Just a bike, a sunset and a few other random shots


Have fun, be active.

Ride a bike instead of driving, for example.

Dan Buettner

Lens and Pens by Sally offers up some great photo challenges.  They are always fun to look through.  They are also very educational and creative.

I chose to use this random picture of a bike leaning against a wall.  It’s so interesting how changing just a few of the color or saturation elements of a photo can completely change the feeling of the photo.  I only used the iPhoto editing program on my computer to change the picture.  It was fun and interesting.

Original photo

Original photo

A compilation of the same photo recreated in black and white, saturated, antiqued and adjusted.  Black and white is always my favorite.

And because you have been good.. a bonus sunset with hipstamatic, Instagram and Lo-mob.

RaNDoM ShOtS w/iPhone!

Other phonegraphy posts

Normal people doing normal people things


Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. ~Yiddish Proverb

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As you can probably tell, people are my favorite subject.  The less posed the better.  The following are some of my most favorite from a recent hash I participate in.  Just normal people doing normal people things.  I hope you enjoy this little bit of humanity in Nepal.

Well that’s all folks.  Ya’ll come back now.

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This week, Thirdeyemom challenges you to interpret the theme humanity.

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Looks like Morning


No matter how bad things are,

you can at least be happy

that you woke up this morning.

D. L. Hughley

Mornings from my window.  From running in groups to bathing in your front yard to tranquil roof-top scenes, it only takes waking up before the noise starts.  I love the morning.

Think in the morning.

Act in the noon. Eat in the evening.

Sleep in the night.

William Blake

Other posts I like

Recess and Roll Call


Ahhh.. long work week over!! It’s the weekend.. time to sleep in.  Finally!! Unless you live in an apartment that is backed up to a school that operates six days a week and on the only other day off, it’s a common place for kids to come and play.  Noise was a perfect travel theme from Ailsa this week.

Yes, it is noisy but it’s still sort of fun to watch.  I hope you enjoy.

The world is noisy and messy. You need to deal with the noise and uncertainty.

Daphne Koller

It scares you: all the noise, the rattling, the shaking. But the look on everybody’s face when you’re finished and packing, it’s the best smile in the world; and there’s nobody hurt, and the well’s under control.

Other great noisy posts

  1. Travel theme: Noise (x2) | ILEANA PARTENIE
  2. Travel Theme: Noise | Wind Against Current
  3. Travel Theme: : Noise | Ese’ s Voice
  4. Noise-Travel Themed Photo Challenge | Third Person Travel
  5. Travel theme: Noise | mój punkt patrzenia
  6. Street Music | Foto Challenge
  7. Travel theme: Noise | Mick’s Cogs
  8. Travel Theme: Noise From Morning To Night | Light Words
  9. Visual noise | Le Drake Noir
  10. Travel theme: Noise | thechangingpalette
  11. Travel Theme: Noise | Citizen du Monde
  12. travel theme: noise | Del’s other stuff…
  13. Travel Theme Noise | Patchwork Ponderings
  14. Travel Theme: Noise | ALMOST ITALIAN
  15. Noise- Weekly Travel Theme | The Rider
  16. Silence noise | Le Drake Noir
  17. Travel theme: Noise « Leya
  18. Travel theme: Noise | funfamilyfeats
  19. Travel Theme: Noise in Montreal | That Montreal Girl
  20. Travel Theme: Noise, Take Two | Wind Against Current

People that you meet in your neighborhood


It is interesting here for sure.  One of my past posts spoke of the “masks” we wear. Though the following photos do not represent the same types of masks I spoke of in my last post, they are masks just the same.

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The word Sadhu is a Sanskrit term that means “good man”. Sadhus are people who have chosen to live on the edge of society in order to focus on their spiritual practice. The base of this word is supposed to mean to let good happen.  It was interesting walking through this area and having these Sadhus beckon you over to get your photo taken with them.. for a small price.

The Sadhus lifestyle does vary from place to place.  Some live in caves or huts in remote areas, some live in Ashrams or temples in large cities while other Sadhus roam from place to place throughout their lives.  The Sadhus of Pashupati seem to live in this area and depend upon the photo taking of tourists and the brotherhood of each other.  I have visited Pashupati several times and for the most part I see what appears to be the same group each visit.

Regardless of the “masks” they wear or their actual purpose. They leave a lasting and haunting impression.  I hope you enjoy the photos.

Other people from this area.

Other haunting posts.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters that Haunt You

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  3. Our daimon | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  4. Vanquished | Master Of Disaster
  5. This Baby Continues To Haunt Me | Not the Family Business!
  6. “Return of the Obamacare Jedi” Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  7. With Time Comes Grace | Real Life Co.
  8. Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters that Haunt You: Vetfaan. | Rolbos ©
  9. the name is bond, james bond | Musings of a Random Mind
  10. DP: Writing Challenge: You never know… | Mainer Chick
  11. Characters that Haunt You | Parchment Pressed
  12. She | wrappedinmystery’s Blog
  13. WWC: HE LEFT THIS SILVER BULLET | SERENDIPITY
  14. Templed Genie | Saying Everything
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters That Haunt You | Ashley Reavis
  16. Silent Worlds | Let me tell U a story
  17. Heartbreak Hotel | Pen and Pixels
  18. Bookworm | Bellyaching: From the belly and the heart
  19. Silent Worlds | Let me tell U a story
  20. Oblivion | Words from the heart
  21. The Crone of Lake Cowichan | The Crone’s Apprentice
  22. Characters That Haunt You: Justyn | emilykarn
  23. “Characters that haunt you.” | mroziuk 1
  24. the name is bond, james bond | Musings of a Random Mind
  25. Fire Woman | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  26. DP: Writing Challenge: You never know… | Mainer Chick
  27. Characters that Haunt You | standinginthestorm
  28. Character development exercise: At the airport | Mother Bear
  29. Vanquished | Master Of Disaster
  30. This Baby Continues To Haunt Me | Not the Family Business!