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At the Movies

 

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There were a handful of us in the theater Friday night. When Steve and I walked in theater 7 we made four.   Two more couples arrived before the show started. We saw the Amy Adams film Arrival which had a 94% positive rating in Tomatometers. I hadn’t been to the movies in awhile. Guess it’s the same for others. Home on the couch in front of the TV or out listening to music? They weren’t at the theater(s) lined up to buy tickets. Friday night used to be a big night out at the Movies.

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Two people arriving on the right, reading the board. GThis week’s challenge is Relax.  Show how you unwind. We went to the 6:30 show. It was desolate.

there were boxes and boxes of new chairs to be installed

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Late Afternoon at U of Pitt Campus

 

Friday afternoon  I was photographing senior portraits of two young women by the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt. ( no one actually says “University of Pittsburgh”)

In between their outfit changes, I photographed the tall tower in different lights.

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see how the sun changes the color of the Indiana limestoneMagic

 

Then a bride and groom walked by, just married!

I asked if I might photograph them and they said,  sure!

I even asked the groom to move a bit so his mouth wasn’t hidden. Sweet.

Those were some killer heels (in blue)

 

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And then a woman walked by with balloons.

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There was a beautiful tree

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It was fun to see some different sights.  And capture them, too.

All in all it was a magical afternoon, especially with the unexpected barefoot bride and the balloon woman.

Magic is the weekly photo challenge.


Tiny Libraries

Little Free Library purpose:

 Building Community
Sparking Creativity
Inspiring Readers

AND they are all around my daughter’s neighborhood.  In fact there is one at the end of their street. img_1203

I was fascinated to see so many in just a few blocks as we drove to the playground.  Today I made a run to buy knitting needles on Indianola and wound around the tree lined streets and came across of few more. Thought they would be good for the weekly photo challenge=

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A Tiny Golden Book and Friends from Childhood

Tiny. The weekly Photo Challenge

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Author Dorothy Kunhardt

Illustrated by Garth Williams

 


Me, Transmogrified

Transmogrify

the Weekly Photo Challenge. Nothing came to mind. Nothing in the archives.

“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

If you’re a Calvin and Hobbes fan you know all about the word already.

I didn’t know what it meant.

See before and after

Downloaded an App Face Goo and the after is on the right.

 


Local:What Feels Like Home

img_9880Jen H at WordPress has created the weekly Photo Challenge: Local.

What feels familiar, home. The places you know by heart. Local diner, local playground, local neighborhood, local church,local streets-I live in the city by a park.

I notice I shoot a lot of local coffee, too.

Here’s my iPhone local gallery.  Pittsburgh.

 

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Windshield Water

I enjoyed this week’s challenge by Lignum Draco Water

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Kennywood Water Rides

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Great, on a hot summer day.

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

 

The Pittsburgh Plunge below

 

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Yes, you get absolutely soaked to the skin.

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Book Quest

Quest.  Remember looking for a certain book? I’m talking pre-google, search engines?

Out dad would scour used book stores and stalls for books he wanted for himself or one of us kids.  He was always searching for another copy of In Clean Hay to read at Christmas.  Nowadays you  type a title or author in a  narrow white box, press search and voila….options, usually in a few seconds.

An actual physical search can be incredibly satisfying cause chances are you will see another title or volume as you sift through shelves in a cool used book store.

That’s  what happened when I found a Peter Spier book from my kids childhood on a upstairs shelf.

Old Inlet Bookshop in Homer, Alaska is such a place. We went there after our Thai lunch in the mermaid themed cafe attached to the bookshop

Meet Andy Wills. Third generation bookseller. IMG_2448.JPG

I don’t know how many books he has in his bookshop but if you are looking for something, he knows where it is.   You don’t have to go to Homer, Alaska though  You can email him   books(at)ak(dot)net      Hope that method of writing email address avoids spammers

IMG_2445.JPGHere is he taping up the cover of the Peter Spier book.


Mirrors and Lines in Anchorage

Mirrors

and lines

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