Travel Theme: Benches

Today, Ailsa is challenging us to show off photos of benches. How did she know I had been wanting to post photos of a series of very artistic benches in O’Hare Airport in Chicago? But, naturally, I can’t stop with just those benches. I have so many more. Sigh. I do it to you again, friends. Here are waaaay too many bench photos to wade through.

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Do you have any bench photos to share? If you don’t, you’ve got plenty of time – a whole week! – to get outside and start shooting. I’d love to see what you come up with.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

Joining the fray at Cee’s place, where this week, the challenge is to share photos of circles and curves. I have a couple favorites out of this group of photos. I’ll be interested to know whether my favorites are your favorites.

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Inside a tree at Arnold Arboretum.

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A blossom, or nearly so, also at the arboretum.

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A cactus which a co-worker rescued from certain death, and has been nursing back to health.

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Fencing in Rochester, NY.

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Fencing in Houghs Neck, Mass.

A Word A Week: Industrial

Went through the archives for a photo that met this week’s criteria for the Word A Week challenge. This time, it’s an image I didn’t make. A year and a half ago, Hubby and I were wandering around High Falls in Rochester, NY, which is an area that is being reclaimed by the yuppies. It was an old flour mill area, presumably that’s why there’s a falls in the middle of it – so the mills could use the running water in their operations. Now, it has several breweries, restaurants and abandoned buildings.
Back to the story. We were wandering around, shooting pictures, when a boy, about 11, came up and began talking to us. Asking questions, suggesting that Hubby would get a really good photo if he climbed over the barrier, jumped down the cliff, and took a picture as he was headed down. “I’m not recommending it …” says the boy. He was a hoot. At some point, I decided to give him my camera and let him shoot. This is a shot of his, which I believe says “industrial.” It’s the Kodak building, on the left, where the magic was made, and a smokestack from one of the shut-down mills on the right and slightly in front. I regret not getting information from the boy so I could send him copies of the images he made. Some are good, many are very interesting, others, just a lot of fun. We had a good time that afternoon, and I hope he did, as well.

Travel Theme: Curves

How many times am I going to try to post this and fail (thanks WP!) before I finally give up and let WP win? One more, apparently. And I’m going to post just a little, then see if it will let me edit to add the rest, so I’ll at least have something here!

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Curves, and while I have some, I’m not going to show them to you. You’ll have to settle for photos instead.

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Many different curves in these benches in Strawberry Field, which is part of NYC’s Central Park.

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A fence in Rochester, NY.

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This is where I went back to edit, and added two more photos. WP turned it into a slide show, which is cool. The two photos not shown here were both shot in Massachusetts; one of a lighthouse on Cape Cod, and the other of a fence in Houghs Neck, south of Boston.

Thanks to Ailsa for the idea, and hopefully I get this thing figured out so my next post doesn’t cause me quite so much stress!!

Adolescent photography

In the fall of 2011, we were in Rochester, NY, photographing High Falls. We encountered a young man, about 11, I’m guessing, who followed us, and was very interested in our photography. I gave him my camera, and these are some of the images he made that day.

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I think he did a good job – he showed some promise, even for a Jets fan. I feel badly that we weren’t able to see him again and let him see the images he made.