Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
–Arnold Toynbee
I have quite a few accidental blurry images that I could share for this week’s challenge. But for fun (or is it work?) I am sharing some springtime zoom blurs. And yes, they are definitely fun. 🙂 Check out more of this week’s blurry interpretations here!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist

Here are my interpretations for the week’s Photo Challenge theme: Minimalist. Hope you enjoy these two Autumn foliage, minimalist images!

For me the theme is also a welcome reminder that often “less is more.”

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

— Lao Tzu

Check out more of the photo submissions here!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

I have to admit to being captivated by thunderstorms. The sheer power displayed is frightening and at the same time, amazing. For this storm, I had a great vantage point too, a 3rd floor condo balcony. Watching from the distance gives you a great perspective and  a sense of peace and calm. Of course, I may not have enjoyed this storm so much if I had been in a boat out in the middle of it all!

Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this week’s Photo Challenge – Descent. Head on over to the post for this week to see some amazing examples of Descent!


Ocean storm - Biloxi Mississippi

Ocean storm – Biloxi Mississippi

Photo Challenge: Nighttime

This week’s challenge is to show a ‘night’ photo. I love this type of challenge. Nighttime shooting isn’t something I do often, but the challenge gave me a good chance to sit down and go through my old archives to see what I could find! The photos below are several years old but stand out as fun.

My hometown has a wonderful display of Christmas lights every year on the city square and it attracts a lot of people to the downtown area. If you are ever visiting here, I highly recommend a trip to the Fayetteville square to see Lights of the Ozarks!

I think my interest in these two photos is their oddity. Both of these photos were taken with my iPhone4s and probably were my first night shots using the iphone. Neither of them is the picture perfect image of Christmas lights, but for me, they both capture the essence of the lights – first the dots of light in the color photo, and then the light patterns in the B&W.

Hope you enjoy these! Christmas will be here before you know it and it will be another good chance for me to capture some colorful lights.