Tag Archives: #fpj-photo-challenge

Unlikely Portal

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ” (James Joyce) Candle in a mirror Illuminates portal Entrance to possibilities Creative energy surges *** **These images were created by using my sectional mirror (below) and a candle. *** Frank’s theme: Portal https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2020/01/07/tuesday-photo-challenge-portal/Continue reading

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Glowing Moment

Dappled light Flecks of gold Glowing through branches Join my walk *~* Frank’ theme: Glow https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/12/03/tuesday-photo-challenge-glow/

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Fantasy Tree

“Fantasy and reality often overlap.” (Walt Disney) “Fantasy…opens our eyes to an unseen world and trains our mind to see beyond the visible.” (Bryan Davis) *~* Frank’s theme: Fantasy https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/11/19/tuesday-photo-challenge-fantasy/

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Harvest Time

In Sudbury, weekly farmer’s markets display locally-grown food, wild blueberries, hand-crafted items, homemade baked goods and preserves, and sometimes live music. Always fun to experience the community vibe and take some photographs. Love the look of wooden, bushel baskets that … Continue reading

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Time to Let Go

Autumn colors transitioning Bending to the winds of change Tenacious until the end ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Resilience https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-64-resilience/ Frank’s theme: Fuzzy https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/

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If Only I’d Known

“Life is a journey and only you hold the key.” Key Once hidden Now reveals itself ~*~ Frank’s theme: Key https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/08/20/tuesday-photo-challenge-key/

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Radiance of Stillness

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen, that stillness becomes a radiance.” (Morgan Freeman) Radiant autumn leaves in the stillness of the moment. Breath of purple radiance Monochrome nuance of radiance Frank’s theme: Radiant … Continue reading

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Detour to Happiness

Sometimes the road taken is not all it’s cracked up to be… …but an unexpected detour will come if one opens one’s eyes to the signs. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear the path.” … Continue reading

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Connection

In universal flow of time Victoria Day weekend Time stood still Suddenly earthly life ended For rock of family Over a decade has passed Connection remains Her love of photography Carries on in me https://onewomansquest.org/2019/04/22/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-45-anniversary/ https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-connections/

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Ancient Deposit

Glacier deposit Of ancient rocks Polished  By hands of time Once free rolling With life’s pressures Grounded now Silent Holding story Of yesteryear   V. J.’s Challenge: Polish Frank’s Challenge: Rock    

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Wonder of Shadows

Yes, it still is winter here.  Spring is taking its good ol’ time.    “The eye is always caught by the light, but shadows have more to say.” (Gregory Maguire)   “Like a shadow, I am and I am not.”  … Continue reading

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Unanswerable

Neverending journey Pondering unanswerable questions Stitched in the fabric of time Yet timeless   Seeking elusive answer To the mystery of life Encountering a ‘language That you don’t hear with your ears’   In the quiet moments When the senses … Continue reading

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Textured Surface

Weathered exterior Textured life Rough and wrinkled Interior unfolding Unseen transformation Story always growing     Frank’s Challenge: Surface      

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Growth

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.” (John Muir)   “Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal and transformation in our lives” (Anonymous)   … Continue reading

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Playing with Imperfection

Frank  has posed an interesting idea of looking at a photograph with imperfections and seeing it with a different perspective.  The above photo was relegated to my mistake file and I dismissed it until now. A bit of digital play … Continue reading

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Gentle Memories

Dreaming again Of  gentle breezes Lacy, soft waves Lapping curious toes Cooling hot sands underfoot Washing away winter worries Delighting the senses Moments of yesteryear   Frank’s Challenge: Gentle  

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Nature’s Floor

Nature’s floor Covered with seasonal blanket Order in disorder No need to sweep And keep it tidy Observe its changes And ever-changing presence Winter lays a new blanket Covering autumn’s splendor A gift of crystallized gems lay in wait.   … Continue reading

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Finding Warmth in The Cold

A few winters ago,  I documented my daughter building a quinzee or snow hut.  The sun took the edge off the chilling temperature and dappled the snow beautifully.   She shoveled a pile of snow and then molded it into … Continue reading

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Creative Steps

One challenge to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative intent.  It began with many baby steps and much frustration.  I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous … Continue reading

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Tranquility

  Tranquility here Glowing in warming sunlight Serenity smiles Fleeting moment out of time Waiting for next storm to rise   Colleen’s Challenge: Poet’s Choice Frank’s Challenge: Tranquil    

