Tag Archives: #CosPhoChal

Riot of Colors

Architectural digestif For long, abandoned hospital Unwanted, hollow shell Once an eye-sore Ripens with vivid colors Graffiti artist adds his touch Eye-candy or too over-the-top A matter of opinion ~*~ Interesting video of the process—https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/timelapse-video-watch-canadas-largest-mural-take-shape-1665248 *~* V.J.’s theme: Ripening https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-63-ripening/Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Heart of the Matter

K’lee has planted the seed that requires deep thought. “If you could see into the heart of me…” “Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life.” (Elizabeth Lesser) ++++ I … Continue reading

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Otherworldly

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”   (George Carlin)   K’lee’s Challenge: In the Realm of the Otherworldly

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Touch of Fantasy

K’lee’s theme of  “Unusual Tones or Textures”  brought out my playful side and the love of playing with colors.    “The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”  (Steven Pinker)     K’Lee and Dale’s … Continue reading

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Transition of Perspective

Contemplating grey skies Dreaming of blue ones That once carried my dreams Now the thorns of winter Take residence in my heart But I will not be undone For shimmering warmth Will surely one day come For now I will … Continue reading

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Halloween Chills

  Shadows awaken Unsuspecting gardener Still warm in sleep’s arms Dreams of tools gone run amok Haunting scream shatters window   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Shadows, Shapes & Silhouettes  

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Blues & Golds

Nearby lake that I try to visit at least a few times a year.  It never disappoints.(Sudbury, Ontario)   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: The Blues & the Golds

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Beauty of Upside-Down

“Learn to see things backwards, inside out and upside-down.”    (John Heider) K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Upside-Down!

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Liquid Artistry

  Water reflections, as distorted shapes…”dissected by the wind only to be reassembled into abstract designs on the reflective surface of water…a beautiful illusionary canvas…ever moving. ”   (Christine Mattai)   Closer look at the above image.  Water squiggles or abstract … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

K’lee has asked us to share photos that reveal an interesting element not noticed in the moment, but discovered in a future viewing of the image.   The camera has an amazing ability to capture details that the naked eye … Continue reading

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The Food of Love

  “You gotta learn to laugh. It’s the way to true love.” (From the movie, ‘Michael’)   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: The Food of Love  

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Spirit of the Wind

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)   Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows. (Native American)   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Beautiful Spirits of … Continue reading

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Street Photography

Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The concept for the design of Science North was to create a building that looked like a snowflake perched atop a rock crater.  The snowflake was chosen because it’s symbolic of the glaciation that sculpted … Continue reading

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Pieces of a Dream

  “Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.”   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Pieces of a Dream (B/W)        

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Clouds

  Clouds drifting freely Following magical winds Unknown destinations calling Inner child revels in the wonder Of fleeting Everchanging Creation     Patrick’s Challenge: Clouds K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Free Like A Bird

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Motion versus Rest

Bodies in Motion   A seagull with a tasty morsel.    I got it first.   Canada Geese couple enjoying a leisurely swim.   This slithering snake gave me a scare as I entered my backyard, years ago. I was … Continue reading

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Golden Moments

Dale has asked us to create a montage of photos related to a saying or phrase. Mine is “All that glitters is not gold.”  (William Shakespeare)     K’lee and Dale’s Challenge    

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Where The Wild Things Are

I was happy to see my first seal, not in captivity, just enjoying the sun. (Beach in Kauai, Hawaii)   A bird in Hawaii that still enjoyed its freedom.   A bit of cultural shock with roosters and hens roaming … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” (Miroslav Tichy)   Moments come and go Storms subside A shadow stands alone Ready to dance Unbroken   K’lee& Dale’s Challenge: Living in Your Best Light Patrick’s Challenge … Continue reading

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Natural Patterns

“Nature’s patterns sometimes reflect two intertwined features: fundamental physical laws and environmental influences. It’s nature’s version of nature versus nurture.” (Brian Greene)   “We are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, … Continue reading

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Copper, Silver and Gold

If you look closely, each photo contains all three color ingredients. “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”  (Martin Luther) … Continue reading

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Magic of Dark Waters

    “I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds.”  (Egon Schiele)     *(Two versions of a flipped image of the dark waters of a bubbly … Continue reading

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Looking Back in Time

Time stands still in a curio shop on Manitoulin Island.   Interesting find at a flea market in Sudbury.   Cash register before technology changed everything.  (Anderson Farm, Lively, Ontario)   When I was six years old, I took piano … Continue reading

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Tired of Winter

  This was the scene last week. Another round of snow and so disappointing  because…   …this mallard was tasting spring three weeks before winter gripped our landscape again. “Colors are the smiles of nature.”  (James H. L. Hunt)   … Continue reading

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Notions of Shadows and Light (Sepia Heaven)

“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.”   (Gregory Maguire)   “Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.”  (Junichiro … Continue reading

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A Hint of Spring

  Ice and cold still friends Sun shining over landscape Smiling face of hope ~ The sun has been trying to warm us up for over two weeks. Before that, winter grayness and constant snow saturated all hope of spring … Continue reading

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Surreal Moments

A sage dreams of unfolding mysteries.   A vision appears.      A black rose, bound with cords, waits silently…   …but the road to enlightenment is strewn with thorns.   K’lee & Dale’s Challenge: Simply Surrealistic Patrick’s Challenge #130: … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Indoor Plants

“A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.”  (Beth Ditto)   “Plants have enough spirit to transform our limited vision.”  (Rosemary Gladstar)   “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate … Continue reading

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Three-Part Challenge

Beauty of Wood (Both wood photos were taken in Hawaii last summer.) Gleam of Metal (Photo shoot with my daughter’s dagger.)   Reflections of Glass (Standing outside the Edmonton art gallery.)   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge    

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Wings of Freedom

  Rise of a new day All blemishes forgiven Wings of freedom sing Of unknown destinations Resting place for heart’s desires   Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #127: Blemish K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Break of Day

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: At the End of the Day

  Golden hour drifting Into wine-colored moments End of day pleasure     K’lee & Dale’s Challenge *( I decided to challenge myself with new photos and not depend on my archives so much. These were both taken in my … Continue reading

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Textures of Life

Glistening, wet globules of  refractive transparency illuminating life.   Smooth, silken leaves attached to the rough, bumpy arm of its provider.   Fluffy, soft cloud following its feathery friend.   Cosmic Photo Challenge: Texture X Three *( This week’s challenge … Continue reading

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: #42-Things That Go Bump In The Night

Challenge…take a photo or two of something(s) that scares us, or haunts us, or at the least- resides in our thoughts with power enough to produce a chill or quick glance over the shoulder? The above photo was taken a … Continue reading

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K’Lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Walk in the Park

  A walk in nature Cleansing all man-made worries Peaceful moments sing       This fellow came to greet me on my nature walk.   A birch beauty.   A peaceful spot to breathe and absorb serenity.     … Continue reading

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Looking Down

Two rock formations captured while looking down. First, a gorge at Athabasca Falls, Alberta. Second, a weathered rock slab. The crack peaked my curiosity. Waterfalls as seen from a helicopter ride into a remote area of Kauai, Hawaii. Next, sparkly … Continue reading

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