Shutterbugs and Photographer Friends,
Welcome to the World Through My Lens, 11.2019. The photos below were, for the most part, taken during November for the 2 photography challenges in which I am participating. One challenge is the Sunday Stills series hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. And the other is The Everyday Eye Candy Project 52 with LaShawn at Everyday Eye Candy on Facebook and her blog, Everyday Eye Candy. Before we get started today, you can visit last month’s World Through My Lens post, here.
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World Through My Lens 11.2019
Struggled with my photography this month. Kept forgetting to look at the prompts so I would have them in mind while out and about. But with all the other mumbo jumbo going on in my head all month, photography and photo prompts took a back seat. Afraid my pictures for this edition of World Through My Lens 11.2019 aren’t among my faves. Although, the subjects are pretty near and dear to my heart. Have a look.
WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 45
EVERYDAY EYECANDY PROJECT 52, WEEK 45: 8:00 am
On the mornings I Cia-sit or help get Cia to school, I try to arrive a little before 8:00 am so we can cuddle a few minutes in her bed before starting the day. I took this photo in the dim light of her room one morning before waking her.
SUNDAY STILLS, 11.03.2019: All About Pets
After our week-long trip to Kentucky and Ohio, we could hardly get home from the airport fast enough to see our kitties. My friend Lorena and her mom always take great care of them but we still miss them and they miss us. We snuggled and napped together this afternoon and watched TV together tonight. In this photo, Purrsimmony has jumped up 4 feet to lay atop the shelved tier beside the television. It’s warm up there.
World Through My Lens Week 46
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 46: Guilty Pleasure
Clothes. Especially since I discovered the Get Your Pretty On seasonal capsule wardrobes. And have lost a little weight with Weight Watchers. I have more clothes than I could ever need but for the first time in awhile, it is fun to try the trends, put together outfits. It’s fun to feel feminine again!
Sunday Stills, 11.10.2019: Yellow Autumn or Leaves
One morning on my way to pick up my friend Lorena for breakfast, I discovered this gilded tree. Not only were the gold leaves lovely, but so were the rounded branches of the tree. And the way the blue of the sky could be seen between the mosaic created by the leaves and limbs.
World Through My Lens Week 47
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 47: Movement
My virtual book club decided to have a bookmark swap for Christmas. While on the search for the perfect southwest-themed bookmark to give the reader with whom I was paired, I stopped in a little shop called La Placita. When I heard the water trickling and splashing from the fountain outside the door, I was reminded of this week’s prompt.
This other water fountain photo was taken a few years ago in Houston when I was there for the Texas Library Association annual conference. I loved the way it came out after editing it. The movement of the water over the edge of the fountain make it look like strands of pearls in this stylized photograph.
Sunday Stills, 11.17.2019: Calm
This is the calm before the storm that is our whirling dervish Lucia Carolina.
World Through My Lens Week 48
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 48: Thankful For
Whenever we visit Ohio, my sister-in-law Greta always makes time to take me somewhere pretty. To the local toy store. Or the book shop. Or 3 Weird Sisters clothing store. This trip we visited the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, decked out in its holiday finery. The former home of of Mary Jane Hayner, built in 1914 is lovely any day but especially so at Christmas. Thankful for Greta and the special activities we do together.
Sunday Stills, 11.24.2019: Oldie but Goodie or Favorite Photo
While we were back home in Ohio, PC and I spent part of an afternoon exploring the upstairs of his parents’ home. I had only been up there once or twice before. It was a treat to comb through memorabilia and keepsakes stored in the unheated attic. PC’s paternal grandfather, who built the house, had lined the walls with beautiful cedar paneling that smelled as delicious as it looked. This cozy space is now my favorite part of my in-laws’ home.
In this photo, I like the lines leading your eye about the picture. In the background, there are the lines in the wall paper, the books on the shelf, even the fan stand. The light tones in the carpet and wall paper on the top left kind of balance the light on the bottom left and keep your eyes bouncing about.
In the photo below, you can see our reflection in the old dresser mirror.
Many months, the random shots I include with my post are my favorites. But this whole month was kind of a bust. I tried using some of the advanced features on the camera on my phone but with mixed results.
On our last day in Ohio, I wanted to capture some of the feel and flavor of my Prince’s childhood home. The knife in the photo below was made from a saw blade. It was sharper and sturdier than anything I have in my kitchen.
The Tipp City courthouse offered some photo opportunities. Lots of weathered wood, worn marble and tile. This was one of the tile mosaics on the courthouse floor.
Each room in the Troy Hayner cultural center was decorated differently. My favorite was the peacock room. As you can imagine, the colors used in its decorations were not the typical red and green associated with Christmas. I struggled to get the lighting right for this photo. The brightness of the windows detracts from the decorations around them but cast a lovely reflection on the table.
Peacock feathers were transformed into exotic butterflies and tucked into traditional Christmas garland. I like the contrast of the unexpected and extravagant whimsy in the decor with the stately linear features of the architecture.
What would your World Through My Lens 11.2019 photos looks like? Wish there was some way you could share a photo in the comments section below. Hmmm, might look into trying to find a widget for the blog that would allow that. Wouldn’t that be fun? You could participate in the photo challenges with me!!
We are into the second week of December and I have just now looked at the current prompts. Might be another uninspired month. But surely not with Christmas!!
PC and I were out of town in Kentucky and Ohio for a very stressful week but got home yesterday. Hope to get back on track (am I always saying this or what?) this week. Behind on blog reading, writing and all things routine.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you will stop in to take a gander at the lovely photos of my friend Terri at Second Wind Perspectives. She is a master!
Hugs and kisses,