Polly’s Picks for Pics

From Left to Right:

1)   Bring on the Bling

For many people, Christmas is represented strictly by red and green, but who can deny the power of bling to accent our holiday trimmings. This shot of shredded tape on a power pole, with a little help in processing, made me think of gold ribbon.

2)   Starry Night

There’s a hardware store down the street from where I live. It has a home décor section and, from time to time, I go in looking for photo opportunities. I’ve had this pic of this most unique light fixture for some time and never knew whether I would ever share it. It fits here as the star has always been a symbol of Christmas, playing a key role in the Christmas story and  adorning the tops of Christmas trees.

3)  Editorial Ice

Big icicles like this one are a treat to capture, but this looks nothing like the original shot. I like to play with my pictures.

4)  Blue Ribbon Special

A beauty of an old fence. Peeling paint and wood can be magical!

5)  The Heart of Christmas
This is glue, of all things. Some artistic soul swirled it on in a pattern on the loading dock at a grocery store and affixed something to it, never imagining that only the glue would remain and some weirdo would come along and take a picture of it. I can’t tell you why this reminds me of Christmas. It just does.

6)  Wood Angel

Being an alley girl, I’ve taken many pictures of old fences. I look at these knots and see the pastel wings of an angel. 

7)  Silver Bells

The silvery gleam and dainty blue berries ring true for the holidays.

8)  The Gift of Light

I took this picture after Christmas a couple of years ago. This gift bag was sitting on my daughter’s dresser and the way the light caught the ribbon was captivating. 

9)  Ornamental Fence

I love the iridescent glow of this fence and the jaunty stripes on this knot. This pic puts me in a festive mood!

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Polly’s Picks for Pics

From Left to Right:
1) Brickety brick brick, brick brick brick
Unusual brick peaks my interest. Anything out of the ordinary does. I like unusual people, too.
2) The Meaning of the Word Awesome
It was obviously the intention of the architect here to have people enter, look up, and be awestruck, a fitting tribute to the God who designed this wonderful world. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa, Canada.
3) Polly Eloquent’s Dumpster Art
I started taking pictures three years ago in order to have something to post on Instagram. I was wandering through alleys, my eyes hungry for something, anything, to capture. A dumpster, a large metal waste receptacle found behind most businesses, seems an unlikely object to photograph, but because I don’t have the means to travel, I was forced to make do, to look closely at everyday objects. Now, whenever I’m at a store or business, I usually visit its garbage can, a practice that has gotten me more than my share of questions and weird looks, but that doesn’t take away from the pleasure I receive finding and revealing these unnoticed masterpieces.
4) I See You
I look for interesting ways to incorporate people into my photographs.
5) Softly Comes the Light
I crave light. I’m always opening the curtains. In the darkness, I feel tentative and sometimes afraid, like it might swallow me up. Light, especially the natural light of the sun, is warm and inviting, offering clarity. Still, photography has given me an appreciation of the fanciful play between light and shadow that I now see everywhere I go. I’m grateful for this revelation.
6) Perty Poser
My children laugh at how long it takes me to take a picture. I’m almost in slow mo when pressing the shutter release button. Maybe I’m trying to steady myself. Maybe it takes awhile for me to find the right composition. Maybe it’s because I’m never in very much of a hurry and don’t like to be rushed. Consequently, animals and insects are subjects I rarely capture. Yet, this beautiful creature sat resting, sunning itself with nary a flutter. Thank you, sweet thing.
7) Curl and Prickle
There’s a good and bad side to every quality. A pleasing curl and a biting prickle.
8) Wintery Wall
This image reminds me of blizzards I’ve driven through on my commute home from the small town where I work. The snow billows against the deep dark and I’m suddenly so small and untethered, a prisoner in a cosmic snow globe, hoping against hope that I won’t float up and away and be blurred out, erased in the whirling white.

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