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Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo with my iPhone 4 and made edits in Snapseed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

“This challenge is about using reflections in the composition of a shot.”
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Security camera reflection

Big Brother is watching you watch.
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ups and Downs of Outdoors

This week Cee has challenged us to illustrate ways and things that people use to move up & down outdoors. The photo below shows one way we get around on the bridge above the roadway, we walk on the Main Cable.

Walking on the Main Cable of the Golden Gate Bridge
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ups and Downs of Outdoors

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Morning

This was my morning today — a trip up the West Main Cable to replace a lamp in a Cable Outline fixture. This was the view from 400 feet above the roadway looking in the Southeasterly direction.

View from the west cable of the GGB.

Tuesday Morning
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Morning

Story Challenge: Letter “V”

This week’s challenge is the letter “V” as in vertical. This is a photo of the vertical suspender cables on the Golden Gate Bridge. There are 250 pairs of these cables spaced 50 feet apart on both sides of the bridge and they connect the roadway to the Main Cables for support.

Night photo of Golden Gate Bridge suspender cables.

Suspender Cables at night.
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Story Challenge: Letter “V”

A Sign of the Times?

Recently I have combined my love of signs with my new passion for iPhoneography and photo editing. The photo below is one of those Only in California shots that I took on a creek bank near a local high school. I am still puzzled by how the otters know to cross the road at this location.

Otter Xing sign

Otter Crossing
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo with my iPhone 4 and made edits in Snapseed.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

This week’s challenge is to share a photo that means thankful to us. I have chosen the photo below because I am thankful at each sunrise for the opportunity to take part in another day.

Sun thru trees

Morning Sun
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

This photo was taken with my iPhone 4 and edited in Snapseed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Travel Theme: Liquid

This week’s Travel Challenge is liquid, inspired by rainstorms in Ailsa’s area. My photo is a shot of an early morning dew drop, a precursor to the winter storms yet to sweep across the Pacific Ocean.

Closeup photo of a dew drop

An early morning drop of dew
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo with an Olloclip macro lens on my iPhone 4 and made edits in Snapseed.

Travel Theme: Liquid

Inspiration — Why I Blog

WordPress has asked the question, What inspires you to blog?, and requested a photo of us engaged in that activity.

I began blogging to share my experiences as an electrician who has worked his way across the U.S. over the course of 44+ years. What I discovered was that I had a multitude of experiences and interests along the way that came forth from the shadows of my memory bank once I started opening up and sharing my life.

Photography and art have been passions of mine for years, but they were pushed aside for too long by work and lifestyle responsibilities. I am finding more time to indulge in those pursuits and it has added an extra shot of joy into my life. In short, blogging has given me a chance to connect with myself and share that person with the world.

The photo below was taken by my co-worker, Jim, in March of 2001. I have very few photos of myself and this one is one of my favorites.

Life as an electrician doesn’t get any better than this.
Photo credit: J. McK.

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

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