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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

Submissions to 52 Frames 2014

All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer.
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use. 

2014: 
My weekly theme submissions to photo group "52 Frames".

AND 
runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs


52Frames logos by © Joy Krauthammer






ARTIST'S CHOICE   week 52
LAST WEEK OF 2014 ANYTHING GOES


Bubbie Joy Loves 2 1/2 year old Wet Sand Dancer
© Joy Krauthammer 



THIS WEEK SO MANY:

runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Love Purple Sunrise
© Joy Krauthammer   12.28.2014


Chanukah 8 Lights
© Joy Krauthammer  2014, 5775


Real and Art Blackberry
JOY Life Imitates LACMA Art
© Joy Krauthammer   selfie  12.27.2014


Paints
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer   12.27.2014


Cookie Monster
© Joy Krauthammer   12.26.2014


Chanukah Cookie Faery
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.26.2014


"Higher" Ventura Beach
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.25.2014



Sand Castle Dancer
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014


Sand Dancer
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014


Ventura Beach with Dad
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer 


Sand Dancer
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014




Sand Dancer
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014


Sand Dancer
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014


Sand Dancer
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014



Sunset Family Silhouette  I
Ventura Beach
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014   



Sunset Family Silhouette  2
Ventura Beach
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014  


Sunset Family Silhouette  3
Ventura Beach
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014    via iPhone


Sunset Family Silhouette  4
Ventura Beach
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014   via iPhone


Sunset Family Silhouette  5
Ventura Beach
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.23.2014   via iPhone


Ventura Beach 
© Joy Krauthammer   12.25.2014 


Ventura Beach Grass
© Joy Krauthammer   12.25.2014 


Ventura Beach 
© Joy Krauthammer   12.25.2014 


Ventura Beach 
© Joy Krauthammer   12.25.2014 


Seagull Ventura Beach 
© Joy Krauthammer   12.23.2014


Bird, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   12.21.2014


Santa Barbara
© Joy Krauthammer   12.25.2014 



Mom and Ms. 
LACMA Art Lovers
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


Mom and Ms. 
LACMA Art Lovers
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014



Palm Tree Bark
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


Park Dancer
Lake Balboa
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer   12.22.2014


The Family, Lake Balboa
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer    12.22.2014


A Mallard
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Four Mallards
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer 



Ducks
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts  I
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts  2
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts   3
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts  4
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts  5
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts and Purple Hair Stranger  6
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


LACMA Chris Burden lampposts  7
© Joy Krauthammer  12.27.2014


Stairs LACMA  I
© Joy Krauthammer 12.25.2014 


Stairs LACMA  2
© Joy Krauthammer 12.25.2014 


Red Stairs Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  2014



STAIRS   week 51



First Try Going Down
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Climb Back Up
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


One Step to Slide Down
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Green Stairs
© Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Green Stairs
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Climbing Stairs My Way
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Drums When Not Climbing
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Drums or Stairs
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


View From Front and High
© Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


View From Rear aand Beneath
© Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Three Steps
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014

Made It To The Top!
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Normal Stairs Into the Pan Pacific Train
Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Brett Climbing
© Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014


Purple Stairs
© Joy Krauthammer  12.20.2014


Hollywood Bowl While Driving onto Freeway Entrance
© Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014

Hollywood Bowl Fountain Steps While Driving onto Freeway Entrance
© Joy Krauthammer  12.19.2014



Stairs to the Chuppah and to the Ark
Kol Sasson / Voice of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Wedding Goblets on Stairs
© Joy Krauthammer 


When Stairs Are No Longer Possible
Bougainvillea Color painted by Joy to match garden.
© Joy Krauthammer 



CONTRAST   week 50


Sunset ~ Day Into Night, Calm After the Storm
Roch Mountains, Fluff Water Air Sky
Santa Monica Mountains


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



Sunrise ~ Night Lights Into Day Light
Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains
Pines and Palms
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   12.14.2014
and

CONTRAST between narrow and wide Sunrise views

Sunrise Meditation Thoughts:

Sunrise ~ Night Lights Into Day Light
Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains
Pines and Palms
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   12.14.2014



Sunrise ~ Night Lights Into Day Light
Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains
Pines and Palms
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   12.7.2014


Frame Drums, Djembe, Dumbek, Shaker
Djembe played on stand, Dumbek on lap, four Frame drums raised high
Joy's Percussion 
© Joy Krauthammer  

Layne Redmond Remo Professional Frame Drums and Personally designed Miriam timbrels
Joy's 3 Layne timbrels and N'Shama Minyan Timbrels
© Joy Krauthammer 


Joy's 9 Purple Kipot wtih White
Box Hats contrast with feathered cloches and crocheted bowed kipot and embroidered kipot.
© Joy Krauthammer 

Joy's Purple Tallit
Black Fringe contrasts with White Tzitzit
I never wear black and would have cut off the Tallit fringe
but the white Tzitzit is a reminder to bring in the Light over the Darkness
© Joy Krauthammer 






Cell and Landline ~ Phone Periods and Style
Photo and No Photo
1877, 2014 (a little outdated)
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Musicians: Drums, Strings, Wind
Jerusalem's Nava Tehila in LA
Conservative Shul with Renewal Prayers
Moshe, Daphne, Yoel, Jeremy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014


Red, White and Blue, and Green 
Blow Out
© Joy Krauthammer 
Moon Light & Man Made Light
Night to Day

© Joy Krauthammer
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2013/05/moon.html






Last Lone Tomato of Season
and Last Tomato Flower Buds

© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014
Nature's Bird On Man's Invention
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/nature.html

Dogs 4 Kinds
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunrise ~ Night Into Day
Distant Trees and Near Trees
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  12.10.2014


