Monthly Archives: November 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Backstays of the Sun

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Sky, and the Weekly Photo Challenge is Let There Be Light! Putting the two together—

Crepuscular rays, also called “Backstays of the Sun” and even “Fingers of God”. Let There Be Light, indeed!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light, Take Three

By Vladimir Brezina

Oh, all right… I can’t resist having a third go at this week’s Photo Challenge, Let There Be Light! (The first two responses were here and here.)

The Tribute in Light, seen on our Hidden Harbor Tour on September 10, 2013.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Let There Be Light! Our first response was here, but here’s another, quite different take on the theme…

Little pools of light in the gathering darkness… The lamps come on in NYC’s Central Park on a snowy night.

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February 8, 2013. More photos are here. And yet a third interpretation of “Let There Be Light!” is here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Let There Be Light!

Artificial lights are all very well, but they can’t compete with the real thing!

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(Two more interpretations of “Let There Be Light!” are here and here.)

Photography 101: Your Workflow, Part II

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Last week, fellow photographers on WordPress.com introduced their workflows and editing processes, and talked about how their very best images move from their cameras to their blogs. Today, we’ll wrap up this discussion and focus on important pre-publish tasks and ways to protect your photography online.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Unexpected.

On our kayak trips through New England, we expect to see birds, seals, even whales…

But one day last May, as I was paddling through the desolate Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts, I rounded a rocky point and came face to face with this huge, shaggy, horned beast, lounging on the beach and looking at me with uncomfortable interest.

Unexpected, to say the least.

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The story of that trip and more photos are here.

Travel Theme: Fragrant

By Vladimir Brezina

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

It’s not even Thanksgiving, but the first Christmas decorations have already made their appearance in NYC store windows, so it’s not too early for this post…

No plastic Christmas trees for us. We always have a real tree. Plastic trees can look pretty, but lack an essential element of Christmas—the fragrance of a real tree, especially when that fragrance is released by the heat of real candles…

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More photos from Christmas 2011 are here, and from Christmas 2012 here. Looking forward to Christmas 2013!