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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections   53 comments


Thursday I went about the farm with my camera, determined to find something to take a photograph of. There wasn’t much of a photographic nature, everything wearing a coat of brown, left over from fall.

But I was determined and just started shooting away at everything that looked just a bit different. I walked around a farm pond and started taking photographs of reflections in the water, as it wasn’t otherwise very photogenic.

Imagine my surprise, when the next day the new photo challenge was Reflections. So, I uploaded my photographs to the computer and started looking through them and came across a number of these reflection ones.

And here they are. I hope you enjoy them.

Comments are welcome.

You’re welcome to come visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items.

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Finally, looking down upon a stream that borders the property.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective 2   2 comments


The perspective of light and dark. They both have their place. Light gives more meaning to the subject, in terms of data, information. Darkness brings a certain spookiness to a subject, depending on the subject.

That is my intent here. Did I succeed? Comments are welcome.

You’re welcome to come visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items.

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Posted March 13, 2014 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective   37 comments


This week’s theme was a little disconcerting until I actually read The Daily Post’s invite. So, I guess what it boils down to is that everything in life is a matter of perspective—our own!

That being said, I decided to do the two-photos challenge: up close and perhaps unfamiliar and back aways to get a more accurate rendering of the entire scene. I hope you enjoy.

Comments are welcome.

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Posted March 13, 2014 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (Crossed Wires)   69 comments


A juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast.”

I was on my way to Iowa while the sun was setting and I passed by this power plant and saw a potential there for a photograph. So I carefully backed up and pulled to a stop on the side of the highway, grabbed my camera and hustled to where I could get the shot I wanted.

There was a man standing in the approximate neighborhood but he didn’t seem to be bothered by my presence.

As the sun was disappearing rather fast, as sunsets do, I didn’t have time to grab a tripod. Whatever I came up with was going to have to be the result of a low-light hand-held camera.

I got off several shots but this is the only one that came out even close to what I was trying to achieve. A tripod would have made it a better shot, I think, but sometimes you just have to seize the moment. I hope you enjoy it.

Comments are welcome.

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A is for . . . Art   21 comments


Two-Face, the Lone Ranger & Silver

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Mama Can

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Papa Won’t

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning   38 comments


Spring never comes quickly enough for me. Spring represents many things for me, including baseball, as I am an avid Kansas City Royals fan. Of course, flowers represent for me a new beginning, as do new life of all kinds. Most importantly, it represents the end of a very, very cold winter.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community II   Leave a comment


More of the same, but I’m feeling Spring-y and am wishing I could be seeing more of this right now. Snow, go away. Spring, come quickly, like NOW! These flowers are members of the mint family called Dead Nettle flowers.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (and Sub-community)   41 comments


One of my favorite times of the year is when communities of beautiful wildflowers pop up from their winter prisons, like these bloodroot blossoms in a nearby forest bottoms from last Spring.

With Spring comes new life, and with new life comes new beauty, and with new beauty comes new youth and energy.

No matter how old one is, Spring brings with it a youthful energy that has us perking up, smiling more, and doing things . . . like Spring cleaning. What other time of year does one have the energy for that?

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And within every community exists sub-communities that feed off from one other. And isn’t this what makes the world go ’round?

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Posted December 13, 2013 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Missouri, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (Sparkles)   20 comments


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The word “sparkles” rarely conjures up the majesty of the word “grand” but sometimes the image can.

Remember when you were kids, you used to look up in the clouds and imagine you were seeing ships, airplanes, bears, unicorns, and so forth? Think of “sparkles” as kind of like that.

Have you seen any of the images that come back from the Hubble space telescope? Let’s put “Sparkles” into that category. Instead of imagining different cloud formations, imagine galaxies and nebulae. Can it get any grander than that?

Happy Halloween! (End of the Line)   12 comments


I was out driving around looking for something to take photos of and came across this. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do/did.

You gotta love this guy's imagination. I must admit, this is new to me.

You gotta love this guy’s imagination. I must admit, this is new to me.

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