We are under a flash flood watch. Water seems the perfect topic for today.  Walking my dog, in the rain, has never been a favorite task.  There is something about rainwater that makes him take a lick from every puddle. On occasion, I’ve seen him lick the wet sidewalk as we walk, his tongue completely out, skimming the surface as we go.

These photo challenges have a way of opening your eyes to the beauty in the mundane. I highly recommend photography as a hobby for any age. Even armed with no more than an iPhone,  these photos turned my dreaded walk into an exhibit of masterpieces.   At first glance, it’s nothing more than a puddle.  Then, you’ll notice the leaves.  Focus past the leaves, and there is the beauty.

The second part of today’s exercise was “orientation”. I can’t say that I fully understand my reasonings but I know what I like, whether it be vertical or horizontal.

These photos were literally snapped, on the move.  A dog needs to keep moving when there are familiar smells to be found, particularly after a rain. I placed the phone on the ground, for the different perspective, and snapped once in each direction. My preference was the vertical because it brought more attention to the bench. Many mornings there are people sitting on that bench. Water is calming.  I imagine myself sitting on that bench, looking into the reflective pool and I begin to reflect on myself. As a young adult, a more appropriate description of me would have been fire.  Today, I find water to be a much more accurate descriptor.  The quiet, gentle ripple of the pool is how I feel, easy going, no intention of making waves. However, I know that the old me, the fire, is hidden deep inside.  Don’t make me mad, or I may begin to boil!

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  1. Wow, phones can take such great photos these days. My old, low-tech phone can’t do anything like that; so I have to use my old, low-tech camera. Lol

    Your photos are appealing. I think I like the vertical shot out of the last two, also.

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    1. Thank you. I loved your pictures, and I appreciate the fact that you’ve taken this course a couple of times. This is my second venture. I enjoyed the first, over a year ago, then quit blogging for various reasons. I thought this would be a great way to jump back in.

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      1. Well, I hope you have as much fun with it as I have each time. Best wishes on your blogging adventure.

        Thanks for following my blog! I hope if you can find the time that you will stop by my page called “Reasons to Smile” and leave a comment. It’s a list of things people are thankful for, just to encourage each other. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  2. I am enjoying this photo101, and I love the simple shots that turn out so great like yours. With the tech even my old samsung puts out a better shot , so that is pretty neat to see others just hitting the shots as they walk the dog 😀

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  3. My how we learn things about ourselves and our surroundings when we slow down and gaze into the puddles. Great job at capturing the challenge. Thanks for checking out my Blog and following me. Blessings.

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