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10-04-19–FALL CHALLENGE~

Hey, guess what – it’s Fall! 

That’s right, winter is coming……

Don’t shoot the messenger.  My friend, Shell and I have these bi-monthly challenges going and of course, I hit up fall for this one.  It is October! 

We are allowed 5 photos (I do have honorable mentions this time around)

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I was coming back from Maine, when I decided to go off the GPS path – and I spotted his in the water.  It’s a mini rock island, with a flag and a brilliant tree.  Took me a few shots to get the reflection “just” right.

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I drove through Groveton my way to the hike that didn’t happen – and this is a bridge one of my former pts has often said “I’m going to go live under my bridge”.  I did show her this picture and she agreed that it captured the bridge in its full glory of fall.

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I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it. 

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I saw THREE bridges on my hike that never happened – this was the 1st.  Nothing spectacular, a one lane covered bridge.  It was the clear water under it that I wanted to capture.  After popping on my boots, slogging through wet underbrush – I snagged a few red and orange leaves on the shore and some clouds doing a build up to the rain that would eventually wash out my hike.

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The last on my list is from my walk at The Dells – every time I go there I get a few great snaps. 

The sun was coming down, the leaves at the Dells are more yellow than bright red and orange.  I thought this captured the spirit of the Dells.

Honorable mentions are below. 

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Winter is coming folks!  Enjoy the last of the fall. 

If you want to explore my friend, Shell’s blog – here is the link!  https://inmyeyesview.photo.blog/

August Challenge! Bokeh

Bokeh: the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.

Sounds easy right? 

NOT!  This was a bit more challenging for me than I had anticipated.  The sun has to be right, the focus has to be “just” right.  I didn’t succeed perfectly but I did get a few good snaps.

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Challenge: Patterns

I have a hard time with patterns I am an “odd sock” kind of girl.  You know the things that stand out? 

So this challenge took some work!

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While walking around in Bethlehem, I came across these great windows.  I’ve shot them before, but this time I found the one I liked the best, and found the pattern.

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The shingles of the same house as the windows lent themselves to more of those lovely patterns. 

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Nuts and bolts.  Patterns.  Rusty ones at that!

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This is the curved wood of the covered bridge.  Light, dark, dark, light. 

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Bricks!  This was on Prospect Mountain, the home that was at the top of the mountain, it had a great older red brick patio.

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My jaunt over to Vermont and this is a state building, I just kinna liked it.

Perspective Challenge!

So I am on a facebook group and we are assigned a partner to do challenges with. This current challenge was “perspective.”

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