Creepy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”

I’m gonna be honest and say I love this photo challenge.  When I saw the challenge an image instantly popped into my mind and is used as the featured image.  The name of the file for this pic is “creepytree” so it’s perfect.  The picture was taken at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington at dusk.  My mom and I arrived early for a show so we were walking around the park taking pictures.  Riverfront Park is beautiful but like many locations after dark it changes. In the dark our imaginations tend to run wild as shadows and trees come to life.

Here’s a few more of my favorite “creepy” shots!  As always, hope you enjoy!

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A to Z Survey

I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a blogging slump lately but I think most bloggers can relate to that feeling.  It seemed like I had no shortage of topics, great feedback, a few new followers, then a wall………I sat down to write yesterday but couldn’t seem to find a focused topic or I found a topic but the writing felt forced like I was trying to write for a certain audience instead of just staying true to me.

Anyways, when I saw this A to Z survey on Constructing Carrie, who got the survey from Jessica at Semi-Sweet Tooth I asked if I could get in on the action.  I thought it might help inspire me and get me back to writing.

Feel free to use it if you feel inspired to fill it out.  I just tried to have fun with it and not overthink it.  🙂

A – Age: 35

B – Biggest Fear: Bridges and tunnels.  I hate driving over long bridges.  My friend and I were stuck in traffic in a big tunnel when I was over in Seattle and I’m surprised I didn’t lose it.  10360954_968589583180978_4740379112369300408_n

C – Current Time: 10:59 AM

D – Drink You Had Last: Water.  Just finished my coffee but am tempted to go get a second cup

E – Easiest Person To Talk To:  My mom 🙂

F – Favorite Song: This is probably the toughest question because it changes all the time.  I would say “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John and pretty much any song by The Beatles

G – Grossest Memory: I once found a pair of jeans folded up in the top of the closet.  I hadn’t worn them in forever and I saw this ball of what looked like cotton on the leg so I went to move it but looked at it closer when I realized it was some sort of spider egg nest thing!!!! 😮  I resisted the urge to set them on fire and simply threw them in the dumpster.

H – Hometown: Newport, Washington

I – In Love With:  Myself 😉

J – Jealous Of: People who seem genuinely happy with their life

K – Kindest Person You Know:  I can’t pick just one so I’ll say all of my Aunts.

L – Longest Relationship: Samantha, we’re not super close because we live far away from each other but I’ve known her about 24 years

M – Middle Name: Kay

N – Number of Siblings: 1

O – One Wish: Freedom from financial burdens

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: My friend Deborah.  I had to keep her entertained and listen to her swear at drivers on her long commute home 😛

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: “What do you want to do?” or “What are you going to do?”  Both of which I usually reply “I don’t know!” or “I’m figuring it out!”

R – Reason To Smile:  Roof over my head 

S – Song You Last Sang:  “You can do it” by Ice Cube LOL XD  I picked Hip Hop BBQ Radio in an attempt to find some energy

T – Time You Woke Up:  5:40 AM  James the cat likes an early breakfast

U – Underwear Color: Black

V – Vacation Destination:  No specific spot.  My dream right now is a road trip around the US visiting friends and family along the way going from the west coast to the east coast.

W – Worst Habit: Being lazy.  I’m not proud of it and I’m getting better but at home I will walk over something on the floor for days before finally picking it up

X – X-Rays You’ve Had:  Just my teeth….*knock on wood*

Y – Your Favorite Food: All of it but here’s a few at the top of the list.  Blueberries.  Pizza.  Chicken.  Tacos.  Ravioli.

Z – Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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My Muse-The Sun

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”

I was visiting my brother on the East Coast many years ago and as we were walking through Central Park he made a remark about my taking pictures of the sun.  For some reason the comment stuck with me probably because I continue to find myself taking pictures of the sun.

It serves as inspiration for many of my shots whether shining through tree branches or creating a stunning display of colors as it sets or rises I love the beauty of the sun.  For the challenge I decided to pick a few of my favorite sun shots from the archives and also one from this week.

This first shot is one of my all-time favorite captures taken in Central Park in NYC with my little Sony camera.  1 Central Park EntryThis next one is taken at Heron’s Hideout, which is one of my favorite walking spots.  On this day there was a rainbow around the sun, which I later learned is a sun halo.  It was so beautiful and framed perfectly with this great tree.  TreeofSepiasunI love the next shot because it looks like the sun is hanging from the wire.  Hanging SunThe last shot is from this week.  I love living in a place where I can basically walk outside my apartment and see an amazing sunset.  I’ve also started playing with editing more in my photography, which I’ve struggled with in the past because I want to stay true to the image.  I came to the conclusion though that photography is art and some editing serves to enhance the art.  This is another all-time favorite.

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If you enjoy the photos you can see more at TKay Photography.  🙂