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5-24: We were trying to find a place called Butterfly Woods natural area and this very friendly horse ran over to the fence and let us pet her and feed her some grass. There were some cool patterns in the sky above so I decided to get a shot.
April 25, 2008    Swinging Bridge at Tishomingo, Built in 1939 -     I shot this same bridge about a year ago, and have always liked the pic, but was never really satisfied with it...I'm happier now-    edit: the other shot.  &nbsp
3-18-2010...  Just Squeezin' Green
The Eyes  Thu. November 6, 2008 (Day 206)    I'm still sorting some files from  photo shoot last weekend, and I think this one deserve the spot.     I took some pics today but not too crazy about them.   They only deserve to be in the  Alternate gallery.    Hmm... I need a good rest tonight. Have a good evening all.
April 24, 2008    The Tennessee River and the Natchez Trace-    And, we had a little more light for tonight's game...enough for an alternate pic-  Check out the tongue-
April 20, 2009 -  "Sign Of The Times" - This might be one way to use the remaining tangible assets of a failed bank.
09/25/09 - I was working at my computer yesterday when I noticed that there was a lot of condensation on the outside of my water bottle.  One thing lead to another, and I came up with this shot.  There's a flashlight behind the bottle that has a lot of little tiny light bulbs in it.  The water droplets took on the pattern of the bulbs.  I turned it b&w, cropped it, and fixed a bad spot on the water bottle that was distracting.  It's different...certainly in my daily gallery next to yesterday's vivid Halloween color shot!  Work was just horrible yesterday.  I hope I get to spend more time with my kids and my camera today.    Thank you all for the feedback on yesterday's glass shot.  You're a great inspiration to me to keep pushing to come up with something even more creative and pretty.    Happy Friday! Maryann  While I wasn't fully awake this morning, I put the caption under the keywords.  Thankfully, I discovered my error and was able to copy the text instead of having to rewrite it.
Sunday, April 22, 2012  "THE PHOENIX"   "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." ~ Langston Hughes   SOOC........a different twist, but nevertheless, here's my contribution to fellow SmugMugger L. Perry Fuqua's "Earth Day" Challenge.   Of course, the colors were the initial attraction to this work of art.  This photo was taken as we were walking through the airport to await the boarding of our flight for home from Phoenix, AZ to Houston, TX. Unfortunately, I didn't get the artist name.  DISCLAIMER: The following views are not my personal views, opinions, or beliefs. The texts are included as background, informational purposes only. A card was given to me by a young man who was standing in the store after I snapped this picture. The following texts were written on it. Coincidentally, when I uploaded the Arizona photos and started putting the dates on them, this one just so happened to fall on today. With that said........  "The Phoenix" is associated with triumph over adversity, and that which rises out of ashes. It is symbolic of hope, purity, faith, eternity, and light. The Phoenix not only represents immortality but also an individual who stands apart from the rest, a person of rare qualities." ~ Reprinted text from the information card that was sitting on a nearby table  Additionally, "Only one Phoenix exists at a time. When the mystical bird felt its death was near, it would rebuild a nest of aromatic twigs in which it burned from the heat of its own body. The Phoenix would be consumed by the flames and then would resurrect from the ashes. The Phoenix's flight has been said to represent the capacity to leave the world and its problems behind, flying toward the sun in clear pure skies." ~ Reprinted text from the information card that was sitting on a nearby table  Thanks for your comments on the collectible "Salt and Pepper Shakers" that landed in the #1 spot yesterday.  Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday.  Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, AZ  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 12/31/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
May 26,,,   I love this green weed and the toad stools.
07-26-09  MMW  Idea and inspiration from Manny Librodo's work...and a special thanks to Mili (the model) and Bindu (for assistance).   Strobist: SB24 through umbrella from behind model. SB800 through softbox above and in front of model.   1. If you had to choose a different career what would you choose and why? Social work – I’m not sure if that’s a career, but that’s what I really want to do and will do some day. I think there is nothing to beat the satisfaction of helping those who need it the most. My particular interest is in helping underprivileged children in developing nations get an education.  2. What is your favourite cuisine? Why? Chinese food - there are many versions and I like them all. Having lived in Shanghai for a year I enjoyed authentic Chinese food, having grown up in India I've always loved Indian Chinese, and lately even American Chinese will do :-)  3. Do you believe in love at first sight? I think it depends on the kind of love. For non platonic adult love - not really. Having a pleasant face is always nice, but love is a complex and deep emotion that has very little to do with the way one looks. It takes time for love to happen and grow. For parental love – yes. Each time I saw the faces of my kids for the first time I fell in love, but even that love grows and deepens with time.  4. What is the most philanthropic deed you have done? Spent a day with the elderly in an old age home in India. That’s when I realized that there is no joy like helping a helpless human being….or animal for that matter.  5. What kind of music do you like? Having been a dancer for most of my life, having lived in India, and being married to a musician, music has always played an important role in my life and I like almost all kinds – my favorites are contemporary jazz, slow rock, R&B, and some Bollywood music!  Sorry I haven't had a chance to catch up on the dailies - been trying to revamp my page.  Hope to do so in the next couple of days..
The road less traveled is the best one. Shortly it turns to gravel and puts you next to the rivers edge where the foliage lights up the viewfinder. Wisconsin, the road to Strong Falls.   Thanks for making yesterday's photo go to the front page and all the awesome comments!!!! Paul Sr.
October 16, 2010  "HARD ROCK'S ICONIC SYMBOL"   "f this house is rockin', don't bother knockin', come on in." ~ Stevie Ray Vaughn  SOOC (except the border, of course) - one from the archives   I'd never seen this iconic symbol photographed from this perspective......so, voila!!!!   Thanks a million for your comments.  Hard Rock Hotel  Biloxi, MS  ***top 5 photos today and all-time***  (photo taken June 2, 2008)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
February 3, 2009
6.4.09 - It's the small things again......  I'm feeling really rough today, a bug has taken up residence in my sinuses and throat. At least I'm hoping it's a bug and not allergies, because allergies in April doesn't bear thinking about! I went for a walk in the Nature Reserve near home at lunchtime in an attempt to clear my head. It worked nicely, apart from the frustration of chasing the first butterflies of the year and not even getting close to a shot. There aren't many wild flowers out yet, but if you look closely enough there is always beauty for those who seek it out. I'm so pleased with this shot, hand held in shaky hands, with a strong breeze blowing, and a 200mm lens that pretends to be a macro on a good day.   Thanks for the comments on my comedy geese yesterday. I tend to agree with Stephonie that I was too aggressive with the vignette, another lesson learnt :)  Lovers of poetry might want to check out my Monday Challenge entry here;  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/7093288_hSxt4#506641924_RCAAZ
Monday, July 27th. Another from the Grounds for Sculptor, Hamilton, N.J. SOOC.
5-24: We were trying to find a place called Butterfly Woods natural area and this very friendly horse ran over to the fence and let us pet her and feed her some grass. There were some cool patterns in the sky above so I decided to get a shot.

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5-24: We were trying to find a place called Butterfly Woods natural area and this very friendly horse ran over to the fence and let us pet her and feed her some grass. There were some cool patterns in the sky above so I decided to get a shot.
5-24: We were trying to find a place called Butterfly Woods natural area and this very friendly horse ran over to the fence and let us pet her and feed her some grass. There were some cool patterns in the sky above so I decided to get a shot.

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