This is my first time working with A WORD IN YOUR EAR‘s Weekly Photo Challenges. What I like about this particular one is it offers opportunities to enhance your knowledge about photography techniques as well as just some of the terms that relate to photography.
This week’s theme is ‘Zoom’. Obviously this word relates to bringing things that are far away closer.. I also like some of the other interpretations of zoom that were presented on this blog.
It’s a very interesting challenge and not as easy as one would think if you love to take close-ups of people. I have some favorite facial zooms that others were not entirely pleased with but I love them because they are very natural and beautiful. So my first small set will be of some of my favorite zooms of people and things.
zoom bird in a tree, Venezuela
zoom on a cross in Caracas, Venezuela in taxi
Washington, DC – GIANT DOG
sister in the rear
morning coffee in montana camp
Zooming on hammocks in Barinas Venezuela
little girl in curacao.
zoom in on sticks on Korean hike
subway hands zoom Washington, DC
zooming Masked guide dancing by .. so colorful..
Frost on tree during Korean hike
zooming on the driver
spring blossom in spokane in DECEMBER
Girl in distance in Peru
zooming in on a distance relation
Playing under the tables in the market in peru
Yummy food in Panama
Dance Lessons in Quito Ecuador
zoom in on leaves, Andes in Venezuela
Praying in a cave in cambodia
Soccer Game security in Quito
New York Snow day in Central Park
zooming out of a plane
zoom in on steps
Korean palace wall
Child playing on the beach in Venezuela
Venezuela Los Nevades to Barinas Hike – organic coffee farm
zooming in on a cowboy
Water homes in Catatumbo, Venezuela
zoom dino biting nose.
zooming in on grandkids who are zooming in spokane
zoom on my eye
River boys on side of river Venezuela
Zoom on parade passing by in Korea.
Bird in rafters on river trip
Los Llanos Animal safari pirhana fishing with Guamanchi
zoom on boy in Peru
Epic zoom photo – LOVE IT
charlie brown zoom on toys, Korea
ME: Lincoln Sam on a dollar in Korea
zooming on spider in Korea
parade for carnival in Venezuela
Quito, Ecuador driving and zooming
Bells in Thailand
ceiling in Wine country chile
Older group drinking across the plaza in town in Peru
Zoom in on the face of a little boy begging in Cambodia
Coffee in Curacao
Rooftops in Valapariaso
birds eye zoom in Pt. Ordaz Venezuela
Believe it or not this was the highest zoom I had. The place was immense. Cambodia
Barinas Guamanchi Rafting Trip
Boat ride in Venezuela
Cambodia jumping on tuk tuks in rural areas
These next photos are recently taken from the Visual Arts museum and Aquarium in Baltimore. I hope you enjoy.
Forward. This week’s photo challenge… inspired me to think about how many times I have moved forward and what that moving forward has meant for me. I can remember many times in my life certain people stated that I seemed to be a person that was constantly running away from people, places and things. The truth is, I have never ran from anything but have spent a lot of time running towards everything.
This week’s photo challenge asked what ‘forward’ meant to us. Well, to me it has always meant finding interesting people, places or things that are ahead of me and that have caused me to want to move forward and toward a new and unknown destination.
I have had an amazing life with many shiny objects ahead of me that have distracted and caused me to want to leave behind one thing (or in some cases many things) that I truly loved and appreciated in order to move on. For this I am grateful. I cannot imagine, even for a second not moving forward. Because of my inability to run away from things I will always remember fondly the places I have been and the people I have met. Because of my ability to move forward, I will always anticipate the amazing things that are yet to come.
To be honest I struggled with this weekly photo challenge – renewal. All images of renewal went to the obvious, sunsets, grand-babies, plants and baby animals. Then, out of the blue I ran into some of my pictures from my travels and time in Venezuela and Ecuador.
Most of these photos revolve around those extreme sports I have already blogged about, however, these images brought back so many memories of the renewed course my life has taken over the past couple of years. New job, new life with my daughters grown and starting families of their own. These photos, to me demonstrate the liberating renewal of starting a new life in a new job with new freedoms that I am embracing whole-heartedly.
JakesPrinter’s has brought another great theme for this week. CITY
After reviewing all of my favorite shots from my favorite cities I found too many to narrow down. So what I decided to do is pick my favorite city to highlight and post some of my favorite pictures from that ONE city.. and for the others.. well.. I couldn’t just ignore them so they will need to follow in a slideshow. Now if you’ve read a few of my past posts you will know what city I’m going to profile. I hope you enjoy.
As I reviewed my newest post I realized that I do have more than just one obsessive photo shot addiction..
Street Grafitti or Street Art?
I was inspired to go through all of my graf/street art pictures after reading Monkeymuesli’s blog Friday fun: art trail blog. The blog as a whole is a fun read with some very interesting photos but the art trail blog was especially interesting as I have an absolute love of street art and graffiti (even if I don’t know how to spell graffiti.. it took me 3 times, thank goodness for spellcheck.) Painted walls have been a fascination of mine for quite some time. I love the rawness of graffiti and street art and so I decided to post some of my favorites from Venezuela, New York, San Francisco, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and I’m sure a few other places will pop up as I move through this blog. I hope you enjoy.