Saturday, 30 March 2013

Picture This #193 - Sky

Such a wide-open theme! I went with these.

One of the weirdest skies I've ever seen. It absolutely looked like it was on fire
Firey Sunset 

A sunset through the trees. I kind of looks like the branches are making a heart: Thru the trees 
Sun's rays shining through: After storm sunset 

My bonus shot, the moon: IMG_1727

Picture This 193 - Sky

So let's see what I can offer on sky from my collection. Looking throught it seems I have used some of my sky photos, but I am sure I will find one somewhere in a dark corner ready for a Pulitzer prize.

Looks like there is a storm brewing over my little village of Feldbrunnen
Storm weather over Feldbrunnen

I named this one cloud view over Switzerland, I took it from the plane flying to London

Cloud view over Switzerland

Yes, not only gold bars and gnomes in Switzerland, but clouds, something completely different

Interesting clouds dark view
I am not sure what the cloud god wanted to say with this one, but I thought I would throw it in as an extra

Clouds over Feldbrunnen

PICTURE THIS #193 : SKY

Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it!


Once in Amman (Jordan) P4061116-001

Time to play golf, time to take a sky shot (Madeira island) PA066347-001

Azores sky
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Lisbon sky in May
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PICTURE THIS #193 ~ SKY

Good Morning all Happy Easter. Here are my contributions this week;)
New Forest Morning

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Reflecting on the Sky

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Pine Tree in the Morning Glow

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Dusk over the Ocean
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Taken on a beautiful evening walk along the beach.
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Taken on coming home from a visit to Denmark.
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Taken one beautiful clear morning down at the party field near the beach.
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PICTURE THIS #193 ~ SKY

A WONDERFUL THEME FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR--

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MORNING SUNRISE OVER MY WAY TO THE SWIMMING POOL YESTERDAY  photo 6ac6c64a-0a12-4d67-8b3a-453eec4c1b8f.jpg
 SKY OVER MY HOUSE BEFORE THE STORM DSC01108-1 photo DSC01108-1-1.jpg
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Picture This #193 ~ Sky

Winter Gray Sky on Top of Mount Abantos. Spain
Mount Abantos Sky

Florence Sky
Florence Sky

Sunset Sky in San Diego
Sunset Sky

Picture This #193 ~ SKY

Hi everyone, this is Mitch and I'll be your host for this week's challenge. Before we get to my theme, I'd just like to thank Benni for hosting last week. Her theme of 'Glass' was the most popular to date, with 17 members contributing.

My theme for this week is 'SKY'. It gives you a very wide range, you could use sunrises, sunsets, moon shots maybe.....dramatic cloud formations, sun-rays, rainbows, even birds or aircraft flying across the sky. The choice is yours!! Even though it's Easter, and maybe you have family get-together's or other special events planned, I still hope to see a lot of your fabulous photos again this week!!. As a special treat for Easter, you can post a bonus 4th photo if you wish. Here are mine:

1) A moody Spring sky.
Moody Spring

2) A glowing sunset behind an oil refinery.
Skyglow 2

3) An approaching storm front.
Storm Front

4) A hazy red sunset over the Cleddau River. Cleddau Sunset 2

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Picture This #192 ~ Glass

These two pieces of glass were given to me as presents. The red one is a Whale's Tail. Shayna1

My son gave me all of my dragon collection. This one has glitter in it. I shook it but I wasn't quick enough to catch it. Shayna2

This was my mothers.
Shayna3

Picture This #192 ~ Glass ~ Lynda

I didn't find the photos I was looking for but did come up with something so I guess the search wasn't a complete failure.  

~*~*~*
My first photos is a blue glass insulator on a steel rod that I use to keep the water hose from being drug across the flower bed.  
I just like the way sun shines though the colored glass at different times of the day.

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My next photo is one I did for a photo blog back on Multiply so some of you may have seen it.  Items setting near the kitchen window - my breakfast being made.  
Grits -- my own Texas country style.


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Some of you may have seen this photo too.  
It's the old run down house across the road.  
Photo taken looking into the rear view window of the pickup.  
A tree is also reflected in the pickup window.



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Monday, 25 March 2013

PICTURE THIS #192: GLASS

GLASS GRAPES

glass grapes

OLIVE OIL AND VINEGAR CRUET AND CRYSTAL GLASS CANDIES PLACED ON A MIRROR

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OPTICAL FIBRE IN A GLASS GLOBE

optical fibre in a glass globe

Sunday, 24 March 2013

PICTURE THIS #192 - GLASS



Thank you once again to Benni, for stretching our brain muscles this weekend with her fabulous theme of GLASS

As earlier said , had to go shoot specially for this, as for me a difficult concept not often accomplished. 

1.   A small table with ornaments in front of a window in the one guest room.
      The one we call the blue room

Glass - blue


2. I caught a rain spider and as I never kill anything living, though moving
     unwanted elements to the plot across the road, put it into a glass bottle, and
     left on windowsill, till able to move.
    This shot was taken through the bottle , through the window, with the garden
     beyond in a  bookeh effect 


Glass - Rainspider

3.  Glass ornaments on a shelf in the grey room. 

Glass - ornaments

Picture This #192 ~ Glass


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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Picture This #192 ~ Glass

What a great theme to play with. There are many interpretations to apply. I've viewed the other contributions to gain some inspiration. This lead me to go through my folders to find these images.
The first one is a shot of a window in a gift shop. We were at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA. This window with the glass was intriguing.
This shot is the west wall of the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. The reflection of the building across the street captured my eye.
This last image was taken several years ago in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. This helicopter was suspended from the ceiling. It's not a beautiful image but it shows the innovation of the museum.

Picture This #192 - Glass

Thanks so much for hosting, Benni, and for such a great theme. I knew right away two of the photos I would use, but had to search for the third. My first: a variety of glass bottles from the 1940s:
Stuff from the 1940s

A crystal chandelier from one of the Trump casinos in Atlantic City:
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And a Swarovski crystal star. This star is a duplicate of the star that they place on top of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York:
Crystal Star 2