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All Of Me ~~~ Week 41 2014

Hello people!

Another fine edition of Share Your World, hosted by the talented Cee from Cee’s Photography is here once again. Why not click on over to Cee’s blog and see what all the fuss is about? Better yet, come join us!

This is where Cee asks us fellow bloggers 4 questions every week and we answer them. Great fun in getting to know your fellow blogger friends a little better.

So here we go!

 

Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

A picture of me is a very rare thing, almost extinct. So yes, I would much rather be behind the camera then in front of it.

What did you most enjoy doing this past week?

Taking pictures of my neighbors gorgeous fall colored tree. It’s been beautiful here in my corner of Alberta, Canada. Sunshine, bright blue skies, big fluffy white clouds and this wonderful tree. Sam and I have enjoyed the fresh air and the sun.

 

(c) JLPhillips 2014
(c) JLPhillips 2014

What is your greatest extravagance?

Besides books or coffee? Well, actually I find books and coffee more necessities than extravagances. So I suppose I am going to have to admit to buying anything arty and colorful. It can be something cheap and easy like notebooks or pads of colored paper, pens, pencils. Pretty much anything I can afford that is bright, colorful and cheerful. I love to have color around me, even in the small things.

Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?

Now this took some thought. I am going to say the letter B. Why B? Glad you asked! I picked B because I’m curvy and have a tendency to run into myself a lot. Let me explain that one. When I try to do something I really want to do, I’m my own worst enemy. So I run into my inner self a lot. I will make excuses why I won’t succeed, or I’ll even find myself sabotaging myself so I fail. I’ve always been this way. I think it stems from being told most of my life, “You can’t do that.” So I tell myself that. Then I have to talk myself into doing what I really want to do in the first place! So I’m always running into myself. Hmm, does that make sense?

 

Neighbors Tree from my front porch. (c) JLPhillips 2014
Neighbors Tree from my front porch.
(c) JLPhillips 2014

 

So that’s it for me this week. Thanks for visiting and thanks for reading. You guys are the best!

What’s YOUR greatest extravagance?

 

 

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This week’s photo challenge is silhouette. So I went with a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoy.

 

This one is probably one of my favorites. I managed to get the silhouette of the tree in my backyard against a glorious sunset.

 

Mother Natures Art (c) JLPhillips 2013 A Canadian sunset
Mother Natures Art (c) JLPhillips 2013 A Canadian sunset

 

This is the same tree, except in winter silhouette, white against a pure blue winter sky. The tree was covered in hoar-frost.

 

(c)JLPhillips 2013
(c)JLPhillips 2013

 

A couple of more hoar-frost covered trees, except these are at night. I love the ‘otherworldly’ like quality of the picture.

 

(c) JLPhillips 2014
(c) JLPhillips 2014

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Perspective is important to every photographer. With the creative use of perspective narrowed down through the lens of a camera, a bit of gravel can look like a barren desert landscape or a few trees can trick the eye into thinking you’re deep in a centuries-old forest.

This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: post a photo which is not what it seems to be. Make sure you share what the photo actually is of in its caption!

For those who are looking for an extra bit of challenge, show us two photos, each one showing a different angle or interpretation of the same subject:

Mine is a strange Canadian Frost World……

(c) JLPhillips 2014
(c) JLPhillips 2014

This is the big view of the picture:

(c) JLPhillips 2014
(c) JLPhillips 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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