Weekly Photo Challenge: Oooh Shiney

Being a nature photographer my oooh shiney can cover a wide range of subjects. It can be a bird or animal who is in an unexpected place or doing something unusual/unexpected. But the one thing I will always try to capture and will spend alot of time doing it is the play of light on water. This could be in the splashing of water in a fountain or reflections in a flat calm water, the light on waves or the sun glittering on spiderwebs and dew. I can and have spent alot of time capturing and watching this interaction. Here are some of my favorite light/water photos. Or my ooooh shiney photos.

weekly photo challenge: textures

Taking a photo that portrays texture can be tough. But here are some photos that when you look at them you can almost feel the texture.
The rough texture of a palm truck.
The soft texture of a feather.
The crunchy texture of fall leaves.
The cracked texture of old paint on a weathered door.
The prickly texture of a rope.
The splintery texture of the log end.
The mix of textures of an old log next to dry moss.
The bumpy texture of a lightening struck tree trunk.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

I am going to take a more personal slant on this challenge.

Satisfaction is when your team raises enough money for a community service project to buy two new laptops for the Sieppel Center Art Center to replace their outdated computers.
Satisfaction is finding a rare duck and a life bird (along with many other birders)
Satisfaction is when you find just the right tool to open that stuck jar lid. (hand strength, rubber twister, hot water or prying didn’t work)
Satisfaction is finding the right angle, light and subject for just the right photo. And sharing it with others. Or taking the photo of the others.
Satisfaction is finding the right place to drill that hole for the first day of ice fishing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Unusual, the unexpected, things that make you take a double take. When I find something like that it I usually see humor in it. Here are some of my favorite unusual pics.
A torture museum across the street from a wedding chapel.
A dress made of shower scrubbies and sheet music.
A gosling eating a dandelion.
A walking shirt with a head. (cold rainy day)
A frog clinging to a kitchen window.
A field with empty chairs and no one around.
A single red flower in a field of purple.
A frog in a bird house.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridges

(I have been missing the WPC in the last few weeks. Been busy with work schedule changes.)

Bridges come in various shapes and sizes. On a perfectly calm day they can be reflected in the water they arch over. The sun can throw interesting shadows through their ironwork. They arch over calm and moving water. They may float on the water creating interesting ripples. But mother nature can destroy those bridges with the power of the water they cross.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

A friend is someone who:
will hang out with you
encourages you to take those big steps
sing with you
make a place for you
join you in your activities
Dare you to try something (I dare you to go first. NO I dare you to go first)
they will go out with you and back you up

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Evanescent: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.
In nature there are so many things that quickly disappear if you wait just a few minutes. A bird singing, a ray of light hitting a flower, shadows and a bird flying by. But for me something that can quickly disappear is dew drops or rain drops or frost on a plant. As soon as the sun hit that flower or leaf or spiderweb the dew or frost will disappear.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage I

Heritage or what has been handed down from the past. This can be buildings, traditions, something inherited. This could be a tradition of military service in one family, or a tradition of being farmers or working the land. I choose to look at our heritage through our buildings. Old buildings show our heritage through old forts, barns, cathedrals and in others. Here are some photos of various buildings new and old.