Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements

This is my submission for Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements. And five elements are: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

We had too many rainy days. Staring at the wet table on the deck — which is on earth, I thought maybe I could squeeze 5 elements in one photo ;-).

Not sure how much I like the above photo, so I drop a couple of elements.

Thanks to Amy for having this interesting challenge.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects

Here is my submission for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects.

I often forgot how small we were, even though my camera kept telling me so.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #46: Delicate

This is my submission for Anne-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #46: Delicate.

Anne-Christine said that, to her, spring itself reveals something of the very essence of the word – Delicate. I totally agree. Spring is finally here in Minnesota (However, the heater is turned back on now.) I’ve found lots of delicate magic in our backyard.

Some, if not all, hearts are delicate.

Among eggs…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art

This is my submission for Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art.
In this challenge, Patti asked us to highlight Street Art in any form.

A sculpture in Rochester, MN… I admit I don’t understand it.

Someone’s pet in Tainan, Taiwan… I thought he was cute.

Two lovely chairs and a table in Lanesboro, MN… I walked into the store because I liked what I saw outside.

A sculpture in Whistler, Canada… I think Patti has found one of this guy’s relatives! See Patti’s blog 😉

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44: Harmony

This is my submission for Tina’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44: Harmony. In this challenge, Tina asked us to share our favorite harmonies.

When I think of the word “harmony”, I see Assisi Heights in my mind. Located on 100 acres northwest of Rochester, Assisi Heights was dedicated as the mother-house for the Sisters of St. Francis since October 4, 1955.

Recently, Rochester Meditation Center started renting a room inside of the Assisi Heights. Every Thursday night and Sunday morning, a group of people study Buddhism under the same roof. And that brings tears to my eyes.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #43: Less is More

This is my submission for Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #43: Less is More. Join us? Please visit Amy’s blog.

Less is more – I am a firm believer. So… no more words from me 😉

(Photos from my Taiwan trip.)

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A Few Street Photos

I can’t believe it’s been more than 2 months since my last posting. Thank you for those who left me comments during this period of time. Your encouragements make it easy to come back even though it still took me a while.

I was debating what would be a good first coming-back post. Should I talk about my recent Ah-ha moment (which one)? My upcoming class reunion, which we thought would never happen? Taiwan trip in general? Or, seriously, am I two months older? Some topics take courage; some take time. I finally settle down on an easy one: street photos.

My friends in Taiwan don’t understand why I like street photographing. One day, my best friend asked, “Why do you take photos of someone you don’t even know?”

“I want to catch that moment,” I said.

“Whose moment?” she asked.

“Whoever in my photo.”

“But you don’t know the person!”

“My moment, too.”

“But you are not in the picture.”

Hmm… how can I explain? When I don’t know what to say, I don’t say a word. Then I saw a nice looking building. “Okay. Stand over there, so I can take a picture of you.”

“No way!” she said in a loud voice.

“That’s why I like taking pictures of strangers!” I muttered.

All photos were taken in Taiwan, except the last one 😉

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