Struggling to find an idea for a blog post again today, so I thought I’d see if could find something that would work with the WordPress Weekly Photo theme. This week the theme is satisfaction. For some odd reason, this image ¬†was the first thing to pop into my head. So what the hell. Let’s go with it.

This creature appeared at my Summer Reading program yesterday. When I saw it my heart was filled with warm fuzzies and happiness. It belonged to a little girl, who had a baby sister that occupied the other stroller in the photo. The little girl, obviously, wanted to push “her baby” around in a stroller too. I absolutely love (with all of my heart) that her “baby” is this very well loved Chewbacca doll.


Weekly photo challenge – layers

Don't forget to floss

So many layers of ick.

This week the WordPress Weekly Challenge theme is layers. Here is what Sara had to say about the subject:

Layers. Layers can reveal, conceal, and make something more complex. They can vary in size, texture, color, or functionality. Each layer can have its own story, meaning, or purpose. They can overlap, blend, or be distinctly separate. A layer doesn’t have to be a part of a single object but can even be a slice of a multifaceted image or scene.

As I combed through my Flickr archive I realized this photo would be perfect for this challenge. This is the Gum Wall of Seattle, Washington ( I wrote a bit about it on Pinhole Obscura).Sometime in the nineties bored theater patrons waiting in line started sticking their gum to the outside walls in the alley. Eventually it became a thing and the phenomenon that it is today.

The gum wall is oddly mesmerizing. It’s disgusting, no doubt. But there is something fascinating about the collaborative effort.

This photo was taken with my Canon EOS 650 and Fuji Neopan 400. I am down to one last roll of this wonderful film. I am kind of thinking I might switch to something else for awhile. What is your favorite black and white film?


Weekly Photo Challenge: from lines to patterns


Seattle Fountain

I think I might be a little late in the game for this (last?) week’s WordPress photo challenge. But here it is anyway. I took this with my pinhole camera in Seattle earlier this month. I am humbled that it made Explore on Flickr. That is always a nice (if not mystifying) ego boost.