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Lincoln Center Fountain: CB&W

I’d been meaning to post these for ages, and this black and white photography challenge from Cee’s Photography to photograph “water” seemed like a good reason to finally follow through.

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I brought my camera to Lincoln Center to take photos of the fountain outside the opera house. Continue reading “Lincoln Center Fountain: CB&W”

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White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pecan Scones (and some scone making pointers)

One of my professors held our final meeting over brunch in his lovely apartment. A couple of my classmates from that class were in classes with me last year when I was less busy and so baked for my classmates. It seemed polite to bring something and my classmates strongly encouraged me to do so!

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Continue reading “White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pecan Scones (and some scone making pointers)”

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A Peek into the Past: WPC

I can’t help it, I’m doing a second post for this week’s photo challenge. It’s a fun topic, I suppose. Or maybe it’s that time in the semester that I just need a diversion. In any case, these photos are from a visit this past summer to Genesee Country Museum. I know I’ve mentioned them before, but I love going and it’s such a fun place to take photos.

I have tons of pictures, so I figured I’d go with the more literal peeks… Continue reading “A Peek into the Past: WPC”

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“Hear the beat of dancing feet, / It’s the song I love the melody of…”: WPC

I’m a day late (and perhaps a dollar short) for the “pedestrian” photo challenge. And that’s a shame because I took these photos the weekend before the challenge went up and they are perfect for it! It was fortuitous. But this week—well, this semester—has been terribly busy and I just lost track of time. So I won’t take any longer. Here are my photos, taken on 42nd Street, which, because of a parade on 5th Ave, was closed to traffic and became a pedestrian thoroughfare for a few hours on a Sunday.

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MTA at Columbus Circle: CB&W

Oh dear, I missed last week’s challenges. I went away for the holiday weekend and it threw off my whole schedule. Anyway, I’m back!

I’m still experimenting with selective colorization in my black and white photos (my first attempt was reasonably successful). I’ve downloaded GIMP and have been slowly learning it over the last month. Continue reading “MTA at Columbus Circle: CB&W”

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Twinkle Lights: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC)

Guess what? I found another photography challenge! It’s hosted by the same site that runs the Black and White Photo Challenge I started last week. This one is a bit different: there’s fun new a theme every week that explores different aspects of a month or two long series of ideas. A new series started this week: twosies. Sort of pairs of opposites so far. This weeks’s challenge is titled “Light and Dark.” I love it!

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As I’m learning, light is vitally important to photography. After all, photography is (at it’s most basic) capturing the images made by photons hitting film (or a digital sensor, as the case may be.) Continue reading “Twinkle Lights: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC)”

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Resilient: WPC

Resilient. It could mean so many things. As a New Yorker, I thought about photographing the new building where the World Trade Center had stood–talk about resilience. But I was doing that because it fit the challenge, not because it inspired me.

So I took my camera, with my new 40mm prime lens attached, for a walk. It was a beautiful day. I thought I’d see something.

I took pictures of bulbs sprouting from under dead leaves. I found some pansies that were somehow hanging in there after a recent cold snap. Continue reading “Resilient: WPC”