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Tom 365 – August 7, 2016


This pretty much says it all. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Life Imitates Art

Chicago Imitates Starry Night

A phone ap that finally comes in handy.

Thanks to an ap called Dreamscope, my real life picture of Chicago can now imitate famous works of art.  In this case, it is Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Here are the two photos side by side.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

Growing up in the United States in the 1970s, one of the great moments of childhood was the Family Road Trip. Immortalized in the original Vacation movie, all people of my age will have fond memories of a cross-country trek with the family.  I have had several of these growing up.  California, Kentucky, and the infamous Washington DC trip in the summer of 1975.

Although we never stopped to see Clark Griswold’s Second Largest Ball of Twine, no family vacation would be complete with out visiting one of the many roadside attractions designed to lure in travelers to spend a little cash.  Paul Bunyan Statues, Sun Glass Wearing Elephants, and if you are in traveling outside Madison, Wisconsin, there is this way larger than life cow:

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I will have to hunt through my pictures and see if I can find any other great attractions we have stopped to see One the Way.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (of Field)

I took a walk over the weekend with the idea that I was going to look for specific things to photograph to illustrate Depth of Field.  Here is what I shot.

Two contrasting pictures at a closed truck yard on Madison Street.

The Post

The Truck

The first photo obviously has a much shorter depth of field, focusing just on the fence post, but the second has a much larger depth, stretching all the way back to the buildings behind the truck.

They are basically the exact same picture, with a different focus and depth of field.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

As soon as I saw the word “depth” I instantly thought in photographic terms.  And why not, this is a photo challenge.  I then remembered this picture.

Depth of Field and the Squirrels

I have a little time today to explore Depth of Field.  I hope to have more to post later.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

In a city the size of Chicago, very often you will come across a wall where some young artist has decided to express themselves.

Express Yourself

But sometimes where and when you find this self expression can be a little off setting.

Express Yourself in a Bad Situation

I may have expressed myself verbally while trying to get my car out of this situation.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow Part 2

The Yellow of Childhood.

Yellow School Bus

This picture was taken outside the Rialto Theater in Joliet, Illinois.  The buses were waiting for the children to be released from a Christmas production at the theater.

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Tom 365 – December 23, 2014

The White Squirrel

We have a white squirrel in our back yard.  I had originally spotted him a couple weeks ago in a tree in our front yard, but I never had the camera or cell phone ready to take a picture.

We have four other squirrels in our back yard, two brown and two grey, and we keep them well fed because they seem to keep the rabbits away.

Our other squirrel have gotten to know us very well, and at times they will actually look in the windows if we have forgotten to put something out for them.

But then while sitting and having coffee, we suddenly see the White Squirrel.  This is the first time he has ventured into our back yard.  The other squirrels seem intimidated by him.

The White Squirrel of Bolingbrook

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist 3

Minimalist in photo, and minimalist in size.

The Hummingbird Feeder

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist 2

From a trip to St. Joseph, Michigan:

Minimalist in Art Color

In Color

Minimalist in Art Black & White

In Black and White

Water Sculpture - Full View

The Full View

Water Sculpture - Minimalist View

The Minimalist View

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