WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: A GOOD MATCH

Ben H., the Editorial team leader at WordPress, says some things just work together: babies and stripes, road trips and loud music, beaches and beer. His challenge: share a photo of a satisfying pairing.

Cats always strike a pose that’s photogenic, don’t they?

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Cat in a fishing boat, Isola dei Pescatore, Italy

Cats don’t beat themselves up about not working hard enough.  They don’t get up and go, they sit down and stay.  For them, lethargy is an art form.  From their vantage points on top of fences and ledges, they see the treadmills of human obligations for what it is – a meaningless waste of nap time.

Helen Brown wrote this in her book, Cleo.  I couldn’t say it any better.

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Toni 2/22/17

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: AGAINST THE ODDS

In Stresa, the promenade along Lake Maggiore is quite impressive.

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In among the hedges and shrubs and hickory trees, there are signs.img_1340

Translation: *it is forbidden to administer food for the birds

But birds flock here because there’s room….

img_1342…and board.  That’s just the Italian way.  Che gentile.

Toni 2/18/17

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SHADOW

Shadows are fun to capture. I’ve read that the challenge in shooting a picture that has both light and shadow is to get the details without washing out the light or turning the shadow into unrecognizable black area.

Rich shadows make flat images seem 3D. I’m so jealous of Merilee’s skillz. Lucky for me, there’s an edit button.

Walking along the Indian River, I stood on the pier so I could get a better shot of the river.  But it was the play of shadows cast by the metalwork bench that caught my eye.

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Toni 2/10/17