sights of life from a passerby

Challenges

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Texture in the Way of Life

Texture on the hiking trail

Texture of light and brick in Sacramento

CFFC — Texture

Which Way Photo Challenge

And what about the elastic texture of time? It flies smoothly when having fun, yet drags roughly when dutifully dogging work.

I’ve not had time to capture or create an image to express this taffy-pull challenge of returning to work, that necessary reality tugging time from photography. And, therein lies the rub of my existential Which Way Photo Challenge: take time to make a living or make time to take a photo.

All hail the end of the COVID-battical!


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Two Shades of Bright — Squared

Looking into the window of a lighting shop in Sacramento.

Early sun landing on the airport hangar rooftops in Truckee, as seen through the window.

Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge

Becky’s Squares — BrightSquare

Monday Window


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The Last Photos of March 2021

Last full moon waning — last on the DSLR

Last trail trekked — last on the cell camera

Bushboy’s Last Photo Challenge — March

Just One Person From Around the World — ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes


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Colors of Rust and Decay

All out of gas

not that it matters when you break down on the trail

Oh, scrap!

CFFC — Rusty or Decayed


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Silver Branches

“make artistic designs for work in … silver”

Color Your World: Silver


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Still Life Redux

Denim by candlelight with some light reading companions

Challenge Your Camera #11.2: Still Life Revisited


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Wood … Window … Wall … Stilled Life

Texture and spots … lines and dots … brown and dirty … ghostly Bodie, CA.

Monday Windows — March 15

Challenge Your Camera #11: Still Life


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Redux in Black and White

Initially posted in color in April 2014, I just converted the above image into a black and white pencil sketch.

First posted in September 2012 in black and white, this Yosemite view has long been one of my favorites.

Previously in de-saturated color in December 2012, the lines and texture seem to pop better in black and white.

Sundays Stills: Black and White Challenge


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Sunday Stills: Part 2 (shoulda been 1)

After seeing real rainy pics, I began playing, or should I sing, “Dancing in the rain!”?

Sunday Stills — March 7


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Sunday rain flames out

After the rain, as the day ends, the setting sun ignites the clearing clouds.

Sunday Stills — March 7


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The Duel: Spring versus Winter, Dawn

Early evidence of warmer days grows between a rock and a hard freeze.

Six Word Saturday — March 6


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SunRise and Shine

“… the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Weekend Sky #19 — March 6 (somewhere)

Lens — Artist Challenge #135: A Glimpse into my World A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New


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Bark and Bark Again

For every bark, there is a season.

“a season for every activity under the heavens: … a time to uproot …

… a time to tear down …

… a time to scatter …

… a time to embrace … and a time for peace.”

CFFC – Bark


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From here to there …

… now is the bridge. “The future’s not ours to see … “

Challenge Your Camera #7 — Bridges


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Nature deSaturated

Or color splashes in black and white


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Urban Direction

Signs of life whichever way you please

Which Way Photo Challenge


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Yellow … or Blue

The wheel of history at Marshall Gold Discovery Park, Coloma, California

Life in Colour — Yellow


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Hidden Falls finalie

The final view on a hike in Hidden Falls Regional Park.

The Last on the iPhone — January 2021


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Gold in Them Thar Rocks

Boulders tumbled up along Lake Tahoe’s shore

Becky’s Squares Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge — Piled up


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Heavy Metal

Vibrant valves of old

Abandoned industry

Challenge Your Camera #3 Industrial


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Look Up — Climb Up

“the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

Becky’s Squares Challenge — Uplifting


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Icy Echo

Serenity on ice … socially distanced … frozen and docked … and the skaters still skate.

Bushboy’s Last Photo of December 2020


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Flower of a Different Sort

After the bloom … before deep winter … red-gold leaves on December’s flowering pear tree. “For every thing, there is a season ….”


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Fenced Up and Over

Guardrail fencing zigzags up the walkway ramp over Highway 50

Caught in the chain links