black and white photo challenge
For my final photo of the challenge, I wanted to share this image of a penny. It’s not just any penny, it is one of a series of pennies and dimes that have appeared at my house over the past few years during difficult times in my life. There are a couple of schools of thought on the source of these found coins, one of which is that my children and husband are absentmindedly dropping a single coin in random, strange places. This is certainly possible. Another thought is that the coins are messages from those in the afterlife. Yikes!
I captured this shot recently at Mosquito Lake State Park while my husband, Ted, fished at the waterfront under an almost full moon. I love the mood and movement in this one. Ted caught a Bass a moment after I snapped this photo.
My daughter is the subject of the third photo in the challenge. I captured this moment while camping at Taughannock State Park. I love how the sun shines so brightly above her and illuminates her hair and skin. It’s the embodiment of how I’ve always perceived my daughter – bright, sunny, warm.
This is my son. He goes through phases of dressing in wild get-ups for the sheer joy of making himself (and everyone around him) crack up. I captured this moment as I pulled into the garage after work and he greeted me at my door. It reminds me of a photo album cover from the 70’s. Maybe Frank Zappa?
My first photo is a shot of my loving, anxious dog, Hairy Barry, who I’ve written about in the Hairy Barry Chronicles. I captured The Hairy Dude as he took a break from watching the kids out the window of the RV and rested his adorable head on the table.