Lights, Camera, Christmas

Dale, offers the theme “lights, camera, Christmas” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Fortunately we put the tree up yesterday in time for me to take some photos of it for this prompt.

The tree is artificial and enough lights worked to not need to buy any more.

Merry Christmas!

From Inside Looking Out
From Outside Looking In

Out of the Way Places

Dale offers the theme “out of the way places” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

These are photos I took of the Beit Shean ruins last September. For me they are an out of the way place, but they may be common for tour guides in northeastern Israel.

The first two are sidewalk tiles that were uncovered along Palladius Street. The last photo is an overview of the ruins to show where the tiles were found. In the distance is Mount Gilboa where Saul’s sons were killed by the Philistines and Saul himself died. Their bodies were hung on the walls of Beit Shean until removed, burned and buried in Jabesh (1 Samuel 31).

Beit Shean mosaic, Israel
Beit Shean mosaic
Beit Shean ruins with Mount Gilboa in the background

Three Shots From One Spot

Dale offers the theme “three shots from one spot” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

After going through the photos I found three from one spot taken a few weeks ago. We were on the Haigler Loop around Lake Haigler at Anne Springs Close Greenway. It was the best day for the fall colors that we saw.

I just took photos turning slightly from the left to the right.

Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Slightly different view of Lake Haigler
Similar view slightly more to the right to view a dock for kayaks

Art For Art’s Sake

Dale offers the prompt “art for art’s sake” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hopefully these fit the prompt. There was functional art involved in the construction of these pavements. Someone decided how to place the tiles in one way rather than another and how to position the boulders and gravel.

I pretended to caption the photos as if they were abstract paintings in a museum painted by an artist whose name I can no longer remember.

Black and White and a Bit of Orange
Rocks, Dirt and Darkness
Rocks, Dirt and Darkness


Dale offers the prompt “spooky” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I wonder if the generated PGF TikZ graphics are spooky. I call them galaxies.

They’re probably not spooky enough, so I’ve included a photo of a spider. It looks like a face with black eyes and an evil smile.

Overcast evenings sometimes evoke a spooky sensation. So I’ve included one of them as well.


A Splash of Color

Dale offers the theme “a splash of color” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I like how the sun splashes color at the beginning of and throughout the day.

Genesis 1:14-15 (KJV)
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Sunrise with two birds
Sunrise with two birds
Green Leaves and Shadows in the Sunlight
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