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OCTOBER 8, 2015. GROWN BY THE FINE GARDENERS OF EXPLORATORY ARTS.

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The good news about my month-long project of a photo or few a day is that I am remembering to take pictures everyday. The bad news is I am not very imaginative so they are of dreadful ordinariness. But the point of it all was for the picture-taking habit to develop and it’s beginning…maybe.

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OCTOBER 3, 2015. BACK IN THE BOSQUE.

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This is best slightly ‘off’ or somewhat artistically-interesting photo I could come up with on my morning walk. But I like its sense of reality about the end of summer.

OCTOBER 2, 2015. OVERCOMPENSATING.

Since yesterday’s post was a bit of a cheat with that Big Trip photo, I will make up for it today by posting a few photos taken near North Fourth Art Center in our North Valley ‘hood.

OCTOBER 1, 2015. AGAIN.

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I cheated. The plan is to post one photo I HAVE TAKEN every day of October. Whoops. The photo just posted of my grandchildren was taken by a professional photographer. But then any chance…pictures…grandchildren…

Now here’s a photo I did take in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. Not a special old Viking pot, just a regular raggedy old Viking pot. Nice photo though for some reason. Also the new heading will be of old Viking wood or something else from the museum. Back to Albuquerque tomorrow.

Through the Glass…Strangely (Photo 101 – Day 17)

Quite fun playing with glass and what happens when you shoot into it with flash. As usual I did not get out and about to really spend the time I should with each day’s assignment/theme. But here’s what I did manage. A series of off-selfies. Glass and camera settings and me–what a charming (not) portfolio.

My MOST Treasured Treasure! (Photo 101 – Day 16)

Easy choice. My mom kept a diary for a few short years when I was a baby. She was a very special person and it gives me great pleasure mixed with profound loneliness to take it out and read randomly from time to time. Touching it feels almost like touching her hand.

Nice visit tonight Mom.

Nice visit tonight Mom.

The happy and sometimes sad story of a young woman from a solid South Dakota farm who married a lumberjack  in the wild woods of northern Minnesota.

The happy and sometimes sad story of a young woman from a solid South Dakota farm who married a lumberjack in the wild woods of northern Minnesota.

 

The Bosque, The Rio Grande (Photo 101 – Day 15)

Landscapes. I think of landscapes as being of far mountains or the beach and the ocean from a distance. Mine are a little more intimate.

Green is coming.

Green is coming.

The Rio Grande has water today.

The Rio Grande has water today.

Voodoo versus Big Man (Photo 101 – Day 14)

So I could not make our Day 14 assignment, Scale and Observation, work on my river walk. Had to stage it right now.

I’ve traveled quite a bit, makes for nice juxtapositions if I try. Whose most powerful? Voodoo guy from Haiti or very special nesting dolls from Estonia? I think Mr. Putin is about to be eaten?

Voodoo rules!

Voodoo rules!

Movement. Not much. (Photo 101 – Day 13)

Please remember my main goal for joining Photo 101 was to make myself think photographically every day. And to take pictures! I need an excuse for this past week. Not well. So I’m cheating a little (a lot) and trying to catch up by taking a long walk in the Bosque today and hitting all missing themes.

So movement is a problem. I didn’t spend time with the ducks and geese early on in the walk and then forgot and took a slightly different route home (besides, I was tired).

I’ll try and make something up. I know this is not what we were trying to capture-I really had intended to take some speedy bird movement. Next walk maybe I can get that. But there is some movement in photos that follow.

Just a pretty picture with some water movement included.

Just a pretty picture with some water movement included.

The muddy moving Rio Grande.

The muddy moving Rio Grande.

 

Grand Architecture-Missing (Photo 101- Day 12)

Me-missing also. Sick. Back to my WordPress assignments. I cannot think of many examples of interesting architecture in Albuquerque. There are some buildings around where the extreme ordinariness is leavened with the odd detail or sort-of original angle. And there’s the old Spanish architecture. Some nice. It’s prettied up substantially all over California, but probably more authentic here.

After finally feeling well enough to lift my camera out-of-doors I did what I could on a neighborhood walk this morning.

Here it is. The original Albuquerque Country Club-in color-monochrome. I love what removing the color does and yet I never remember to play with that.

Not a very good shot but you get the idea.

Not a very good shot but you get the idea.

Nice I think. Now looks much more interesting than just the big pretty picture.

Nice I think. Now looks much more interesting than just the big pretty picture.

 

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