WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – FROM LINES TO PATTERNS

From a plethora of patterns to a lot of lines –  Cheri @ WordPress challenges us to “grab your camera, get outside, and snap a great shot of shapes or lines that you stumble upon, or a cool texture or pattern that catches your eye.”

And, if you’re up for the challenge, she suggests that we do a “tiled gallery”.  Well, I’m up for it!

Don’t believe it!  There is access – to more WordPress “From lines to patterns”.   Just click on the icon below.

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FFF-CHALLENGE by FRIZZTEXT

F IS FOR FFFLAG!

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Having been a teacher, I don’t know why it took me so long to join in the FrizzText A-Z Photo Challenge.  Of course I didn’t graduate college and become a teacher til I was 51.  Now if that doesn’t make me a procrastinator!  So, as is my M.O., I’m late and coming in on the F’s and I’m not sure I’ll make it to all the challenges (also my M.O), but here’s my FFF’s – and I know I’m being obvious, but I’m coming in with FLAG!

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This beautiful property down the road a piece from our shore house is flanked with miniature flags.  Then, last night, we were taken by surprise when we went into town back home, and they were holding a National Nite Out in Collingswood.  The flag was not so miniature there.  Appropo though.  No?

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Well, that was FUN!  Now, make your way over to FrizzText blog  by clicking here and see more of his challenge.  And for an extra treat, you can listen to Frizz and his magical guitar on SoundCloud while you’re perusing.

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – TEXTURES

Next stop, Sonel’s Corner and a new challenge – for me.  Black and White photos.   I think B&W is tricky.  Some things work with it and some don’t.  I’m going to take a shot at it and see where it leads me.  Worst that could happen, people will not agree with my choices.  Best that could happen, I might learn something.  (And THAT’S a good thing!).

I hope Sonel doesn’t mind me joining in.  She seems really nice, so I’m thinking she will welcome me with open arms.  OK maybe not open arms, but I don’t think she’ll shut the proverbial door in my face.

Please feel free to comment and help  (be kind!)

Visit Sonel’s Corner by clicking on the fabulous icon below.  Thanks for stopping by, commenting, liking, (or not) 😦

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – SEATING

Everyone, please.  Take your seats.

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This week, Cee is asking for a selection of seatings.  I stuck close to home today with my collection, except for the last shot, which was taken at a mini-mall in Cape May, NJ.  It just looked like a comfortable place for someone, who’s not into malling, to sit and wait while the true shopper digs in.

Oh, and a special note to my friend Dawn, at Lingeringvisions.  Yes, darlin’, there is wine in them thar drawers :-).

Welcome to my humble home…

A quick click on the icon below will get you to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.  There’s extra seating there.

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Thanks for stopping by.  It’s always good seeing you.

CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE: WEEK 3

In keeping with this week’s challenge, here are a few “Which Ways” I’ve come across.  What’s your preference? Which way would you choose? 

By water - outside the Oyster Creek Inn located in Leeds Point, NJ on the Great Bay

By water – outside the Oyster Creek Inn located in Leeds Point, NJ on the Great Bay

Walkway - Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Cape May, NJ

Walkway – Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Cape May, NJ

Exit, stage left...Stone Harbor, NJ

Exit, stage left… Leaving Stone Harbor, NJ 😦

Walkway - Smithville Village, Smithville, NJ

Walkway – Smithville Village, Smithville, NJ

Also Smithville

Also Smithville

Heading into Brigantine, NJ

Heading into Brigantine, NJ

on foot... Brigantine Beach, NJ

on foot… Brigantine Beach, NJ

Click on the icon and find your way to Cee’s challenge.  Which-Way-Banner1

Thank you for visiting.  It’s always good “seeing” you.

SUNDAY POST – BAY

I knew when I read the word “bay” that I was going to really find this challenge to be a true challenge.  These shots are all captured in Brigantine, NJ and are apparently the only “bay” shots I have.  Still, I hope you enjoy, and I hope I have done Jake’s challenge, @ jakesprinters,  some justice.

Steelman Bay - been blogged already, but I like the chairs :-)

Steelman Bay – been blogged already, but I like the chairs 🙂

Steelman Bay - rebuilding a dock after Hurrican Sandy

Steelman Bay – rebuilding a dock after Hurrican Sandy

Presidential motorcade heading over the Brigantine Bridge over the Absecon Channel/Absecon Bay

Presidential motorcade heading over the Brigantine Bridge over the Absecon Channel/Absecon Bay

Steelman Bay - the calm after the storm

Steelman Bay – the calm after the storm

Pirate on a good day

Pirate on a good day – Steelman Bay

Pirate on a not so good day - Steelman Bay

Pirate on a not so good day – Steelman Bay

Pirate after having gone down for the third time, after Hurricane Sandy - Steelman Bay

Pirate after having gone down for the third time, after Hurricane Sandy – Steelman Bay

Sunset on Steelman Bay (night photo taken with iPhone and we all know about iPhones and night shots) :-(

Sunset on Steelman Bay (night photo taken with iPhone and we all know about iPhones and night shots) 😦

Click on the icon below to get to Jake’s blog.  He is amazing and so are the entries for his “Bay” challenge this week.

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THANKS FOR VISITING!

TRAVEL THEME – LEADING LINES

Without having read some of the other entries to Ailsa‘s challenge at wheresmybackpack?,  I don’t think I would have known where to go with this.  I googled “leading lines” (thank you, Google) and looked at some other blogs.  Learning all the time. That’s my goal.  Photography 101. Thank you, Ailsa!

STONE HARBOR, NJ – LEADING TO  THE OCEAN – AT THE END OF 96TH STREET

BRIGANTINE, NJ  – 12TH STREET – LEADING TO ATLANTIC CITY

OUTSIDE OF BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA – LEADING TO FRIPP ISLAND

NUTLEY, NJ – GLENDALE CEMETERY – LEADING TO ?

I hope I got this right, otherwise, I started my own challenge 🙂

Click on these lines _______ ______ _______ . They lead to Ailsa‘s blog and more photos at wheresmybackpack.