Geometry #3 & Macro Monday

Geometry is hosted by Katney of Katney’s Kaboodle. If you’ve got a line or an angle on a great shot, Katney wants you to share it.

Radiant Lines

This is the center of a fan palm frond.  These grow at University of Hawaii at Manoa, in a row along the Bilger Hall parking lot and are quite impressive.


Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa of Lisa’s Chaos. If you love macro photography, this is the place for you!

The Last Leaf

This leaf fell from the tree, spiraled to the ground and stuck itself in the grass at my feet.  Of course I had to bend over and photograph it!  Imagine my surprise upon downloading the photo to find all of these white flowers — to my naked eye they just looked like a fine white fuzz on the grass.

UPDATE: Amoeba, my darling botanist, says that this is not grass, but the leaf of a very small lily or onion.  He also said the white “flowers” are called “hair points” and they are on the edges of the very tiny leaves of a very tiny moss.

Weekend Reflections in the Harbor

Weekend Reflections

James, over at Newton Area Photo
hosts a fun meme called Weekend Reflections.
Grab a camera and play along.
And even if you don’t join us,
be sure to check out James’ dazzling photos.

Seagull Swooping Low

This seagull was coming in for a water landing. The photos were taken off the balcony of Fernald Hall at Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor, WA.

Seagull Swooping Low

Black & White Macro Monday

Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa of Lisa’s Chaos. Do not ask my why I choose to join something new in the middle of moving! I am a glutton for punishment, I guess!

And the B&W is in honor of Nicole B. who is hosting a January B&W photo challenge which she specifically designed for the purpose to discussing techniques for turning color photos to B&W.

  • The 1st photo (top left) is the actual snap, straight out of the camera.
  • The2nd photo (top right), I created from photo #1.  I chose navy blue from the B&W filter option in Picasa.
  • The 3rd photo (bottom left) is my favorite.  I created it from photo #4 by removing “warmify” and adding “glow” in Picasa.
  • The 4th photo (bottom right), was created from photo #1 by pushing the B&W option in Picasa then clicking “warmify”. I also brought up “highlight” just a scoot.

Show Me!

Robert from, Thoughts of a Father, is hosting, Show Me, his first photo project.  Rather than running with a theme for a week, Robert has a new photo request every day.  Today he wants to see me!

My schedule:

Monday — alarm rings at 4:45 a.m., I am ready for work and out the door by 5:30 and at work by 8:00.  I get off work at five do the crosstown crawl to OC’s office where we eat whatever I picked up for dinner.  We go to his Oahu Civic Orchestra rehearsal where he musics and I take photographs, write or just listen (I learned that I do have access to internet at Chamade University, where the rehearsal is held).  At 9:00 p.m. band rehearsal is over and we drive home.  Since night has slightly less traffic than day, we usually get to the condo by 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday — the same, except OC’s rehearsal is for the Honolulu Commuity Concert Band and there is no internet while I wait.  This past Tuesday night there was a horrific accident on the fhighway and we didn’t get in until almost mid-night.

Wednesday — I pick OC up after work and we start home.  Depending on “rush” hour traffic, the return home can take up to three hours.  Sometimes when we get home I cook, sometimes we stop for a sit-down meal (as opposed to take-out food eaten off styrofoam or wax paper at OC’s desk), the volume of traffic decides which we do.

Thursday  — Jazz Band practice ends at 8:30 p.m. rather than 9:00 o’clock, and there is no internet while I wait.  We’re usually home by 10:00 p.m.

Friday — looks like Wednesday, though we sometimes stop for a bit of weekend grocery shopping on the way home.

Saturdays — crash and burn.

Sunday — church and prep for the week ahead.