About Carol Carlisle

A Storyteller, photographer, writer, teacher, mother, wife, gardener and at this moment a blogger.

Phoneography: Black And White Challenge Saves the Day

Two Modes of Transportation On The Bay

Pushing off

1-Pushing off from Albany Beach

Paddling on the bay

2-Lonely paddle on the Bay

Blue angels and Bay Bridge

3-Blue Angels over the Bay Bridge

Blue Angels over the Bay

4-Watching the Blue Angels over the Bay

October is the best weather, with lots of warm sun around San Francisco Bay. That means many of us are out in or near the water but there is so much glare colors are washed out, and often we in the East Bay are facing directly in to the sun; making it hard to get a good photo. Turning the images into black and white creates drama and tells more interesting stories.

Which story speaks to you?

Sorry I’m so late today but life happens. Happy Monday Challenge one and all!

I’m part of Lens and Pens Monday Challenge

View other entries for this week’s challenge:

http://chasinglifeandfindingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/rails-and-light-black-white-iphoneography-challenge/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-black-and-white-french-chic/

http://streetsofsfphotos.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/the-art-of-eclair-bandersnatch/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/from-the-3rd-floor/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/phoneography-challengefountain-in-black-and-white/

Note:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refracted Light from a Witch Ball

Witches Ball

Witch Ball

Do you have your witch ball in place for Halloween?
According to folk tales, witch balls would entice evil spirits with their bright colors (and refracted light);the strands inside the ball would then capture the spirit and prevent it from escaping
.
They must work because my garden is free of evil spirits!

I really like sparkly refracted light this is my second post for This challenge.

Nurturing Thursday: You’ve Got The Green Light

NOW 

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Stuck in traffic?
Think of it as following your bliss!  

 Joy is right up there with Heart’s Desire
listen to Luciana Williams she has some down and dirty ideas for what to do when some one takes your joy.

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Nurturing Thursday is the brainchild of Becca Givens

Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Mazeepuran
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Pocket Perspectives

If any readers are interested in joining the nurturing, you are welcomed to do so … the more the merrier!!

Where’s My Backpack: Interiors Through the Decades

Originally posted on Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture:

Ensenada Dance Hall

The Caretaker of this place said Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack came here to party in the
’50s.

Details

Renaissance Details of 1950’s Dance Hall

1960 represented by the Edsel

Edsel Intior

Edsel Interior with dancing girl

1970’s
This building came as a kit directly from Buckminster Fuller

Ceiling Geodesic dome

Ceiling of Geodesic dome

 Present day Remodel

Remodeled Dinner at Christmas

Remodeled local Log Cabin Dinner at Christmas

We enjoyed a cheerful breakfast here New Years Day 2014.

Where’s My Backpack asked us to share our interior shots.
Which decade do you prefer or even remember ;)

View original

Phoneography: Close up of a Turkey Feathery Fan Dance

Sun lit feather

1-Sun lit feather

3-Feather

2-Feather

2 Feather

3- Feather in the shadows

4. Feather

4. Feather

I had no idea what I had to offer for the macro challenge today until I went into the kitchen and ray of light hit this turkey feather left and forgotten on a window sill. Leaning over the sink I captured a few images before the sun lit shadow dance diapered.
Law of Similars I find the feather tips look a little bird like as they sway across the  image. What do you think and which do prefer?

Lens and Pens Macro Challenge

View other entries for this week’s challenge:

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-macro-raindrops-in-the-french-forest/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/the-duck/

Note:

If you’d like to join the Photo Challenge, please click here for details.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Flying Dream

Flight of fancy Dramscape

Dreamy Kite surfer and Mount Tam

Dream Scape
tethered to sky
escape the pull of gravity and
let go and fly

I have created many version of this image in order to capture “dreamy atmosphere of the moment, This one works for Weekly Photo Challenge Dreamy.

Do you dream of flying?

Nurturing Thursday : Delight in Stillness and Repurposed for Monday Macro Photo Challenge

May that which is still 
be that in which your mind delights.

rose bud

Be Still And Know

Stillness, a sense of the unchanging, is all around, and at different levels. Look for it, explore its effects on you, and let it sink in.
Rick Hanson Just One Thing
I am participating in Nurturing Thursday
Other

Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Pocket Perspectives
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Mazeepuran

Here it is Monday and I would like to enter this rose close up image and and quote to Lens and Pens Macro Challenge.

Tuesday Tryouts: Retro or Revolutionary?

Tattoo

Tattoo

What’s Back?

What once was revolting and
a rebellion, then became revolutionary
is now quite ordinary.

The solar system revolves on the back
of the tattooed lady in front of me
at a wedding ceremony.

The bride wears her mother’s dress
and big back combed hair for
a look that would be extraordinarily revolutionary in 1953.
Carol Carlisle

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Retro wedding

Sunday, I spent most of the wedding trying to take a picture of the tattoo, knowing I would use it in a blog but not so soon. But Margo Rody gave us the challenge of There and Back Again..Does this work?