Photography Challenge: Week 43 & 44

Week 43:  Story Telling: Film Noir “Film Noir is a dark and moody type of photography well suited to storytelling. So tell us a story using Film Noir.” This tree was actually a brillant orange color but after a little editing magic it has a dark moody feel to it. Week 44:  Composition: Viewpoint “Changing…

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52-Week Photo Challenge: Weeks 41 & 42

Week 41 Composition: Color Theory “Color Theory is a huge part of composition that most photographers don’t explore. So it is time to explore it. Use Color Grading to create an image that looks like it is a still from a movie.” I was unsure of what to do for this challenge.  After a little…

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Week 40: Modern Convenience

Week 40 of the 52-week photogaphy challenge:  Story Telling: Modern Convenience “What modern convenience of 2019 can you not live without? Create an image that looks like an advertisement for your favorite Modern Convenience.” I love my Think Pad.  It is the modern convenience I cannot live without.  Well that and the internet.  I use both…

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52- Week Photo Challenge Week 39: The Elements

Week 39:  Inspiration:  The Elements “Earth, Fire, Wind, Rain, and Spirit. Find inspiration in the elements of our world.” This quiet spot in our forest offers 4 of the 5 elements.  Earth, rain, wind, and spirit. Earth – plenty of soil and trees. Rain – adds to this small creek.  This time of year it’s…

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Latest Reads: A Jewish Story; A Sci-Fi Planet; & A Brain Book

“Kaddish.com” by Nathan Englander (Fiction, 203 pages) What a great little book.  The story of a Jewish man on a quest to redeem himself for indiscretions during his father’s death.  The reader will find themselves being sucked in through a vividly told story.  Humerous, sad, happy, and ultimately a story of family.  In addition, I…

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52-Week Photo Challenge: Weeks 34-38

I missed a month’s worth of the 52-week photography challenge while updating my website.  (Time well spent, you can see the post about the changes here.)  Yesterday, during my photo walk in our forest, I managed to capture some of the weeks I missed.  Here they are weeks 34-38.  The last one is obviously not…

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Changes: The Only Constant in Our Lives

It seems appropriate to make a big change to my blog/website as we enter the fall season.  Although this week it still feels like summer, change is in the air.  The evenings are a bit cooler and the sun is setting a little earlier each night.  Time to face the fact summer is ending.  …

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Under Construction: Be Back Soon

Please excuse the mess while this blog site is under construction.  Watch your step over there.  That pile of rubble might trip you up. F-stopmama is undergoing some changes and will rejoin the blogging world soon.  How soon?  Hard to say.  As soon as I set a date, then I’ll drag my feet on completing…

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Summer Reading Continues…

“Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver (461 pages, fiction) This was another excellent book by Barbara. I love all of her books especially the underlying themes that weave themselves into the stories. A tale of two different families separated by a century but with one common cause, a house they both lived in, in a Utopian like…

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