King of the Beasts

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theme – beasts

I took this photo while in a New York City museum. (I know, that narrows it down, right.) I know it is some kind of tribal mask and I am hoping I have more information on it somewhere. I chose it for beast because I can only imagine the person wearing this had to have a terrifying effect on others, but who knows, maybe it was simply worn to ask the Gods for a good harvest. Either way, it reminds me of a beast. – Diane

The View From Above

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theme – metropolis

Metropolis was one of the hardest themes for me so far. I don’t really go to big cities often. I live between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale but I haven’t yet found a spot where I could get a great metropolis shot. I think I’m going to put that on my to do list. I rarely go into these areas but I am sure they are full of hidden gems waiting to be photographed. Time to move out of my hometown comfort zone and start exploring.

This shot was taken from the top of the Empire State Building. I must confess I did not take it. My husband did. As we were in line waiting to go up, I had a huge panic attack thanks to my fear of heights. At the last-minute, I chickened out, put my camera on the lovely green square and said snap some shots for me. Maybe Miami is a good place for me to start. There, buildings aren’t so tall.  - Diane :(

photo credit to my husband Eliot Lupton

Below The Balconies

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theme – pattern

I have always loved photos of fire escapes and patterns in buildings. As there are not many buildings over 3 stories tall in my area, I was fascinated with them on a trip to NYC. I used the neon edges filter to make the pattern of these balconies pop out for the theme. – Diane