Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

While in Florida recently, I stepped outside one evening and was surprised to see a brilliant post-storm vista unfold. Fortunately, I had my cell phone with me and was able to catch a few photos as the sun yielded the horizon to nightfall.

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This week’s challenge invites the photographer to use perspective to make the subject of the photo look like something other than what it is. The scene that I photographed was the view as I accompanied my mother to her mailbox. I used perspective to hide the street and cars and to compose the image, capturing only the elements I wanted to remember. For more on this week’s Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

I took this photo last summer when my mother and I were visiting Gull Pond. I am not sure what we saw scurrying across the surface of the water. We thought that perhaps a school of fish was causing a swarm of insects to flee, but we never saw any fish rise. Whatever it was, it was interesting to watch. It only lasted a few minutes and then was gone.

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Travel Theme: Beaches

Where’s My Backpack‘s travel theme for this week is beaches.

It was difficult to decide which image I wanted to share, but decided upon one of my favorite photos from Ohope Beach, New Zealand.  Its atmospheric quality seemed to fit my mood this morning. I hope that you enjoy the photo.

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