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Lunar Eclipse

This week the WordPress Weekly Photo Challange is ‘Dreamy’:

“This week, we’d like to see an image that looks dreamy to you. A photo of a place you often visit in dreams. A snapshot of your dreamy boy- or girlfriend. A scene that looks a bit out-of-this world. Take us on a flight of fancy!” -Michelle W. for WordPress The Daily Post blog

Since a lunar eclipse looks surreal and is, of course, out of this world, I’m posting these photos as part of the ‘Dreamy’ WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. 

Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014

Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014

At 4 o’clock Wednesday morning, armed with my camera, tripod, curiosity, and excitement, I braved darkness, eye strain, mosquitoes, and Houston humidity to take some pictures of the lunar eclipse. The photographs above are some of my favorites. The red “blood moon” photo was taken around 5AM when the moon was almost fully eclipsed by the earth’s shadow. I zoomed out and cropped that same photo, and it’s the last of the three photos under the larger one. As you can see on that last picture, I think I need a stronger lens to get a clearer picture. I used a Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens. Also, I found myself trying different camera settings to show both the shadowed area and the unshaded area in detail, but I could only get the detail on one area at time. You can see this on the other two photos where only the unshaded area is visible. These other two photos are also zoom outs and crops of photos I took that morning. I figured zooming out and cropping the photos would show the eclipse progression more nicely. Despite the conditions, I think the pictures turned out alright for the first time photographing a lunar eclipse.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

This week’s Weekly Photo challenge:

Masterpiece. No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way…

For this challenge, get creative. Reach far. And remember that “masterpiece” can mean many things. We want to see awesome sites you’ve discovered, fantastic things you’ve come upon, wondrous moments you’ve captured, and more.

IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE OF A MASTERPIECE…”

– Cheri Lucas Rowlands

I’ve always been blown away by human development.  To me, human development is like a great book or piece of music telling a story or song.  So, I chose two photos of my one and only child, my son, as a two-year old and a twelve-year-old.  Growth is so noticeable and extraordinary at such young ages.  Amazingly, we continue to grow in so many ways (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc…) all our lives.  For larger views and captions, pass cursor over the images and click.

Inspired by and linked to the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

This week’s Weekly Photo challenge:

“Fresh. The definition for fresh has a bit of a fork in it – it’s a state (new, recent, previously unknown) and it’s a taste or sensation (cool, sweet, invigorating, refreshing)…

I’m going to let the Daily Post community divide however you want with this – which definition will you go with? Show us what you got!

In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means FRESH to you!…”
– Sara Rosso

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My husband says fresh fish makes for tasty sushi. I agree. I captured this sushi lunch special several months ago on my iPhone with the Instagram app.

Inspired by and linked to the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable

This week’s Weekly Photo challenge:

“Your companion might be a pet, or your partner or progeny. Maybe it’s an object you unconsciously fiddle with as you work, a view that keeps you company, an album that helps you stay grounded, or a hobby you use to unwind at the end of each day. (If your companion is actually a low-ranking knight, you win.)

Share a picture of a COMPANION and explain why you chose that picture.”

My husband is my companion. Below is a photo taken at a photo booth in Galveston, Texas, the year we met. It’s one of my favorite photos of us together. I like how we both look so happy. I scanned the orginal photo, which was in color, and added the blog stamp and gave it a black and white effect to focus less on the colors and more on the happiness in the image.

Me and my companion the year we met.

Me and my companion the year we met.

Inspired by and linked to the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves

Curves at one of many churches at San Antonio Missions Historical Park in San Antonio, Texas.

Curves at one of many churches at San Antonio Missions Historical Park in San Antonio, Texas.

Inspired by and linked to the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting

I find clouds to be great examples of fleeting.  You have to have the camera with you or be really quick to capture that nice cloud formation before it disappears.  The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week:

“IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MEANS FLEETING TO YOU.”

Fortunately, I had my iPhone and captured this fleeting moment.

Fortunately, I had my iPhone and captured this fleeting moment.

Inspired by and linked to the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above

My father-in-law's cat looked up at me holding my camara, so I snapped a picture of him from above.

My father-in-law’s cat looked up at me holding my camara, so I snapped a picture of him from above. He had a few scratches on his face the day I took this picture. He’s a tough cat and tends to get into fights with cats or dogs that wonder near my father-in-law’s house.

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Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge theme atWeekly Photo Challange

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Sometimes you have to press the button to move forward even when everything around you looks a bit blurry.

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This week, Forward is the theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Click on the badge below for more details on the challenge and to see other entries.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Below is my entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week the theme is “Green”. The challenge is to post a mosaic gallery of photos containing the color green. Forest green happens to be one of my favorite colors. So I really enjoyed looking for green photos.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

“My family makes me happy.”

The photos above are photos of my son, husband, and me together in the past 11 years.  There’s many people, events, and things that make me happy, but my son and my husband are #1 on my happy list.

These photos were originally in color.  I used PicMonkey.com to create black & white effects, a soft look, and dark corners. And I also used the new WordPress multi-photo format. I like it. You can click on any of the photos to see captions and enlarge the photos.

This week, “happy” is the theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Click on the badge below for more details on the challenge and to see other entries.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Mine

“This shadow is mine.”  

In the photo above, my son is around two or three years old. I remember him having such a good time.  When I saw him playing, I just had to take the photo to remember the precious moment with his shadow.

This week, “Mine” is the theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Click on the badge below for more details on the challenge and to see other entries.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting Moment

A few years ago, my family and I went to Dallas. While there, we spent a rainy day in the downtown area. Below are two photos I took that day while driving through Dealey Plaza.  It’s amazingly sad to image that President John F. Kennedy was driven through these same streets during his last moments nearly 40 years ago.  A fleeting moment of violence changed American history forever.

The Book Depository Building (right side).

The infamous grassy knoll and fence.

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