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Friday, July 30, 2010

"Sun Goddess" - Postcard

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This week’s Theme Thursday challenge was “Words.”

"Owl Chef" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Owls.”

This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Odd Bird.”

As usual, I’m behind on entering into and commenting on challenges.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Lovers" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Lovers.”

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Centaur and Water Fountain Statue – Shelton CT

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These are two statues within the Corporate Drive area in Shelton CT. There is also a reproduction Statue of David but the sunlight was in the wrong position to get a good picture of him.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Blue Dome" – I91 Hartford CT

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I love this “Blue Dome” that is visible from I91 in Hartford CT! This time I took some pictures from the street it’s on (not a safe neighborhood to go into alone). I will post more information about it and another picture later.

"Kokopelli" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “American Indian.” I’ve been fascinated by Kokopelli images lately, so I incorporated a design around one.

Friday, July 23, 2010

"Faces" - Tag

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This week’s Tag Tuesday challenge number 60 was “Faces.”

This week’s Theme Thursday challenge was “Vintage and Tags.”

"Compass Rose" – 4x4

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This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “Compass Rose.” I didn’t finish last week’s Lavender and Lime challenge in time, so I reused part of my design for this one.

"Mail Art" - Postcard Address Side

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Mail Art.” This is the second time they’ve used this theme, and it’s one of my favorites! I designed this postcard address side based on several early American postcards.

On a scary note, we had a tornado warning again here in Fairfield County on Wednesday, and NOAA confirmed three tornadoes touched down in Litchfield County. Tornadoes are rare here, and we can’t see them coming in the distance, the way they can in “Tornado Alley” where they are more common.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Double Rainbow - I91 Springfield MA

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This picture pales in comparison to the actual view I had of this full double rainbow. I took several pictures of it through the windshield of a moving vehicle on Interstate 91 in the Springfield MA area yesterday.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Babies" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Babies.”

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Shades of Blue" - Card

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The GC60 Gingersnap Creations challenge due by Jul 25 is “Shades of Blue.”

"Rhinoceros" - ATC

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This week’s Theme Thursday challenge was “Animals.” I experimented with texture and dimension on this.

"Summer"- Tag

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This week’s Tag Tuesday challenge number 58 was “Summer.”

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mountain Grove Cemetery Bridgeport CT

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These are some pictures I took in Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport CT.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ghostly Energy Orbs or Near-Camera Reflections?

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This is one of the night photographs I took at Union Cemetery in Easton, CT last night. While taking them, these “orbs” appeared in most of the pictures, and I got excited and scared, thinking I was photographing ghostly energy. However, when I got home, I took two test pictures in my driveway, and one also had “orbs” in it. Research on the internet suggests these were merely orb backscatter, or near-camera reflection which is common with digital cameras at night.

There were a few pictures with a different phenomena in them, so I’m going to go back to the cemetery again, and do a more controlled photography session, to see what I get.

My daytime photos can be seen here.

Church of the Assumption Ansonia CT

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I took these pictures of the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia CT. Mr. Tom Bennett kindly let me into the church to take photographs inside as well.

Grove Cemetery Chapel Naugatuck CT

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I took this picture of the chapel in Grove Cemetery in Naugatuck CT.

Saint James Cemetery Angel Naugatuck CT

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I took pictures of several angels in Saint James Cemetery in Naugatuck CT, but the sun was in the wrong position for most of them to come out well other than this one.

Union Cemetery Easton, CT

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I took those pictures in the allegedly haunted Union Cemetery in Easton, CT last night. There are some interesting gravestones in it, but I didn’t see any ghosts. I also took some pictures after dark, and captured some “orbs” that were unseen by my eye, however, I need to do additional scientific testing to determine whether or not they were simply light reflections like sun spots in a photograph, or something else. I will post more pictures once my tests are complete.

Friday, July 2, 2010

"CASE a Ginger" - Tag

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The GCSP4 Gingersnap Creations challenge due by Jul 27 is “CASE a Ginger” where CASE stands for Copy and Steal Everything. My piece was inspired by this tag by Jean Franks Beck.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Angel Face Gravestone

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I took this picture in Colonial Cemetery in Westport CT.