I love this week’s theme from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. There are so many opportunities to capture people in the midst of their everyday lives. What do you see in your life? Here are things I saw on a recent trip to San Francisco and back here at home.
Mobile phones are a big part of everyday life
Another phone user, this time at the airport
A window cleaner
Cleaning at the airport
And back home again, at the Centennial Lakes Art Fair
Last Saturday I posted a photo showing the Minneapolis Queen paddle wheeler. Sunday I went out on a boat on Lake Minnetonka with friends. I kept watching the waves being created by the boat. At some point, I thought of this photo challenge. I pulled out my cell phone to snap a few photos. Here’s a sampling of some photos I took.
I’d say these have definitely captured the theme of movement. I had no idea what quality I’d get by using a cell phone and traveling along at a fairly rapid clip on a boat. They came out surprisingly well. I posted these four because they show a variety of movement. Do you have a favorite?
A new weekly photo challenge will be posted on Friday. If you’re interested, you can find more information here: Weekly Photo Challenge on The Daily Post at WordPress.
Every now and then I come across a bathroom that features tile across the ceiling as well as the walls. Here’s one example. The light shining across the tile on the three surfaces creates an inviting space here. Do you like it?
This week’s photo challenge on the The Daily Post is ‘Blue’. So many images come to mind with this word. The sky. Water. Cobalt blue glass. Pottery. Coldwell Banker Burnet real estate signs. The blue jay. Blueberries. Hydrangeas. Where to begin? Let‘s start here:
This, to me, is quintessential blue; the beloved blue jean.
A magazine cover depicting water and the word blue.
Sometimes the best view of a sunset is where the sun is striking an object or objects. One recent evening I found the setting sun lighting up these docks on White Bear Lake. The silver and gray docks against the blue water created an eye-catching contrast. The wind was fierce and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep my small camera steady enough for the shot. Fortunately, I was able to snap a couple of photos that captured the silvery light reflecting off the docks.
I was browsing through some photos in the archives last night and came upon this one. I thought it fit this challenge quite well.
April 26, 2012
It’s a full sun afternoon and I have time for fun. I went out with my camera because this is what all passionate photographers do. Here are more “sun” captures. Let me know if you have a favorite. You might need your sunglasses for this first one.
Natural and Artificial Light
Sunlit Tree Trunk
Sun Shining Through
Sign and Shadow
A Tree and I Keeping Company
Me-1 | Self Portrait
Me-2 | Self Portrait
Thanks for stopping by. I had a fabulously fun time playing in the sun with my camera.
I find this sofa refreshing. I can picture it in a corner, breaking up the boxy and angular feel of a room. I can envision two of them in front of a fireplace, face to face or at a right angle. Create a cozy and comfortable conversation area for two or four. Imagine the possibilities.
Available to the trade.
William Yeoward started his career making reproductions of antique crystal. His company then added china, silver, country glass, and table linens. He’s now adding furnishings to his line.
We’re in the midst of another heat wave. People without some form of air conditioning are looking for relief in a number of ways: pools, lakes, bathtubs, ice-cold drinks, fans, etc. I am fortunate to have access to a pool (not the one pictured). The other night the temperature in the pool was 92 degrees. Not exactly refreshing. Our pool heater had broken and the new one was still being calibrated. Maybe tonight it will be more refreshing and provide cool enjoyment.
It’s blueberry season and the pickings are good right now. The blueberry is one of the few fruits that are native to North America. The Northeast Native American tribes revered blueberries and the elders of the tribe named them “star berries” due to the shape of a perfect five-point star blossom at the end of each blueberry.
Blueberries, also known as “star berries”, are ready to pick and eat.
Blueberries can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways: plain, in cereals, in pancakes and waffles, on ice cream, in pies, in muffins and scones, in a salad, in a smoothie, etc. I recently picked my own blueberries at Blueberry Fields of Stillwater. They’re easy to pick and it’s a good way to save money at the grocery store. And these are grown without pesticides, a definite plus!
Pick your own blueberries at Blueberry Fields of Stillwater
Bev, one of the owners of Blueberry Fields of Stillwater,
greets you and shows you how to pick if it’s your first time. .
My box of blueberries and a sheet with several recipes. Picking is easy. .
Beautiful, ready to eat and wonderfully fresh. .
Bev and Mike O’Connor of Blueberry Fields of Stillwater .
Check their website for a schedule of picking times:
Creating curb appeal is easy when one has a green thumb (or hires one). The variety of color, texture and size of plantings, along with the bright pots, provides interest, depth and appeal at this house in St. Louis Park. (Photo taken with my cell phone.)
These two photos were taken within seconds of one another.
Earlier today I was out looking at a couple of condos in Wayzata. Afterwards, I walked near this shop. The blue bike caught my attention. It’s old-fashioned styling seemed to fit in perfectly with the vintage shop. The blue was a welcome splash of color in an otherwise rainy and overcast day.
I used my cell phone camera to take these shots. I find the blurred half of this photo rather intriguing. Did I move while taking the picture? Only half the photograph is blurred. If I moved, shouldn’t the entire photo be blurry? It makes me think of sci-fi and action movies. What just went by at high-speed?
In the study of Feng Shui, we discuss that everything is energy. The right half of the photo appears to have a stronger energy field than the left side. What else could have been in the space while I was there? Hmm…