Photo Challenge #42 / Golden Sunset

20210918ma_3344“Fishing at Sunset” / Theme: Golden Sunset

A little about this photo…

We went down to the pier to take a walk. Of course, I had my camera. What luck that we were blessed with such a beautiful sunset! And to make that sunset even better were the people fishing off the pier.

 


THIS 2021 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – For more information about the list of prompt, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #41 / Window

20210918ma_3361“Room with a View” / Theme: Window

A little about this photo…

A visit to my favorite lighthouse, and I got this shot of one of the windows. Oh, for the chance to get a glimpse from that window. Unfortunately, not something that’s allowed.

 


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Photo Challenge #40 / Great Outdoors

20211001ma_3631“Until Niagara Falls” / Theme: Great Outdoors

A little about this photo…

Niagara Falls is literally in my backyard. Okay, I’m exaggerating there. It’s not literally in my backyard (and I’m actually kind of glad about that), but it’s close. Close enough that we went for a little photo walk there this week. My challenge is to capture the falls from a different point of view.

This week, I got this shot, and I’m using the prompt: the Great Outdoors. 

Because it is: Great. And outdoors.


THIS 2021 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – For more information about the list of prompt, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #39 / Big Picture

20210724ma_2698“Terry Fox Run” / Theme: Big Picture

A little about this photo…

It’s the final photo for the summer bingo card. I’ve chosen a photo I took outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This is the statue of Terry Fox.

I think that most people outside of Canada won’t know who Terry Fox is. Or rather, was. In the early 1980s, he decided to run across Canada, from the east coast to the west … and he would do it all on one leg. You can probably see from the silhouette that there is something odd about his back leg. You see, Terry Fox had cancer and lost his right leg. But he still wanted to run … to raise money for cancer research.

Sadly, he never did make it across Canada. He finally broke down outside of the city of Thunder Bay. In fact, right around this very spot where they put up a statue. He died shortly afterward.

Having grown up in the 1980s in Canada, every year we’d do a Terry Fox run in school. This summer, since we knew that this statue existed, we decided to make a quick stop on our trip. It was a very misty morning. (Yes, that white in the background is all mist!) It was quite moving to see the statue. To think that even when hard times hit, we need to keep going. For as long as we’re able.

P.S. The new bingo card for the next three months is already posted. If you would like to participate, I’d love to see your photos!

 


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Fall Photo Challenge

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The bingo card for the final three months of 2021 is here. Don’t forget to use the summer bingo card for this Saturday, but I thought I’d give you a heads up on the next three months. Starting the first Saturday in October, use THESE prompts to participate in #2021picoftheweek. I look forward to seeing your photos!⁠


OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Fallen Leaves
Within a Frame
Delight
Black and White
Pages

Time Flies
On the Fence
Right as Rain
A Long Time Ago
See That?

Joyful
Symmetry
(Free Space)
Reunion
Great Outdoors

Once in a Blue Moon
Opposites
Golden Sunset
Rule of Thirds
Look Up

Window
An Open Book
All is Calm
Texture
Goodnight


THIS 2021 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! Can you do it? Maybe get more than one row filled?⁠
Please join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek

#2021picoftheweek / 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. (Eg: For a book about a time travel, you can check off the “Time Flies” prompt.)⁠

Photo Challenge #38 / Bookish

20210719ma_2317“Old Books” / Theme: Bookish

A little about this photo…

This is a shot I took over the summer at Fort Carlton. When I visit historical sites, I find I’m drawn to whatever old books they have on display. (It’s like old books are a magnet pulling me in!)

I love how in this fort, out in the middle of nowhere, there are books because … well, they’re in the middle of nowhere. If I were in this place, and I had to spend the winter here, I’d want to make sure I had some books with me as well.

 

 


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Photo Challenge #37 / Hero Shot

20180927ma_5083“Survivor” / Theme: Hero Shot

A little about this photo…

I don’t usually post an older photo of mine, but today I’m making an exception. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. I lived in New York City at the time of the attacks back in 2001 (I lived and worked in Queens at the time), so this day always brings back a flood of memories and emotions.

This photo is from a trip back in 2018. It shows One World Trade Center (otherwise known as the Freedom Tower). In front, on the right-hand side, is the Survivor Tree.

What is the Survivor Tree? It’s a pear tree that was there on the day of the attacks back in 2001. It was the one tree that survived. They took it and nursed it back to health, replanting it here in this location. What I love about this photo (and about the tree) is that it reminds me that there is hope in this world. Terrible things can happen and still, there is hope.

 

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THIS 2021 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – For more information about the list of prompt, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek

Photo Challenge #36 / Mellow Yellow

“Yellow Sunflowers” / Theme: Mellow Yellow

A little about this photo…

I was in the garden one morning before work when I saw this shot. I ducked and dipped, trying to get that sunburst in the shot. I’m happy with the results!

 


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Photo Challenge #35 / Wheels

20210722ma_2656“Penny-Farthing” / Theme: Wheels

A little about this photo…


I love the word penny-farthing. I mean, is there a better word out there? Maybe. But this has got to top the list of my favorite words. Another word for this set of wheels is velocipede. Another very cool word!

Whatever you call it, this set of wheels is just awesome!

But … how do you ride it?

 


THIS 2021 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – For more information about the list of prompt, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek