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Weekly Photos 40, 41, 42

Well, life has been a whirlwind these last few weeks and I’ve fallen behind with posting my photos. I’ve still been snapping away, though, and finally have a chance to catch up, while sitting at home through the hurricane. Here’s photos for weeks 40-42. All taken with my iPhone.

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Weekly Photos 38 and 39

Hi folks! I’m just catching up here… Here are weekly photos 38 and 39. Photo 38 is another one taken from a bridge during my commute (another crazy sky!) and the other is from my weekly trail run. Both taken with my iphone. Enjoy!

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Weekly Photo #37

Happy Friday! The workweek is over (for many) and it’s time for some R n R. Here’s an iPhone shot taken from our backyard hammock, as the sun was peeking through our woods. I found it interesting that the sun was shining through the very center of my view. This is usually a no-no in photography, to put a point of interest in the very center, but, hey, rules are made to be broken. Two of the bigger trees are following the rule of thirds, so there. Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekly Photo #36

Here’s photo 36, a close-up of some public art at Town Center, with an abstract pattern backdrop of the various buildings and windows. Taken with my iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #35

Happy Friday! Here’s weekly photo #35. I haven’t been out much since my race, between school starting and work, but have continued with my lunchtime walks on base. This doesn’t look like it was taken on a military base, does it? I like the looks of the pampas grass against the blue sky. Taken with my iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #34

It’s been an odd week of storms, rain, and floods here in Tidewater. I haven’t seen much outside of the house or the office (other than a couple short training runs), so I took another photo during my commute. Might be another sunny/stormy day, according to the looks of this morning sky. Taken with iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #33

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here’s weekly photo #33…. A self- portrait of sorts. I was trail running, was admiring the view, and noticed my shadow. I was feeling one with nature at the moment, so this photo seemed appropriate. Taken with the iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #32

Good morning, let’s start out early this week…here is weekly photo #32. This was taken during a visit to Manteo, NC on the Outer Banks. Taken with the iPhone. Looks inviting, doesn’t it?

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These Standouts Stand Out

Happy Friday! I decided to experiment with a new contemporary print technique by ordering my first “standout” or “box mount” prints from Mpix. The two photos I chose are of contemporary themes (both taken in Barcelona) so I thought it would be suitable. I had them printed on metallic paper (great choice for vibrant colors), then mounted on this 1.5″ foam, the sides being a smooth black. I promptly received them in the mail (thanks, Mpix!) yesterday and love the look! They are so smooth, shiny, vibrant….and light! Now I just need to figure out how to attach hanging wire to them and enter them into the annual Isle of Wight Members Show….hopefully they will be accepted, even though they are not technically ‘framed’. Has anyone had experience (success or failure) using photo print mounts in an exhibition?

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More about standouts here

My Newest Oil Painting

I hope everyone is having a great week! I want to share with you the most recent addition to my oil painting portfolio, a 36″x54″ (big!) oil on canvas of a pastoral scene that I recently completed. This was created for a friend’s mom, based on the view from her house.

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Oil paintings by Jennifer Lycke

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