Weekly Photo Challenge

early morning serenity

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 0 comments

 

I love watching the fisherman do their work in the serene silence of a foggy morning. They dropped their nets and drifted for a little while, long enough for a pod of pelicans to draw near. There’s a huge brown pelican nesting area near us, so when I spy the occasional small squadron of white pelicans I bring out the camera in hopes of getting a picture or two. Unfortunately, today was very foggy, and although the water was calm, and conditions were lovely (minus the fog), the lighting was not great. Still, I got a few good shots — all unfiltered and short of a little cropping, untouched. I hope the white pelicans hang around for a while!

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Scale: Big and Small

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | Comments Off on Scale: Big and Small

Lying on the pier and looking at the sky from this perspective gave it a new scale. I feel huge in contrast with the sky, which looks tiny from this angle.

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Elemental: birds by the water

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments

This week’s photo challenge takes us to earth, wind, fire, and air. My contribution covers two of the elemental challenges, air and water. You might say I capture two birds with one lens.

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birdie buddies create bridges

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | Comments Off on birdie buddies create bridges

My birdie buddies — beautiful birds that live nearby or are moving through in the migration patterns around Mobile Bay. They are my early morning companions as I have my coffee. They pop in and out throughout the day. I wish I had a better understanding of their movement. We have plenty of the usual birds that I can identify readily. Lots of cardinals. Lots and lots of bluebirds. But we have a huge variety of birds I don’t know, and it’s a neat challenge to get to know them. These new buddies, often just around for a brief period, are a bridge to other places as I wonder where they’ve come from and where they are going.

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A fleeting sunset

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | Comments Off on A fleeting sunset

The fleeting sunset over the rooftops in Holguin, Cuba–an evanescent moment surrounded by new friends and a deep sense of love.

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heritage and patron saints

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | Comments Off on heritage and patron saints

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is heritage. The above drawing of Our Lady of Charity, a gift from dear friends, perfectly captures both my Cuban and Catholic heritage.

I love that challenge! I just got back from a trip to Cuba, and delighted in taking pictures of all the images I saw of Cuba’s patroness, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.

I had a number of pictures from my 2015 trip, including a picture of the statue at the National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, so I’ve compiled them all here in this slideshow.

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