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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Boundaries.  Some people have none.

The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”

Here are a few visible from the archives


swim lanes 2

Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.


turtle soup sign

Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna.  I was driving.

Ninth Street Bridge

Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.




hospital nurseryAfter the swim meet. Anna and Michael ooking through the nursery glass window, watching their first first cousin, Charlie.


swim lanes 3 Maura (r) dives off the block into her lane.

forbes field wall

Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.



Another Swim Meet in the Rain

No lightning.  It was a go.

It’s unfortunate we can’t share the excessive rain with other parts of the country who need it.

spectators in the rain

Fellow Dive Team Member Helps Prepare Jack for Superhero Theme Swim Meet




Working to Improve How I Photograph Swimming

This past Tuesday I got down and knelt, used my 70-200 lens.

Tried to steady the camera. Get the shot.

Anticipating when to press the shutter button.

swimming (2)


Freezing the action is a challenge.

First Cousins Meet for the First Time

Not even 24 hours old. My daughter Laura and her husband James have a new member of the family.

Charles Joseph.  7 pounds 15 ounces.  19 1/2 inches long.

He arrived Thursday night but Anna and Michael were home in bed resting up for the Peppe Meet at Ohio State Swim Club Friday afternoon.

Friday morning, we went to Riverside hospital on the way to the swim meet. It was on the way to OSU.

Anna and Charles

Anna meets baby Charles-


Michael and Charles

Michael gets a turn with Charles on the Boppy


Anna Michael hold and Charles

Anna waits for another turn to hold her new first cousin.


Anna Michael and Charles

Michael, Charles and Anna pose for Grandma


Their Dad Mark ( my son) is now an uncle

Uncle Mark and Charles


and we talked to Uncle Matty and Natalya in Croatia via SKYPE

talking to Croatia



Here are the two Grandmas

Anna took the photo, thanks Anna.two grandmas with Charles

and here is the new little family

new family 1I need a LOVE button to click .

50m Breaststroke in the Rain

They only call it if there’s lightning.

And there wasn’t.

Anna at the Muirfield Swim Meet a week ago in the rain.




Swim Meet is a Family Effort

Monday June 22nd at New Albany Ohio.


Coach Jeff gave Maura the DUCKS mascot to take care of until Tuesday practice!

dukc mascotWhen we got home it was about 9:30 PM.  A late dinner and bed, ready for dive and swim practice starting at 8AM.

Roy G Biv: Weekly Photo Challenge


I’ve shot a lot of rainbows.


Rainbow Jello I created to photograph

Rainbow Jello I created to photograph




ROYGBIV  is the weekly challenge


I Love When Someone Else is Driving

And I’m in the front passenger seat with my camera out of the bag.


’cause we just ran out of the swim meet when it started to pour.  

Photo opportunity.

The magic of wet pavement. The sky growing dark.

Thanks Erika for driving.   I turn the ride home into a car headlights in the rain reflection study. 70-200 L series lens on the Canon 5D Mark ii   Trying to hold it steady in a moving car another challenge.headlight refelctions 4





headlight refelctions 3



headlight refelctions 2






Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Shadowed   I’ve a lot of shadows but not that many photos  with “shadowed”



erika and Michael


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