This week’s theme is ‘Facial Features’, either human or animal. I took a few liberties as you will see with the final photos. One thing this challenge showed me is that I don’t take many photos of people, and that is really too bad as people are what make photographs come alive. Worse than that, I rarely have my own photo taken. The one below is one of those rare moments (taken without my knowledge). We were in Cozumel, on a beach and I was having the time of my life as waves washed over my feet and legs.
Every year, my son composes his annual digital Christmas card that he sends to all his friends. Every year has a different sort of theme. This was his nerdy 70’s look.
Animals often tell us a lot with their facial expressions. This is a Capuchin monkey. I chose this one because of the eyes. To me, the look old and wise, but also innocent and trusting
I couldn’t not include my cat Mickey, who decided to leave home one day. This is my favorite photo of him. I love the expression in his eyes.
This is a stone angel that I photographed in a local cemetery with a prayerful look on her face.
Lastly, the Selena Memorial in Corpus Christi Texas
I hope you enjoyed my photos. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think. ~~~Susan
This week’s Black and White Challenge is Structures. The definition of a structure is ‘modeofbuilding,construction,ororganization;arrangementofparts,elements,orconstituents.’ This is one of my favorite subjects, as most structures are stationary, allowing more time to get the photo you want.
The first photo is the Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Lighthouses are fascinating structures with a colorful history. This tower was built in 1874
This photo is of the spiral staircase that takes you to the tower.
Galveston, Texas has some beautiful old churches, which are massive. Here I focus on one part of the church.
Windmills in Kansas used to power a water well. These simplistic structures are still used in many places in the Midwest.
This last one was taken as we drove through a tunnel in downtown Dallas, Texas
The theme for this Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Patterns.
Last August, I attended my first hot air balloon festival. I didn’t expect much since it was a small event but I have to admit, it was incredible. Especially after dusk when the inflated balloons were light up. Below is one of the balloons as it was being inflated.
Below is the entrance to a beautiful church in Galveston, Texas