WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – DIALOGUE

Ok.  I’ll admit it.  I was at a loss for this week’s challenge.  So, I went with humor.

A gull walks into a bar…

Kidding.

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“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

REACH FOR THE SKY!

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – MASTERPIECE

Yesterday, I rousted my self up bright and early.  I hadn’t been doing that lately, and I was determined to get up and walk to the beach before the noon day sun made its way across the sky.  I’ve been lazy.  Ugh!

The beach has been revamped since the Hurricane Sandy devastation, so it’s been a trek in itself to get from the seawall to the water’s edge, but my feet finally touched down on the ripples by 6:45.  I walked with the sun to my back.  There were a few runners, walkers, fishermen, and dogs.  It had its usual meditative quality.  That’s a good thing and it made for a great morning.

I could feel the sun on my shoulders and hear gulls laughing.  They were laughing at me.  They have seen me there enough times, trying like crazy to get off a picture of one of them that I thought worthy of publishing on my post.  Those birds are fast!

The heat sensation was stronger than their mocking laughter, so I turned to look, ignoring those little hyenas.   Gulls were circling, coasting, dive-bombing.  This time, I wasn’t concerned with getting off a shot of them. 

No matter what your beliefs, no matter how you imagine we got here, no matter how you think this was created, this world, my friends, is a masterpiece.

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Bob’s Challenge: Frameable Keepers Week 3

Bob, at Northwest Photographer, is sponsoring a challenge that I’ve participated in the past two weeks.  He’s a wizard when it comes to Photoshop and editing.  He’s given me some pointers and done a few adjustments on my stuff.  Normally, I’d be insulted, sensitive soul that I am.  But I’m looking to get better at this photo business, and Bob “gently” advises me, so I’m good with it.

The challenge is all about choosing a photograph you’ve taken that you’d like to see framed and hung in your home.  I’m looking to hang and frame.  Here’s hoping Bob’s still in a kind frame of mind. 🙂

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I call this one Jonathan Livingston.  You’ve heard of him, I presume?

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I am an introvert…

I love being by myself,  love being outdoors,

Love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers,

The sky

Audrey Hepburn

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