Wednesday, September 24, 2014

railroad

railroad

September 24, 2014


This week's challenge selection is railroad by Fishing Guy.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

 I live near Chicago, where I could be certain to find large railroad yards with rich geometry going on for a black & white urbanscape with good potential. The thing is, it didn't take long, after moving to the suburbs, that my impression of that great city stimulated inklings of claustrophobia. I do not like how they park, how they drive and I no longer feel at-homeness there. I chose instead to stay away from big tracks and focus on our town's little choo-choo. This vehicle is brought to special events around town, and they give small children (& a parent) free rides. It goes nice and slow, and the whole experience is, in a word, pleasant.

The two pics below were on a Saturday, around a pond, at the village's Performing Arts Center. The header was from a Sunday parade. This town is 49 years old... same age as me! And we are both looking forward to turning 50 next year.

In other news, local authorities are closing in their prime suspect in the great railroad caper. They believe it is a Mexican, because he has a... loco motive.





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

finished

finished

September 17, 2014


This week's challenge selection is finished by Katney.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

The header photo is finished daylight. The sun was setting, and I liked the colors, so I pulled over into a parking lot, and aimed the spot meter to a portion of the sky. No extra editing was needed for the evening's dramatic display.

last participants to complete the 5K run/walk


finished with this mortal flesh and fitted with the immortal


retirement party--finished with the daily 9-to-5 routine

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

shadows

shadows

September 10, 2014


This week's challenge selection is shadows by Lew.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

The idea for my header is not unique. I have seen it before, but I liked it so much, that I had to try it for myself. It is my original wedding band casting a heart shadow on the "love chapter" (1st Corinthians 13) which is often read at weddings. This was from the NLT version of the Bible. I chose it because you can see that it's chapter 13, and there are no study notes or cross references. The evening lighting even cast a nice, warm hue on the white pages.

This shadow finished the 5K before the runner.


Distinct shadows on a very bright day.


Some shadows and some reflection.


Shadow selfie from my driveway.


Curvy shadows accent the beautiful contours at this park.