WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Quest

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Quest

This week we are asked: “What are you in search of? Capture a quest with your camera.”

In response I offer photos of a Traveler (one of many that pass through our fair city) on his Quest…

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

            For additional submissions to this challenge, GO TO>> Quest

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Edge

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Edge

This week we are challenged to “…share your own interpretation of ‘edge.’ Take a photo from an actual edge, like a balcony, a window, or a seaside bluff (wherever you are, stay safe!)…keep our angles sharp and heart rate fast.”

So I offer a literal interpretation of “edge” with a photo from Sonoma County taken on August 22, 2016 of Highway 1 sliding into the ocean…

Highway 1 Sonoma County

Highway 1 Sonoma County

For other submissions to this week’s challenge, go to– Edge

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Frame

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Frame

This week we are asked to “Use your surroundings to capture a different point of view.”

For some reason I think this image may qualify…You decide!

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For additional submissions to this week’s challenge click on Frame

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Rare

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Rare

The challenge this week is to “…show us something that stands out from the everyday.”

Location: Bodega Bay, Tides Wharf, Low Tide

Thought I was capturing scenes of the Bay at low tide with interesting formations in the land that is only visible at low tide.

But did I capture something else?? Am I seeing things? Animal, vegetable, or mineral?

Any ideas as to what it is…or was…are more than welcomed…See below

Bodega Bay Low Tide

Bodega Bay Low Tide

Bodega Bay Low Tide

Bodega Bay Low Tide

Bodega Bay Low Tide

Bodega Bay Low Tide

  For other submissions to this week’s challenge, go to>>> Rare

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Morning

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Morning

The challenge this week is to present an image reflective of morning. While tempted, I will spare you an image of my morning face in the mirror.  Instead I offer an image from one of my morning walks in Petaluma’s Downtown…

Petaluma River Egret

Petaluma River Egret

For additional submissions to the challenge, go to Morning

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Narrow

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Narrow

The challenge this week is to focus on “…the magic of narrowness: how it forces the eye to focus on details and textures…focus on a slender object, or shoot an image where your field of vision is restricted. Alleyways and half-open doors, seesaws and water slides, spaghetti and electric cords… the world is full of narrow things.”

As one who walks the streets of Petaluma, only one thing comes to mind!  American Alley…

American Alley

American Alley

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For other submissions to this challenge, go to–Narrow

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Cherry On Top

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Cherry On Top

The challenge this week is: “The cherry on top. The icing on the cake…that extra little enhancement that makes a good thing better  Or, as the straightforward folks at Oxford Dictionaries explain it, “a desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.”

So I offer a Pot Statue.  The question is what is the cherry in this scene–the statue or the signs on either side of it!? Or perhaps the entire scene is the cherry for The Children’s Garden at the Petaluma Library :-)

Harry Potter--Garden at Petaluma Library

Harry Potter–Garden at Petaluma Library

For additional submissions to this challenge, go to Cherry On Top

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Opposites

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Opposites

The challenge this week is “…show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside in what you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light.”

Hmmm! Now this is a challenge…

How about a Hitchhiker (a.k.a. Traveler) walking on 101 in Upscale Marin County, California…?

101 North

101 North

101 North

101 North

For additional submissions to this challenge, go to Opposites

WordPress Weekly Photo challenge–Partners

WordPress Weekly Photo challenge–Partners

The challenge  this seek is to submit “partnership images… “Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another…subjects that are in tune with one another.”

As we are undergoing some major renovations at home, I thought of the partnership of the people working on the various projects…

Ohana Construction

Ohana Construction

Ohana Construction

Ohana Construction

To view other submissions to this challenge, go to Partners

Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge–Curve

Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge–Curve

The challenge this week is to…”Find inspiration in the curves around you.”

In response, I offer two images of “curvy” succulents from Petaluma’s Putnam Plaza. Alas, I do not know the name of the species but I believe them to be succulents.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!🙂

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma CA

For additional submissions to this challenge go to Curve

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Pure

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Pure

This week we are asked to “…share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment.”

I offer, therefore, images of “Man’s Best Friend”–Pure loyalty

Awaiting their "Human"

Awaiting their “Human”

Awaiting their "Human"

Awaiting their “Human”

For additional submissions for this challenge go to–Pure

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Numbers

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Numbers

This week we are asked to deal with numbers–“Numbers are everywhere… share a photo that puts them front and center.”

In response, I first  offer an image of a California Highway 1 Sign

California Highway 1

California Highway 1

I next offer a street address in Petaluma, CA…

123 Howard Street, Petaluma CA

123 Howard Street, Petaluma CA

For additional submissions to this challenge, GO TO Numbers

Face In A Bucket–Part II: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

I was just reminded of my FACE IN A BUCKET phot0 from 2010 and now submit it also for your amusement and bemusement on Face

Face In The Bucket

Face In The Bucket

Background–I was coming inside and for some reason quickly snapped a photo attempting to capture raindrops in a bucket. I thought nothing of it at the time but realized I caught something else after viewing it much later…THERE IS A FACE IN THE WATER.

Turns out it is merely a reflection from a tall redwood,  If you view it upside down you see the redwood shadow reflection.  However, if you view it as I did with the image flipped—IT IS A FACE,,,taking a photo of me?!?!!

See below…

Face In The Bucket

Face In The Bucket

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Earth

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The challenge this week is to “…share your vision of our glorious Mother Earth”

In response I offer two large scale views of our Shollenberger Park in Petaluma, Ca.

Shollenberger Park

Shollenberger Park

Shollenberger Park

Shollenberger Park

For Other Submissions To This Challenge Go To–Earth

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Admiration

The challenge this week is to “Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!”

My response is this image of a Black Crowned Night Heron–stalking its breaklfast.

Location: Lucchesi Park, Petaluma, CA at 10:00am

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For information on this species go to Heron

For other submissions to this week’s challenge, go to– Admiration

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Abstract

This week we are challenged to…”turn the concrete and familiar into something new and mysterious.”

My first offering is this…

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What is it?

Simple…the painted crosswalk line at an intersection

My second offering is a small pebble…

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As to the “how and why” of the holes…I have absolutely NO idea!

For other submissions to this week’s challenge, go to–Abstract

 

WordPress Weekly Photo Update–Future

This week we are challenged to “… share an image that represents the potential of things to come.”

So I offer this composite of two images–the sign from a store window and the child & fountain from another location.

The image is offered as a guide to the future…

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WordPress Weekly Photo Update–For other submissions go to Future

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Half Light

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–For other responses to this challenge go to Half Light

The terms of the Photo Challenge this week: “Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe.”

I offer this line from a Joni Mitchell song: “They took all the trees, they put ’em in a tree museum.

Tree Stump

Tree Stump