Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. 

The assignment: “This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us community, and interpret it any way you please!”

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This is a little community I discovered this weekend. It looks like a charming place. I was surprised to find that they have two trains running non-stop in such a small town. They must be really committed to public transit.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. 

The assignment: “We want to see your interpretation of grand, from festive holiday city scenes to the Christmas tree in your living room to other shots that will make our jaws drop.”

I went with Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. April 2009.

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(And if that’s not impressive enough, my daughter was one month shy of four years old and I was six months pregnant when she and I hiked up there with my spouse.)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

The assignment: “share a photo that features a light source.”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

This is my photographic response to this week’s (er…last week’s) photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

The assignment: “share a photo that means UNEXPECTED to you.”

I’m a little late for this one, but I decided to post anyway after I saw this on my morning walk today:

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I usually don’t take my camera on my walks, but this morning it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and I had a vague thought that things might look especially interesting in temperatures that cold, so I stuck it in my jacket pocket.

This isn’t the first photo I took of the hot air balloon, but it’s the one I like best. I took this one from my front porch, with my kids in their pjs behind me speculating about the likely fate of the balloon, which was so low, we could hear the whoosh as the pilot fired up the burner.

“I wonder if it’s going to get stuck in those trees?” said my eight-year-old.

“No,” said my four-year-old, “that only happens to kites.”

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

The assignment: “In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means LAYERS to you!”

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

The assignment: “This week, show us something that’s a HABIT.”

I usually make a point of posting photos for these challenges with little to no commentary, but this week’s challenge left me wondering: What’s the difference between a habit and a routine?

A habit is something I do without thinking, like putting on my turn signal before I change lanes or clicking refresh on my blog stats. When ingrained, a routine is also something I do without thinking, but a routine is something that moves me through my day in a way a habit doesn’t. Habits stand alone, while routines are part of a larger plan.

Neither a habit nor a routine is that easy to photograph, though (at least not for me), so distinguishing between the two is irrelevant for a weekly photo challenge.

Habit #1: Pilling the Cat. (This is not an effective cat-pilling technique, incidentally.)

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Habit #2: Doing the dishes; specifically, stacking the dishes precariously in the drainer while talking to my sister on our habitual Tuesday-night phone call.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

“Finding inspiration in Merilee’s work, as well as celebrations like Halloween and Día de los Muertos, let’s go out and capture black and white images that are eerie.

Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Massachusetts

This second photo is in color, but turned out black-and-white anyway.

Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Massachusetts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

“In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means HORIZON to you!”

1627 Skyline (Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts)

1627 Skyline (Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts)

Sunrise; Saco, Maine

Sunrise; Saco, Maine

Sunrise; Saco, Maine

Sunrise; Saco, Maine

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

The challenge: “THIS WEEK, SHOW US A PHOTO THAT SAYS ‘GOOD MORNING!'”

I couldn’t pick one, so here are three:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

“This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful.”

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

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Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, Massachusetts