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Beating the heat vicariously yet involved

I got excited watching the young do what I used to do ---- and then swam my serious laps

Made me lick my lips - and put a smile on my face

Pooh and Piglet know and weigh in


This is a scene in my living room, where the afternoon sun lit up a corner with bits of memories I brought back from a long-time ago trip to Egypt.
The bright shining candle speaks of the passage of time as well, and the glow of it made me get the camera.

Note the bone-shaped colossal rock. It weighs as much as two sacks of flour, I sneaked it home in my suitcase. It’s a treasure to me. I picked it off the ground on a day I spent deep in the desert with nothing but sand, a few small bushes hung full of dead locust around me and huge skies.

I hope you like it.

*****Winners announced in GD****** July Contest outcome "Don't be afraid of the Dark" Shadow Photos

Here is the link


Thank you all for participating in submitting your photos, in helping me keep the threads kicked, and I laud your expertise and artistry.

It was fun for me to run a contest. It had been a while.
I appreciate you, my friends.


Announcing the *****WINNERS*****of the July Photo Contest "DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK"

The contest is over and it was fun for us all. Thank you for voting, thank you for your comments and above all for expressing interest and showing it with your participation.

I thank the photographers for submitting their work.
I thank all who helped kick the threads.

Now to the Huge Drumroll for our runaway

who is
with her intriguing and mystifying photograph


In second place is CaliforniaPeggy with her beautiful photo of

taken at the Musee d”Orsay in Paris

The third place is held by both
(ladies first)
mnhtnbb who keeps the song in my head with

and also by
with the “I wish I were there” street scene of

AUTUMN APPROACHES IN AIX - Homage to Harry Callahan

Those two photos were down to the wire within such proximity that it was hard to know who would win the spot, and at the very end it was a true tie.

And finally, as Hostess Choice, I want to present again the
Juat to give you another look at the hard-to-find (but not missing) Bobcat lurking in the darkness and mixture of shadow and light.
Though we are warned not to be, I do feel afraid of what’s lurking in the dark.

I also liked the play on words in the title.

Well done, everyone!!!

*****Finals for July Contest are up in GD*****

Here is the link


Thanks to everyone, for everything.


*****FINALS July Photo Contest*****"DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK" Please vote for your favorite

The Contest has whittled down to the top 10 vote-getters, and I hope you will pick your favorite and help determine the winner.
The winner will, as his or her prize, get to determine the theme for the next contest in August.

The theme of this contest is "DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK" - Shadow photography.

Please vote, feel free to make comments, and kick the thread.
Thank you for participating in submissions and votes.

The Clock in Shadow

Listen, Kitty


Autumn approaches in Aix - Homage to Harry Callahan

Rubber ball in the hallway.

Walking into the Moon

Popham Beach

Just Before Dawn

Summer Sunset

Here you go

***Preliminaries are up in GD for the July contest "DON'T BE AFRAID OT THE DARK" Shadow photography

1 https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218077718

2 https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218077740

3 https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218077752

Please go vote, and please help me keep the threads kicked.
Thank you.
This is a fun contest with very creative interpretations.

*****July Photo Contest*****Submission thread 3 of 3 "DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK"

The July photography contest theme was chosen by Mousetoescamper, who won the contest in May, and it is “DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK” Shadow photography.

This contest will run for 3 days, and then the top 3 vote-getters in each thread and the next highest vote-getter with make the 10 photos for the finals which will follow the preliminary voting.

We have 3 Submission threads, and I urge you to vote in every one of them.

The links to the other threads are here

Thread 1 https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218077718

Thread 2 https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218077740

Please leave your comments in the threads, the photographers love to read them and feel acknowledged, and also please help kick the threads for more visibility.

Thank you, and enjoy the photos.

Tina Beat the Heat

Uruguay Avenue


Popham Beach


Just Before Dawn

Reflecting on Shadow

Summer Sunset

Stop and look!

Here you go

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