Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Project 366: Week 41

Technically, I should be putting up this post every Friday, but I get so busy with other things that I can’t be bothered. Eventually I get to it and here I am. For this set of photos, I challenged myself to shoot an image within ten minutes of leaving my home. On foot. So all these pictures are within a few minutes walking distance of my house.

This week's photo theme: Within Ten Minutes


Friday, October 07, 2016
Green Space
"Raw, beautiful nature."

Project 366, Day 281: Green Space


Saturday, October 08, 2016
By The Pond
"One of my favourite spots near our home.”

Project 366, Day 282: By The Pond


Sunday, October 09, 2016
The Bench
"Sit down and relax for awhile.”

Project 366, Day 283: The Bench


Monday, October 10, 2016
High-Rise
"One of the few tall buildings in Kingston."

Project 366, Day 284: High-Rise


Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Young Tree
"Even though it’s so small, it still puts on a colourful show in the fall."

Project 366, Day 285: Young Tree


Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hodgepodge
"A jumble of growth and hues.”

Project 366, Day 286: Hodgepodge


Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Manhole
“Not one of Mother Nature’s creations.”

Project 366, Day 287: The Manhole


What I've learned this week:
Take walks within your neighbourhood and explore your surroundings.
Challenge yourself once in awhile. You just might be surprised at what you can accomplish.
All work and no play make life dull. Take a break and do something fun.
There is beauty even in the smallest things.

Wishing you all a great day!

35 comments:

  1. Nice. You have some pretty scenery nearby.

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  2. You have a lovely place to walk, Martha...this is gorgeous scenery and your talent with a camera is fantastic!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I appreciate that! Taking photos is very meditative for me.

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  3. Beautiful photos. I love the pond the best.
    Where are the people in your pics?

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    1. People? Who wants people in photos? They ruin them. I'm only (half) joking. It depends on the scenery. Sometimes I include people and sometimes I don't.

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  4. What a great challenge. We take for granted the beauty that's just right outside our doorsteps. I like the pond photo the best.
    Lisa

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    1. We do take it for granted. We're always in such a rush that we don't notice.

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  5. Lots of nice places near your home.

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    1. There sure are! But no mountains. We don't have gorgeous mountains in my area like you do in yours.

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  6. Wow, lots of great places within 10 minutes of your house!!

    betty

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    1. There sure are, Betty. Sometimes I don't notice because I'm rushing. But when I slow down and relax POOF all the details come into focus.

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  7. So many beautiful places close to your house.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Lots of them, Janie. It's a good reason to take a walk!

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  8. A nice set of images, the pond is my favorite.

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  9. Love the mixture of colours, shapes and textures in "A jumble of growth and hues.”

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  10. Lovely area with lots of green space, beautiful shots!

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  11. Great photo's Martha ... but my favourite is the pond.
    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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    1. That is indeed a beautiful little pond. And so close to home!

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  12. By the pond is a winner. I'm going to try some of your challenges but I won't tell you.

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    1. I would love if you'd share your results! It would be nice to see what you capture.

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  13. Your list of things learned this week is a good one. My favorite photo of these is the one of the pond--lovely location. The weeping willow in the first photo reminds me of a weeping willow at St. John's park in Portland when I was little. Sometimes we'd pick up delicious Mexican food, and then drive over to the park and eat it.

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    1. That sounds like a lovely time with your family. I have many memories of similar outings with my parents and siblings, minus the Mexcian food. Money was very tight, so we took a picnic lunch along. We didn't have much money but we had lots of love. And now, great memories!

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  14. Wonderful and all within walking distance. Even better.

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  15. You have an artist's eye. These are wonderful

    I'm wondering what the plant is in the next to last photo. If it's one I should know I will be very embarrassed for asking.

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    1. Gail, I have to say that your guess is as good as mine! I haven't a clue. Perhaps I should because it grows wild, so it's obviously local, but I just don't know.

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  16. I always love the color and texture in your photographs. Very nice!!!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! Nice to see you here. I imagine you've been very busy!

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  17. I can see why the pond is your favorite! what a peaceful place to be

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