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Removing the Colour

Depending on your perspective, this could be a photo of a tree with a bright coloured background, or a sunset with a dark tree in the foreground. Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence. And though rooted in earth, they seem to […]
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Spines, Scales and Rocks

Arizona in April – this is what is happening in my back yard: I think this is a Claret Cup Cactus. If it isn’t, it should be because it seems like an appropriate name for it… Wicked thorns though… How I like claret!…It fills one’s mouth with a gushing freshness, then goes down to cool […]
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Moon and Venus Sunrise

Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day. – Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues – Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. – William Feather – It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” – H.G. Wells, […]
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Sunrise – Not Over Miami

Palm trees – yes. Miami – no. Arizona! This post was for the old WordPress.com Photo Challenge Rise/Set.

Palm Trees and Sunrises

All filters are available in a program called Topaz Studio. This post was for the old WordPress.com photo Challenge Lines.

A Line Up of Sunrises

We have a roof top patio in Arizona – a perfect place for watching sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing. The science behind contrails is fascinating. Contrails should never be a cause for alarm; after all, folks don’t flip out on chilly days when their breath forms a cloud. If it’s cold enough and the air […]
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Recipe for a Dramatic Sunrise or Sunset

Are the sunrises and sunsets in your part of the world ho-hum? If they are, then you could follow this recipe to make them spectacular! – start with clean air, preferably in the fall or winter season. (You might have to travel somewhere to find these conditions.) – marvel at the blue of the daytime […]
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On a Scale of Carousel to Roller Coaster, How Scary is this?

Sunrise this morning. It was quite spectacular and changing rapidly. I quickly took a picture, then retreated back into the warmth of my house. When I uploaded the photo and enhanced it with a light touch of HDR in Topaz Studio, I realized that I had captured something much more sinister than a typical Alberta […]
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Photographs of a Half Moon and Sunrises

The photo challenge this week is Half-Light. At sunrise this morning, the moon appeared to be Half too! The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness. ― Brian A. McBride, Dominion – Same time, same sunrise, same moon (that tiny white dot near the top right of the photo. The sky is that beautiful […]
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The Border between Hence and Thence – Fence and Border Photos

An exploration of borders and boundaries with photos and Notable Quotables. “Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary –