52-Weeks Of My Life

Photos by Jacqueline Fay


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January – Something Blue

There is a park in our neighborhood where I walk every day. Sometimes I walk there in the morning by myself, and nearly every night my husband and I do laps around the park after dinner when it is dark.

No matter what the time of day, I am always intrigued and fascinated by the shadows created by the huge pine trees that ring the park. On this particular day, I decided to snap a few shots with this blog in mind.

On first glance my shots looked a bit drab, so I enhanced them and added a bluish cast to the shadow thereby satisfying the blog title, Something Blue.

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January – Macro in Mono

One early morning as I kissed my husband and daughter goodbye outside our front door, my eye was drawn by the shadows cast by the bird of paradise onto our driveway. I was then struck by how much the shadows looked like trees and felt compelled to snap a few photos before the sun came up and eliminated the shadows.

Several days later, I was taken in by a crumpled white tissue on our dark wood dining room table. It was the play of light and shadows on the tissue that grabbed and tantalized me and I could not let it go. To my husband and daughter’s amusement, I once again had to grab my camera and start snapping. To their credit, they have become quite tolerant of my need to photograph odd things.

For this photo, I merged the two images in a way that I found pleasing. I enjoy using images that are unrelated and creating something with them that is so different from where I started.

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