The other day I was reading Say it With a Camera blog. Mike Hardisty’s accomplishment of 52 in 2015 intrigued me. I read about how to participate in the weekly themed challenge. The part that appealed to me is you have to take photographs during the week of the theme- no archived shots. I read the rules of the group and signed on the participate in the 52 in 2016 Challenge and Day 1 of Week 1 is Monday January 4th.
I like the idea of a new goal in photography. Actively working on something different. A challenge.
Week #1 theme is reflection. Today I was watching my grandson Charlie while his mom, Laura, was packing away the Christmas tablecloth and cleaning up the kitchen. She had just polished the electric kettle and I was standing there in her kitchen and thought, reflection.
“You realize they can see us through that window”, said Anna (12)
A detour for three small berry Smoothies and a gift card for Michael who wasn’t with us that trip. We had a good laugh.
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.
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.
First the rotated version.
Looks like the beach instead of the Pittsburgh Greenway Parking Lot.
and the original – with a bit of a blur on the PA license plate so no one is identifled
Serenity (noun): The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
A mixture of the farm in Ohio and the beach in St. George Island Florida
Sunrise dogwalk at St. George Island Florida. I don’t know these people but I liked their silhouettes and reflections in the tidal pool.
Kim, Anna, Laura and James laughing with Penny.
Michael and Henry in summer rain. It almost looks as if Michael is riding Henry.
Learning the art of s’more making
Jumping by the corn. Maddie, Laura and Anna.
Mark and Jack and Michael walking into the corn for the experience of it.
Summer by the ocean.
Laura and James were leaving after Sunday dinner at Mark and Erika’s.
I said, “Grab Penny and I’ll take your photo” as the sun was setting and it was such a nice light.
And when I looked on the computer screen, there was Henry the Airedale, peering out of the storm door.
I can’t read his mind but there are several captions possible.
Penny was watching the neighbor instead of me.
I was downtown at the Camera Repair Service again. Don’t ask. Used a different camera card to experiment and tes.
Here is the delight of the day- (Stef!)
A monumental sculpture by J Seward Johnson has been at PPG Place for “about four days”, the guard said.
But don’t worry. The giant dancers will be in place until October.
Dancing at Bougival (painted in 1883 by Pierre A. Renoir ) is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Using the 100-300 Canon lens to get a closer look
The reflective glass made for a clear self portrait.
From the archives-
The sky color grabbed my eye. The painterly quality of the Allegheny River. Lights reflected are a favorite of mine.
You can’t have Pittsburgh city shots without plenty of bridges.
And lit at night? Always satisfying to find the skyline in different moods from different vantage points.
While seeking photographs of my grandson Michael (his sister Anna is going to create a story board) for his First Holy Communion Party on Saturday, I found these two Pittsburgh night photos.
If you’ve been a blog follower for a time you may have seen these two photos from October 2011
Liberty Avenue. Downtown Pittsburgh. Friday afternoon.
Bradford Pear Tree and Blossoms Reflection in a Puddle Downtown.
Pedestrians closed their umbrellas.
The Greyhound Bus Station, photographed through the windshield. I liked the blue and the sky.
Silhouettes in a downtown alley.