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Photo Hunt #182: Graffiti/Street Art/Flash

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I believe that a flash of inspiration compelled this man to create this colorful graffiti. On the other hand, it may just be his turn to work, while the rest of them takes a break.

GRAFFITI/STREET ART is the theme for KEYHOLE PICTURES.
FLASH is the theme for WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #192:

On May 27, 2012 as a culmination of a weekend of merrymaking to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city had fireworks display. I mentioned before that we did not want to be caught in traffic in the city so we just watched the fireworks from across the bay at Point Isabel in Richmond/El Cerrito. From this dog park there is an unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge. With many others, we stood close to the shore with excitement in anticipation of the fireworks. Many had cameras and tripods set up. We set up our tripod early too.
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The lights on the bridge were turned off when the pyrotechnics show began.
It was a marvelous few minutes display in the night sky.
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At one point, the sky turned red. Happy birthday indeed.

The first image is totally SOOC while the second one is clarified a tad so the bay waters can be delineated a bit.

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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #72:

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Walking along downtown Quincy (Plumas County), I saw many signs.

SIGNS

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in SIGNS

 

ABC Wednesday #12: X

This is my XANADU.

Shoot misty for me

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To everyone else, it’s called Yosemite.

ABC WEDNESDAY

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY

 

Monday Mural #14:

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Mural 4 of 5 from Yucatan Peninsula.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in MONDAY MURAL

 

Photo Hunt #181: Hot/Fashion

At the recent Earth Day celebrations in April, school children put out a fashion show using recyclable materials like plastic bag, plastics, paper, etc. It was a hot show on a very hot day.

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Participants waiting for their turn on the “stage” to showcase their creations.
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She donned a colorful plastic bag ensemble.
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Her carton dress came with an accessory – a life-sized Justin Bieber cut out.
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I cannot remember the material this dress is made of. But it’s the one used for packaging along with the popcorn.
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Her grey and lavender dress is simply gorgeous.
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Cousin It showed up for the fashion show.

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And just to drive the point better, even the park ranger was wearing a plastic bag skirt over her uniform.

FASHION IS THE THEME FOR GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES.
HOT IS THE THEME FOR SANDI’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #191:

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Without exception, whenever I look up and see white clouds and blue skies, I feel refreshed, reenergized, reinvigorated.

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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in sky watch