Category Archives: Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENVELOPED

I can’t help but read this challenge word as en-vel-oped, that is, all wrapped up in its paper container and ready to put in the U.S. mail. But of course that isn’t at all what the challenger means. Wrapped up, yes … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: AFLOAT

For most of our married life, we lived on Long Island, surrounded by water — even if I wasn’t much for swimming in it, or boating on top of it, or anything. But for the past 15 years we’ve lived inland. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUR

An interesting idea, interesting challenge: BLUR.  Why might we keep a blurry photo, instead of tossing it?What might it express? Well, a number of things, actually. I’ll lead off with a conventional image, perhaps the most conventional of all. The blur here conveys … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: EPHEMERAL

Robert Frost, quintessential New Englander and poet of his region, taught here for a number of years at Amherst College. He made what to me is the definitive statement about ephemeral in his wonderful short poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”: Nature’s first … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH

I could go out and point the camera at the fresh snow falling right now, but that would be altogether too discouraging. Spring has just sprung, at least by the calendar, and by golly! if the snow hasn’t caught up … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WALL

A mini-drama in the Mall: If ever there was a wall of dreams, here’s one: The enigmatic siren in the Sephora window offers the secrets and apparatus of beauty to every female passer-by. Come inside, her gaze hints, and learn all the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ORANGE

Who doesn’t love orange? I certainly do! It gives me joy, sparks my enthusiasm, makes me happy. What’s not to love? Surely one of the reasons for the worldwide popularity of Hallowe’en is — PUMPKINS! Which are orange-est of the oranges. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SCALE

A slam-dunk on this one — A visit to the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona demands a metamorphosis on entry: How the Hub has scaled down! (The museum is a fascinating place, a paradise for anyone who ever … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SERENITY

I love it! As my friends said on the rustic sign they hurriedly hung on a tree in the wooded entry drive to their new house: SERENITY NOW! My friends found — or attempted to create — their serenity in the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

And who could forget it? A picnic in the Saguaro Desert in Tucson, Arizona, at sunset. Dear friends, dear friends of dear friends, icy margaritas, saguaro cactus all around, and a majestic spectacle we felt was put on just for … Continue reading

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