Becky’s Bright Squares, April 29, 2021

I’m afraid that my moon shots pale in comparison to Becky’s which are worthy of NASA, but I want to keep to the theme. Here are my humble submissions to Becky of Winchester’s April Bright Squares Challenge.

Saint Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the moonlight.
Full moon from last July.
A closer look at the July moon.

Becky’s Bright Squares in April

Double rainbows are the theme for today’s Bright Squares challenge hosted by Becky B of Becky of Winchester. I took this photo with an old Canon Powershot in the early 2000’s. The view is Hollywood, California. The windows of my apartment faced east, so I often was greeted with beautiful sunrises and the occasional rainbow. This is the only double rainbow I remember ever seeing.

Becky’s Bright Square for April 24, 2021

Here is my contribution to Becky of Winchester’s Bright Squares for April, today with the theme bright lights at night.

Only 245 days until Christmas!

Jez’s WWE Challenge #74 & Reflections #1

Weems Creek at sunset, 19 April 2021

This is just one of a whole series of photographs that I took yesterday at one of my favorite haunts, Weems Creek. I didn’t even know about the new challenge, Reflections, or that it was incorporated into the Water Water Everywhere Challenge, both hosted by Jez Braithwaite who is a great photographer.

Challenge Your Camera #12 – Elemental

Normally brought to us by Buddha Walks into a Wine Bar, this weeks challenge, Elemental is brought to us by HopsSkipsandJumps and is based on the Ancient Greek conception of all matter: air, water, earth and fire. Here are my meagre contributions.

Fire

Air

Water & Earth

CMMC – Match Words with ch or ck

Sneak submission for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Match Words with ch or ck.

First I’d like to offer you a baCKyard feast.

You can tell it’s raining because the squirrels’ tails are wet!

Here we have the CHesapeake Bay with a big tanker.

Here we have some branCHes in front of a big, blue sky.

Mustn’t forget to include the duCKs.

Last but not least we have a staCK of wood!

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #139 – Special Moments

I took this photograph on June 20, 2002 in Maui. I was driving the Road to Hana and pulled over. Walking into the forest I came across this waterfall where people were jumping into the reservoir below. Luckily I had a waterproof disposable camera, so I was able to join in the fun. The very next day, I turned 40 years of age. A special moment indeed.

I took this photo on September 16 of last year. I was having a difficult time making any sort of a decent capture with my camera. The strap got a bit tangled around my wrist, and while trying to untangle it, I inadvertently snapped this shot. Another special moment.

Baltimore is one of those cities with a lot of one way thoroughfares. If you make a wrong turn, unless you’re very familiar with the city, you will get lost in a heartbeat. That’s what happened to me. The day was winding down and I was beginning to panic because rush hour was on the verge of beginning. I saw this view in my rearview mirror and decided to take advantage. I stopped my car, hopped out and took this shot. The people behind me in traffic were less than pleased, but I saw many cars taking my same route.