Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Photo Shoot #72 --- Pairs

Carly, over at Ellipsis is the host of the meme "Monday Photo Shoot." Each Monday she issues a new photo challenge and her assignment this week was "Two's company this week! Grab your cameras and photograph the wonderful world of PAIRS! " Given that we are still choosing to stay house bound, due, to the worst temperatures our area has seen in the last decade; I decided to grab this opportunity to show off some of the many photos in my archives that would normally not find their way into my blog post. All of these photos were taken last fall during what we affectionally named our "Last Hurrah" trip.

And, please forgive my getting a bit carried away with the pairs, but, I just could not seem to contain myself.
a pair of lovers on the beach at Del Mar.
a pair of surfers also taken at Del Mar
a pair of good luck charms hanging over our hotel door in Santa Fe
a pair of angles in the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe
a pair of horses captured at a ghost town in Phoenix
a pair of trout that were part of a sculpture in Santa Fe.
a pair of bells over the door of a Presbyterian Church in New Mexico.
a pair of rainbows captured in San Diego
a pair of matching hot air balloons at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque

Now lastly, Carly challenged us to show both the color version and the black and white version of one of our photos of pairs. For this exercise I choose a photo of a pair of boots I found in the window of a resale shop in Neveda.

Now if you will go to the top of my side bar you will find a photo of the Old Salt and me as a pair of tourists in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Please check out everyone else's pair groupings by popping over to Carly's blog.


  1. What a marvelously inventive take on the theme.

  2. Fabulous post for "pairs." You certainly collected some great examples for the theme! Those 2 rainbows are a feast for the eyes, especially!

  3. I really enjoyed all your pairs. A fun post!
    Sunny :)

  4. Hi!
    I like all your Pairs! But those hot air balloons are beautiful! Have a great day!

    Sherrie's Stuff

  5. Hi Rita :)

    Hon, I love your enthusiasm in regards to this week's subject! All your photos made me smile, they are delightful choices for the photo shoot assignment. Great lighting, and angles, just really well done. Thanks so much for joining us and showing us what you have found in the world.


  6. You have a good selection of 'pairs', I just can't decide which one I like best.

  7. I really like all of your pairs photos. I think my favorite are the hot air balloons. Nice job!

  8. I clicked on your first photograph and was held almost speechless by the couple that echo the sea kissing the beach.
    Almost but not incapable of saying this is a great photograph.


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