Just A Peek

This weeks photo Challenge at WordPress is called “Peek”

These pictures are a little peek at the stories I’m working on.

I think they’re a bit haunting, which is a good thing if you’re me.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

B/W Photo Challenge Day #5

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Yesterday was Halloween, today is the Day of The Dead.

If I have taken anything away from Halloween, The Day of the Dead and All Souls Day it’s this- no matter how abandoned a house may look, how lifeless deadfall may look, how dried and on the road to full decay the leaves that are being pushed along the ground by the chilliest of winds is-

you are not seeing these things alone-

something is looking back at you, something is walking along side you, something is trying to whisper into your ear.

Today my B/W Photo Challenge Response was an attempt to express that feeling.

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I’ve titled these pictures:

” I’m Still Here”

Did You See That?

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I thought I was taking a picture of a fallen tree, but when I got home and looked at my photos

I saw that there was a face looking back at me.

 

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I’ve never been photo bombed by a plant before- have you?

 

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I wanted to take a picture that expressed how I felt about being changed and formed by the world around us.

Much like driftwood.

Instead I got a picture of  a sleeping dog.

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I’ve  never really been able to capture anything I’ve wanted on  my camera- but I’m thinking that’s ok.

I like surprises and the sense of adventure that goes along with it

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Daily Post Photo Challenge: Surprise

 

Photos Taken At Edmonds Beach, Edmonds Washington USA

October In A Cemetery

Nostalgia

What kinds of experiences stir emotions for the past within you?

 

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

I found something strange at a cemetery

it was a bright day

a warm day

in October

not to long ago

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

I found

Echos

of lives

that used to be

haunting a day

a bright day

in October

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Are they there

on the cold nights

on the dark nights

haunting the cemetery

in October?

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Would you like to

come with me

walk with me

in that Cemetery

in

October?

The Long Walk

Quest

What are you in search of? Capture a quest with your camera.

 

What kind of Quest can one go on in the Suburbs ( in my case Mountlake Terrace, Washington ) What kind of inspiration can you find in a deliberate space?

Every weekend my dog  ( Hamish Macbeth ) and I go for power walks ( as opposed to our 45 minutes weekday walks, these walks are a couple of hours ) and I take a look at things I see all of the time- and then I really look at those things- sometimes I toss up an imaginary grid on a tree or yard art and I go over it space by space and then I photograph it.

The upshot is, I always find something new in things I see around me everyday and I find that quite inspiring.

All of these pictures with the exception of one were taken today- September 25, 2016

 

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

The house where I see these is a very nice, traditional suburban house.

On the surface, these bones don’t fit in with it’s non-western theme- nothing about  it says Southwest decor or Cowboy decor.

I guess I could ask the residents why these – or I could just wonder about it- I prefer leaving it to my imagination.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Adventure on a trail:

Sometimes I let Hamish wander ahead of me and if he finds something interesting, I’ll snoop around a bit.

Today I saw some trees from a great angle  and  loved the pictures I got.

Like I said earlier- I’ve seen these trees a million times, but I’ve never seen them quite this way.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Both shots were spooky.

I’ll be using them in the future.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

These little weeds are all over the place- but I’ve only noticed their color. I had no idea they were thorny and that they ate stuff that they take root on.

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Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Next is a shot of a cool fence on a corner by the Elementary School I went to.

It’s a busy intersection and over the years some jackass hops the curb and takes the fence out.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Destroyed ( again )

I was standing here and photographing the wrecked fence when I heard a car screech to a stop behind me in the intersection.

I was looking through the camera just then and thought what if that car had hit me and someone found this picture in my phone and realized that was the last thing I saw?

Part of me laughed.

The other part wanted to turn around and smack whoever was in that car.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

So there it is, my quest for my weekly dose of inspiration.

You can go big or you can walk out your front door- but this weekend I learned with certainty- inspiration is right there, all you have to do is get out there and meet it.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Streams

Photography: Developing Your Eye I ( WordPress )  is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers

Day Three: “Water” — Image Orientation

From Here:

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

And There:

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Water

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Streams away.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

 

Where I Rest My Bones

Photography: Developing Your Eye I ( WordPress )  is a 10-day photo challenge for bloggers of all photography levels, from beginning photobloggers to pro photographers

Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

 

Home is where my memories live:

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Home is where I reflect on the world:

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Home is where my adventures begin:

Hamish Macbeth by: A.M. Moscoso

Hamish Macbeth by:
A.M. Moscoso

Home is where I rest my bones:

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso