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Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 5, Landscape: Black and White

I think the black and white landscapes can be challenging because it’s hard to have an image that is both high contrast and full of detail. I tried out a few different effects and have included the original image and the black and white images.

Hanging out at Pilot Butte, Bend, Oregon.

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Photo a Day 2016 – Days 259-268

Day 259 – Spider web! I really don’t like spiders, their webs can be quite beautiful though.

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Day 260 – It’s Fall! Candles and coziness.

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Day 261 – Leaping!

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Day 262 – The leaves are falling.

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Day 263 – Macrame. My Grandma used to macrame and I’ve always loved it, but have been very intimidated by the process. I finally bit the bullet and did a very simple design. I would like to try some more complicated designs, but so glad that I finally went for it and just did it!

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Day 264 – I love our dojo. Doing karate is such a challenging and overwhelming experience. I love the way things are done in out dojo – it’s tough, it’s hard, the standards are high. At the same time there is so much love and encouragement. This is one of our senseis receiving a black gi which is a big deal.

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Day 265 – Shooting into the Sun.

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Day 266 – Birthday Self-Portrait. More and more myself, everyday.

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Day 267 – Living Room camp out. The boys and Daddy love to sleep downstairs in the living room.

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Day 268 – This is Colin, on his birthday, teaching kids at church. He really is so talented in many ways – musically, intellectually, humorously and he’s great at teaching. I love watching him lead and guide his own kids and the kids at church. He’s pretty cool.

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Photo a Day 2016 – Days 240-248

Day 240 – Beautiful buck in one of our city parks.

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Day 241 – Brilliant clouds over Pilot Butte.

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Day 242 – Sunseting.

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Day 243 – Jude and his portrait of Checkers.

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Day 244 – Cuddles with Checkers.

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Day 245 – Open House at School. Hard to believe that Summer is almost over.

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Day 246 – Sunset at Cultus Lake.

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Day 247 – Sunshine through leaves.

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Day 248 – This spider on my front porch is just way too big.

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Photo a Day 2016 – Days 228-239

Day 228 – Jake the Dog. Look at those eyes!

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Day 229 – Bachelor Button

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Day 230 – Zane on a Rock

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Day 231 – Sunset Bay State Park at Sunset

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Day 232 – Southern Oregon Coast

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Day 233 – Sandpiper and those gorgeous driftwood greys.

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Day 234 – Mount Thielsen

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Day 235 – Tree

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Day 236 – Pine cone on the sidewalk

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Day 237 – When he says he wants to talk, you have a talk. Thankful for my chats with this sensitive, deep young man.

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Day 238 – Obsidian Flow. Newberry Crater. It amazes me that a tree can put down its roots in a rocky outcropping in rock dust and live and grow.

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Day 239 – My Boys.

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Photo a Day 2016 – Days 215-227

Day 215 – I haven’t taken any karate pics for a while. Here’s Zane doing a mighty side kick.

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Day 216 – Zane practicing self defenses with Sensei Brian.

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Day 217 – I’m not sleepy Mom…

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Day 218 – Stunning sunset.

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Day 219 – Zane in flight.

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Day 220 – We all fell in love with this baby goat at the fair. I really think we need a goat.

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Day 221 – Our family is working through playing all our board games and rating them as we go. We love board games!

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Day 222 – Needles.

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Day 223 – Buzz, buzz, buzz.

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Day 224 – It’s getting super hot and the plants are fading.

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Day 225 – Moonlight through the trees.

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Day 226 – In honour of Left Handers Day, I decided to take a picture of our own left hander. Sadly, I was so tired that I didn’t realize until later that he was holding up his right hand.

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Day 227 – Sunlight through an agate. I used this as an illustration when I taught at Vacation Bible School this year.

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Photo a Day 2016, Days 196-214

Day 196 – Water fun, Summertime.

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Day 197 – This was not a hope-filled day. So many terrible things happening in the world. I simply needed to remind myself that there is hope.

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Day 198 – The boys were building forts in the woods near a park.

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Day 199 – We played Star Wars Monopoly.

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Day 200 – Garden Gnome at Sunset

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Day 201 – Cloudy sky reflected in a window.

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Day 202 – My Zane on his 7th Birthday. Love this boy so much.

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Day 203 – Splashing in a very cold river.

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Day 204 – Growing stuff (not much) in my garden.

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Day 205 – Colin is so great with kids and is an excellent teacher. Proud of him.

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Day 206 – Zane at his Kitty Birthday Party.

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Day 207 – Despite his road rash, Zane is a happy boy, going to sleep on his new Jedi Kitty Battle Pillowcase.

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Day 208 – Wonderful reunion with friends from Mercy Ships who brought me some cool mugs and amazingly some cutlery from the Anastasis. So cool!

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Day 209 – Sad Face. No photos were taken today.

Day 210 – A fun day in Downtown Tacoma. Took heaps of photos, but I love this one of Zane – totally unprompted, he wanted to help me capture this flower.

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Day 211 – Day out in Seattle included the Seattle Science Center and the Butterfly House.

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Day 212 – Out for a walk in Point Defiance Park.

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Day 213 – Probably time to harvest soon, but then there won’t be much left in the garden.

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Day 214 – So many tomatoes in Mom and Dad’s garden, just waiting to ripen and be eaten!

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Photo a Day 2016 – Days 141-155

Day 141 – Some of the neighborhood boys came round and played with my nesting dolls. I thought I’d grab a photo while they were all out.

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Day 143 – Both of the boys participated in the Mini Pole Pedal Paddle.

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Day 144 – The boys were being filmed for a VBS promotion. Cutie patootie.

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Day 145 – Central Oregon sky.

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Day 146 – Canal.

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Day 147 – Zane working on a crossover in piano.

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Day 148 – Jake waiting for the boys to get out of school.

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Day 149 – We’re giving our raised beds another chance after a few years off. Jude is very fond of hot sauces and peppers. He chose a habanero plant and a Tabasco pepper plant.

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Day 150 – After a hiatus, I’m back to transforming vintage jewelry into more modern and wearable pieces.

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Day 151 – The boys both found skateboards at a yard sale on our street for $1 each.

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Day 152 – Went out for dinner and drinks to celebrate my wonderful friend AJ’s birthday. We sat on the balcony in the setting sun and I looked over at her amazing eyes. I’m thankful for friends to share the journey with.

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Day 153 – Karate Zane. I love this boy. Karate is not easy. It’s a joy and a struggle for all of us. Zane is working hard and I love this face.

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Day 154 – Bouncing!

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Day 155 – My town. Bend, Oregon

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