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”
I’m trying out a new photography challenge (Dutch Goes The Photo’s Tuesday Photo Challenge); this week’s topic is circles. Seemed like fun!
Circles are just a two-dimensional spheres. I read about physics in my spare time. I study science policy and while I don’t need to know theoretical physics to understand science policy (certainly the policymakers don’t!), I pretend it’s for my studies rather than purely for fun. Then I feel productive! Continue reading “Circles and Orbs: TPC”