Photo Challenge #39 / Fun and Games

20220703ma_0886“Paper Dolls” / Theme: Fun and Games

A little about this photo…

These are my mom’s paper dolls. I vaguely remember playing with them as a kid. My sister and I had our own paper dolls that we loved. Such fun and games we used to have!


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

2022 Photo Challenge Bingo #4

 

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It’s time for the final bingo card of #2022picoftheweek … October, November, and December.

The photos are shared every Saturday during these months, beginning on October 1st. Can’t wait to see your photos! Be sure to use #2022picoftheweek. Feel free to post here and on Twitter and Instagram. ⁠


OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Family Time
Doorway
Extra Mile
Collection
Red or Green

Golden Opportunity
Mine
Good Things
Number Three
Counting Blessings

Trees
You Rock
CHOOSE YOUR OWN
Cheers!
In the Loop

Silver Lining
Lifted Up
Tranquil
Be My Guest
Perfect Shot

On Repeat
Trick or Treat
Once a Year
Spell it Out
Clear Skies


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Each Saturday I post a photo based on the list of prompts. (The order does NOT matter.) You have three months to get a BINGO or two or three! Can you do it?
Please join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

#2022picoftheweek / Reader’s Edition

If you’re not really into photography, but you’re a reader, you can also play the reader’s version. Just post a photo of a book you’re reading that has something to do with the prompt.

Photo Challenge #38 / So Cute

20220820ma_1666“Dragon” / Theme: So Cute

A little about this photo…

Not sure this dragon would appreciate being called “cute”, but I’m going with it! It’s certainly a fun piece of work. Whoever made it, must have enjoyed making this little creation. (Not sure if you can tell the scale, but this little guy could sit in my hand; or maybe a hand a little bigger than mine.)


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #37 / Reflection

20220909ma_1687“The Face of the Queen” / Theme: Reflection

A little about this photo…

I had originally planned for a different photo, but the events of this week changed that. I came out of a meeting when I heard the news that the Queen had died. Our Queen. The Lady that graced our money since she came to the throne (long before I was born). And I suddenly realized, she’s not going to be there anymore. After having said goodbye to my own grandmother this year (who was only a year younger than the Queen), it was something that struck me. That life always moves on … whether we’re ready for it or not.

The image on the coin has changed a little over the years. When I was a kid, it showed a young queen. (You can see a hint of that in the bottom coin.) Then in the 1990s (I think), they went over to a more regal older queen with an imperial crown. The coin I choose to feature is the most recent face of the Queen—the one where she looks a little like my own grandmother. And so, I decided to capture it with a photo. That photo is … this.

 


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #36 / Choose Your Own Prompt

20220813ma_1630“On Guard” / Theme: Choose Your Own Prompt

A little about this photo…

Today, I’m choosing my own prompt with this hawk, standing (sitting?) on guard in a tree. A few minutes later, he flew away. Did he spot some prey below?

 


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #35 / Time to Play

20220721ma_1266“Goats” / Theme: Time to Play

A little about this photo…

These goats came rushing toward us. And they followed us up and down the electrified fence. “Want to play? Want to play?” (Or maybe it was all about “Got any food?”)

By the way, this is called “writer’s research.”

 


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #34 / Flower Power

20220726ma_1343“Buttonbush” / Theme: Flower Power

A little about this photo…

On a recent hike, we came across this buttonbush. I had never seen one before, and I was fascinated.  Partly because those little white, spiky balls look a little like a virus (that shall not be named). But I do find them quite pretty in their own way. I love how they frame the waterfall in the background.

 


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #33 / Where Are You?

20220726ma_1403“Sparkle Time” / Theme: Where Are You?

A little about this photo…

One thing I love about photography is playing with the settings. And when it’s dark out, that’s the perfect time to play with the shutter speed. And when you play with the shutter and have a moving subject, you can get “film ghosts”! Of course, with sparklers, it’s nice that they’re so bright that they stand out even more.


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #32/ Lines

20220721ma_1269“Swallows in a Row” / Theme: Lines

A little about this photo…

Caught this group of swallows chilling on the high wire. My question is, is one of those lines more comfortable than the other? Why are all the swallows on the one line and not the other?


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #31/ So Hot

20220720ma_1116“In the Tunnel” / Theme: So Hot

A little about this photo…

Here in Niagara (Ontario, Canada) we call electricity “hydro”. That’s because we get our power from a big waterfall. (If you guessed Niagara Falls, you’d be right.)

This is a shot from a visit to the newly-opened power station. And by newly-opened, I mean it’s open for tourists. The actual turbines are no longer in use, having closed a few years ago. (Not that we don’t still get our electricity from water… It’s just that the power is generated at a different facility.)

The coolest part of this tour is the elevator ride down to “the tunnel”. This tunnel carried the water out after it was used to generate power. On a hot, hot day, it was actually quite cold down here!  

P.S. Thank you to the random tourists who are taking a selfie. You created a nice little silhouette!

 


THIS 2022 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGEThis year is my fifth year of doing this challenge! (I began in 2018.) For more information about the list of prompts for this year, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2022picoftheweek