Category Archives: Photography Challenge

Sunflowers (Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective)

Today, I photographed the third sunflower that’s bloomed in my basement this long, cold, lonely winter. It’s a little burst of summer sunshine that I thought was perfect for the weekly photo challenge theme of “perspective.” Despite its beauty, a … Continue reading

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Abstract lights

I avoided nagging my husband about putting away the Christmas tree, and aside from the household peace, there was an unexpected benefit. I loved trying out the photography challenge to create abstract light shots. OK, now that tree must go.

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A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

(Video link) My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives — an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very … Continue reading

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Simplicity

#dpssimplicity If you’re ever looking to lighten the mood in a room full of seventh-graders, all you have to do is tell them where you’re going on vacation this summer. It’s guaranteed to produce an explosion of excited laughter. As … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Jam

The Queen City Cherry Bombs defeated the Yankee Brutals in the opening match of the CT RollerGirls season in a fast-paced, exciting match. #DPSDIPTYCH #6 (101 things in 1001 days): Go to a roller derby.

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Knitting needles

#DPSBOKEH I need to learn how to knit to complete 101 things in 1001 days. I’ve never tried it, and to me it feels like such a quaint, old-fashioned skill — except that I’m resorting to YouTube videos to try … Continue reading

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A favorite landscape: Porcelain Basin

One of my favorite landscapes: Porcelain Basin at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. A trail winds through a vast, white rock-sheet that looks like snow, dotted with blue, boiling geothermal pools. Related Links: See other reader-submitted landscapes at Digital Photography School … Continue reading

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Best Shots

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} Closeup of a beehive #DPSBEST2012 Every picture tells a story I love the photos that capture a story I am trying to tell. Here are some of my favorite photos from 2012. The … Continue reading

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Through the Years

#DPSFAMILY I’ve snapped a picture of my two sons on Thanksgiving weekend for the last 13 years. Where have those little boys gone? {Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.}

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Thailand travel photos

There is nothing that gets me yearning to travel more than seeing beautiful or unusual photos from a place I’ve never been. I have been enjoying the Travel Photography Inspiration Project at DPS, which has featured reader-submitted photos from such … Continue reading

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