In and Out of Focus

WordPress Photo Challenge: Focus

On the way to the South Padre Island this past weekend I asked my husband to stop so that I could take a picture of a tree that I see every time we pass by, which is often because we live an hour or so away. He did not stop because we were on the opposite side of the road, but he promised he would stop on the way back.

On the way back he stopped so that I could take a picture of the tree. There are many trees like it here in South Texas, and they can be seen on residential areas, towering above most other trees in front and back yards. This one has always caught my attention because it is much smaller than most of I have seen, and because it has fewer green leaves.

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When I read the challenge I immediately thought about this next picture. I normally don’t keep blurry pictures, but I really like the way this one came out so I decided to keep it. It is of my daughter dancing as Clara in a production of The Nutcracker in 2007.

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Reflections

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…walking grass…

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…happy stones….

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…pensive child…

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Cold misty morning in Verona, Italy

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Photo of a cold misty morning in front of a a beautiful scenic view that includes one of the most important monuments of the city of Verona, the Ponte Pietra.

Standing here in February 2017 to me was part of a great travel experience. I took many pictures on this trip, but thesetransported me back. I remember the nice cold breeze while taking in the views in all directions, and wondering what it is like for people there to wake up to such history and beauty every day.

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The Running of the Bulls, A Once in a Life Time Trip Experience

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Have you ever witnessed the dense crowds in Pamplona, Spain during the Fiestas of San Fermin? The Encierro commonly known as the Running of the Bulls is an incredible Spectacle attended by people from around the world during 9 days of festivities that take place in July every year. The Running of the Bulls is only 1of 400 events that take place during these festivities. The pictures below were taken 8 years ago during one day’s run.

It was an incredible experience witnessing from above a balcony and from the ground level, the streets in every direction completely filled with people who were there to be spectators or to run with the bulls. It was truly amazing. Highly recommend adding this trip to your bucket list as a spectator.

 

Word Press Photo Weekly Challenge: Dense

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