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street photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise


When we were in India in 2013, I took hundreds, if not thousands, of candid shots out the car window.  After the first hour or two in country it was apparent that we would never get to our destinations if we stopped for every photo opportunity.  I told our driver(s) to just keep going and I would try to get the shots without stopping.  While this yielded some bad pictures that were either obstructed or blurred, it also yielded many which I like and show some of the character of that vast country.  I looked back through some of those photos for this challenge and decided on this one – taken out the windshield of our vehicle with the subject of a women in the car in front of us.  I really liked the juxtaposition of her face and expression with the “eyes” decal on the window (a frequent sight in India).  It was a quick surprise encounter but one which I continue to enjoy…..

A surprise eye-full


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken


We had lots of roads taken over the last week as we were in Scotland, London, and Ireland.  Many of the roads were very shiny as it was raining- a lot.   On our first evening in Dublin we went wandering around the city looking for a place to eat and have a drink.  We ended up right in front of the famous Temple Bar so  I took a couple of shots there before we went on to eat and drink elsewhere.  In any case, we were glad to see it and we went on to a great night on the town in Dublin.

The road taken but a door not opened.....

The road taken but a door not opened…..


Weekly Photo Challenge: A good match


We just happen to be in London for a few days and snapped a shot yesterday that “matches” this week’s challenge perfectly.  I called this “three symbols of London” because it has the iconic underground sign for the subway system, Big Ben in the distance, and it also shows a cloudy sky….which has been consistent since we’ve been here……

Where else could it be besides London?

Where else could it be besides London?


Thanksgiving for Dog Lovers


We’ve had a tradition for several years now to walk with the Fathers Joe’s charity walk here in San Diego.  Its a nice walk through Balboa Park and our local neighborhood so its easy and always fun.

We head to the start line....

We head to the start line….

The whole local community turns out to support the run.  I liked this scene as it spoke to me about the America that I know – not the one we heard so much about during the election…..

Donald never met these folks

Donald never met these folks

The highlight for me every year is not the exercise or the uniformly beautiful mornings we always seem to have – it is the dogs that are out walking their people.  They are large….

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Big boy

and they are small…..

Chihuahua parade

Chihuahua parade

They are all colors …..

and even black and white...

and even black and white…

Some were in costume

feathered friend

feathered friend

or just dressed up for the occasion.

thanksgiving colors

thanksgiving colors

Some helped pull their people along…..

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stroller puller

while others joined their people for a ride.

Canine company

Canine company

Some of them mugged for the camera and the paparazzi ……

aren't I pretty?

aren’t I pretty?

While other pets just watched the procession go by from their royal perches….

how "common" they all look.....

how “common” they all look…..

In any case, it is always a great way to start the holiday.  I hope that your turkey day was great and that you enjoy the rest of the season.

Gotta go.....!

Gotta go…..!

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun


One of the things we always look for while travelling is the amazing street art which always seems to reflect great senses of humour.  It is also great fun when you run across a seeming interaction between the art and the real life that is going on around it.  This was a scene we stumbled across while roaming the streets of Bergen, Norway.  To me it looked like the young lady on the wall was not only supervising the workers below but actually controlling them with her joystick…….Fun!

The Boss!

The Boss!