2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 12

The challenge for Week 12 was Fresh  … I could have easily found beautiful flowers to shoot, but I am opted to go with the freshest thing in our house, Miss Leeloo. She is our youngest cat [of four] and certainly has the most vibrant personality. We learned what the term Tortitude is an actual thing … who knew? I tell her she is fresh almost every day! Cheers, sas

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 10

The challenge for week 10 is Orange You Glad It’s Photo Challenge Time? This is a group photo submission, yes you guessed it, highlighting the color orange. We were permitted to go into the archives for this one and I didn’t have to go far – three of these are from our trip to Charleston a few weeks ago and the other two just needed to be in the group. Enjoy a splash of orange on this “promise of spring around the corner” day in Philadelphia! Cheers, sas

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How could I pass up taking a shot of orange Jelly Belly’s?

Fun and Games on Shem Creek in South Carolina for MardiCrawl. A Beautiful Sunset to boot!SAS 2015week10 (2)a

My better half playing a cotton ball catching game at MardiCrawl in an orange coat!

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 9

At some point I am going to catch up … in life I guess.

The photo challenge for week 9 was Reward. We live in the Philadelphia area and last Thursday had a decent snowstorm … hopefully the last of the winter [New Englanders, I don’t know how you did it this winter!]. I opted to work from home instead of doing my 80 mile, round trip, commute and spending most of the day in the car.

When the snow stopped, I suited up and cleaned off the car, shoveled and hung out with our neighbors. This is a rare time that we actually see them and I look forward to the ritual. Although the roads were not great, a few of us decided to go to one of our favorite neighborhood Craft Breweries, the Sly Fox Tastin’ Room, for tasty pizza and delicious beer as a reward for a productive day. It was a great day and super fun night!

Cheers to the end of winter!!

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 8

Oooooh, this challenge should be easy for me since I do it often, the Rule of Thirds. Of course, we were on vacation to see my sister in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, last weekend and only one shot really captured the Rule of Thirds and is the second shot attached.

So to really do the challenge, I walked through the house tonight to select a subject and went with my boyfriend’s passion … cars. Especially Corvette vs. Ferrari. He commutes 80 miles a day [as do I] in a gorgeous 2003 Corvette [as I do not] and has just hit 275,000 miles! He loves Ferrari’s and receives them for Christmas often .. just not to scale for humans. To drive a Ferrari in Pennsylvania, daily, would be a crazy expense – so for now, he is looking into the 2015 Z06 to my dismay – even though I absolutely love the newest American Supercar!

Enjoy the last weekend of February and wishing everyone warm thoughts! Cheers, sas

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 7

We were away last week and I neglected to post week 7’s challenge, Symmetry.

This is one of my favorite subjects along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Columbia Railroad Bridge. I was tempted to test the ice [that rarely forms] so I could show you how symmetrical it actually is … but I may not have survived and NO ONE wants to go into that body water, no matter what time of year it is. Cheers, sas

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 6

This week’s challenge was Scale … as with most of the topics, I could have gone a million ways with this, but I chose to use one of my favorite subjects, Phineas Tumblebumm, our one year old orange tabby cat. He is the sweetest love-bug in the world, but does have an alter ego when we call him “The Orange Terror”. When he is in that mode, you never know what is going to be flipped over, torn into shreds or pounced upon!

When we were on vacation in Bonaire last year, I was in this great little artsy shop and stumbled upon a perfect wood mini version of Phineas and bought it immediately. It actually has dangling legs and I keep it on a book shelf next to our bed. If I didn’t know any better, I would think he knows it is in his likeness as he plays with it often. By playing I mean, I find it on the floor and have glued the legs back on a number of items [including after the photo session the other night]. I was torn between two of his poses, but selected this one since he is mirroring the miniature version of him.

Hope everyone is spending Valentine’s Day with the one you love! Cheers, sas

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 5

This weeks’ challenge is Depth … as a SCUBA diver, I truly wish I was on a dive trip where I could capture an easy photo depicting depth, but that is not for at least a month or two from now, so we need to shoot locally.

I went with the “depth of field” option and chose a subject that I see every day I work, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Of course, this is February in Philadelphia, so it is cold. On top of it, this station sits next to the Schuylkill River and today was super windy, so it was REALLY cold. My building connects to this station and I ran downstairs at the golden hour to grab a good shot. Forgetting my coat was not a good idea, nor was trying to shoot the track at rush hour … but I went to the edge and snapped away. A gentleman who worked for the train approached me and told me I could go past the little area that seemed to be restricted and shoot from there. I explained what I was doing and he thought it was great. Despite the cold, I found a warm soul that proved that Philly can be the city of brotherly love. It was a nice moment in an otherwise crazy week.

Hope your week was filled with unexpected warmth and surprises. Cheers, sas

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 4

I have never been at a loss to Express Myself, although I felt my stomach do a little nervous flip when I read this week’s challenge. There are tons of ways I could express myself artistically, but the past week I was not near anything that screamed my personality … so low and behold, I went with a mundane self portrait. This is how I prefer to be [although that is not always an option]. I didn’t have the time to incorporate enough sparkle, but it is in the background a bit.

Counting down the days until summer. Cheers, sas

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2015 Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 3

This week’s challenge is Serenity. Of course, I immediately could hear Frank Costanza yelling “Serenity Now” and it made me giggle.

Unfortunately, this was a busy work and I wasn’t able to get to my absolute favorite place on the Eastern Shore where I calm down as soon as we pull in the driveway … I’m sure you will see many photos from there this summer! I had to go to a back up idea and will say it is not what I wanted to portray, but it’s not half bad.

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See you next week! Cheers, Stacy

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