CEE’S ODDBALL CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: August 12, 2018


Ingredients and a quart of leftovers
Ready for the chowder pot
Ukulele display
Panasonic FZ-1000

What with Garry still recovering, we haven’t gotten out much lately and probably won’t this month. But I’ve taken a few pictures around the house. Certainly as odd as anything else I’ve ever shot!

FADED ODDBALLS – Marilyn Armstrong

Odd Ball Photo Challenge


Oddball searching time has come around again. I’m pretty sure I took some pretty odd pictures recently. I’m NOT sure if I processed any of them yet. I might have to do that first!

Tinted dolls in the bedroom
Garry and the Duke
Tinted Philodendron
Tinted books in the hallway
Vines in the dining room against the French doors

All of these are sort of black and white but tinted so there is color, but faded.

 

ODDBALLS FOR THE WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

It’s hot out there. The dogs don’t even want to leave the house. Air-conditioning is on for the day. What to do?

Just a cushion. For the dogs.

It is beautiful outside. Beautiful, humid, with just enough sunshine to make it feel like a cooker. There isn’t anything unusual about this. We call this “summer” in New England.

In and out of the deli

I always laugh at people who somehow think we have this crisp weather here. Everyone takes pictures of New England in the fall and that is when we actually have crisp weather. But that is the only time we have it. The rest of the time it’s bitterly cold with mountains of snow. Hot, humid, and hazy, or layered in the mud.

Trying to get out-of-town. Futile and expensive.

Let me restate that: anywhere near the coast is like that. Probably if you live in Vermont in the mountains, it’s different. Actually anywhere far from the coast with some altitude generally gets less of the mucky weather, though this year, that hasn’t been true. It has actually been hotter north of here than in the valley.

The last time we did laundry … and it’s time to do it again.

That’s not usually the way it goes. The only place the weather has been typically typical is on the coast itself where the sea breeze drops the temperature and generally makes life more pleasant in the summer.

ODDBALLS – MY HUSBAND AND OTHER CREATURES – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: July 1, 2018

I got a new camera. Having given my favorite camera to Garry, I realized I need at least one long lens. After a lot of checking, it turned out to be far less expensive to get a whole camera than a long lens for the Olympus. The Olympus lens is not only more expensive, it was also much slower. And, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t use it much, either.

Testing, testing …

I bowed to reality. Fortunately, the price on the camera I wanted had dropped by half since I last looked at it. This probably means Panasonic is going to make this model obsolete and introduce another which will cost more, but not necessarily be better — or even as good  — as this one. I have lost faith in new models as improvements over earlier versions.

It was really hot today. Humid, too. Normally I’d have “gone out” to shoot with the new camera, but at 100 degrees (37.8 for your metric folks) and nearly 100% humidity, it felt like hot soup outside. I took a few garden shots, then went back inside for the air conditioning. I don’t like winter, but I really hate hot and humid.

It’s the Duke!

This heat won’t last long. Less than a week, then it will cool down. For the beach bunnies, this is perfect weather for a long holiday weekend. I burn easily and heat stroke is my favorite warm weather activity, so I’m happy in the A/C. Garry claims to love hot weather, but I notice he’s not outside, either. I think when you reach our age, extremes in temperature are unhealthy.

Sleep baby sleep …

Just saying.

ODDBALLS IN RIVER AND GARDEN – Garry Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge
You are in a slow, no wake zone. Go slowly or the eagle will get you. Photo: Garry Armstrong

It’s getting harder and harder to figure out what’s odd and what’s just interesting and maybe unique.  That being said, we’ve got a few. We took a lot of pictures this past couple of weeks, which is typical of summer and fall.

Serenity, the dock

During these two seasons, we take probably 75% of all the pictures we take for the entire year.

THE ODD BALL CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: June 17, 2018

I think I actually have a couple of odd ones for the day! Try not to faint with excitement. Around here, I do the fainting!

I still have a lot of pictures remaining from those we took the last time we went out. Rather than just developing everything, I’ve been taking it easy and processing what I need when I think I need it.

Also, I’ve been going back to see what’s still waiting for me in previous outings. It turns out — a LOT.

Bonnie was groomed and Garry simply has to show her off!
Generations by the Blackstone in June
Sisters playing by the river. Can you see the ripple where she threw the stone?
He wanders to the bank only to realize the bank is a mess of sucking mud. Now, he is wandering to see what else the park might offer.

ODDBALLS FROM SATURDAY AT RIVER BEND PARK – Garry Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

The ongoing issue of what, exactly, is oddball remains. I took a bunch of pictures of people in the park this past Saturday. Odd pictures insofar as I have no idea when I might otherwise use these pictures. I guess that makes them as odd as anything I’m like to be taking.

Here is a man who needs another hand.
Marilyn on her way back to the car after taking a few pictures.
Marilyn deep in trying to figure out what to do with a fisheye lens. She never did get an answer. She says she needs more practice.
Two guys. Fishing.