Weekly Photo Challenge. Unusual

This is just a tree, but it was unusual enough for me to park my car, get out and take a photo of it, so I figured, why not share? Certainly the tree has stood the test of time and deserves some respect.

Poor top heavy tree, I wonder how it carries its load?

Weekly Photo Challenge . Contrast #2

My youngest son tells me I am getting side tracked away from my books, which is really why I began blogging. So I decided why not bring the orples into the picture on occasion? Therefore, Olivia and Oscar have decided to spend a day on Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. They were amazed when they got there at how few people there are around. So they decided to spread a blanket and make a day of it. In order to allow them the luxury of being in the photo, I had to print, then rescan the original photo, so it is not as clear as it might otherwise be.

The orples spend a day at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Anyone that has been following my blog already knows about these little creatures, but newcomers might wonder what I am talking about. If you don’t know, please feel free to check out my orples overview category in the right hand column.

Beach view directly downloaded with no orples in sight.

Obviously, this version of the photo which was directly downloaded shows a much better ‘contrast’ than the scanned version above. The morning I took this photo, it was rather chilly, thus the lack of activity on the beach.

Weekly Photo Challenge . Contrast

Given the fact that it is spring, and the Dog Wood Tree is Virginia’s State Flower, perhaps the contrast of the buds against a clear blue sky will be an appropriate contrast for this weeks theme? If not, oh well… that’s what we have here:

Dogwood tree in blossom.

If that doesn’t work for you, here is a better example of contrast, although I am not sure the specie of the tree.

Twigs against a wedge wood sky