Posted in pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

Scale – WordPress Photo Challenge

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I’m feeling very small today so this photo seems to fit my perspective well.

Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks. In drawing, placing an object farther down on the page and making it larger gives the appearance that it’s close; conversely, a smaller object towards the top of the frame seems farther away.

For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and scale in your photos. Perhaps you live in a place with mountains, and want to highlight the size of the homes in relation to the dramatic landscape. Or, conversely, if you live in a city, how do the buildings change when you place a smaller object, like a cup or a toy, in the front of your frame? Can you make them appear smaller or, conversely, can you make them look like the biggest skyscrapers in the world?

Have some fun with perspective and show just how big, or little, the world can seem.

 

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Posted in Grateful for, Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Painted Rocks … spreading smiles and kindness

This looks like so much fun! A great way to spread smiles and kindness! I found the below post/information when I was looking at related Facebook pages for The Kindness Rocks Project via Michaels announcing:

There are a million ways to be kind, help us paint them all!
We’ve joined forces with The Kindness Rocks Project to kick off the 1 Million Kindness Rocks Challenge! (posted August 9th on Michaels Facebook page)

I’m going to share some here in Ontario! Where will you be “hiding’ your rocks? 

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Full Step by Step Rock Painting Guide! Detailed Pictures and Explanations!

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If you found this beauty you’d tag #PaintedRockLife                                                     ~ Read about this rock in the link above!!

 

Painting, hiding and finding rocks is quickly spreading across the world as a fun and unique hobby that gets everyone involved and active!  – Painted Rock Life

Painted Rock Life also suggests that you add labels and hashtags to your rocks (see link) so that you can see where your joy has spread to.

Adding labels to your rocks does a few things. It allows the finder to locate your rock painting community on Facebook and other websites.

It can be your own personal #hashtag and/or

THEN SHARE YOUR RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WITH
#MAKEKindnessRocks


*no affiliated links

 

Posted in Awareness, Canada, Nature, pondering, rebloged

Driftwood ~ Not all that wander are lost.

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Driftwood at Rock Point Provincial Park, Ontario Canada

 

Why driftwood matters.

Post comes from Laura Myers, Senior Park Interpreter of Neys Provincial Park.

Driftwood – it makes a great bench to watch the sunset, a balancing beam to play on, or that perfect element to your photograph.

The whole post can be read HERE 

Ecologically speaking, driftwood is an essential component of beach ecosystems. From the skeleton of an entire tree to a piece of driftwood the size of a pebble, each piece of driftwood provides a benefit to the beach ecosystem.

Driftwood provides stability to the sandy beach environment. With winds and waves, beaches are constantly shifting and experiencing natural disturbance. Like the edges you build around a garden, driftwood helps hold the sand in place and allows plants to take root.

 

Posted in Disney, garden, photography, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

It said “Drink Me”

 

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alice-in-wonderland-drink-me Perhaps I should not have tasted it?

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. ~ Edward Weston

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I adore my coneflowers and I can’t resist taking photos of them. However yesterday I was really aware that I take the “same” photo over and over.

While trying different angles it occurred to me…the front facing camera to see what I was aiming at while under the bloom. Taking flower ‘selfies’ are definitely unusual for me!

Posted in Me ..a little geeky ;), pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Nerding out over the next Doctor. (Shhh, Darling. Spoilers)

Brace yourself… I haven’t watched this past season yet.

Yeah, I know. But I really wanted to just binge watch them and I HAVE to watch them with my daughter. I’m so excited to meet Bill. And just as we’re about to settle down to meet her I hear about our next Doctor.

While I always hate to see the current Doctor’s regeneration I do love getting to know the next Doctor.

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Eeeeek I’m so excited! How long do I have to wait to meet the new Doctor???