Mundane Monday and Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge

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This counter top of a hotel bar is fun, you get to see the color of the lights changes periodically. :) More Mobile Photography, click HERE.

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Mundane Monday challenges is simple: “find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty…” I began to train my eyes to see the beauty of mundane and ordinary things when I started participating this challenge. Thanks to Trablogger!

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Click HERE for more. Hope you will join us.

Thank you for visiting! Happy Tuesday :)

 

Monday Walk: The Desert Botanical Garden

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The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres (57 ha) botanical garden located in Phoenix, Arizona. The garden has many special desert plants and cacti flowers; and many beautiful birds are happy there.

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Some specimens may live for more than 150 years….They grow slowly from seed, and never from cuttings. Whenever it rains, saguaros soak up the rainwater. The cactus will visibly expand, holding in the water. It conserves the water and slowly consumes it.  — Wikipedia

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This is not a cool shot, but it’s my first time capturing a flying hummingbird. :)

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  Arizona is the hummingbird capital of U.S. Does it surprise you?

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Ingrid and her husband have traveled many places in Arizona. She shares her adventures through her fabulous Live Laugh RV blog. Take a look of her beautiful photos and the travel information. Click HERE.

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Jo is taking us  to PODZIEMIA for a walk. “1000 years of the city’s history are represented here, in a project that took 5 years to excavate.”

Thank you for visiting.

Broken: Erosion of the sandstone

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The rocks that make up Antelope Canyon are the petrified remains of prehistoric sand dunes formed by erosion of the sandstone by flash flooding.

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WPC: Broken

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

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WPC: Broken

Cee’s Fun Foto Pair and Stacy’s ABF

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While taking my morning walk along the Austin Lake, I saw this young couple sitting by the lake enjoying a quiet moment; no smart phone or an iPad, but having a book there…

Visit Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pair for more fabulous photos!

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The AB Friday is here!

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 Cropped the photo, adjusted the exposure and the white tone, and increased dark tone, then converted it into black and white and adjusted the lighting. Done in the Lightroom. Voila!

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Stacy has made a number of instruction videos showing us how she transforms digital photos step by step. I have learned so much from her. Thank you, Stacy! This Friday, she is teaching us how to use the LR 6/CC and Nik Color Efex Pro.  Take a look

Click HERE to view some creative AB works. Emilio is back! :)

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Happy Friday!

5 Photos 5 Stories: The Canyon Walls (#1)

Thank you to Raewyn who invited me to take part of the 5 photos 5 stories challenge.

It really is impossible to capture the immense view of the Grand Canyon through my humble lens. So I decided join the sunset tour to shot a few sunset scenes. The first thing that Larry, our tours guide, emphasized was the size of the canyon–277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide.

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When we were waiting for sunset, Larry pointed to the canyon walls, then told a story that made me laugh the rest of the trip:

     “Last time, when I said to my tour group that the canyon wall is a mile deep down to the bottom, one of the guys responded, ‘Wow! Canada is right over that wall.’ “

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If you are living in another continent, you might wonder. The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona which shares a border with Mexico. Fyi, the distance between Canada and Mexico is 903.33 miles (1453.77 kilometers), according to disween.com.

Please visit Raewyn’s Decocraftsdigicrafts blog to view her fabulous photos.

If you are have stories and photos to share, Feel free to join us. :)

One poem and One Photo

A Prayer in Spring Poem

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

~Robert Frost

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 Thank you for visiting! Happy Tuesday :)

 

 

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