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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

This is not the picture I thought I was going to take.  I thought I was going to place my camera outside, set the timer, and then quickly run inside to pose through the window.  That seemed a lot more fun before I looked at the thermostat.  

Inside, looking out the window, the blue sky and bright sun  juxtaposed against the snow.  My weather app taunted me . . . minus one degree!  A flash struck my eye; refracting sun through a crystal prism hanging from my window latch.  Curious, I held it in front of my camera lens and clicked.  I was left with this eerie image, reminiscent of the many facets of the self.

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One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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  . . . and check out a few other narcissists selfies I found:

Shadow Selfie . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Travel. Garden. Eat

Ski Selfie . . .
Ski Selfie | The Human Rights Warrior

Book Selfie . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | mybeautfulthings

Lines are always more interesting in someone else’s face . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie 2 | macingosh. photography

Fantastic article on The Art of the Selfie . . .
The Selfie | Sunday Views

Here is someone who spent a whole year producing Selfies, and this is one of his favorites . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | A Face from the Crowd

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (2 of 2)

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Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.
Sloane Crosley

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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

  . . . and check out these objects of my admiration:

Here is the post that somewhat inspired mine, above . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Whimsey Pie

Here’s a really BIG object . . .
An object of great beauty | restlessjo

An illustrated story of an object of desire . . .
So cute!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object 2 | Dot knows! (elleturner4)

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (1 of 2)

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Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Hermann Hesse

This detail is of a plant stand made by a grandfather (or was it great-grandfather?) I never knew.  There is a small block of wood loose in the middle, placed there to prove that it is hollow.

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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

  . . . and check out these objects of my admiration:

What a deal!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (II) | corleyfoto

An object of edible beauty . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object |

Illuminating . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object | Shots and captures

Lost and found . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object (30 Year Relic) | My Outlook on the World

Is the photographer really focused on the main event?
Weekly photo challenge: Object | Winding Alleys

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

I  wish this was a better photo, but the subject fit the theme so well, I couldn’t resist using it.  While taking a picture of the sun lighting up the pretty little seeds hanging on this tree, I looked up and saw this  birds nest, long since abandoned for a warmer climate.

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“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”
― Max Ernst

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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

  . . . and check out all these other contrasting affects:

Motorcycle Parking . . .
Photo Challenge: Family | pinay e-motion

Water is often is a state of juxtaposition . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition II | Hamburg und Mee(h)r

Here is a fun comparison . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | Life a New Beginning

Juxtaposition often makes us laugh . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge – Juxtaposition; Bastet’s Pixelventures – Surprise | Travels and Trifles

Is the photographer really focused on the main event?
Juxtaposition – The Photographer | Sunday Views

Try to figure this one out before you read the text.  Very moving . . .
Weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition | fotojen10

I love the name of this blog.  Wish I had thought of it first, but then my name isn’t Rae.  I love the photo, and her words.  Yes, I did click “follow” . . .
Who’s that kitty in the window? – Weekly Photo Challenge : Juxtaposition | Calamity Rae

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

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“In dwelling, live close to the ground.  In thinking, keep to the simple.  In conflict, be fair and generous.  In governing, don’t try to control.  In work, do what you enjoy.  In family life, be completely present.”
 Lao Tzu 

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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

  . . . and check out all these other families:

Family is about sharing . . .
Photo Challenge: Family | pinay e-motion

All living beings are part of one big family . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family – Discovering Ranch Life ~ Photography

Families share the same sense of humor . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family | Travels with my son

Generations . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family | The Harlequin Tea Set

Stepping out from behind the camera and shooting the WHOLE family . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family | Shmamaland

Everyone deserves a family . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family | fotojen10

This might take more than a glance to figure out . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family | Great Follies

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

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“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.”
― Oprah Winfrey

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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

  . . . and let these posts light your enthusiasm for the Weekly Photo Challenge:

Beautiful photography, meaningful quotes . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge – Let There Be Light | Travels and Trifles

Holy Toledo!  This is an enticing window . . .
Toledo at its Brightest | Travel with Intent

I love this simple composition . . .
Let there be light | One Observing

One of the most recognized landmarks in the world . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Lonely Travelog

By the light of the silvery moon . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light- Offshore | Capt Jills Journeys

The reflected light of this night photo makes it look like a painting . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Hand May-d Crafts

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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A walk to the old Ramsey County Poor Farm led me to an unexpected rain garden planted by the Extension Service.

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 . . . and expect the unexpected when you check out these posts:

Unexpected beauty . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | emily royal

Unexpected break in the weather . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected |

Unexpected sight . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | 72andRising

Unexpected shadow . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | tessacase

Unexpected reward . . .
What is left . . . | See Diving

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers


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Layers upon layers of surplus agriculture await distribution at a food bank.
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 . . . and check out these layers of other contributors:

This bird knows how to dress in fanciful layers
Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | kitchen sink

Wonderful, crisp photos . . .
FALLING IN LAYERS | bluebrightly

Peeling through the weird membrane layers of pomegranates and old friends
Pomegranates & friends – Layers | follow your nose

A nostalgic black and white 
Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers | 750 metres

Layers of tasty goodness — yum!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | marsocmom

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Self portrait.  15 minutes of nothing . . .
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“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

 . . . and check out these habitual Weekly Photo Challengers: 

Here’s a beautiful habit to start my list
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Chocolate Spoon & The Camera

A better picture than bitten nails
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Noinini’s Blog

How inseparable are you from your habit?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Last Train to QVille

Dogs are creatures of habit
there are squirrels out there, and it’s up to me to find them | Lovin the Trip

There are a lot of WPC: Habit posts about coffee this week, but this one made me swoon!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | typeBea

A gaggle?  A flock?  A host?  A swarm?  A mob?  What is the answer?  Click here to find the question.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Khana’s Web

A different kind of rush hour
Rush Hour at the Cat Door | Required Writing

Fun = This post about a habit
Habit #3 | follow your nose

This post proves a habit is not the same thing as a routine
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Not The Sword But The Pen

New technologies evolve to new habits
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | I am

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

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Be part of The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post.

 . . . and check out these unforgettable interpretations:

What is more eerie than a graveyard?
Weekly Photo Challenge: ”Eerie” | SPH3RE

Ordinary things seen through mist can seem strangely eerie . .
weekly photo challenge…’eerie’ | Carry My Camera

Narnia-like . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie | rosekebab

Veeerrryy eeerieee . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie | Michaela Tornaritis

Here is a nice tombstone . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge : Eerie | Abandoned Tomb | Harry Makertia | The Journey

A watery grave . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge – Eerie | Journeys with Johnbo

“A cemetery around dusk with ominous clouds hovering…”
Weekly Photo Challenge…Eerie | AEKshots

JavaGirl imagines The Walking Dead cast filming here . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie | JavaGirl’s Life

Deserted buildings often have an eerie quality to them . . .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie | Walk the Self-Talk

I can appreciate the beauty in a spider web, but they are still very eerie to me.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie (Spider Web) | Points of View

 

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