Weekly Photography Challenge: Silhouette

22 Aug

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My grandparents live on Seneca lake and have for many years. They have a wonderful house that includes a beach house and dock. I remember when we visited them as a kid and they did not live at that house, but at that point my other grandparents lived on Seneca lake.

Needless to say the lake has a huge place in my memory. My children recently got the chance to visit with me (which they have done before, but neither really remembered) and experience the swimming, sailing, late night dinners on the beach as the sun sets, fire flies, and family.

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My mom cuddling my daughter on a bench at a vineyard after a farm to table dinner. Watching the moon rise.

I hope they remember this visit and feel that upstate New York is as much a part of them as I feel it is of me.

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Supermoon of August rising over Seneca Lake.

This was a bittersweet visit, as it is our last one we will share this experience on Seneca lake as a family. My grandparents have decided it is time for them to move on and into a place where someone else gets to do the upkeep.

I will miss summers that include this lake and these large family get togethers.

Weekly Photography Challenge: Summer Lovin’

31 Jul

The things I am lovin’ about summer:
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All photographs were taken in Camas/Washougal today with my phone. :-)

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Containers

23 Jul

This week at theĀ Daily Post photography challenge we were told to share photographs of containers. I am sharing a photograph from a yoga studio in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. I have never done yoga there, but I occasionally like to go to the restaurant, called Prasad, after my Wednesday night runs. They have this neat little area where yoga mats are stored and I thought they came together and looked interesting.

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Relic

16 Jul

Last summer my family and I traveled to the Washington coast to Cape Disappointment. We saw relics of a military fort at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.

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Check out the view from the end of this hike!

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We also saw some amazing and majestic trees which are relics from another time.

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Overall this was not a disappointing place. :)

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Contrast

3 Jul

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Once again a photograph from my run.  Can you tell I am spending more time training to run than taking photographs lately. This one was taken on an evening run, so the shade created even more contrast.

That is in large part because I am signed up for the Girlfriends half marathon in October, which is affiliated with Komen Race For the Cure. I have not done a half before,  in fact my first 5k was just this past St. Patrick’s Day.

I have a running partner now and she is good at pushing me,  which is great.  So we signed up for this run in part because we needed a run,  and also because I lost my best friend to breast cancer at 29.

I also have another friend who had been diagnosed recently and is now going through treatment.  I like the idea of raising funds for a cure,  but I also wanted to help her raise funds for uncovered expenses. 

My Grandma has also had breast cancer twice, so I think this is a fitting run all in all.

Needless to say,  my mind has been on running lately.

Weekly Photography Challenge: Between… post 2

26 Jun

This week I had the privilege of photographing this sweet new baby. He was a bit older, but very cooperative. I thought this particular photograph fits well with the photography challenge this week, between:

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Between

26 Jun

Between the trees
There is a path
Green forest, protection from the rain and sun
It provides a beautiful place to walk and run…

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A place to visit and explore
Once a week, sometimes more.
A place to escape, to mediate
A path perfect for a photograph.

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All photographs taken with my phone, while on a run. And the writing above is why I am a photographer, not a writer! ;-)

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