Week 14, Theme 13 – Downtown in B & W

While in Asheville, NC this past week, we took a trolley tour of the city.  During the tour, the driver pointed out something a little quirky about two adjoining buildings.  The two buildings were built at the exact same time.  They were designed by two different architects and built by two different contractors.  Only the building on the corner, the 13 story Jackson Building,  Asheville’s first skyscraper, was built with stairs and elevators. The adjoining and shorter 8 story Westall Building was built without these conveniences. Instead there is an open archway on each floor connecting the two buildings so that the occupants of the Westall Building can share the stairs or elevators of the Jackson Building to gain access to their offices.

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Week 14, Theme 18 – Holiday Spirit

Last night the neighborhood was overrun with goblins, ghosts, witches and other vampires and spirits.  It was evident that there was much “Holiday Spirit” if one just looked around.

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Here you can see a “Holiday Spirit” emerging from the grave and although not visible here, the heart was still beating.

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In this next photo behind the drifting spirit, you can see the “Grim Reaper”.

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These next two pictures show the “Holiday Spirit” in and around my home with a group picture and one of my Barb with her buddy “G R”.

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That’s my story of “Holiday Spirit” and I’m sticking to it.



Week 4, Theme 41 – Single Color on Black & White

Selective color or “Single Color on Black & White” is something that I have never played around with so this challenge gave me something new to have some fun with.  Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton along the Manatee River never fails to provide photo ops and this visit was no exception.  There is a lot of color in the children’s playground area, notwithstanding lots and lots of petunias.  A perfect opportunity to experiment with presenting a couple of examples of “Single Color on Black & White”.

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Week 18 – 9. Foggy

I’ve been saving this theme for just the right time and it’s here.  It’s that time of the year when we see a lot of morning fog due to our weather conditions.  Additionally, I should be posting for week 27 and instead I’m 9 weeks behind.

As I said, the weather conditions are perfect for morning fog and this morning was no different.  As the sun came up I could see that it was very “Foggy” outside so I decided to take a short drive to the Fort Hamer park on the Manatee River.  When I got there the conditions were perfect for this theme and I took several “Foggy” pictures.  Here are two of them.

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I’m guessing that the guy on the dock was trying to decide if it was safe enough to navigate down the river.  As you can see in the next image, you can barely make out the channel marker for leaving the boat ramp area.

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