iPhoneography Challenge: Macro Photography


It’s Monday .. Monday.. can’t trust that day.. on the other hand.. this was a great challenge to welcome in the spring.. I hope you enjoy my input for the iPhoneography Challenge: Macro Photography.  Spring.. spring.. spring..

SUNDAY POST : Natural Resources


Jake’s theme for this week is natural resources…click here to go to his page.  His weekly challenges always present a challenge for me because I like to find photos that are a little outside of the box.  This week I’m going to stay very much in the box and only as a side-note step out.  I hope you enjoy.

My first photos are from a visit to a Cambodian silk thread weaver factory.  We saw the process of creating yarn from piles of leaves to larvae to silkworm to yarn to weaving.  It was amazing to watch these ladies work, knowing that these ladies sat in these positions for hours using the natural resources that surround them to make a living as well as to create beautiful natural crafts.

Cambodia Silk making factory. Ladies weaving the thread.

Cambodia Silk making factory. Ladies weaving the thread.

Textile machines in silk factory

Silk worms at the silk factory in Cambodia

Silk baskets that hold the silkworms while they weave/spit their threads.

Silkworm bush to harvest silk.

Bed of leaves to grow and feed silk worm

Silk worm bushes/trays.

The next group of photos come from Spokane, Wa (natural water resources) and the drive to Seattle, WA (natural wind resources).

A river runs through it. Spokane, WA has a river running through the center of the city. Over the years it has helped to create energy for the city as well as a beautiful backdrop for the 1976? World’s Fair.

Windmills that produce energy on I 95. A very windy area.

A river runs through it. Spokane, WA has a river running through the center of the city. Over the years it has helped to create energy for the city as well as a beautiful backdrop for the 1976? World’s Fair.

Windmills that produce energy on I 95. A very windy area.

This is a water fountain in the middle of the city. I was told that it is fed by the Spokane river that runs through the city.

Windmills that produce energy on I 95. A very windy area.

Windmills that produce energy on I 95. A very windy area.

These next four photos are from Catatumbo, Venezuela.  They are of some local crabbers making their living and feeding their family off of the natural resources of the water they live in and are surrounded with daily.

The man doing the work. Amazing to watch their handmade crab trappers and how fast this man needs to work to catch each crab.

The job and the net

Local crabbers living on Venezuela’s natural resource

The haul

These final pictures are simply of people (me included) enjoying a variety of natural resources.

Sailing on wind power in San Francisco Bay

Using nature and a natural phenomena to enjoy the cold.

Climbing trees in Shanendoah National forest.

Trying to break up some dead wood for a fire using natural resources to do the task.

Hauling dead wood to create seating at a camp in the Shanendoah National Forest

Just hanging around on a hike in Shanendoah National Forest

Climbing trees in Shanendoah National Forest.

Some of my favorites in no particular order.

  1. SUNDAY POST: Natural Resources | Tea with a Pirate –
  2. sunday post : natural resources | bodhisattvaintraining
  3. Windmill at Sunset | Canoe Communications
  4. Sunday Post: Natural Resources…The Children of the World
  5. Eye candy | Thirdeyemom
  6. The Giving Tree | Thirdeyemom
  7. Sunday Post: Natural Resources « patriciaddrury
  8. SUNDAY POST : Natural Resources | tahira’s shenanigans
  9. Sunday Post:  Natural Resources -Another Day in Paradise
  10. Sunday Post : Natural Resources « restlessjo
  11. Positive Parental Participation
  12. Natural Resources. « Luddy’s Lens
  13. Jake’s Sunday Post: Natural Resources | A Number of Things
  14. BAMBOO- A Natural Resource « Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  15. If a tree falls | Beyond the Brush
  16. Jake’s Sunday Post theme: Natural resources « newsferret
  17. Tell me, was it one of those days? | The Wanderlust Gene
  18. Longing « Stray Thoughts
  19. SUNDAY POST: Natural Resources Wool | Cee’s Life Photography
  20. Wind Turbines | Figments of a DuTchess

 

Travel theme: Liquid


Ailsa’s challenge in ‘Where’s My Backpack Travel Photo Theme this week is:  Liquid.  Liquid, water, wet and a multitude of other damp images come to mind when I think of this challenge.  I think of refreshing liquids, boat rides, floating villages and wet kids.

I hope you enjoy.

A couple more of my favorite images:

Weekly Travel Theme: Liquid | The Tiny WandererTravel Theme: liquid | West Seventh FreelanceTravel Theme; Liquid « Day OneTravel Theme: Liquid | Adventures We SeekTravel Theme: Liquid | 50 Year ProjectMorning Musings: Let The Rain Kiss You « The Human Rights WarriorTravel theme: Liquid « Eclipse Of The Moonravel Theme : Liquid « Memories are made of thistravel theme: liquid | bob’s wife

31 days of randomness personal inspiration 12 – finish a project -The chopstick jumped over the knife, the fork and the spoon


In continuation of my 31 days of randomness – Day 12 – Finish a project or a tasking.

Mark Birks in his knife, fork and spoon photo challenge proposed the following to all who would listen:  “Give it a try yourself. Choose one of the three utensils and make it the main subject of the picture (other things can be in the shot but the utensil must be the star). Create no fewer than thirty unique shots and then choose five of the best images of them all. Happy shooting and please leave a comment below with links to your results. I’d love to see them.” His pictures were so stunning I definitely wanted to take a jab at it.  I counter-proposed the addition of chopsticks to which he replied, “uh, ok.”

Well, I tried my hand at photographing chopsticks and just could NOT seem to make it work for me.  Well.. I finally put it to rest and completed the project. Though I am NOT entirely happy with the results (it would be hard for me to beat his amazing photos) I am happy that I finally finished.

This all started from a random site I found called thenester.com.  Apparently there is a group of people who have committed to posting a topical theme a day for 31 days.  31 Dayers 2012

31 days of randomness Personal Inspiration 11- Random Behavior


In continuation of my 31 days of randomness – Day 11- Pure randomness.

There are often times I do things just to make myself laugh.  Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason as to why I do these things or when they will play out.  I’ve previously mentioned some of my random addictions – photos through the glass – and other weird pictures that I obsess on.

I have a friend who photographs his feet in a variety of different locations.  Another who insists that everyone in an area jump at the exact moment a picture is being taken.  Another friend who insists on standing in an elevator facing other people in the elevator instead of facing the door.  I have a few friends who LOVE to photo bomb strangers.  There is no reason for any of these activities except possibly to make someone laugh or just for pure personal enjoyment.

While at a random event in Itaewon, Korea my friend Laura had stolen my camera and somehow got everyone (including myself) to pose in this very peculiar position.  I still do not know what it meant or why we all did it, but it really brought back some good memories.  Sometimes it’s fun just for no reason at all to get a bunch of random people together and do something random.. for no other reason but to have a laugh later on.

I hope you enjoy.  I’m guessing you won’t as much as I did…

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2009 seemed to be the year for randomness.. but remember how much fun it was?

This all started from a random site I found called thenester.com.  Apparently there is a group of people who have committed to posting a topical theme a day for 31 days.  31 Dayers 2012