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A Pick-Up Truck Bed Filled with Legs on a Snowy Highway

Guest blogger again today.  The blog has been a family effort as of late.  I’ve been out here for ten days and going back home New Year’s Day.

Today”s guest blogger is none other than my nine year old granddaughter Anna who shot this scene with her mom’s cell phone from a moving car.

She saw this pick-up truck on the way to swim practice.  What I love is that she saw it, got her mom’s camera on the phone going and captured the shot and THEN she texted it to me saying “I just blogged for you”.  People write to me and tell me they see something and think, ahh Ruth would photograph this.  People have called or emailed suggestions of things to consider photographing for the blog. If I had seen this truck filled with a pile of fake legs in the back

And then there are these moments of serendipity.

I asked her where she thought the truck was going

Her reply   “Probably a dummy store.”    

Anna has shown me photos before to be on the blog but I said We’ll know when it is right!   Today it is perfect.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

As part of the WordPress postaday 2011 challenge (I am a participant) there’s the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  I have read the emails with the themes of the week and thought about them but haven’t posted to one before today.   This week the theme is COLORFUL. Most of my photos of the day are in real time and what I encounter as I go about my daily routine.  I did a stretch of iPhone photography when it was difficult to wield the heavy camera and lens and I have posted from the archives but most photos are from the day itself or a day or two on either side. I guess some are after the fact.

Some readers love the city views, others enjoy the  food shots, the varied locations, others get a kick out of the dogs and the family shots and catching the action during movement. Others like architectural details.   You know how I am attracted to all things nostalgic and also what people put in the trash- the pink toilet shot, the console televisions, the aquarium.  I started the People at Work series and am always trying to improve my portrait photography. I enjoy hearing from readers who tell me they saw something and I came to mind and if I were there I would have photographed it!  Sometimes friends send a photo on the phone to show me. I haven’t run out of things to notice and shoot-

but today it’s a simple red pick-up truck parked behind a house on a clear blue sky day!

Some of the past themes of the WordPress Challengeshadow, one, old fashioned, light, hot, sky, water, Spring, boundaries, refreshing…… Not sure why I haven’t shot and posted to the weekly challenge before but here’s my first response to Colorful.

What I liked about the photo is the tension of the parked truck behind the back of the house.  I didn’t see a cement block or a guard rail to stop the truck from going over the hill.   Pittsburgh topography; hills and valleys, rivers and steep streets, stairs for sidewalks.  You’ve seen these features in many of my city photographs.

Pittsburgh topography illustrated

Red truck, gold house, burnt orange roof, blue sky, green grass= COLORFUL!


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