Black and white and gobs of gray. I haven’t spent much time with black and white photography, but I thought I would take a shot at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White Photos. I took these shots with my phone with the help of a couple of special lenses. I decided to let the photos speak for themselves this time, so no quirky captions.
My odd ball photos for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge were taken in the comfort of my own home. I guess that makes me an odd ball since all this stuff is mine.
It’s pretty and sparkly and something I haven’t used in a long time. What is it? Blue eye shadow taken with the macro lens on my iPhone. It looks so much better in the packaging than it does on my face.
Is it a strange creature from another world? A gross hair brush? No, it’s a mascara brush. I took this macro photo with my iPhone.
I was relaxing under the red umbrella and decided it was an interesting photo opportunity.
This is a rule when visiting my house. What else is there to do in the heat of a Florida summer?
As an added bonus odd ball photo, this is a strange creature from another world. I think I saw him creep off the mother ship that landed in my yard the other night. Now he lives on my gutter. Kinda snugly, isn’t he?
Here’s my entry for this week’s Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
This is a macro shot of the underbelly of a starfish. I ventured into the ominous depths of the sea and used my iPhone to shoot this rather toothy looking creature. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little. I actually took it at a little shop in the sponge diving community of Tarpon Springs, Florida.
My mojito was smiling at me, so I took a photo of it. He was delicious, but I was not smiling later in the day, as I’m a bit of a lightweight.
The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida calls this The Wishing Tree. After you visit the museum, you can write a wish on your wrist band and tie it to the banyan (ficus) tree. My band is the blue one.
Our July 4th party is over for another year. Here’s the discarded remnants of the fireworks in our backyard. They’re really just glorified sparklers, but they’re still fun. Unless you count the firecrackers and bottle rockets. They’re real, and I don’t find them all that fun since I seem to be a target for explosives and fire.
I thought I would join The Daily Post photo challenge. This week they’re asking for CONTRASTS. I hope I captured some interesting contrasts.
This is looking up the staircase at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. I took this with my iPhone.
I captured a macro photo of a strange spider in its web. This was taken with my iPhone as well.
I really liked the contrast in colors on the leaves of this polka dot plant in my backyard.
Here’s a little quirkery (yes, I made up that word) for you to enjoy. Of course, it wouldn’t be my usual contribution to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge without a little creepiness thrown in the mix.
This little gem was the greeter at the entrance to a junk store. He was named “Fry Guy” on the sales tag, so he’s probably the former face of a fast food burger joint. He’s odd and slightly creepy with those vacant eyes and evil smile. I’m certain he’s hiding something. Why do fast food restaurants use such creepy icons?
We could all use an extra outlet, even when standing under a giant tree in a park. This is tree graffiti on the trunk of a Banyan tree.
These Banyan tree roots sort of look like worms snaking toward the ground. A massive gnarled tangle of wickedness, they are quite possibly the root of all evil. I think Fry Guy might live inside the dark crevices of this tree.
Please enjoy these odd ball photos I took for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
Dolls are creepy enough when they are fully intact, but this is horrifying! Add in a few clown heads, and I’m about to lose my head. I found this scary gem of a chair in a junk store. Would you sit on it?
When I used my computer to rename and save the file, it wanted me to tag the “people” in the photo. Could it get any creepier than this? I might have nightmares tonight.
This is the handle for my outdoor shower by the pool. It hasn’t been used in the nearly four years we’ve lived here. The patina and rust is progressing nicely. Let’s think of it as a science experiment.
These are Powerade bottles. For those of you not familiar with Powerade, it’s a sports drink. I think they taste gross, but they make quite the colorful photo with the sunlight behind them.
So you don’t think I’ve completely abandoned my blog, here are some odd ball photos for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge Week 11. Since I’m a fan of macro/close-up photos, I included a couple in this group. Enjoy the scenery! I’ll be back with some weird short stories soon.
No, it’s not a fish! It’s a tiny moth resting on my basil plant leaf. From afar, he looks sort of faded purple and is about a quarter of an inch long. With my iPhone macro lens, his true colors are revealed.
This is a refreshing and delicious lemon floating in a mug of beer. Taken with my iPhone macro lens.
Here’s an evil sand sculpture on the beach in Florida. He must have brought the oppressive heat and humidity with him.
Don’t stare too long into the eye! This is a knot on an aspen tree in Colorado. I felt like the trees were watching me. (Cee’s photo of the face in the tree inspired me to include this one.)
Things have been a little too serious around here lately. We need a little nonsense to balance it out. Plus, I need to live up to my blog name once in a while.
This is my first time participating in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge. I’m known for being odd, so I should fit right in. All these weird and whimsical photos were taken at random times and in random places. Continue reading
For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, we are supposed to show perspective. The eye can be fooled.
The first two photos are of a red-shouldered hawk at a local park. She’s posing so perfectly. I wonder why?
Red-shouldered Hawk, trainer’s arm cropped out
Red-shouldered Hawk on the trainer’s arm
Just having a little fun using my iPhone macro lens. Don’t mind me, I’ve gone a little magnify crazy. Enjoy the startlingly close-up scenery!
Water Drop on a Leaf
A Blooming Weed
Pink Flowering Weed
A Creepy Spider
Light as a Feather
Center of a Christmas Cactus Bloom
Center of an Azalea Bloom
My blogging holiday hiatus is almost finished, and all I can say is, “Whew! Glad that’s over!” I feel like I’ve neglected my faithful followers for the last few weeks. For that, I apologize and hope you all understand. I’ll be back soon. So in the meantime, enjoy a few iPhone photos I took using a nifty little clip-on macro lens that my wonderful husband gave me for Christmas.
May the new year find you in fine fettle and be filled with good fortune. Cheers!
Christmas Cactus Macro iPhone
Puzzle Pieces Macro iPhone
Flower Macro iPhone
This week’s photo challenge for the Daily Post was to show Community. For me, ancient rock art, petroglyphs, and dwellings of the indigenous people of the American Southwest represent community. I took these photos a few years ago in Arizona, near Tucson and Sedona.
Petroglyph of the Hohokam near Tucson, Arizona, Saguaro National Park. The Circle of Life.
Petroglyphs Tucson, Arizona
Petroglyphs Tucson, Arizona
Goat petroglyph near Tucson, Arizona
Various petroglyph scenes found near Tucson, Arizona.
Kokopelli petroglyph at Honanki Heritage Site near Sedona, Arizona
Man and Moon Rock Painting, Honanki Heritage Site near Sedona, Arizona
Rock Painting scene near Sedona, Arizona
V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Rock Paintings near Sedona, Arizona
V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Rock Painting wall near Sedona, Arizona
Rock paintings and petroglyphs near Sedona, Arizona
Montezuma Castle near Sedona, Arizona
Montezuma Well near Sedona, Arizona
Montezuma Castle and well – An ancient Sinagua 20-room cliff dwelling near Camp Verde, Arizona.
See Ruby Falls…
On a recent road trip, my husband and I stopped at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We took the Ruby Falls cave tour. For those of you who don’t know about Ruby Falls, it’s a spectacular 145-foot waterfall located 1,120 feet beneath Lookout Mountain.
This week’s Daily Post photo challenge was to show GRAND. I thought an underground waterfall qualified.
Panoramic View Above Ground
Falls with Water Droplets
Ruby Falls Wide View