Bi-Monthly Challenge – “Purple!”

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March / April Challenge, 2014 


P U R P L E!


It’s been a while since we have featured a color so PURPLE ends that drought! Size as you would for competition and send it to Joe. The ONLY rule is that the image must be shot from March 1st to April 30th of 2014!


The January/February Challenge of Utensils had eleven submissions.


1. Joe’s “Need I Say More?

Color Purple













(this idea was NOT taken from Lynne’s comment the other night as I had checked the book out on 2/26)


2. Jac’s “Purple Haze over the Town River“ 











3. Marian’sPurple Potato Slices














4. Steph’s “Mardi Gras Wannabe Beads!“ 











5. Jim’sPurple Door

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6. Kathy K.’s “Lenten Purple

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7. Ruth’s “Edible Purple Asparagus

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8. Deedee’s “Purple Threads

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9. Al’s “First Crocuses of 2014″

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10. Mariann’s “And, Now a Word from Our Sponsor!

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11. Jeff W.’sBirdhouse for Peeps!

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Bi-Monthly Challenge – “Utensils”

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Monthly Challenge

January / February, 2014


If it’s January, it must be time for another round of bi-monthly challenges. Tip of the lens cap to those who submitted for the Nov/Dec “Reflections” as we had sixteen images! 


Now this one should be a little easier – these items can be found in your kitchen and other rooms around your house. You don’t even have to go outside! Only rule: must be shot anytime AFTER December 31, 2013. 


1. Early Bird Jim’s “Mortar and Pestle”

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2. Joe’s “Writing Utensils

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(Did you count seven?)


3. Ellen’sGetting to the Core

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4. Jac’s “Antique Kitchen Thingamajig“ 

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5. Marian’s “Antique Sausage Stuffer














6. Ruth’s “Sparkling Spoons!

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 7. Kathy K.’s “Service for a Giant“ 

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8. Mariann’s “Falling Utensils

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 9. Deedee’s “Vermonter’s Essentials














10. Phil’s “Moving Utensil

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11. Al’s ”Cooktop Utensil – a Bird’s Eye View”

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Bi – Monthly Challenge – “Reflections”

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Monthly Challenge

It’s been a while since I threw a new challenge your way, so here it is!


For November and December, I’m collecting “Reflections!“ 

As always the image must be shot after November 1st of this year. Size it as you would for HDP projections and send it to me (Joe Kennedy)!


"Reflecting of Fall"

“Reflecting on Fall”




Steph’s “Window Reflection

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Jac’s “Watery Reflection“ 

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Joe’s “Self-Reflection“ 

Self Portrait













Ron’s “Reflective Pond

Ron Reflective Pond









Marian’s “Reflection of a Tree

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David the Lee’s “High Rise Reflection

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 Joyce’s “Mirror Pond

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Pres. Phil’s “Reflection in a Skyscraper

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Ruth’sCity within a City

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Deedee’s “Carousel Reflection

Deedee Carousel Mirror














Rick’s “ReFALLection!

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Al’s “Well-rounded Reflection

Al_A Well Rounded Reflection













Rich’s “Reflection of Maine

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Marian’s “Reflecting Upon a Buck

(I never post two from one member, but this was the exception)














Jeff T.’s “Reflections of a Blue Knight

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Phil N.’s “Quincy Shore Reflection

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Jeff W.’s “Braga Bridge Reflection“ 

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A Gated Community. . .

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Time to get you back outside! Let’s focus on gates – they are all over the area. Some very functional while some are just decorative! Others are very plain with a few others quite ornate. So keep your eyes open for a gate or two as you are walking, biking, kayaking, or driving about.

Here is one that is functional, ornate and has a camera that captures the license plates of those motorists who drive through it without the proper authority – want to see my ticket??

"North Gate, Siena"

“North Gate, Siena”



“Lynne’s Mansiongate”

"Lynne Gate"


 Joe’s “Water Gate”

"Water Gate"


 Phil N.’s Bridgegate

Phil Gate


Jac’s Stone Gate

Jac Gate



Ruth’s “Rocky Gate”

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Kathy K.’s Garden Gate (Myrtle Beach)

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Marian’s Farmgate

"Farm Gate"

Al’s Horsegate

"Horse Gate"




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Phil’s Half Gate














Ron’s Gates, Gates, and More Gates!

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Dena’s Nature’s Gate

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Lena’s Cemeterygate











Jim’s Billgates! 


















Bill C.’s Closed Gate!

Closed Gate