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Photo Hunt #170: Artificial/Fresh

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In Fonda Vela (Costa Rica), we were served freshly made pineapple-mango-papaya marmalade, made from fresh fruits, no artificial preservatives. My dining companions went crazy over the marmalade that the waiter gave us this bowl of the good stuff. They normally give you a very small bowl, like a rameken size. Me? I thought the “good stuff” was a tad too sweet, which soured my taste for it. But it was good.

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The marmalade was served with this.

ARTIFICIAL is the theme for GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES.

FRESH is the theme for SANDY’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in photo hunt, Uncategorized

 

Sky Watch #180:

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A drive-by sunset. Other than resizing and putting my “signature” on the image, this is as SOOC as it can get. I love how the camera captured the flaming sky. I am an auto focus kind of shooter, because I haven’t learned how to manipulate and shoot under the other settings on the camera. But I thought auto setting takes a good enough shot. December 31, 2011, somewhere in Berkeley.

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #59:

I revisited my albums in Flick’r and found that I do have more photos of signs that I haven’t shared. This is what I get by being a pathologic shooter, I end up with hundreds of photos.

Anyway, for today I’m sharing a sign I took at the Agora Museum in Acropolis (Athens, Greece).

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The museum is open daily, but closed on Mondays 🙂
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Thought I’d show a little bit of the museum too.
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This is my fave shot.
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The interior is airy, bright, and very clean.
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Sample of the display.

SIGNS

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in SIGNS

 

Monday Mural #2:

The CARNAVAL mural is a block long mural on Harrison Street between 18th and 19th Street in the city’s (SF) Mission District. The artist is Joshua Sarantitis. I don’t know anything about the artist, but his work is excellent.

Carnaval Mural

Carnaval Mural

Carnaval Mural

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Maybe next time I’d go back and photograph the mural in its entirety.

MONDAY MURAL

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in MONDAY MURAL

 

Today’s Flowers #12:

Spring heralds the beautiful blooms:

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It’s a delightful season for flower enthusiasts.

TODAY’S FLOWERS

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Today's Flowers

 

Photo Hunt #169: Shoes/Spicy

Ever since I’ve been playing the combined photo hunt on Friday/Saturday, I’ve been able to – by stroke of luck – easily combine the themes into one image. This week, however, I could not find an angle where they could be combined. And so I’m doing them separately this week.

For GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES PHOTO HUNT, she chose SHOES. This is my entry for shoes.
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Could only do window shopping for shoes. Taken in one of the hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, Bellagio I believe.

FOR SANDY’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT, it is SPICY for this week’s theme. Here is my entry.
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This dish is called SPICY SWISS CHARD, one of the tapas at BARCELUNA in Alameda, CA.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #179:

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Skywatching sideways.

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Skywatching looking down.

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Skywatching the traditional way.

All photos were shot October 2011 in Sonoma, CA.
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in sky watch