Monthly Archives: September 2012

Travel Theme: FOLIAGE

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack runs her own challenge themes, nice at any time but especially welcome when WordPress falls down on the job of providing its regular weekly challenge. This time she’s showcasing Foliage! As it happens, Foliage is one … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SOLITARY

A solitary leaf — One of my favorite photographs, for no particular reason.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR AND FAR (2)

A photograph loosely inspired by the Japanese concept of shakkei, a “borrowed view”: A “borrowed view” incorporates the far distant, which belongs to something or someone else, into the near view which “belongs” to the borrower, as, a distant mountain utilized … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, Japan, Photography | 8 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR AND FAR

Famed minimalist Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed this entrance to his new Stone Center at Williamstown’s Clark Art Institute: Ando had no formal training as an architect; his vision is purely his own. But it is surely influenced heavily by … Continue reading

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“Sunday Post”: REFLECTION

Jake of Jake’s Printer’s Sunday photo competition for this week is featuring Reflection, in any of its many meanings. I love reflective photography, both thoughtful and physical —- especially physical! Here’s a recent favorite: are we inside or outside the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (2)

The sculptor sculpted her, but but it was the free-spirited model who smiled the smile: Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT

None of those programmed machines for us free spirits — We work out with free weights! In sexy colors, yet!

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