Arsenal (Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge)

Arsenal
Discovered while walking my dog.

Taken with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 4: Challenger’s Choice, Still Life.

I put a lot of thought into my Photography Challenge posts, often regarding the photo itself. Is it the best shot of the ones I took? What about the subject matter? …the lighting? This week it was all about the category.

I was struggling with whether I would categorize it as “Objects” or “Still Life.” I chose “Still Life” because “Objects” somehow didn’t seem enough. There is action and life in this scene. We simply isn’t visible.

I thought about the exuberance with which somebody created these snowballs. I wondered if it was a boy. How old was he? Did he lob any of these before being called in for lunch? Maybe he was a teen, mischievously storing them for an impending ambush.

I will never know. I can only imagine. A picture certainly can be worth a thousand words.

Arsenal 2
This was one of two caches.

Words (Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge)

FullSizeRender

Last week I received a handwritten note from a spiritual leader. His words expressed a confidence in me that I am only beginning to grow into.  I was telling an artist friend about it and we began talking about the importance of words.

She excused herself and came back with the treasure in this photo. She said she hadn’t initially known why she bought it, but now she was certain.  She included a handwritten note on the back of a piece of paper on which she had painted, and gave me the box.

This whole encounter inspired a longer written piece which I will post later. In the meantime, I loved the light in the top photo. It echoes the sentiment, “Radiate Sunshine.” And I always love black & white.

Taken with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 3: Black & White.

 

FullSizeRender (2)

Pumpkin Patch (Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge)

20151013_215631495_iOS

Taken at a local pumkin farm with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 4: Challenger’s Choice – Still Life and Food Photography.

20151013_214757640_iOS

This shot wasn’t as clear, as it was shot while on a hay ride, but I liked the subject matter.

20151013_221415190_iOS

My son and I enjoyed a “caramel apple” (sliced Granny Smith apple, vanilla ice cream, nuts, and warm caramel) just before we left. I like the table and pumpkin framing this shot. The taste of the caramel apple was even better!

Snow Day (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Snow Day

It has been sleeting and snowing since late Sunday night (pre-dawn Monday). I snapped this from my front porch. The cold never bothered me anyway… from inside.


Taken with my iPhone 5S, using Mono filter. Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, Week 3: Black & White.