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Contact with a Dream

Dreaming for forty winters Heart keeping wish pocketed Waiting for contact Surprising events evolve Heart warmed by arrival of un-lived wish Joyous encounter on sands of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Un-lived Lives Frank’s Challenge: Contact

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Memories of a Ukrainian Garlic Festival

The beauty of garlic with floral accents.  This was a new sight for me.  They even had wreaths made out of garlic.   I went to see these beautiful dancers. Here they are posed and waiting for the music to … Continue reading

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Trios

Such a beautiful, husky threesome.  They were at the back of a truck when I took this shot. Threesome peacefully feeding at a local farm. One of many three-petaled parts to a plant of unknown name. *(I treated each monochrome … Continue reading

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Slippery, Winter Memories

A few years ago, my two daughters and I hit icy road conditions on our day trip from Edmonton to Jasper, Alberta.  It started out as a sunny day, but the weather deteriorated as we headed deeper into the mountains. … Continue reading

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Car Show Surprise

A few years ago, I encountered this unusual sight at a Fall fair.   Creepy Halloween driver.   License plate to match.   On a lighter note, when I came upon this one, I almost thought it was real for … Continue reading

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Autumn Reflection

Autumn is almost gone The yellows still hang on Winter has shown its chilly face So as long as I feel the sun My heart will not be undone By winter’s fury   *This was taken a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Go Big!

Frank at ‘Dutch Goes The Photo’ has asked us to Go Big. All my senses were on fire standing in front of the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.   “Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our … Continue reading

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My World (City of Lakes)

  Sudbury is known as the municipality with most lakes in Canada; home to 330 in the area.  Some of the lakes nearby have a view of Inco’s Superstack, the tallest mining chimney in the Western Hemisphere.   Another view … Continue reading

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Moving Shadows

  Dappled landscape Shimmering shadows Play of light and dark Transforming my path   Shaded symphony of colors Dancing to the cool breeze Mesmerizing moments Embracing silent artistry   Frank’s Challenge: Light and Dark V.J.’s Challenge: Shadows       … Continue reading

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Backyard Memories

My backyard is a cityscape now, but here are a few photo memories of what use to be.    A toast to summers gone by   A light breeze blowing and a glass of wine   This fellow watches me, then scoots … Continue reading

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Lifting My Eyes

Lifting my eyes towards the sky Questions arise…   Are we in the midst of the beginning of the end? Are the oceans really dying? Will the dolphins continue to pulse their joyful song? Will the moon be crying for … Continue reading

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Dance of the Crabs

The backdrop is the ocean. The beach is their stage.   Dancing to the lapping tune of the waves.   A friend joins the scene with scurrying steps.   Time for the intermission and a much needed break.   Frank’s … Continue reading

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Beach Fun

These photos were taken years ago when my adult daughter wanted to play with some beach toys to touch base with her inner child. A lot of digging and playing with muck and then the floating board came in handy … Continue reading

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Off-Season Vineyards

Niagara Falls vineyards in mid- November a few years ago. Off-season, but still intriguing to visit and taste the offerings.  First time I’ve ever tried ice wine.    This was a banquet room decorated with rows of barrels of aging … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams

  Frank’s Challenge: Field

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Epic Celebration

(Poetic words in celebration of my oldest daughter’s beach wedding in Kauai, Hawaii last summer.) Moments walk away On winds of time   Epic journey continues Lubricating emotions   Warming ocean breezes Whisper songs of forever   (Winds of Kauai blowing … Continue reading

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Organic Magic

  Organically present Treat to the eye Once a mystery Shifting awareness New revelations Patterns revealed Imagination wanders Creating magic     Patrick’s Challenge: Organic V.J.’s Challenge: Mystery Frank’s Challenge: Treat

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Colorful

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”   (Marcus Aurelius)   “Colors are the smiles of nature.”  (Leigh Hunt)   Frank’s Challenge: Colorful    

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Almost New

In a twist of fate, I almost missed the birth of Spring. No photographs of unfurling ferns or opening buds of new growth. My dreams were dashed. So here is my impression of later blooms.   In spirit of hope … Continue reading

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Promise

This nesting Canada goose is fulfilling spring’s promise. “Spring is the only season that flutters in on gentle wings and builds nests in our hearts.”   (Toni Sorenson)   Frank’s Photo Challenge: Promise  

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