Photo Challenge #46 / Sunset

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“Lighthouse at Magic Hour” / Theme: Sunset

A little about this photo…

On the shores of Lake Ontario…. this lighthouse is a favourite subject of mine. But I rather like how the colours and clouds came together for this shot. I’ll be the first to point out that it’s not the most stunning sunset shot I’ve ever seen. But I do like muted colours, so I guess that’s why I picked this photo.

P.S. Some lighthouses are tall and imposing. This one’s rather cute, don’t you think?


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Photo Challenge #44 / Look Up

20180928ma_5331“Starry Sky” / Theme: Look Up

A little about this photo…

This is the Great Hall, located in Queens, NY. It was constructed for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Housed in the Hall of Science, its theme was Rendezvous in Space… hence the blue glass that makes up the walls of this giant room. And it really is a giant room (something you can’t quite grasp from the photo). During the World’s Fair, the exhibit featured Frank Capra’s final film projected onto a suspended screen. Apparently, when the film ended, two space modules performed a docking maneuver overhead!

I have two photos and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. So I decided to put the second one below…

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Photo Challenge #42 / Transportation

20180926ma_5009“Coming in for a Landing” / Theme: Transportation

A little about this photo…

That’s the Manhattan skyline, framed by the trees. This shot was taken from Queens, near LaGuardia Airport. And yes, that’s an airplane coming in for a landing. (I just love how the tail of the plane just peeking out from the leaves of the trees!)


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Photo Challenge #41 / Symmetry

20180927ma_5024“Brooklyn Bridge” / Theme: Symmetry

A little about this photo…

I absolutely LOVE the the Brooklyn Bridge and it’s definitely on my list of recommended sites for anybody going to New York City. I don’t often get to come here when I get into the City, but we had a day to dedicate to a bit of a history tour of Lower Manhattan. And this just happened to be our first stop. (I have two similar photos. One with the street lamp and a different angle without the lamp. The little rebel in me decided to go with this one, even though it technically goes against the definition of symmetry!)


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Photo Challenge #40 / City

20180927ma_5145“It’s 1783 in New York City” / Theme: City

A little about this photo…

This is the Fraunces Tavern in the heart of Lower Manhattan, and it’s not too far from Wall Street and the site of the World Trade Center. Back in 1783, the Revolutionary War had just ended. General George Washington chose this location to bid farewell to the officers of the Continental Army. (Note: This is also not far from the location where Washington would later be sworn into office as the first president of the United States (1789). It wouldn’t be until 1801 that the capital city would be Washington D.C.)

This is not the building you usually picture when you think of New York City. But I think that’s partly why I chose it for the City prompt. I love how this building exists next to all the modern skyscrapers.


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Photo Challenge #39 / Looking Down

20180708ma_3847“Collection” / Theme: Looking Down

A little about this photo…

After collecting these acorns at the park, my nephew came directly to me to photograph them. (He knows his aunt will do stuff like that!) So, we found a spot in the shade and I told him to arrange it. This is what he did. Of course, I first started with a close-up of the acorns, but then I went for the overhead shot. The close-up turned out, but I somehow like this one because it adds that little human touch. This is his collection.


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Photo Challenge #38 / Liquid

20180921ma_4995“Rain Water” / Theme: Liquid

A little about this photo…

This is water coming from our rain barrel. And so, it qualifies as rain water. I love the little drops as well as the water that is just spurting out of the faucet. You can even see tiny drops of water shooting out at the front.


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Photo Challenge #37 / Nature

20180815ma_4324.jpg“Spider Tree” / Theme: Nature

A little about this photo…

This tree brings up so many questions. I mean, what makes a tree grow like this? Is it some sort of portal to another land? Does anything live under there? Assuming this tree doesn’t already have tenants, don’t you just want to make a fort under there?

Well, it certainly makes for an interesting photo. It makes me wonder if it’s going to start walking at any moment.


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Photo Challenge #36 / Numbers

20180707ma_3742“Dialing Out” / Theme: Numbers

A little about this photo…

I love these old phones and I kind of miss them. Not that I don’t like speed dial, but I find that dialing one of these babies is rather therapeutic. So, for this prompt, I decided to use a slower shutter speed to get blur on the old rotary dialer. (As you can see, we weren’t REALLY dialing anybody since the receiver is still in the cradle. It was a phone that you could play with in a museum!)


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