WordPress weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “juxtaposition”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I took this first photo with my cell phone camera after my kids pointed out that the water puddle was in the shape of the United States. It’s not until I opened the image on my computer that I realized the water puddle even has the red, white and blue colors of the USA. I love the way it looks and I wish I had had my good camera with me at the time.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition of red, white and blue on a water puddle the shape of the USA
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition of red, white and blue on a water puddle the shape of the USA

I’ve shared this other photo on my blog before but I think it fits the theme of juxtaposition perfectly. This is a photo of my car roof covered in water droplets with the blue sky and white clouds reflecting into it. Once again I only had my cell phone camera to capture the image but hey, that’s the magic of Photoshop.

Blue sky and white clouds reflecting on car roof with raindrops
Blue sky and white clouds reflecting on car roof with raindrops

I hope you enjoyed my selections for this interesting theme.

Travel theme: Winter

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “sky”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Winter in San Diego looks a little different from what you might expect in other parts of the Northern hemisphere. The days are mostly sunny but definitely cooler, and we can have very clear mornings, or a lot of fog.

Travel theme: Winter fog in San Diego
Travel theme: Winter fog in San Diego

We don’t get snow in town, but our mountain caps less than an hour away do get the white stuff. If we’re lucky we get some rain, which we desperately need. I took this photo of my car roof a few days ago. I loved how the clouds reflected on it among the rain drops but all I had to capture the sight was my cell phone camera. I’m still happy with the way it came out.

Clouds reflecting on car roof with raindrops
Clouds reflecting on car roof with raindrops

And if it’s cold enough, we get frost.

Frost on ice plants in San Diego
Frost on ice plants in San Diego

I’m working on a post about Christmas lights, but for this winter theme, I thought I’d preview one of my newest photos. Winter means Christmas and the joy of going to look at Christmas lights.

Christmas light outdoor decorations
Christmas light outdoor decorations