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


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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

One Word Photo Challenge: Clear

The fishing hole of Green Lake in Michigan. Taken during our camping trip in August 2013.
Inside of a laundry detergent jar.
Droplets on the porch railing
An experimental shot taken for my 365 day project in September.

One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

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Scarlet roses

Scarlet letters

Scarlet begonias

Scarlet sweaters

A most transcending color

Deep shade of maroon

Dark blood stains on shirt

Dripping through and through

One Word Photo Challenge: Chocolate

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Chocolate Shoes

Chocolate Dresser


Mocha Cat

Owl Purse

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One Armed Bear

Caramel and Chocolate Syrup

I’m a guitar man 

With my brown dusty shoes

And everything else

That pulls off the chocolately blues

Challenge Accomplished

One Word Photo Challenge: Mint

I decided to expand the photography sector of my blog more and give this challenge a try.

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The first picture is of a Shamrock Shake taken in March; it literally is mint flavored. The one below that is me in my Full Keg T-shirt (a favorite of mine). Next are two pictures from the Cascades Falls Park in my hometown. Then, you see the picture of the Ford Fiesta taken in February for my 365 photo project. Finally, there is an explosive shot of a freshly bloomed tree from May which is one of my all time favorites. Since spring is strongly correlated with anything green, the color mint easily comes to mind.

Since this is my first time doing the challenge, I might be a little literal on choosing pictures according to the color ‘mint’.