Category Archives: Nature

Happy Easter!

By Vladimir Brezina

After a hard winter, spring is finally opening up…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is On Top.

At the Dry Salvages, off the coast of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, it’s not just birds

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but other creatures, too, that like to be on top…

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Other birds on top were here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is On Top.

There’s a law in Florida that every post must have on top of it a pelican.

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More creatures on top are here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Threshold:

“A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.”

But then, as often as not, an unanticipated trap springs shut and your life spins in quite a different direction…

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This post was inspired by 2812 Photography’s “Threshold” post and the questions it asks.

The first, more benign, “Threshold” post was here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Threshold.

Just over the threshold, a welcome from the resident bunny—

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At Slickrock, Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize, March 2010.

A second “Threshold” post is here.

Travel Theme: Pink

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Pink.

In NYC’s Central Park not so long ago, pink was an artificial color.

Pink in Winter

But very soon now, it will grow on every tree—

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These photos were taken in April 2013. Hopefully, a preview of coming attractions!

Another classic NYC event, later on in June, at which pink is surely the ruling color is here.

Spring, Finally, Perhaps…

By Vladimir Brezina

The Spring Equinox occurs today.

This year, Spring has been a long time in coming. In NYC, the weather is still very chilly. But there are signs that Winter is now, finally, perhaps, on its way out…

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So, Happy Spring! (Or, to our readers in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Autumn!)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Threes:

“A three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.”

Yes, I think I should be able to do that…

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More photos of Florida pelicans are here and here.

Travel Theme: Yellow

By Vladimir Brezina

DSC_0014 cropped smallAilsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Yellow.

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Channeling Georgia O’Keeffe

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More photos are here. And a second “Yellow” post is here.

Snowy Postcards

By Vladimir Brezina

… from NYC’s Central Park.

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And more snow is on the way…