Cee’s Black & White Photograph Challenge – Wheels

This week’s challenge, ‘Wheels’, made me think of the little wheels and gears in the gold pocket watch and on the pins on my steampunk top hat.

Also, check out some of Cee’s other challenges. I was very honored to receive a Featured Blogger from Cee for my entry in last week’s Kitchen challenge. (Mentioned under Thursday on Cee’s Weekly Wrap-up.)

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untitledThanks for the award, Cee! (See my entry HERE and Cee’s comments on it HERE)

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Scene 02-28 Rising from the Riverside

My neighbor has been obsessed with building cairns lately. I awoke to see these three along the property line – rising from the riverside.

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Scene 02-25 Cherry Blossoms and Blue Sky

 The trees were blooming sparsely but I couldn’t resist capturing the first cherry blossoms against the blue sky.

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Scene 02-24 Faerie Fireworks

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Pussy willows burst in the spring-like air like fireworks in Faerie.

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Scene 02-23 The Magnolias are Coming

The magnolia buds caught my eye. Bits of bobbing color hanging down in front of the holly bush.

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Scene 02-22 City Plants

Took a trip to Seattle today. Sometimes it’s tough to be a City Plant.

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Scene 02-21 Took My Breath Away!

I came out of the gift shop, and when I glanced up Mt. Si took my breath away!

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Scene 02-20 Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Things Found in a Kitchen

I had such fun with the 5 Day B&W Challenge that I’ve decided to take Cee’s Black & White Challenge posted on Thursdays. This week is about Kitchens, so I took a little tour around our kitchen at work. Here’s what I found:

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Scene 02-18 Multitude of Stones in the River Clear

As the multitude of stars in the clear sky, the myriad stones beneath the river’s clear water delight me with their beauty and seemingly endless patterns.

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5 Day Black & White Photograph Challenge – Day Five – Branches of Light

Alas it is the final day. This has been great fun and a welcome return to B&W’s for me. I hope you all have enjoyed my 5 pics. I think there will be more B&W’s to come here at the riverside. Thanks again, Cee, for tagging me on the 5 Day Black and White Photograph Challenge. On Day Five I have tagged Helen’s Journal whose exquisite landscapes speak for themselves. There are only two rules:

  1. For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
  2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

I must include one of the oh-so-familiar riverside, though the intense sun and long shadows allowed me to portray it with an otherworldly glow.

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Scene 02-17 First Star I’ve Seen Tonight

It’s rare in this moist climate to have an atmosphere clear enough to see stars in the sunset sky. And this first star was followed by a full blanket of them spread across the inky cold night. Crisp and awe inspiring.

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Scene 02-16 Waiting for the Drakes

This lovely lady was in a group of five, three females and two drakes in fine mating plumage. After a long and exciting session of chases across the surface of the river and through a section of rapids, they all disappeared upriver from me. My patience was rewarded when this lone female came back and was swimming along the opposite bank, preening and waiting for the drakes to return.

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5 Day Black & White Photograph Challenge – Day Four – Street Lights

Thanks, Cee, for tagging me on the 5 Day Black and White Photograph Challenge. On Day Four I have tagged rona black photography in whose black & whites I often find aesthetic perfection. Looking forward to one more day of fun! There are only two rules:

  1. For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
  2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Since I was in town today, I thought I’d post a much different kind of subject. I was intrigued by the contrasting windows, shapes and lines.

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5 Day Black & White Photograph Challenge – Day Three – To the Heights

Thanks, Cee, for tagging me on the 5 Day Black and White Photograph Challenge. On Day Three I have tagged Leanne Cole Photography who posts a variety of excellent images. Looking forward to two more days of fun! There are only two rules:

  1. For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
  2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

I took several photos along the river today, but I couldn’t resist a dip in the archives to take an excursion to the heights.

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