Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black & White

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature black and white, mirrors, airports, clouds, reflection, vehicles or power lines.

I decided to use a photo of my sister’s dog. I’m trying to use it for a craft project after I trace it in Illustrator. We’ll see how that works out.
Join the fun.

If you want to see more fun photos, click here.


Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Here’s my first stab at a video Weekend Coffee Share using a video on Adobe’s Spark, which is free. (So many Adobe products are very expensive IMHO.)

There’s a tune that will play so mute your computer if that’s a problem.

The video didn’t take long to make, maybe 30 minutes, but that is longer than to just write a post, but I’ve been stretching my creativity this past week, which I’ve enjoyed.

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Header 431 : 11 August 2018

This week we’re prompted to post photos of photographers. Quite meta, huh?

I think the old days of big, bulky cameras is quite romantic, while the small compact cameras like the one with the lady holding a hair brush (for reasons that escape me).


Model, Tyne & Wear Museum, 1964 | Flickr Commons

I have no idea why she’s holding the brush like that. The description didn’t say.


Wilbur Wright, 1909, Library of Congress | Flickr Commons

Wilbur Wright is on the left of the photographer in France.


Dr. Mary Crawford, 1914, Library of Congress | Flickr Commons

Dr. Crawford was one of the doctors who went to American Ambulance Hospital in Paris during World War I in 1914.


Above is a group of photos of old cameras. I remember my first instamatic. It didn’t have the full flashbulb attachment, but I do remember those too.

You can see more Sepia Saturday posts here.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge


Jinan, China


Hanging Temple, China


Drieshaus Museum, Chicago

On Friday’s Cee challenges bloggers to post photos that depict ways, paths, roads, taken and not. To see more Which Way photos, click here.

On Liberty

Here’s a short video I made introducing the ideas of John Stuart Mill culled from his work “On Liberty.” Mill was a big champion of free speech.

I think more people should read this book. You can get it for free here.

Tell Me Something Good

Tell Me Something Good is a simple challenge that prompts bloggers to share a nugget of positive news or wisdom and it’s started by the creator of A Momma’s View.

  • I’m almost done reading The Wings of the Dove. I don’t like the book but I agreed to read it with a friend for our online summer novel discussion. I’m just glad to be finished with this onerous task.
  • I loved the film Fanny’s Journey, a tale of courage during WWII.
  • We got some rain. We need more because the the leaves are withering and the grass is brown.

So for all of you who would like to play along and stick to the rules, here they are:

It’s easy:

Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Header 430 : 4 August 2018

Trick photography. Illusions. What a fun prompt. Here’s what I found online:

2.7 A Severe Operation

Victor Bracq via Photographischer Zeitvertreib (1903), From Mental Floss

This super example of rick photography was featured in a Mental Floss article called “7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop.”

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A tinted photo made with a mirror. (n.d.)

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Ghost Girls

Even with all the digital tools available, I think I’d have a hard time making such images.
To see more photos, click here.