Sunday Stills: Window

Hugh’s View & News says:  Like you and I, every window can tell a story. Some will show you those stories, while others will only show them to a chosen few. Some won’t reveal their stories to anything in our world.

These are a few pictures I took this past summer when I went back to my childhood home town. They’re very amateurish (which is what my photography is) and taken on the run. I used my iPhone8+.

One of many store fronts found on Main Street.  This one happens to be unoccupied.  Love the 1890 at the top!

So sad to see our elementary schools fall into complete disrepair.  This is Anthony Wayne and I attended here in the sixth grade. It was built in 1931 and our schools depended on open windows and doors for air conditioning! The elementary school I attended from second to fifth grades (Franklin Elementary) has already been torn down and is now a neighborhood park.

Standing in front of the County Courthouse looking up. It’s such a beautiful old structure.  So much history.  Built in 1876.  It is still in use today. This is a view of the second story circular window from the outside.

The above second floor window from the inside at the top of the stairs looking out.  My friend and I used to play inside and outside this old courthouse back in the 50s.

Sitting in my family’s sun room looking out across a farmer’s field.

 

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Sunday Stills – Macro or Close-up

This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “macro-anything.”  Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail.  Since I only use my iPhone and I don’t have a macro lens to attach to it, I would call these close-ups!

Sunday Stills: Refreshing

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, sunny spring day for getting outside and taking a short hike to listen to the roar of Mother Nature. There were actually people in the pool at the base of the falls but I wasn’t willing to put my tootsies in that very, very cold water! So, I couldn’t get as close as I wanted!

Helton Creek Falls, Chattahoochee National Forest in Union County, Georgia

 

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Groups of Birds

This week on Sunday Stills, it’s pictures of four or more birds in the same picture. I must admit that using the “zoom” function on my iPhone5 is next to useless. To me, it just causes the picture to be too grainy. But, alas, to get close enough to a group of birds with an iPhone, just makes them scatter!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Profile; Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Week 66; and Sunday Stills: Pets

There are several challenges this past week involving pets. This is a picture of my first Great Dane, Caesar (1970-72). Sadly he died young. He was fabulous and I still miss him.

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Week 66.

Nancy Merrill Photography’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Profile. Okay, I made this one about my pet!

Sunday Stills: Pets

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Crowd Work

Ed from Sunday Stills says:  They say two’s company and three’s a crowd, let’s go a bit further this week. The challenge… pics with more than 5 people or animals or even birds. Have fun…..

All photos taken with my iPhone5.

Orange County Public Library, Orlando, FL

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Lake Eola, Orlando, FL

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Roman, Sarcophagus
Marble, 2d Century
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL

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Lake Apopka, Winter Garden, FL

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Modify my Pic

Ed of Sunday Stills says:  So for this week all you do is download . . .the pic . . .so you can modify it to your hearts content. . .you can use different filters or applications to change the image, then resize it and post it as your submission for this weeks challenge.

Even though he says he’s having a tough time coming up with a new challenge, this one was pretty fun! I tried a couple of different things with his picture. I hope you find them enjoyable!

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Ed’s Original

 

My two were edited on my iPad in Camera360.  I liked the first one because I thought it gave it an old timey feel.  The last one is just, well, it’s just, surreal?!

Ferris Wheel B&W

 

Ferris Wheel Fun