Weekly Photo Challenge (Shadow)

A few shots with shadows.  One reused from last weeks challenge because I like it and it fits.

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Weekly Photo Challenge (Ambience)

I think that everyone who enjoys photography is always striving for ambience in their shots. 

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Ambience

Weekly Photo Challenge (Morning)(Quest)

I am using these photos for two different challenges at once. Truth is, with my career, I don’t do mornings very often.  But when I do… it usually means solitude, beauty, adventure, and an amazing inner feeling of serenity.  Since taking up photography as a hobby a few years ago, it has really become a quest of mine to seek out these places and moments that give me that feeling that words often fail to express.  Numinous is a word I like for this sense.  Although numinous often implies a religious experience, for me the American Heritage dictionary definition is more accurately describing my experience of the numinous— 1.Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence: a numinous place.  2.Spiritually elevated; sublime.  For me, this usually means getting away from the man made world as much as possible, and letting its more ancient, natural sibling take over.  It is a feeling I never tire of. It puts me completely in the present moment.  My other quest is to try to convey this feeling I experience in the photos I take.  If I ever take a photo that can accurately express it, I will have succeeded as a photographer.  I haven’t managed it yet, but hey, if it was easy it would not be a quest.

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(Very) Early morning Alaska

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Fisherman headed out to sea.  6 am on the inside passage Alaska

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7 am in the Endicott Arm fjord. Alaska

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The Dawes Glacier in the morning sun

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The face of the Glacier backlit by the sun

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The walls of the fjord

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Morning mist at the Mendenhall Glacier (the bottom left side of the glacier can be seen in more detail in the next shot)

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Face of the Mendenhall with 10 people approaching it in a boat

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The mountains of the White Pass valley stripped nearly bare by glaciers.  Morning north of Skagway

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Pitchfork Falls in the early morning.  Not another human soul in sight.

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Quiet morning in the Tongass National Forest

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Solitary mushroom growing on the rainforest floor

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The Cathedral at Pisa in the early morning (before the hordes descend)

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Morning in a field in the 100 Mile Wilderness, northwest of Bangor Maine

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Iceberg floating in the morning sun

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Morning

Weekly Photo Challenge (Details)

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Morning dew on the bloom

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Tree limbs

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iceberg detail

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More iceberg closeup

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Mushrooms at the market

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Alien Blossom?

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After the rain

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Berries? Flower buds? Alien seed pods? You tell me.

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Mom and Dad and Mason (11 days old)

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Dad and Mason first fist bump

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Detail of the Flatiron building NYC

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Abandoned and vandalized railcar

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Weekly Photo Challenge (EDGE)

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Edge of the dock

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Looking along the edge of one memorial towards another

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Whomever designed this track  could have used a straight edge

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At the edge of a living tunnel

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Edge of the cliff

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Weekly photo challenge (Mirror)

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Alaskan icebergs mirrored in the waters surface

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Weekly Photo Challenge (Close up)

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Shasta Daisy

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Luna Moth

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Dragonfly

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Blooming

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Cupcake

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Lemon Slice

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Love at first sight

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First Father/Son fist bump

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Hope you enjoyed these.

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