Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

“Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.” —Francisco de Goya

My entry for this week’s photo challenge is a fantasy—a combination of two photos.

Abandoned © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Abandoned
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Blender, Snapseed, CameraBag2 and Phototoaster.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Orange Photo Challenge

This week the topic of Cee’s photo challenge is orange. Here is a look at a catwalk under the International Orange-colored Golden Gate Bridge.

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Orange Catwalk
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Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with ProCamera app, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag2.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color Orange

Tuesday’s A—Z Challenge: Tagged “G”

This week Frizz asks us to find a photo linked to the letter “G”. Here is what the Troll-from-under-the-bridge sees when he looks up at the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Time Warp © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Time Warp
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Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed.

Tuesday’s A—Z Challenge: Tagged “G”

Selfie, Part 2

Two weeks ago the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was to take a self-portrait (a selfie in today’s vernacular). I received some feedback about how “stern” I looked and I agree with the observations. I took the photo below during a walk on the Backspan of the East Main Cable and edited it in hopes that it more accurately portrays my upbeat nature.

Selfie, Part 2 © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Selfie, Part 2
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed, Sketch, and CameraBag2 apps.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

The Last Ocean

“The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. A vast, frozen landscape that teems with life – whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. …an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea. It is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is to take a “selfie”—the photographic equivalent of an autobiography, in my opinion. I don’t take selfies, as a rule, but I took this photo one night on the roof of the South Anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge while on a Light Check.

Selfie © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Selfie
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with ProCamera in video mode and converted to .jpg with Grab app, edited in Pop Dot Comics and CameraBag2.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Tagged “E” Photo Challenge

Today Frizz has challenged us with the letter “E” and in keeping with his “End of the line” entry I offer this photo of the end of the East Main Cable of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can see how the cable is splayed out into individual strands and attached to 30-foot long eye-bolts embedded in 64,000 ton blocks of concrete.

Each 36-inch diameter Main Cable of the bridge consists of 25,572 individual wires, grouped into 61 strands, each of which contain 452 wires (226 loops). In all, 80,000 miles of galvanized wire are used in both Main Cables.

Click here for a link to a free downloadable copy of The Golden Gate Bridge — A Technical Description in Ordinary Language and a more informative look at this engineering marvel.

End of the Line © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

End of the Line
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with the Camera+ app, edited in CameraBag2.

Phoneography Challenge: Nature

Congratulations are in order to Sally for the one-year anniversary of her Phoneography Challenge. It is a pleasure for me to participate in her weekly challenges and push myself to try new techniques and break out of my “photographic” comfort zone. Below is my entry for this week’s Nature challenge.

Geomi-tree © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Geomi-tree
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Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot using Pro645 app, edited in Fragment, CameraBag2 and Snapseed.

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