Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

Cheeky: impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way.
Here are a few pics I consider cheeky.
A brown pelican flying past giving me a cheeky look.
A grackle checking me out.
A juvenile brown pelican criticizing the takeoff of a mature brown pelican.
Two pelicans checking me out when I took their picture.
A dress made out of scrubbies and sheet music.
End of an era
end of days.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Transformation: a dramatic change in form or appearance. In nature some transformations can be the change in seasons, night to day or day into night, chick to adult, new to old. Alot of these are hard to photograph as the transformation can take time. These photos are of dawn and dusk as they capture that moment of transformation from day to night or night to day. The first three are day to night the rest are night to day.

Weekly photo challenge: Experimental

I love to experiment when I am taking photos to see what I can get. some of have been successful and others not so much. These are the really experimental photos.
These are some of those experiments. These deal with what happens when you move the lense or the camera when you press the shutter. You can get some interesting stuff.
The first pics are from twisting the lense of my slr when I am taking a pic of a tulip.
The other pics are when you deliberately move the camera when you press the shutter button when taking a pic of a Christmas tree with lights.
The last pic was from a theme challenge at my photo club called Mirror, Mirror. This photo is of a mirror with the reflection of another photo. It is suppose to be a magic door (see miniature handle on mirror edge) opening onto another world. It kinda worked.

Weekly photo challenge: temporary

Temporary- only lasting a short time, not permanent. They say the only things that are permanent are taxes and death. All else are temporary. One of my favorite temporary things to try and capture is nature. So many items are temporary that create beautiful photos like light and shadows, snow, fog, frost, rainbows, sun dogs and clouds. You could fill up books with temporary scenes in nature but I am going with some hoarfrost and ice. These items can sneak in during the night and will be gone hours after the sun comes up.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Rounded. Rounded a corner, rounded off, rounded up, round and round we go.
Nature and man like to create rounded shapes.
We can bale hay up into big round bales.
Nature creates big round puffball mushrooms or smaller round orange mushrooms.
The ends of logs show various sizes of round silvered wood.
Looking up man has created art in round ceilings.
Man has also built buildings with large rounded doorways.