Author: Allan G. Smorra

In 2014 I retired after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. I spent my last 15 years working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Join me in this next phase of life as I write about, and photograph, the world around me.

Photo of the Day 5/23/17

I took this photo at the Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael, CA this past weekend. Edits were made using the HipstamaticLuminar, and LensFlare apps.

Photo of lens flare behind a back-lit sculpture.

VOTE HERE – for the 2017-18 One-Liner Wednesday Badge

Guaranteed, no Russian hackers in this election.

Linda G. Hill

It’s after midnight and all the entries for this year’s One-Liner Wednesday badge contest are in. We have some great badges to choose from this year–I have a feeling it’s going to be a close race.

Be sure to check out all the badges before you vote. Please note the descriptions I’ve given them: they’ll be what you vote for on the poll. Here they are:

Yellow Badge by Matt

Birds Flying by JoAnna

Prompt Tree by Lisa

Black and White by Allan

Birds on a Wire by Dan

I’m Up Here! by Maggie

I encourage the contestants and all their supporters to share their choices for best badge far and wide. Get all your friends to vote!

The poll will be available until Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at noon EST (GMT-5), so get your vote in while you can! The results will be posted Tuesday afternoon.

Best of luck…

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice

I spied this beauty on the way to the checkout stand in our local Safeway grocery store. It is illuminated by a mixture of overhead fluorescent lighting and natural light from a wall of windows to the right of the frame.

Close-up photo of an orchid.

Checkout Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge and see what choices other mobile photographers are making this week.

Six Word Story Challenge: Wicked

sometime stellar storyteller

O ver at the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, Nicola has challenged us to write a story in six words on the subject of Wicked.

Here is my entry:
They never know, but I do.

One-liner Wednesday

Linda Hill is looking for a new badge for her One-liner Wednesday Challenge and this is my entry.

One-liner Wednesday badge contest entry.

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