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Archive for October, 2011


Another fun week of hunting….had to go to the archives for some photos this week becuase I was traveling…but hope you enjoy my interpretations of the prompts. Happy Halloween everyone…



Our black cat just loves being photographed….love the intensity in his eye and the detail the camera gets on his fur. So with the spirit of Halloween in the air I thought what better subject to take my macro photo of….

Found Texture


Interesting all the places where you can find texture….great prompt ans tutorial by kat. Certanly got me thinking



Not my home….but this sure is a pretty interesting home….



Tree covered walks are so beautiful…any time of the year…



Amazing what nature does….why did the leaves fall from only half of this tree in the park….

Thanks for stopping by my site…looking forward to your comments and I look forward to seeing what everyone else found this week!!!


Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge…RED…

I so love the colors of Autumn…its just so amazing to see nature at work as the colors of the leaves change in the park.  This photo was taken by my little point and shoot…no photo editing at all…and I have to say  am proud of my little point and shoot. 

Four colors down and four more to go…purple next…that one is going to be hard…thanks everyone for stopping by my page…I look forward to reading your comments and seeing your RED photos too.
Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

Scavenger Hunt Sunday….October 23rd…

These Scavenger Hunts are so addicting…and the prompts so challenging but also so much fun.


There was a tie here (at least in my mind)….the first is a photo of the sign that we are always sad to see out in front of our favorite little restaurant…and the second an adorable dog we spotted in the park with a message for us all (I guess he was upset that he had to be tied up outside the children’s playground while the wee little ones in his family got to play on the swings).


So many ways one could go with this prompt…and I decided to go with this park that goes under this spectacular hotel….this park is amazing and its thrilling to walk under a highrise…

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We are quickly ushering in Fall and I am sure I am not the only one who went pumpkin on this one…but this stoop was just so tranquil looking…

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

4. FLY

Strong winds this past weekend…so the kites were out and this one had amazing height. Now there was another photographer takings loads of photos of this kite too…and I thought to myself I wonder if she is part of Scavenger Hunt Sunday…I guess I will find out soon enough….



Ok I had no idea what to do here…did I go the obvious the glass half full…wow this one was a stumper…so I decided to go with our cat (Joseph) who is always looking for the bright side of the room…his first preference is always the sun beam but when all else fails his bright side is under this lamp….

Can’t wait to see how everyone else interpreted this weeks prompts…and I can’t wait to hear everyone’s comments on my interpretations…the comments are always so helpful…

Shades of Autumn….Yellow

I stumbled upon this photo challenge last week and I am so glad that I did…the colors of autumn are such a fun perk of where I live these days….so here is to yellow…

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

We visited the farmers market today and not only did these tomatoes look delicious they tasted wonderful…

The Goose in the Park…

Fall flowers in the green market…
All my favorites shades of yellow…too bad they only last a few shorts week…

Scavenger Hunt Sunday…October 16th

Well its Sunday again…time to see all the great photos everyone took this week during the scavenger hunt.  I found this week’s prompts particularly challenging so I am excited to see how everyone interpreted them…I bet they are going to be great.


This was a tough one (actually all were this week) …. wasn’t exactly sure what was meant by abstract but I thought that the lines and colors on this one lent an abstract feel to this photo of my favorite subject.


Stumbled upon these round flowers of some sort during our walk last Sunday afternoon…they were round so I snapped this photo…but I still don’t know what they are…if anyone does please let me know.

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Ok folks…work with me here on this one….does this count as fire..the gas flame under our favorite, can’t live without red Le Crueset pot…we have made some wonderful one-pot meals in this pot…many good memories.


4.  Seeing Faces in Strange/Unexpected Places

The unexpected place this cute little face (of half a face) appeared was on my memory card….my dear nephew got his hands on my camera and took a series of self photos…LOL….

5.    STARS

For this prompt I knew exactly what I wanted to do…and that was to walk over to the train station and take a photo of the constellations painted on the ceiling…its absolutely amazing.  And this is just a small portion of the ceiling….

But then on our walk we stumbled upon this art exhibit in the river…called “Reflecting the Stars”….the little white cells on top of each of these pieces of this abandoned pier light up in different formations at night – each formation a different constellation.

Can’t wait to go back and see this art exhibit at night in all its splendor….

Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s photos and to hearing everyone’s feedback on mine….

I Heart Faces – Photo Challenge – Raise Your Hand…

When I saw this photo challenge the first thing that came to mind was this photo of my little nephew raising his hand….

This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

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Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge – Green

I stumbled across this photo challenge while participating in Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday…and since green is my favorite color I thought I would give this a try too….looking forward to learning from the comments I receive and trying to find the other colors of autumn in the weeks ahead….

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

It seems like the leaves are taking longer to change this year…but interestingly I took this photo above this same weekend last year and the leaves in the photos are still green too.  Below you can see that the leaves in the city are just starting to turn from green to yellow..

I love these two vines attempting to grow in the city….A tree grows in Brooklyn…and a vine grows in NYC….one is trying to grow right on the avenue and the other in the park…bonus points for the one trying to grow on the avenue…the car exhaust must be a challenge.

Finally…this a true sign of autumn green in the city…J-E-T-S…Jets, Jets, Jets… 🙂

Now off to find yellow….

Scavenger Hunt Sunday…October 9th.

Can’t believe its Sunday again…time sure does fly.   Without further ado let’s jump into the hunt.


Its always so fun to find these tranquil parts of the otherwise busy city I live in….


To this day this Fisher Price Little People Angry Boy still perplexes me…ever since I was a small child I always wondered to my myself why is he so angry…does he not like the other Fisher Price Little People….


I think the prompt meant black and white photo…hope so…  Here I love the concentration on my nephew’s face…which the black and while photo in my opinion emphasizes since there is no distraction from the color of the backyard.

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4.  FOOD

One would think its easy to take a photo of food…but I find it amazingly difficult.

I love a red onions…they go with just about everything in my book….and now on the opposite end of the food spectrum is my other food photo of the week…

Not only did the cake look beautiful…it tasted delicious…thank you Cinderella Cakes…you guys are amazing.


To a child there is nothing like the blank space in the yard of the playground…and now in this new age of safety the blank space in the playground yard is full of this nice soft bark…as opposed to my childhood where the blank space in the playground was full of gravel or ashpalt….LOL

Scavenger Hunt Sunday…October 2nd.

It is amazing how quickly Sunday arrives….and wow this week’s prompts sure were tricky…but of course fun.  Well here are my finds…let me know what you think….everyone’s feedback thus far has been really inspiring and helpful.

Inspired By a Movie…

While I have never seen the movie…something about this statute reminded me of Chariots of Fire.


When I first saw this prompt the first thing that sprang to mind was UPS….yes I have seen far too many UPS commercials.  Instead I opted for this replica of the first submarine every created…sure was a great find both from an interest perspective and it was brown.  Can you imagine exploring the ocean in this submarine….

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Coffee or Tea

Since I drink neither coffee nor tea for this prompt I opted for this trio of “cold chocolates” that I had the pleasure of trying this weekend.  From left to right….chocolate with lavender, chocolate with saffron and orange and finally bittersweet chocolate….in total YUM.


Nothing like lingering over a class of champagne at a lovely outdoor Sunday brunch with good friends….


Wasn’t able to find haze this weekend….so pulled this one from my library…


On to next weeks hunt…