Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

This weeks challenge is motion. I have shared these  previously. All are favorites of mine. The first one is of Jingle dancers, and the second photo is of Fancy Shawl dancers at a Pow Wow. I added some texture to them, to give them an artistic look.

Dancers in motion

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

The prompt for the Daily Post photo challenge is Express Yourself. I am on a journey of exploration this year. I like processing and using techniques to  transform some of my photos, to give them  a quirky and eclectic look. It fascinates me.. We are still rather new to Oregon, so when we go anywhere my camera is usually with me, and I take pictures as my husband drives.The following are what best express  me at this time in life.

DSC_0083-001Drive-by photography in the city

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Chain of Events

dscn5134-002.jpgI am not a spring chicken. I have mentioned that before and so I consider myself as a late bloomer, when it comes to creative endeavors. I have tapped into my right brain and am having so much fun. I believe we are all given talents and abilities. Many grasp on to that understanding early in life. That’s a good thing! But then there are some of us that have lacked confidence or encouragement to explore and see what we are capable of, if we just try.

Kid and Cat Tales

What joy it brought me to spend time with these little guys, my grandson’s, even if it was with undivided attention. Lol! I love this photo! It reminds me to my two older son’s who were about the same in years apart.

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We have named this kitten, Smokey. He, we think and are not sure yet?? leads the way for the other three. They live under the cover of wood piles and wood decks for shelter. We are feeding them. My heart wonders what to do? Do you leave them to live in the wild and have freedom to roam and explore and just wish them well? I have not seen their mother lately…

Photo Art Friday

2011-065It’s time to display my photo art work for the challenge at Pixel Dust Photo Art. The prompt for this month was SKY. I went through some of my files yesterday looking for a photo to use. This one, that I took in Joshua Tree was greatly enhanced with one of Bonnie’s textures. It is one of many National Park’s that are shut down right now. To view the work of other photo artists, head over to Pixel Dust.