Retired and Riding

Odd Quirky Curves

 Sculpture Wooden Clay.web Odd Quirky Curves                                                               2015©photography by Isadora

This is an abstract driftwood and clay sculpture. I photographed it at a friends home.

The artist didn’t name the artwork.

The owner didn’t have an answer as to what it was supposed to be.

Looking up at the sculpture is a metal bird with the glass eye wallhanging

representing his interest in making a nest in the sculptural odd quirky flower.

2015©isadoradelavega

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge – 2015 – Week # 8

To join in click here

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds – Tree Pod

Tree pod Aa.web

Tree Pod                                                                                             2015©photography by Isadora

Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/rule-of-thirds/

The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.

5 Day BW Challenge – Day 5

Tree A moss  PC.webShadowed Light 2015©photography by Isadora

Tree-A-moss-PC.webOriginal               Color Photo

Wherever there is light

there are shadows

Fend them from your doorstep

The shadows are simply hiding

your luminous glow

2015©Isadora DeLaVega

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It looks like the 5 Day B & W challenge is over. I have to admit it went by very quickly.

I’ve enjoyed participating in the challenge.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos in black and white.

I think I will consider this medium a little more from now on.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by and left me a ‘Comment or a Like’.

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Thank you Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

for asking me to participate in the “5 Day Black & White Challenge”.

The challenge is to post one (1) B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days,

and ask someone each day to join in the fun.

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For my final Day 5 of the Challenge:

I would like to ask Kris at Kardz by Kris to share her talent.

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Rules for 5 Black and White Challenge (there are only 2) :D

1. For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.

2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

5 Day BW Challenge – Day 4

Cemetary Gravestone.webRoatan, Honduras                                                                         2015©photography by Isadora

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. 
 ©norman cousins

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Thank you Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

for asking me to participate in the “5 Day Black & White Challenge”.

The challenge is to post one (1) B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days,

and ask someone each day to join in the fun.

For my Day 4 of the Challenge:
I would like to ask Janet at Sustainabilitea
to share her talent.

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Rules for 5 Black and White Challenge (there are only 2) :D
1 For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
2 Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

5 Day BW Challenge – Day 3

Sateen Relaxing (2) webIn Memory of Sateen                                                            2015©photorgraphy by Isadora

Kitten Verses

A kitten with a length of string
Is such a pretty thing
A kitten with a leaf to chase
Exhibits beauty, form and grace.
But, I love kittens curled up, wise,
With ancient mystery in their eyes.
©salvatore marsiglia

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Thank you Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

for asking me to participate in the “5 Day Black & White Challenge”. 

The challenge is to post one (1) B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days,

and ask someone each day to join in the fun.

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For my Day 3 of the Challenge:
I would like to ask Sylvia at Another Day 2 Paradise to share her talent.

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Rules for 5 Black and White Challenge (there are only 2) :D
1 For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
2 Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

 

5 Day BW Challenge – Day 2

Costa Mayan Ruin Chachchoban BW A.web

Mayan Ruin Chacchoben                                                                2015©photography by Isadora

Costa Mayan Ruin Chachchoban.web   Orginal Color   2015©photography by Isadora

Chacchoben (chak-CHO-ben; Maya for “the place of red corn”) is the name of a Mayan ruin

approximately 110 mi (177 km) south of Tulum and 7 mi (11 km) from the village from which it derives its name.

Settlement by the Maya at the site is estimated at 200 BC, and the structures date from 700 AD.

Modern discovery:

In the 1940s a farm was established near the site by the Cohuo family,

but the ruins were officially reported to the Mexican government in June 1972 by Dr. Peter Harrison,

an American archaeologist who was working on a project for Tulane University,

and who also made the first maps of Chacchoben.

Harrison stumbled upon this site while flying a helicopter over Mexico

and noticed numerous hills in predominately flat lands.

Harrison realized there were temples beneath these hills,

which were naturally covered over a period of 2000 years. Info wikipedia

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Thank you Becca at On dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

for asking me to participate in the “5 Day Black & White Challenge”.

The challenge is to post one (1) B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days,

and ask someone each day to join in the fun.

For my Day 2 of the Challenge:
I would like to ask Gilly at Lucid Gypsy to share her talent.

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Rules for 5 Black and White Challenge (there are only 2) :D
1 For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
2 Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Symmetry – The Sweethearts

 

Flower 1024 Lavendar signed.webThe Sweethearts                2015©photographybyisadora

A love so pure, a love so new,

An innocent love I share with you.

No fear, no lies we’ve told,

The world is bright

and so unfold.

©sharyngilman

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Symmetry 

Symmetry (noun): the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same

or very close in size, shape, and position; the quality of having symmetrical parts.

Correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing:

an overall symmetry making the poem pleasant to the ear.

5 Day BW Challenge – Day 1

Flower B&W signed amber.webFading Love                      2015©photography by Isadora

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Thank you Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea for asking me to participate in the “5 Day Black & White Challenge”.

The challenge is to post one (1) B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days, and ask someone each day to join in the fun.

For my Day 1 of the Challenge:
I would like to ask Margie at Late Bloomer Buds to share her talent.

Rules for 5 Black and White Challenge (there are only 2) :D

1 For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
2 Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Bird blue kite Bb.webDespite the distressing cold snowy weather people have had the last couples of weeks in some of the U.S. states,

this past weekend my husband and I went to a relaxing park / marina in Punta Gorda, Florida near my home.

The weather was a warm 68.

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It’s a spot where children can play in one area and adults can go fishing, ride a bike or enjoy a relaxing walk on a scenic path.

A young gal was flying this colorful kite in the grassy field directly in front of the bench we were sitting on.

I had been admiring the sailboats swaying on the calm blue water but this kite was a wonderful colorful distraction.

It soared high while fluttering the edges of its’ wings. It was mesmerizing to watch.

Bird blue kite C.webA bit of artistic imagination with my photos created this marvelous image

that reminded me of the old fashioned post card you’d pick-up when vacationing.

I thought this photo I snapped was the perfect entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

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She described it as follows: “This week’s theme is the Let’s Go Fly a Kite. So read the lyrics (in italic below) and see what you can come up with for a topic.  Have fun and remember to find a theme within the verse. Most of all I hope you have fun”.

With tuppence for paper and strings,
You can have your own set of wings,
With your feet on the ground,
You’re a bird in a flight,
With your fist holding tight,
To the string of your kite.
Oh, oh, oh!
Let’s go fly a kite,
Up to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring,
Up through the atmosphere,
Up where the air is clear,
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Lets Fly A Kite (Sing Along Song)

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