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Blowing Bubbles

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Blow Bubbles.

An art school project from the late 1970s. I had two fellow students blowing bubbles and popping any that weren’t the right size or location.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Blow Bubbles

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Put Something Cute on your Desk

ThIs is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Put Something Cute on your Desk.

As seems to be the norm for me recently I went outside the box and then threw it away.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Put Something Cute on your Desk

First off, these nicknacks are on a kitchen cupboard, my “desk” is an old fashioned Formica kitchen table. Two of these nicknacks, the antelope/gazelle and the “Rock Concert” date back to the early 1980s and have survived something like eight house moves and one change of continents. The kingfisher is from the mid 1980s so probably one less house move. It’s lost its bill at some point.

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Knoll Your Desk

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll Your Desk.

I was sitting at the kitchen table I use for a computer desk editing photos when I was thinking about the prompt. I noticed a couple of things on the table that were a possibility for the challenge.

I used a fast lens for shallow depth of field and then did some heavy editing using Snapseed on this tablet.

Knoll Your Desk

The small Samsung SSD on the left is my primary backup drive for all my photos. The two USB cables next to it are for two more external hard drives used to backup all my photos. Those two drives are rotated with one being kept off site. 

My pen and pencil holder is an old plastic drinking glass, it holds everything but pens and pencils. The closest items to pens and pencils are two red Sharpes. The hex driver is for my camera and lens mounts, the old toothbrush is for cleaning in nooks and crannies and there’s also two small flashlights in it.

I must add that I have been using the new Block Editor for a couple of days but I have become so frustrated with it I went back to the classic editor to finish this post.

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Plant Sunflowers

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Plant Sunflowers.

A few years ago we planted some Sunflower seeds and had some growing naturally in the yard from the wild bird seed.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Plant Sunflowers

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Plant Sunflowers

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Make Your Own Rainbow

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Your Own Rainbow.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, neither of which worked out.

Then I remembered photographing a section of sidewalk some bored child had coloured in with chalk. I had photographed it last summer where the local town held a weekly farmers market. I assumed that the bored child of one of the stallholders had coloured the sidewalk in.

So I decided to do some heavy editing using Photoshop and then Snapseed to get a couple of different versions of the coloured sidewalk.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Your Own Rainbow

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Your Own Rainbow

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Change Your Lightbulbs

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 15 – Change Your Lightbulbs.

I seem to have photographed a variety of electronic light sources over the past few months so here’s a small selection.

 

January Squares: Town Lights

A variety of lightbulbs illuminating Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula shortly before Christmas.

 

On the Hunt for Joy: Change Your Lightbulbs

A desk lamp bulb and reflector with Photoshop filters applied to the photo.

 

January Squares: Flashlight

A small flashlight clipped to the shoulder strap of a camera bag.

 

On the Hunt for Joy: Change Your Lightbulbs

A ceiling light and fan.

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Switch It Up

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 14 – Switch It Up.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt was camera bags. Or rather the interiors of various camera bags as I have changed the way they are divided up. As a result one of the bags is a Frankenstein’s monster of a camera bag nicknamed Domkenstein.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

My Tenba P595 in the snow in Hatherton, Cheshire, England in 1982. The dividers in the bag will reappear later.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

35 years later my Domke F-6 sitting in the autumn leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula. The bag has a Ciesta padded insert divided up with the Ciesta dividers.

 

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A month or so later and my F-6 still has the Ciesta padded insert inside but it’s now divided up with the dividers from my Tenba P595. There’s also a third party memory foam shoulder pad and as a result the bag is now known as Domkenstein.