A Good Match–Art & Bottle Caps

This week we are challenged to “…share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life. You should by no means limit yourself to edible stuff — You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.

In response I offer images of a mosaic art work recently placed in Petaluma’s American Alley–A mix of a back alley window framing and mosaic art—MADE FROM BOTTLE CAPS…a recycling mix, if you will…

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

For other submissions to this week’s challenge go to A Good Match

ALERT–IMPORTANT UPDATE–4:30 pm February 22, 2017: Since posting this article I Identified the artist as Rachael Lynn Hernandez. Her page provides more information about the work.  It will be hanging there for three more weeks! Also see O# Rachael and Petaluma ‘upcycle’ artist turns trash to treasure

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Against The Odds–Weekly Photo Challenge

This week we are asked to “…share a photo that says against the odds.”

“Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.”

The image below meets two of the criteria–a photo that was very difficult to take without getting trampled down by people doing something that I could never do.

The hardworking volunteers carrying bridge beams at the recent Martin Luther King Day of Service for Walker Creek Ranch (Marin County) were glad that I rolled out of the way just in time…

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers MLK Day of Service 2017

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers MLK Day of Service 2017

 

For other submissions to this  challenge, go to Against The Odds

Power Cord Shadow

The Photo Challenge this week is to “… hunt for shadows and incorporate them into your shot. The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic.

So I offer an image from somewhere in Petaluma.  Aside from the power cord shadow, it also answers the question of where the power company gets its power 🙂

PGE & E POWER CORD

PGE & E POWER CORD

PG&E Power Cord

PG&E Power Cord

For other submissions to the photo challenge go to Shadow

 

Solitude On The 101

This week we are asked to “…show…what being alone means to you. If you’re finding yourself surrounded by too many people, or too many sensations, or too many obligations, take a quiet moment for yourself. Seek solitude, and reset. Or, perhaps you find yourself isolated too often, and solitude evokes negative emotions that photography can help you work through.”

In response I submit this “image definition” of solitude on the road, specifically on The 101 at night.  Photo with pocket camera shot through the windshield…

Night On The 101

Night On The 101

For additional submissions to this week’s challenge, go to Solitude