One Word Photo Challenge: Wet


Wet water washed upon shore, the ripple-tides from waterfall door

Day 120 - Cold Drinks

Cold canned cola, tackling thirst quencher, vend me out a drink, the sugar water dispenser

A video I shot of rain drops falling into a puddle after a storm

One Word Photo Challenge: Wet


One Word Photo Challenge: Dry

The Dozer

Sitting idle in the dry sand
But I move the earth
Bring ideas to life
My mighty mouth a destructive force
The strength of a thousand men
Creating giant hills of dirt
Man and machine
Together as one
Shaping the land
For the next big thing
Yes we can

One Word Photo Challenge: Dry

One Word Photo Challenge: Cold

owpc_cold My freezer gets quite cold at times, turning water into solid blocks of ice in minutes. Cuts of meat turn into frozen rocks of near inedibleness (which isn’t a word but I don’t know how else to describe it). Ground beef and the large turkey in there require a long defrost before they are anywhere near fit for cooking. Sometimes it’s like the frozen tundra of Russia or the Arctic Circle in there. But of course this would never come close to what a walk-in freezer is like. That is chilly!
 This plastic bottle of malt liquor has froze into a sort of malt slush. I exaggerated the coldness in Photoshop by adjusting the curves filter.
And our favorite cold dish of ice cream, this being a Mini Banana Split Sundae.


And wash down the hot fudge of the ice cream, or that delicious steak dinner, with a nice cold glass of water and ice.

One Word Photo Challenge: Cold

One Word Photo Challenge: Hot

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The blue flames shoot out of the tiny slots of the stove burner, barely connected but by tiny strands of gas power. The far reaching parts of the flames go from orange to bright yellow to white hot. It’s interesting to know why the flames come out in a blue color, but I’m thinking that has to do with the elements in the gas, such as hydrogen, which is naturally blue.

This glass of red punch is for the color red, a reference to something hot.


And here it is shot head on, with the picture set at a medium contrast to get this rich dark looking liquid – the complexion of blood and reflective beauty of red wine, which it isn’t.

One Word Photo Challenge: Hot

One Word Photo Challenge: Cloudy

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Through the clouds like a bird, what a sight I heard, looking down upon the earth

Taking the theme of the challenge this week literally was quite easy since I already had pictures of clouds in my vast depository. I actually used most of these for One Word Photo Challenge: Sapphire last year. But I was lucky enough for the clouds to be voluminous and fluffy to get these pictures for One Word Photo Challenge: Cloudy. The last picture had always reminded me of the opening scene of “The Simpsons” and I just decided to add the title font today (not quite the same though), and it’s quite a striking resemblance, as if the show creators were looking up at similar clouds for inspiration, or if I’m just imagining things.

One Word Photo Challenge: Storm


Rainy days and Mondays don’t get me down



It may have been just a light rainstorm in which I captured photos for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge this week, but nevertheless, I captured the beauty and essence of rain/water.

During another one of my photography walks around the park, rain falling on my head, I captured scenes that would describe what a storm is like.  The raindrops on the leaves left after the light rainstorm, a few clinging to the last reds of Spring. The flag reflecting in the puddle left on the ground. The water rushing into the stormdrain at a ferocious rate. It was quite a dreary moment, my head getting soaked, and the place quite silent except for some cars passing through the puddles on the road, making splashing sounds as I walked by on the sidewalk, hoping to not get drenched in humility.

The last picture is of an oncoming storm from last year. The clouds overhead are monstrous and cast a gloomy shadow over the city below.

There happens to be a storm occurring right now just outside my window. I wish I could provide a soundbite of it.

One Word Photo: Sapphire Skies



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Day 52

Sapphire sky scrubbed with clouds – destination heaven