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30 Over 50

The Center for Fine Art Photography has recognized that Creativity and its Growth and Development is not just the realm of the young. So they have sponsored a Photography Contest for those of us over 50. I assume from the titler that they will be selecting what they regard as the 30 Best: Nelow are my 10 entries. Wha do you think?

Mynhusband reminded me that the Center seem to prefer the Abstract ratjer than classic landscapes. So we’ll see whet happens………

Below a crooked spire

I love old Churches. So I’m sharing a unique one from a fellow Blogger……

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As I’m still top-and-tailing my camera review post (it’ll no doubt be a crushing disappointment after I’ve carped on about it so much over the last week or so…) so I’ll drop in a few photos I took inside St. Mary and All Saints church in Chesterfield a couple off weeks ago. This is the church famous for it’s crooked spire, a phenomenon believed to be caused by uneven heating of the lead in the stucture by the sun. While I’ve made a number of photos of the spire and outside of the building in the past, I’ve only ventured inside on two or three occasions – including this one.

I quite enjoy making pictures of the artefacts and ephemera within churches. Theres a wonderful sense of history to be had. As church interiors are often quite dimly lit, and as the use of tripods or (especially) flash are generally…

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Garage Doors……

Some Photos I made while hunting for Frugal Film Project materials.  Lomo 800 and the Diana F+ camera.  The Best Garage Doors:

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The images above are from a double garage, as are the ones below.  But I separated the two doors above to have a clearer image of the writing……And the Flowers Below:

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These were painted as part of the Lafayette Alley Art Amazin’ Project

Retrospective: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

It’s July….So lets take a cool tour back to the Fall of 2017……..

Unfortunately now one of the ‘hotspots’ for the COVID Pandemic, But I was there a few year’s ago for The Pecora Remote Sensing Conference, held every three years.  Hopefully the world will be in a better condition by the time the next Conference rolls around……

So Let’s focus on the actual Falls………

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There is also an Old Power Plant, now a restaurant:

 

And an Old Mill:

 

See my Original Postings here.

 

 

Photographer’s Door

I did a lot of photography in Old Town for the Frugal Film Project last Winter.  Still haven’t quite posted everything……….

But I am also working on the Thursday Door Project.  And I happen to have quite a few Doors from FFP to share.  We visit here a local Photographer’s Shop (he/she wasn’t in):

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Very Quaint………..

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Photographing Fireworks with a 90 Year Old Leica

Sending You All Some B&W Fireworks from a Fellow Blogger. Happy 4th of July!

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*photos and text depict July 2019

There they were, a continuous, almost organized line of middle-aged men in various stages of unfolding tripods, mounting massive DSLR’s on them, carefully aiming long lenses at indeterminate points in the darkening late evening sky.  The LCD’s lit their faces with a soft glow as they took test shots and talked among one another while fiddling with various items from their giant bags of equipment.

I stepped into an empty area among the photographers and leaned towards the grey-haired gentleman beside me.  “Is this spot taken?”  He murmured something, lifted his glasses over his head and stuck his eye on the viewfinder.

From my small Domke bag, I removed my tiny, old black camera and held it up to the sky.  I unscrewed its little lens and tucked it safely in my bag.  I noticed a guy watching me but he didn’t speak, so…

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