Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy – 04/03/18

This week the topic is Happy 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 03/13/18

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – 03/30/2018

Do we really pay attention to which way everything goes? I think we are so automatic in our routines we have no idea what we see. That is why I enjoy the Which Way challenge.

This challenge sets out a broad set of criteria:

  • Roads:  gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges
  • Indoor walkways:  hallways, aisles, people movers
  • Outdoor walks:  sidewalks, paths, trails
  • Stairs, elevators, escalators, or steps:  indoors, outdoors
  • Railway  tracks, monorails, ski lifts
  • Runways and starmacs
  • Ferry’s, canals and lochs
  • Parking lots, private driveways
  • Tunnels
  • Signs of any kind:  directional, informational, store signs, wind vanes

 

 

 

 

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: – 03/29/18

This week’s topic is Store Front and Building Signs

 

 

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – 03/29/18

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone – 03/27/18

This week the topic is Alone. You can photograph anything that appears to alone or possibly lonely for this challenge.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 03/13/18

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge – 03-25-18

The oddball challenge is one of my favorites because I have an eye for the unusual and try to snap photos when I see it.

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge – 3-25-18

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – 03/23/2018

Do we really pay attention to which way everything goes? I think we are so automatic in our routines we have no idea what we see. That is why I enjoy the Which Way challenge.

This challenge sets out a broad set of criteria:

  • Roads:  gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges
  • Indoor walkways:  hallways, aisles, people movers
  • Outdoor walks:  sidewalks, paths, trails
  • Stairs, elevators, escalators, or steps:  indoors, outdoors
  • Railway  tracks, monorails, ski lifts
  • Runways and starmacs
  • Ferry’s, canals and lochs
  • Parking lots, private driveways
  • Tunnels
  • Signs of any kind:  directional, informational, store signs, wind vanes

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Cee’s Which Way – 03/23/18

 

 

 

 

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – 07/14/179

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bikes of Any Kind – 03/15/18

This week’s topic is Bikes of Any Kind

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Bike share in Washington, DC during 4th of July week 2017.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – 03/15/18

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Listen to the NCAA Tournament with an Alexa Skill

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This is the inaugural post of a new, ongoing series I am going to call If It’s Tech. In it I will periodically, not exactly sure how often mind you, share some technology tip I have learned. Right now I am busy learning how to use the Alexa Echo I received for Christmas, so you may get a healthy does of Alexa skills for a while.

Today starts the three week phenomenon now officially labeled March Madness, where 60 some odd teams, I lose count with all the add-on games, will battle for the 2018 NCAA Basketball Championship. I am blessed with a job where I can work at home, but I cannot take the time to watch any of the games, so I thought about the possibility of tuning in through my Alexa device.

If you are unfamiliar with the Alexa devices or system you probably don’t know there is a suite of “Skills” to use for specific things you want Lexa to do. Think of the apps store for your phone and that is about the best comparison. This list of skills is ever expanding as tech folks are scrambling to try to build their resumes by creating these nuggets.

As I write this I am listening to the second half of the Wright State-University of Tennessee first round game. How did I do it? I am going to post a picture I captured from the “Alexa Skills Store unofficial” web site.

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I used the second example phrase, “Alexa, ask March Madness which games are available?” Alexa told me at the time I asked there was two games available and proceeded to tell me Wright State vs. Tennessee and another game. I live only two hours from Knoxville, TN, so I chose this game. While I did not check for sure, it is likely there is also a way to do the same for NIT and Women’s NCAA games.

I intend to check for something similar to allow me to listen to my Cincinnati Reds as soon as baseball season begins in less than three weeks. Check back soon to see what other If It’s Tech topics might interest.

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise (including any nighttime photography) – 03/13/18

This week the topic is Sunset to Sunrise (including any nighttime photography)

From the cruise to Alaska.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 03/13/18

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge – 03-11-18

The oddball challenge is one of my favorites because I have an eye for the unusual and try to snap photos when I see it.

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge – 3-11-18

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects – 03/08/18

This week’s topic is Large Subjects.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – 03/08/17

 

 

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Story – Weekly Photo Challenge – 03/07/18

 

From our May 2017 Trip to the Ark Adventure in Kentucky a second day of the visit devoted to the Zip Line add on attraction.

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge – 03-04-18

The oddball challenge is one of my favorites because I have an eye for the unusual and try to snap photos when I see it.

This collection is of “art work” on the cruise ship Emerald Princess during our September 2017 Alaska cruise.

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Rather than bore you with a fourth questionable work of “art” I will share a funny t-shirt I captured on the Alaska trip.

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge – 3-4-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to contain letter L and have two syllables – 11/07/17

This week the topic is Needs to contain the Letter L and have two syllables.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 11-07-17

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bricks or Stones – 10/26/17

This week’s topic is Bricks or Stones.

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