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Weekly Photo Challenge 

Pure

How quickly we forget the way the world transforms after a fresh snow.  This is a photo from my archives.  How strange and pure a Virginia wintry scene is from an air-conditioned room at the beginning of a long hot summer.

Beeuteeful Fenceline AA

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Weekly Photo Challenge:  Connected

This week, show us how two (or more) things – people, objects, places – come together.

Maple Shaded Glory

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WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge:  From Every Angle

This week, photograph a stationary subject from three different angles.

I love this charming old fence dressed for a special occasion, calling out for admiration, “Look at me.  I’m not through yet!”

Flowers on a Fence 2

Flowers on a Fence 3

Flowers on a Fence

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge

Today Was a Good Day

Show us what makes you happy.  Share your ideal day, recount a memorable day in the past, or share your favorite things.

B,D&Girls onTractor

This photo was taken here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  It was at a time when our grandgirls were little and loved the joy of a ride on a tractor.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:  Shadowed

 For this week’s Photo Challenge, find the shadows.

You can choose a literal interpretation and shoot an actual shadow, or you can play with the light and dark,

and create a moody scene, or capture your subject in a rich and interesting way.

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

 

This is a sign created by modern magic makers.  It is from a 1993 movie called Sommersby, a post Civil War saga starring Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

To create a few seconds of the film  the streets of Lexington, Virginia were transformed.

My mother and I visited the site of the little film segment and marveled that our paved Main Streets had literally disappeared.   Wooden sidewalks and ladies in long dresses paraded for bustling movie makers.  Horses, wagons and  bustling activity left us awed and wondering where to look next.  We were in a time machine being transported in vivid virtual reality to the post-Civil War South

One freshly painted sign stood out.

Today, in shadow,  that one sign for a hat shop still looms in the center of my downtown.  Someone decided to keep it.

With reflection I can once again “see” the way it was and even feel a solemn memory of commerce resuming after a terrible civil war.

If you are visiting Lexington, Virginia, look for The Millinery de Rousselot.

It is no longer a hat shop, but the sign is still there casting shadows of the past.

Sommersby_(movie_poster)

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The Daily Post  – Weekly Photo Challenge

YELLOW

Away with the colors of Hannukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

Show us what “yellow” means to you.

Rainbow 1

See the yellow center of a rainbow

and its cast upon the land

 shedding promises in a golden glow

  painted by a master hand.

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Photo Challenge:  Converge

Photos are visual spaces where shapes and lines, objects and people come together.

This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography.  You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit – from a photo of a by-road merging into a busy highway to an image of an airport terminal where people from all over the world form hectic, ephemeral communities.

 

 

Country Tracks

Endless Fence

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Photo Challenge:  Descent

This week, show us your interpretation of descent.

McCormick Farm  Mill Wheel

McCormick Farm
Mill Wheel Raphine, Virginia

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The Daily Photo Challenge:  Adventure

This week, share a photo that says “adventure.”  Whether your own or someone else’s, literal or figurative, take us on a photographic adventure.  It could be an image of someone setting off on an epic journey, a photo you took on an adventure of your own or something more metaphoric that represents a personal or psychological adventure. We’re excited to see where you’ll take us!

Signpost Long Island

Bahams Road to Nowhere 07

Bahamas Columbus Landing

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Galapagos Tortoise

Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge

Texture

This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place.  It could be made of natural materials or with man-made objects. This is a great opportunity to look at the world in a slightly different way — along with looking at things from new angles.  Zooming very far out or very far in are both great ways to create texture and pattern in photos.

Yes, I was looking around for texture and zooming around, and this is what I found.  Can you guess what it is?

‘Tis the shell of a Galapagos Tortoise!   I took a picture of the giant creature at the Virginia Safari Park.  Isn’t nature amazing?

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