Week 52: With a Ball

This lovely glass ball Christmas ornament could be the most useless thing I own. I purchased it years ago on a whim at a gift shop on Cape Cod. It is pink. There is not a shred of pink in my home, so it goes with nothing. It is much too delicate (although hefty) to actually adorn a Christmas tree, so I keep it tucked away in my grandmother’s oak and glass china closet. For this photo op, I took it out and placed it on the kitchen table in a lantern to give it more interest. Maybe I will display it this way next Christmas. And I put a snowy vignette on the image just because. A little Christmas in July.

Note: This is the final week of the 2016-2017 52-Week Challenge of a photo a week taken between Aug. 1-July 31. Look for new themes next week when I start all over again!






Week 51: Cozy/Comfortable

Our late cat, Oreo, each Christmas nestled under the Christmas tree , snuggling into the latch-hook tree skirt I made some 30+years ago. This photo was taken Nov. 30, 2016, the day we put up the tree. He wasted no time getting cozy/comfortable, settling down for a long winter’s nap. It would be his final Christmas.

Under the Trree 113016 FB

Week 50: Out of Bounds

If this plaza were a basketball court, the photographer would be out of bounds. This interesting brick paving pattern is on the urban campus of Oslo University in Norway. Sometimes I wait for a person to get out of my shot, but in this case, I liked that he was a photographer shooting what I was shooting, and I liked the perspective he gave to the image.

Out of Bounds

Week 49: Show us Your Bokeh

Have you heard the term “bokeh” as it relates to photography? It’s the circles of light you see in some photos, either intentional or not, that results from the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as sunlight. In this photograph, a pot of flowers backlit by the sun, the bokeh was subtle, too subtle to be a good example. So I reverted to a post-production filter to add a bokeh that really enhanced my image.