If Only I’d Known

“Life is a journey and only you hold the key.”


Once hidden

Now reveals itself


Frank’s theme: Key https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/08/20/tuesday-photo-challenge-key/

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Different Angles

These are all photos taken inside and outside Laurentian University’s library a few years ago. (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Main sitting area below the staircase. Looking up, you can just catch the edge of the bottom of the stairs.

I was lucky to get a few shots without people going up and down.

Now for the outside view that caught my eye.

Wanted to see how the above view would be transformed by sepia and monochrome.

Interesting refraction of light from this angle.

Reflections of the trees create an illusion.

(Yes, it was spring, but some snow banks took longer to melt.)


Ann-Christine’s theme: Angles https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/08/17/lens-artists-photo-challenge-59-angles/

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Just An Illusion

Playing with illusion

Creates a whisper

Of momentary wonder

“Photography is a great adventure in thinking and looking, a wonderful magic toy that miraculously manages to combine our adult awareness with the fairy-tale world of childhood, a never-ending journey through great and small, through variations and the realm of illusions and appearances…”

(Luigi Ghirri)


K’lee’s theme: Just an illusion https://obzervashunal.com/2019/08/10/klee-and-dales-cosmic-photo-challenge-whats-the-prompt-128/

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Transforming Old Beliefs


And negative assumptions

Clutter the mind

“Ignorance is bliss”

Twists the belief system


Seagulls are scavengers

Garbage eaters

A nuisance

Not worthy of esteem

Lowest on the totem pole


That’s what I was told


Photographer’s eye

Has opened a new reality

Seeing this maligned glider

As an elegant beauty


V.J.’s theme: Belief https://onewomansquest.org/2019/08/05/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-60-belief/

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Taking a Break

*This is the entrance to taking a break from the noise of city life.

(Windy Lake Provincial Park))

“Sometimes, just the warm sun and the sound of the waves is pure heaven.”

(Sue Alexander)


” Taking the time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.”

(Doe Zantamata)

This seagull took an interest in me when some people close by disappeared.


Tina’s theme: Taking a Break https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/lens-artists-challenge-57-taking-a-break/

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Worth Mentioning…

Do you ever feel

Like there is something more

Something our senses can’t detect

But in certain moments

When it is quiet

And time stands still

It shows itself


Perception is a mental impression

Shaped by learning, memory, expectation and attention

An interpretation of one’s changing environment

A discernment of meaning from moment to moment

A realization of what’s of personal value


The awareness of a fledgling thought

Not passed into storage

But molded into something new

A creative beacon

To guide one’s compass in life


Eyes see, but don’t really see it all

Perception is the key

Intuition a guide

A doorway into the unknown

A stearing wheel to awareness


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

(Henry David Thoreau)


V.J.’s theme: Worth mentioning… https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/29/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-59-worth-mentioning/

Patrick’s theme: Beacons https://pixtowords.com/2019/07/28/beacons-pic-and-a-word-198/

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Shoreline Memories

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

(Marcel Proust)

Rocky Mountains near Jasper, Alberta, Canada

(The sky was hazy from smoke due to nearby forest fires in British Columbia. )

Northern Ontario scenes. ( I use to swim in the above waterway as a youngster.)

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

(Camille Pissarro)


Walking on the shoreline of a beach in Kauai.


Amy’s theme: Seascapes &/or Lakeshores https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2019/07/27/70172/

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