Thursday, July 31, 2014

7/31/2014 - Skywatch Friday - Quote - Alfred Kreymborg - Sunset 2014731



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"The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their dairy."
~ Alfred Kreymborg

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7/30/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #290 - Hayward Public Library



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View outside the Hayward Public Library, Hayward, Wisconsin.

©Peter Ringheim.
Photo taken by:  ©JM 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

7/28/2014 - Quote - Brenda Tharp - Seeing

"Open up to seeing without question and taking in the wonderful, beautiful things that are around us.  Take these things in and add to the mastery of your craft to create amazing, dynamic images."
~ Brenda Tharp

7/28/2014 - Thinking Outside The Box - Skateboard Park




This image looks like a row of windows but guess what, it is the bottom of a skateboard ramp.  The camera doesn't need a tripod because it is placed right on the pavement.   I was face down on the ground trying to see if everything was in focus or not and then clicked a couple of shots.  Sometimes I use Picasa to think outside of the box.  This time I used the camera to express what I saw.  Being creative isn't easy but it certainly is fun. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

7/25/2014 - Skywatch Friday - Sunset




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"My first memory is of light --- the brightness of light --- light all around."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7/23/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #289 - Abandoned Buildings


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The images being presented this week were taken at the Hayward Airport.   The abandoned buildings are interesting but my eyes noticed how yellow everything was that day.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box - A Study of Sky with Lines, Circles and Rectangles





This photograph was taken at a skateboard park.  Again, my face is on the ground while taking this image.   All I see is the sky, farmland and the road.  This particular shot has a few weeds or something in the foreground.   It is a study of the sky broken up with lines and circles and rectangles.   Why not think underneath, through, around, upside down?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

7/19/2014 - Pink Saturday - Abandoned Building - Quote - Jay Maisel - Images


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Thank you Beverly for being the hostess.


"Try to go out empty and let your images fill you up."
~ Jay Maisel

Thursday, July 17, 2014

7/17/2014 - Skywatch Friday - Sunset and Queen Anne's Lace - Quote - Vincent Van Gogh - Beauty




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Queen Anne's Lace 

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

7/16/2014 Outdoor Wednesday - #288


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Howdy Folks!   This week I decided to post images taken at the Stone Lake Historical Museum, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.  I was actually went into the Red Caboose.  I was surprised to see how comfortable it was for the men riding the rails in the past.   I always look when my husband, John and I are stopped at a railroad crossing but we never see a red caboose any more.   Gone are those days!

Thinking Outside The Box - Skateboard Site



I'm literally on the cement face down at a skateboard site taking this image. I was reminded of a class I took in Art and Design. I wanted in the worst way to do an advertising design project with windows of a product similar to the above.  The professor asked me "How in the world did you come up with an idea like this?" Here it is folks!  Subject material isn't a product to sell, only trees and a road, trees and a road, trees and a road.   I love how it looks like rugs are presented in a store in our neighborhood or quilts are hung in a store in Mt. Dora, Florida.  Reminds me of windows of time.....

Friday, July 11, 2014

7/12/2014 PINK SATURDAY -


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Ahhh.....sweet PINK ceiling!   Photo taken:   Mt. Dora, Florida

Thursday, July 10, 2014

7/10/2014 - Skywatch Friday


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I was squatting in the middle of the tracks taking this shot, when I heard the train whistle which ended this photo session.  I turned the SUV around and headed for home sweet home.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

7/8/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday #289 - Unknown Flowers


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These beautiful petite flowers were found while shopping with the Ladies.    No clue what they are called.   Perhaps one of you bloggers will know and share the information with me.   Glad you stopped by to visit.   I certainly hope you will do it again.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box - Sunset



On a road less traveled, I came to a screeching halt, grabbed my camera, left the door wide open and took this shot.  Doesn't it look like the fence post is on fire?   But it isn't.   Actually this week, I am posting a sunset straight out of the camera except for cropping.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

7/3/2014 - Skywatch Friday - Sunset - Happy Fourth of July


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Photos taken on Highway 27, near Sand Lake, Sawyer County, Wisconsin - 2014.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

7/2/2014 Outdoor Wednesday - #286 - Branch


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The wind whirled.    Trees moved to the right and then to the left and it seemed like they would fall to the ground at any minute.    I spotted this lonely branch just hanging out at sunset.  Couldn't resist sharing it with my blogger friends.