february 7 on 7

Seven photos on the seventh of the month - a no pressure photo project with like-minded photo friends.  No rules and no themes (unless we decide to) - just tell a story with some favourite photos from the previous month, and link to the next person in line.

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As I started pulling photos from my January archive, I began seeing a theme.  There seemed to be a lot of steps, paths and gates.

From my January  Viewfinders post .

From my January Viewfinders post.

I'm always intrigued by what's down that path or through that door or up those steps.  Recently, I was reminded of a film lecture during my long ago college days where we watched a Hitchcock film (I wish I could recall which one...).  Hitchcock was a master of suspense and one scene in particular has always stuck in my memory -  a character walks down a hallway and through a door out of sight.  We all know that *something* is going to happen in that room and my fellow students and I all leaned to the right and craned our necks as if we could actually see around the corner.

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For me, there is something so appealing visually about pathways and stairs (and doorways too).  Photographically speaking the perspective is what draws the eye.  But my feet (and sometimes the dog pulling me along on his leash) also want to go that way.

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What's down there?

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What's through there?

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What's around that corner?

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Let's go see.

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Please visit the lovely Maureen Nichols at Cottage 960 for her 7 on 7 post, then click on to the next person in our blog roll (and so on...) to see where we've all been and what we've seen.

cheers,
kim

5 on 5 - september

Five photos on the fifth of the month - a no pressure photo project with like-minded photo friends (and a sister).  No rules and no themes, just tell a story with some favourite photos from the previous month, and link to the next person in line.

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Continuing from my Viewfinders post last week, I picked out a few more photos from a road trip with my husband a few weeks ago for this 5 on 5.  It was just us, which is a rare thing - our daughter was at camp, we even left the dog behind with friends. 

It was quiet.  There were trees, and light, and water.  And a marmot (although he evaded my camera).

We walked.  We found quiet places where sometimes we raised our cameras and sometimes we didn't. 

We followed paths (me) and broke trail (him).

Whenever I could, shoes and socks came off and my feet were in the water.  I became fond of these two rocks getting cozy.  (Tell me you see the faces??)

We mostly camped, but treated ourselves to a cozy cabin for the last two nights. 

There is some melancholy now that we are back and immersed in work and school and the fact that it's officially September.  But there are always weekends and opportunities to jump in the car and GO when we most need it, so it's a sweet melancholy.

Happy September!  I wish you soft landings as we shift from summer to autumn schedules.  I'll be dreaming of trees.

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Please visit the lovely Janice of Shine Photo+Design's 5 on 5 this month and then click on to the next person in our blog roll (and so on, and so on....) to see where we've been and what we've seen.

cheers,
kim