Sunday, August 26, 2012

New things, opposites and other stuff…


Oh, boy, that week went by in a big fat hurry.  Here we are at Scavenger Hunt Sunday again.  This week’s prompts are school, rule of thirds, side profile, small and motion.  And here’s what I came up with:

School:  This is a picture of the elementary school that my kids attended.  However, when they went there, it looked nothing like this.  Finally after many years of overcrowding and dealing with impossible open-concept classrooms, the town voted to renovate the existing school building.  This has been done in phases and the part to the right in the picture is the old, but remodeled part and to the left is the new part.  The old school was a real mess so I am very happy for the kids who are getting to take advantage of this new school building.  I especially like the use of school bus yellow as a trim color.  Cool!  But because it isn’t completely ready yet, the whole regional system is starting a little late this year.  But lucky me! I can remain blissfully unaware of such things since my kids are 25 and 28 and way past elementary school age.


Rule of Thirds:  One of those standard rules of good picture taking and composition.


Side Profile:  One of the things I love about dogs is the infinite variety in the breeds.  At one point, we lived with a greyhound and a pug together.  Talk about the yin and yang of dogdom.  Sometimes it was hard to imagine that they were the same species.  Our greyhound has been gone a couple of years now and we miss him.  Still, if you photograph a few dogs, it doesn’t take much to show the wide range of types and personalities of dogs.  I think my pics illustrate the point pretty well.  The first is of our neighbor’s dog Max, a Labradoodle, and the second one is of Olive, our pug.



Small:  Barnacles stuck on a pier in Boston Harbor.  Pretty darn small.


Motion:  Here again is Max, the Labradoodle.  Whoever decided that it would be a good idea to put a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle together had a stroke of genius.  But, I think that particular mix means it is hard to keep the dog out of the water.  Max is a real sweetie wet or dry!



Linking to Scavenger Hunt Sunday.







23 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous ROT shot! I love the pup profiles, and the motion shot looks fun.
The two Elementary schools I attended still look the same. They've actually taken away a lot of playground equipment more then anything. The building looks nice, I too love the yellow trim. I hope the kids that attend love the new school.

Magdaleena said...

Hey, I've got dogs too on my scav hunt this week! =)
These guys are so cute! <3 Great shots!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful photos!

Patrice said...

Nice shots...love the side profiles.

Rainey said...

i love the R.O.T. shot and the motion shot! The puppy looks like he's having so much fun.

Sandra said...

perfect. my favorites are the side profiles and the motion. and the 1/3 is really beautiful and worthy of framing.

Juliana said...

Beautiful Sunday' post!...
Especially I like the 2nd picture!
& cute dogs))

have a great day!
xoxo, Juliana
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Nicki said...

Adorable dogs. Nicely done this week - liking the name of the school (our last name) and I joked with my husband that our kids would have had a big head had they gone to that school. Lol!

Karen Lakis said...

Rule of thirds is really pretty. And I love the motion shot - what a cute dog!

Tamar SB said...

The school renovations look great! Love small as well!

Patti said...

It amazes me how expensive "Labradoodles" or "Puggles" or any other mixed breed of dog can be now because of the fancy name - when not too long ago, they were just thought of as "mutts". LOL!
Anyways, being the mom to a full bred lab, my heart melts at the sight of a labradoodle!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your eiffel tower vase. :) and any water-loving dog is a happy dog. :)

Kathy said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your motion shot.

Karen said...

Love your motion shot....although I don't think I'd be too happy if he were running into my house :). Open classrooms.....UGH the noise.

Ida said...

Great set.
School - Oh I agree that School Bus yellow trim is fabulous.
Rule of Thirds - This is just gorgeous and my favorite from your set.
Side Profile - Cute dogs, Aren't pugs adorable.
Small - Yep those are pretty small and your shot is really good.
Motion - Fun shot.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots, Barbara! The rule of thirds is my favorite...that's beautiful! Those are good looking dogs!

karen said...

they have recently rebuilt the school my children went to and when we walked past one day my son insisted he was going to ask if he could go back!! He is 25.....
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Susan said...

Great set. labradoodle. If they were a little smaller I'd make that my next dog. Gotta work thru the current dog first. Don't want to get ahead of myself.
My fave is that side profile of Max.

Lydia Martin said...

A great set of images and Olive's profile is always adorable :)

MEcoy said...

cute dogs barbara

EG CameraGirl said...

Y especially love the photo of the dog running out of the water!

Lessandra said...

I sure like your new elementary school - very modern looking. Who could not love your dog profiles! I had a dog that looked like Max but he was a cockapoo or cockapoodle.

Seizing My Day said...

Love the last shot... cute! and side profiles are sweet too... of course I love animals... he he he... ;)