Foto Friday: Inspirational

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 22: Inspirational

methodist

Suffering and Triumph

The cross in Christianity represents both suffering and triumph, symbolizing Christ’s crucifixion for the redemption of mankind’s sins. Many Christians find comfort and inspiration in this symbol. This photo is of the grounds of a local Methodist church.

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Foto Friday: Scenes from Autumn

Earlier this week, it snowed in southeastern Iowa. This was our second snow this fall. Since cold winter weather seems to be approaching rapidly, I decided to make “Scenes from Autumn” the subject of this week’s “Foto Friday.”

Early October

Early October

I took this picture during a walk around my neighborhood.

A week before Halloween.

A week before Halloween.

One of my neighbors carved this pumpkin, and I couldn’t resist. Go Buckeyes! O-H!

Hay Bales, early November.

Hay Bales, early November.

I’m fascinated by these bales of hay because I’m never around when they are made.

Snow, snow, snow. . .

Snow, snow, snow. . .

Leaves on the ground. Snow. Bye-bye, fall.

Foto Friday: In My Bag

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 20: In My Bag

Da Realist 1: Caution–Heavy Load

Contents under pressure

Caution: Heavy Load

Here are the contents of my purse/handbag. My mother always said you weren’t supposed to look inside someone else’s purse. Is that because you may see something private, something for my eyes only? Maybe the items inside reveal something about me. The only thing that I think it reveals is that I like to carry around a lot of stuff. What do you think?

Update: My mother, keeper of old wives’ tales and superstitions, informed me that it is  men who should not look inside your purse. When I asked why, I got the all purpose answer: “because it’s bad luck.”

Foto Friday: Something You Want

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 19: Something You Want

BreakfastDa Hype 1: Breakfast

It’s Friday and I was running late to work. Folks have been in and out of the office chatting about absolutely nothing and I have a meeting coming up. Oh, and did I say that the phone won’t stop ringing? All I want right now is to have my breakfast!

Happy Friday, ya’ll!!

Foto Friday: Your Shoes

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 18: Your Shoes

Da Realist 1: No Shoes in the House

No Shoes in the House! Film Noir style

No Shoes in the House! Film Noir style

My shoes? That’s today’s photo assignment, but I am stumped trying to make this interesting. I have shoes on a shelf, shoes in boxes, shoes in hanging organizers. . . But who wants to see that?

In our house, we do not wear shoes. Well, that’s not exactly correct. When we come home, we take off our “outside” shoes and put on our “inside” shoes or socks. So, here I have the baskets where we keep our inside (left) and outside (right) shoes. I hear Martha Stewart does the same thing.

Foto Friday: Technology

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 17: Technology

Da Realist 1: My Kindle

My Kindle

Having my Kindle with me means that I always have something to read.

Technology. Well, that’s broad. But I’ll bet it’s not surprising to our readers that I selected my Kindle to photograph. After grousing about e-readers for quite some time like an old curmudgeon, I broke down and bought one about three years ago. It’s so convenient; I love it. It allows me to carry multiple books with me when I travel without carrying a heavy backpack. I like it best for non-academic reads. For teaching and research purposes, I still prefer paper.

Foto Friday: A Good Habit

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 16: A Good Habit

Before and After

I LOVE having a clean house, but it is a lot of work. One of my most dreaded tasks is cleaning up the kitchen. This is probably why I didn’t cook very much when I was single (many moons ago). But, alas, those days are gone, and now I must cook.

Before I cleaned up--pots and dishes everywhere.

Before I cleaned up–pots and dishes everywhere.

Often after I’ve made a big mess cooking dinner, I want to ignore it and go to bed. I’ll think about it tomorrow (in my best Scarlet O’Hara voice). After all, tomorrow is another day. The problem is that when that day comes, the dishes will still be there waiting for me. So, my good habit is cleaning up at night. That way I don’t have to face a dirty kitchen in the morning.

After I cleaned up--all is right with the kitchen/world, until tomorrow.

After I cleaned up–all is right with the kitchen/world, until tomorrow.

Foto Friday: Silhouette

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 15: Silhouette

Da Realist 1: Husband in the Window

Husband in the Window

Husband in the Window

Getting this week’s photo was truly a challenge. I probably say something similar every week, but it’s always true! How in the heck do you photograph a silhouette and make that look good? I had some ideas, but unfortunately the pictures I took of trees against the night sky just didn’t turn out well. The picture above was my last shot at getting something to post for today. I turned on the lights and asked my husband to stand in front of the window while I took a picture from downstairs. I was thinking “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” and this is what I came up with, a blurry silhouette of my husband.

Foto Friday: Eyes

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photography Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 14: Eyes

Da Realist 1: Just Eyes

Just Eyes

Just Eyes

Well, we are almost halfway through the “30 Day Photography Challenge.” Today’s photo is a tough one–eyes. Since last week, I have been wondering, How in the heck am I going to take a picture of just eyes? I even tried to take a picture of my own eyes with my camera. That “selfie” was not ready for prime time though. Then, I began to think about what else has eyes. My dog? Yes, but she’d never sit still. Needles? Yes, but they’re too small. A potato? Yes, that’s it. So, my picture this week is of potato eyes.

Foto Friday: Sunset

Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photo Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.

Day 12: Sunset

Da Realist 1: September 12 Sunset

September 12 Sunset

September 12 Sunset

I took this photo at a busy intersection near where I live. I was in my car one evening last week and noticed the beautiful sunset as I waited for the light to change. I wanted to take a picture but there was no time. When I saw that this week’s “Foto Friday” was a sunset, I knew exactly where I was going to get my shot. I arrived early and waited. I was able to get a few nice shots, but I really need a new camera to get better pictures.