Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge

Let’s get one thing straight. I am not a photographer. The only camera I own is the one on my iPhone, which is what I use to take pictures. All things considered, the pictures are not bad. But I hesitate to call them “photographs,” because those are things that photographers — both professional and amateur — would take. Mine are merely snapshots.

That said, I do have an app on my iPhone called Prisma. Prisma is a “photo editor that creates amazing photo effects transforming your photos into works of art.” Just for grins, I will occasionally take my snapshots and apply some of the Prisma filters to edit the pictures and to apply special effects.

Here’s a picture I took of our dog. 63EDD786-09F6-4689-A0F8-10FF2E60374EAnd below are a handful of that same picture where I applied some of the Prisma filters.BFB4353E-D083-44A8-9E9A-79562AA4FF0DD127A0FC-3CCC-4680-A763-2C658A23FFF7A7D9AE28-78E6-4190-944A-F9F5D4E314601398623D-62D2-4E94-B4DE-64F0C7C6E2FDSo, what do you think?


Written for this week’s Photo Challenge from Weekly Prompts with the word “edit.”

Like the Back of My Hand Challenge

When I read this post from Judy Dykstra-Brown this morning, which featured a picture of the back of a hand (hers? someone else’s?), I was inspired to take a picture of the back of my hand and post it.33E4D6E2-59B4-46F4-A59B-2B1FD4355F27And then I thought wouldn’t it be fun to challenge other bloggers to take a picture of the back of their own hands.

So take a picture of the back of your hand (or the front, or both) and create your own post featuring that picture. Go head, fellow bloggers, and show your hands.

Use the tag #myhand and link back to this post. Let’s see those hands of yours!

Weekly Prompts — People

For this week’s Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge, we are asked to look through our photo collection and post pictures of people.

Ever since the abomination, Donald Trump, became president, my wife and I have been attending rallies protesting all of the unconscionable things he and his sycophants in Congress have been doing to this country and the environment.

I’ve been impressed by the variety of people who have joined in these protests. All genders, races, nationalities, and ages have shown up.

So, for today’s photo prompt, below are some pictures of the people who we came across at those rallies.C0195C85-25AE-4D06-B41C-9A9BEF9BBB4694BB20F7-5789-440A-BC46-92684BEA1A8097FD9DCB-D727-4B70-978F-236C61C651C8290B594E-9746-4C9E-B74C-17C42D3FF648F01CEB7F-AFF9-4436-B42E-ABD5637B99E5B793967B-F295-433F-B2B9-EC0737FAF0A5

Weekly Prompts — Peaceful Coexistence

A773F869-DAAB-4780-B5BD-B96EEC33F8A8We have a dog and a cat in our home. They are not exactly the best of friends. In fact, they often get along like cats and dogs, if you know what I mean. Our 12 pound cat tends to terrorize our 70 pound dog.

However, they have learned, for the most part, to get along with minimal disturbance. I guess you might say that they are living in a state of peaceful coexistence.


Written for the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge, where the prompt is “peaceful.”

I’m not sure that “peaceful coexistence” between a canine and a feline is what GC and SueW had in mind for this prompt. After all, they described peaceful as “free from disturbance; moments of tranquility and calm.”

But they did ask, “what does the word mean to you?” And on those occasions when our dog and cat are, in fact, getting along peacefully, we are, indeed, experiencing moments of tranquility.

No Words Wednesday

CEF6B46C-D06C-435D-B3C1-C84A772FADAE.jpegThis picture is part of a challenge called “No Words Wednesday” from Sazz.

The idea of this challenge is to post a picture of a famous monument of your city, preferably unedited and original in nature, without any caption or words, in order to let the picture speak on its own and so readers can imagine their own interesting story of that picture.

(I think I’m not even supposed to say what the picture is of or in what city it was taken. Any guesses? And is this too many words?)