Mundane Monday Challenge 76

Did you ever take a photo to document a problem with something you purchased? That documentary photo could then be used to convince the store to repair or replace the broken item. This happened to us with a bar stool that we purchased to go with our raised kitchen counter. A weld broke on the arm that attached that arm to the seat of the stool.

Somehow I never deleted the photo, but I think it make a perfect entry for this week’s entry in the Munday Monday Challenge #76: Learn Photography, which is hosted by PhoTrablogger.

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The photo is mundane in topic, muted in color, but somehow the framing of the photo holds the eyes attention. Let me know what you think.



 

5.0 out of 5 stars

Please hurry with the next NU book!

on September 4, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, I was very impressed that this is a first novel for Mr. Waugh. The author has really done his homework, as he has worked with many concepts of science, history, anthropology, space travel and military technology in this book. The story “reads” very well, editing is good, I only found 3 or 4 instances where the wrong word was used or misspelled. I really like the chapter structure and the 3 main story lines that are going on (two alien ones, and one human). I can’t wait to get the next installment of this story–hope it comes soon.
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Mundane Monday – Challenge #75 and Monday Window

Thanks to PhoTrablogger for hosting the Mundane Monday challenge. Here is a snippet from that blog to understand what the challenge is about:

This is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things and frame it beautifully and upload the photographs.

I want to combine this post with my regular Monday Window challenge:

Monday Window is a weekly blog post featuring one or more photos of windows as the main subject.

Today I chose a simple old building in town that has a beauty of its own:

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The building is simple. The windows and doors are simple. The red color makes the whole picture pop. Here is an angled view of the building:

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I get the feeling that the building has looked like it was going to fall over for the last 100 years, but is still standing strong.



 

5.0 out of 5 stars You Won’t Believe This is a NU Author…
on August 13, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, one of those you won’t want to put down. You simply will not believe that this a first novel for a NU/new author. Remember Andy Weir and “The Martian”? Well, add in the military technology and battles from the likes of David Weber, along with some of the “Ancient Aliens” theories and stories, and you’ll have a good idea of what this book is about.

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Mundane Monday – August 8, 2016

The Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by PhoTrablogger to allow photographers to find beauty in everyday objects. This is a typical scene in the south in August where the fields are green and the horses or cattle graze until they can’t eat anymore. This picture happened to be taken outside Charleston, South Carolina.

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The picture is quite timeless. The same scene could have been seen 300 years ago. I particularly like the old colonial style fencing for the field.



 

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Mundane Monday #70 – August 1, 2016

Thanks to PhoTrablogger for sponsoring this challenge. Here is a quote from the challenge explaining what the challenge is about:

“There are two ways to look at this challenge. One is to look around and find beauty. That is a great way to look at mundane things and be grateful for them. It can help one to change their perspective and helps one to understand that nothing is Ordinary.

The second way to approach this challenge is to look around and find beautiful frames. Try to include a mundane object in such frame. And by following or un-following the composition guidelines, make them look great. This not only helps you to with changing the perspective, but also with improving your photography skills.”

Today’s entry is an iPhone shot taken of a simple street light. This is both a mundane object and a chance for some interesting framing and lighting.

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The background is the city of San Diego looking across San Diego Bay from the island of Coronado. This was a hand held exposure of 1/15th of a second.



 

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Mundane Monday – July 25, 2016

What could be more mundane than filling up your car with gasoline (someone across the pond might say petrol). Yesterday, on the way home from Church, I pulled into a Sheetz Gas Station to fill up. I was struck by the bold color of the posts holding up the roof over the pumps.

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I also liked the strong vertical lines as they contrast with the white ceiling and the bright orange roof line that moves from upper right to middle left. Let me know what you think of the framing and composition.

Many thanks to PhoTrablogger for hosting this challenge.

Mundane Monday – July 11, 2016

Here is a combination of a mundane theme (Bird on a Branch) with a not so mundane back story. I like the picture because of the splash of red feathers on this Red Vented Bulbul. I also like the contrast between the thorns on the branch and the beak of the bird.

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The back story begins with the location, the island of Lautoka in The Republic of Fiji. Here the bird is considered an invasive species brought in by migrants from India. Once released into the wild, the birds flourished on many of the crops harvested by the local population. So, being pretty was not enough to win over the hearts of the people of Fiji.

Here is a shout out to PhoTrablogger who sponsors this challenge. If you want to learn more about photography of everyday objects to improve your skills, follow the link and join the fun.

Mundane Monday – July 4, 2016

This Mundane Monday is not so mundane in the USA. It is the 4th of July, or Independence Day in the land of the free and the home of the brave. 240 years ago today, the Declaration of Independence was signed by representatives of the 13 colonies, a virtual death sentence for the signers. The British would not let us go easily, and many years of war followed until the British surrender at Yorktown.

So, what does that mean for present day Americans? It means we have a national holiday in the middle of summer. It means swimming at the pool, grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, making wonderful barbecue (for those not from the southern states, barbecue is pulled pork, not grilling).

For my Mundane Monday picture, I am using a photograph taken by my wife of me climbing out of our neighborhood pool. the handlebars used to pull yourself up have an interesting shape, and she framed them beautifully. The picture was taken on the July 4th in 2010. I had just finished a swimming contest where you push a watermelon from one end of the pool to the other underwater. We have lots of fun, food, games and music at our pool every year on the 4th.

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Here is a shout out to PhoTrablogger who sponsors this challenge. If you want to learn more about photography of everyday objects to improve your skills, follow the link and join the fun.

Mundane Mondavi Monday

Two bottles of wine on the kitchen counter. How mundane. But look at the labels.

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Both are Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wines. One is from 1993 (the year we got married). The other is from 2003 (our 10th anniversary).

I was planning a celebration of our 20th anniversary in 2013 and we were going to bring the 2003 bottle to our favorite restaurant to celebrate the occasion. However, my wife searched online and found a 1993 bottle at the Mondavi winery and gave it to me for an anniversary present. So, we took the 1993 bottle instead. What a wonderful and thoughtful wife I have.