I didn’t have to work very hard to find photos that exemplify “chilled.” In fact, I didn’t even have to work very hard to make these photos black and white, there was virtually no color in them to start.
The storm door to the screened in porch frosted over when there was a cold snap upstate that lasted for weeks this December and January. The grey ambient light and the layer of frost on, seemingly, everything, muted the colors and brought out the patterns frozen in the moisture on the window. It was beautiful–but golly it was cold!
I took these photos with my iPhone as I hadn’t brought my good camera with me upstate (and even if I had, it was far to cold to take it outside without a huge fuss). In spite of the fact that I was shivering and using a phone camera, these came out quite beautifully!
This week’s challenge is “sweet.” Oh dear, talk about a paradox of plenty! I have so many photos of sweet things, how could I pick?!
Rather than pulling from old photos–because where would I start?–I decided to find something new. Conveniently, on Thursday I decided to treat myself to a pastry from Chanson (in the Flatiron District).
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What a fun idea, playing tour guide! Pittsford, NY isn’t really my home right now and it’s not quite my hometown, but I’ve spent a good deal of my life there. Plus it’s so lovely at the holidays (and these pictures are from multiple holiday seasons); I just couldn’t resist showing it off here! Enjoy!
A shop by the Canal
A festive lamp post
The Canal frozen and snowed over (not this winter!)
Snow on the Coal Tower (also a couple of winters ago)
Kumquats aren’t terribly exotic, but they certainly aren’t your humdrum, run-of-the-mill fruit either. They are a diminutive citrus fruit that you can eat whole–peel, pith, and all.
They’re nice. Sort of a cross between a clementine and a lime. Sweet and orange but with a little bit of a bitter tartness. They’re lovely.
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There’s something lovely about photographing a road or path. They can entice you into the photo, making you wonder what’s around the turn or past the focal point. They can be a stage for action and the hustle and bustle of a city, or an invitation to somewhere tranquil and secluded. Plus they can be really useful for framing a shot!
I’ve got a decent amount of pics that would satisfy this photo challenge (roads and walks), so I decided to limit myself to a few photos that looked fun with selective colorization. Continue reading “Roads and Paths: CB&W”
This week’s theme, “variations on a theme,” presented so many ways to proceed. I ended up settling on showing you a quilt I made last year for my mother. Her favorite color is blue and she loves floral prints.
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I thought about going the route I went with the “silence” weekly photo challenge and using “walls” as a springboard to talk about something political. But I started the spring term this week so I’m talking politics quite enough at school and work, thank you very much.
So here are some beautiful old walls. Continue reading “Wall: CB&W”
I was planning to take a photo of a nice, empty cobble stone street down in the Soho area for this week’s photo challenge: silence. The idea was to do some sort of photographic illustration of the Simon and Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence” (speaking of, I recently heard Disturbed’s cover of the song—it’s beautiful). But I just wasn’t feeling it. I even had the song (both versions) streaming on my phone to inspire me.
I’d gone downtown after walking for a while with the Women’s March and I guess that changed how I listened to the song. Continue reading “Breaking the Silence: WPC”
This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge from Dutch Goes the Photo is “delicious.” As a trained pastry chef, I really wanted to bake up something special and photograph it. But as a PhD student and adjunct professor who is starting term next week, I knew that was a bad plan.
So I decided to incorporate this challenge into my dinner run.
I don’t often go to Eataly–and I’ve never been to the downtown one–so I thought I’d treat myself on my last weekend of freedom and get dinner there. Continue reading “Delicious: TPC”