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Wet Pavement Magic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

-Loved being in the passenger seat tonight while Steve drove home through the rain and wet leaves.


Windshield Water

I enjoyed this week’s challenge by Lignum Draco Water


Washington Water

Dry Falls

Gallery of water in Washington for the H2O challenge

The first photo is Dry Falls you can barely see the kayakers, ant size.


Omak Lake


img_0484Glacial lake


Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport WA


Irrigation of apple orchard in Eastern Washington, Brewster.

img_0481My sister- in-law at wet waterfalls (will have to ask her the name )



Kennywood Water Rides


Great, on a hot summer day.


My DIL on the Log Flume (and various family members)


The Pittsburgh Plunge below









Yes, you get absolutely soaked to the skin.


Silent Sunday

Pittsburgh Plunge and The Slide at the Pool

Saw these two photos on the desktop and they seemed similar in shape

But here’s what happens with the Pittsburgh Plunge at Kennywood

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge


Ben Huberman’s challenge of the week.   He says, “Photos are visual spaces where shapes and lines, objects, and people come together.”

And what classic photo from my Pittsburgh archives could I choose, except where the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River converge to create the great Ohio River?  Three Rivers!

three rivers Pittsburgh

anna and lala converge

Anna and Lala converge at james’ parents’ farm

ocean and sand

Ocean and sand converge at sunrise. St. George Island, Florida

little italy days

Double Yellow Lines converge at Little Italy Days in Bloomfield.

railroad tracks

Railroad tracks appear to converge even though we know they are parallel.  Ohio.

traffic converge

Perhaps this one is for MERGE where the traffic attempts to converge

lines of light

Geometric lines of light, Market Square.  CONGREGATION  kinetic interactive video art installation

The Beatles song Come Together comes to mind

Floating Leaf Study

In the Highland Park fountain. It was late in the afternoon.

Leaves swirling, their shadows moving along with the water flow.

Almost looks like a sidewalk, the stone bottom. It was hard to show the depth.

Leaves in water are different from blowing around, they’re stuck to the surface, weighted down.

I watched them for awhile, waiting for someone.

floating leaves

Washing the Salt Off the Car

You head to the garage and see your car another shade, coated with road salt, winter splash and grime. Crystals and slosh.

There was salt shortage this year so the secondary roads didn’t always get treated. You’d never know there was a shortage to look at the car.

You try to not rub up against it.  On a dry, warm day you make your way to the gas station car wash.

While you’re sitting in the driver’s seat, you watch the car wash water stream, soap, bubble, spray.

You see drops, drips, rivulets, sheets of water in patterns across the windshield.

Capture it with your phone.

You head to the grocery store.

When you come out you can’t find your car because the color of paint is showing again, without the salty haze. Unrecognizable.  Clean.

car wash through a windshield



Soap on the Windshield





soap and brush in car wash













sheets of water on windshield















drips of water




car wash