silence.  I took a walk around my home to see what I could spot that would convey silence to the viewer.  Below are the photos, as well as, my thoughts on how each photo represents silence.

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I came across this wilted rose, It is the only blossom remaining on a small rose bush. The other roses have been swept away by the harsh winter winds but this one remains in total silence. Abandoned, unnoticed, and forgotten by the world.
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In the warmer months of the year this swing is anything but silent.  It is the epicenter for backyard fun. Surrounded by children laughing and playing.  Now it sits still except for the occasional breeze that may reluctantly coax it into movement.
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This is my favorite photo of the group.  It’s an interior shot of a window in a small shed on my property.  The shed is mainly used to store yard and gardening tools and supplies.  During the winter months this shed and it’s contents sit in silence,  enduring the cold, waiting for spring, when it will once again enjoy regular visits from the underpaid and overworked head grounds keeper (that would be me).

If you enjoyed this post, please visit the links below to see some of my other works.  Thanks.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ascend

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The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Ascend.  My plan was to walk around town and photograph objects that ascended in some fashion.  Living in a small town my subjects are a bit limited but I managed to find a few things that fit the theme.

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If you enjoyed this post, please visit the links below to see some of my other works.  Thanks.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental

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The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Experimental.  This theme is really a blank slate, it can be interpreted in so many ways.  When I was trying to decide what direction to take this challenge in.  I thought I wanted to experiment with lens flares.  Shooting directly into the sun is something I never intentionally do.  So trying to photograph a subject that is back-lit by the sun is something completely new to me.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, so for me, this is certainly experimental.

Below are a few photos that I took for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge “Experimental”

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

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For someone who maintains a blog dedicated to drawings and photography one would think I would’ve participated in a Weekly Photo Challenge before now.  Oh well, one only has so much time…

Below are a few photos that I took for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge “Temporary”

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