K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Reflections

Click on each photo to enlarge. Also, see if you can find two reflections of me taking these photos with my phone.

Also Posted for Six on Saturday

Images: Hannah Keene 2019

Some images may appear to be so similar as to be the same, however, if you look closely, they are not. Some show more, or different, reflections than others, or show more of the inside structure of the shop. Enjoy!

Posted for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Reflections.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #56: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

I live in a city so my Lakeshore photos are going to be a bit different than most. We are incredibly lucky here in Oakland, California to have Lake Merritt available to all residents and visitors. Lake Merritt is in fact a natural salt water lagoon, although with the construction of a dam in 1865 between the estuary of the San Francisco Bay and the tidal lagoon, water levels of the lake were able to be more controlled. That means that the salinity of the lake could be reduced, opening the lake not only to wetland birds but also to fresh water fowl such as ducks. Over the last 100+ years, the land around the lake has been build up with apartments and high rise offices buildings. None-the-less, Lake Merritt offers respite, wild life, and sanctuary for all who come. It is known as The Jewel of Oakland.

Here is a daytime view of the lake taken from the north shore looking south east toward some of the wetlands.

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Lake Merritt by day                                                                                                 Hannah Keene 2019

This photo was taken from the north-east end of the lake, looking toward the western shore.

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Lake Merritt at night                                                                                                 Hannah Keene 2019

And finally, looking toward the south western shore at twilight.

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Lake Merritt at twilight                                                                                   Hannah Keene 2019

Posted to Lens-Artist Challenge #56: Seascapes and Lakeshore.

Color Your World: Black (and a little bittersweet)

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Hannah Keene 2019

Here is my contribution to Jennifer Tourmaline’s challenge Color Your World. This week her color is Black, but last week her color was Bittersweet. I didn’t find time to contribute last week, but Bittersweet is one of my favorite colors. So I found a photo that contained both. Enjoy!