Sunset ~ Day Into Night
Very Tall Palm Trees and Shorter Trees
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014


Sunset ~ Day Into Night
Very Tall Palm Trees and Shorter Trees
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Sunset ~ Day Into Night
Natural Light Source and Man Made Source
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Sunset ~ Day Into Night
Fig Tree Loses Leaves. Pine Hold Needles
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Sun Sparkle on Trees Against Grey Rain Clouds
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Radiant Sun Against Grey Rain Clouds
Hidden and Revealed Rays
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Red, Green, Yellow, and Orange Peppers
Color Contrast
© Joy Krauthammer  12.11.2014


Tall Orange versus Short Green Succulents
One Family, Two Ethnicities
Decor: Railroad Ties and Lava Rock
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


First Time Agave Bloom
Flowered on Bottom and Striving on Top
4 feet tall so far, Against Blue Sky

Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014
Agave Mother and Agave Babies
Two Stages of Life
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer
12.12.2014


Water Reflection vs Being
Reality and Fun
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.11.2014
Tall Pine Tree & Cut Pine Tree
Life and Death
© Joy Krauthammer  12.11.2014

Bromeliads in glazed and plain red clay pots
and succulents in glazed ceramic pots
© Joy Krauthammer 


Blooming Purple Bearded Irises & Iris Buds
Birthing ~ Maturing
After the Rain, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.11.2014


Yellow Living Rose and Yellow Dead Rose
Stages of Life
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.11.2014


Red Rose and Dead Vines
Smooth and Sharp, Moist and Dry
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Lone Fig in Winter's Almost Leafless 35 year old Fig Tree
Perseverance and Giving Over
Mother Tree and Young Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.12.2014


Italian Luxory Lamborghini in Two Colors
Each $400,000.
© Joy Krauthammer 

Two Lamborghinis and a Ferarri and Joy's SUV
Joy's purple SUV has an auto plate and the others don't.
Each $400,000.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Plain and Fancy Windows
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red Barn and White Barn
© Joy Krauthammer 



CONTRAST in composition, ideas, subjects, and colors. - 52 Frames
“Contrast: the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.
There are 2 types of contrast to consider in your photograph: subject and technique. 
For subject, you can juxtapose two dissimilar objects in order to make some statement about the essence of each.
For technique, consider using wildly different colors, or strong shadows and highlights to visually depict the concept of contrast.
For best results, try to match the contrast of your subject, with the contrast of your technique.
The best images always match the visual language to its message. So this week: think, breathe, see, swim, drink and discover CONTRAST."


RED   week 49

"This week we chose to turn our attention to one specific colour in our images: Red. Often considered to be a very emotionally intense color, in many western societies it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. In many Asian cultures, red is considered to be the colour of happiness. Whatever your own interpretation of the meaning of red, focusing one just this primary colour as the predominant theme for our photo this week added a fun twist to the 49th week of the year. Red is one of the primary colors, in which our trichromatic vision pieces together all the colors that we see." - 52Frames

Cranberry Relish
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Cherries
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014


Cherries
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014


Cherries
© Joy Krauthammer  12.7.2014



Red LadyBug and Purple Orchids
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014


Red Bougainvillea and Blue Sky
© Joy Krauthammer  12.6.2014


Red Bougainvillea and Blue Sky
© Joy Krauthammer  12.6.2014



Red Rose, Raindrops, and 7 Fallen Petals
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014



Red Rose still on the December bush, and Green Leaves
© Joy Krauthammer  12.6.2014



Sort of Fiery Red Sunrise
Saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.1.2014


Joy's Red PJ
Joy, Cheer, Dreams, Laughter
© Joy Krauthammer  12.6.2014



Floating Hearts
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014



California Red 1SWEETE
© Joy Krauthammer  12.6.2014


Cranberry Relish sans Turkey
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014


Cranberry Relish
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014


Cranberry Relish
© Joy Krauthammer  12.3.2014


These Are Some of My Favorite Things
Edith's Home Made Strawberry Jam, Lady Bug, Flashlite, Cranberry
 © Joy Krauthammer  12.4.2014


RED ST.
© Joy Krauthammer 12.6.2014


Red Light on RED ST.
© Joy Krauthammer 12.6.2014


STOP
© Joy Krauthammer 12.6.2014



Seasons of Our Joy 1 and 2
Seeing Red
© Joy Krauthammer 


Seasons of Our Joy 3
Seeing Red
© Joy Krauthammer 



“___ LOOKS LIKE THIS”   week 48

"This is not meant to be ‘literal’; try and convey an intangible, such as an emotion, idea, or state of being." - 52Frames


As I wait quietly for SUNRISE--
Faith, Anticipation, Patience, Meditation, Gratitude, Reverence, Surprise, Awe, Amazement, Excitement, Newness, Glory, Exhilaration, Glee, Joy, Delight, Abundance, Fulfillment, Wonderment, At OneMent, Peace, Stillness, Silence, Connection, Prayer, Ineffable Natural Beauty, and G*d, The Source of All BlesSings 
LOOK LIKE THIS:


GRATITUDE  "looks like this".
Waking early each morning and saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   11.24.2014


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


GLEE in me viewing sunrise through fence, "looks like this".
Waking early each morning and saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   11.24.2014


WONDERMENT "looks like this".
Waking early each morning and saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   11.24.2014


AWE "looks like this".
Waking early each morning and saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   11.24.2014



AT ONEMENT "feels like this".
Waking early each morning and saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.24.2014


AMAZEMENT with sunrise "looks like this".
Waking early each morning and saying prayers as the sun rises.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   11.24.2014


The JOY of speaking on phone to grandchild across the country "Looks like this."
© Joy Krauthammer   11.27.2014


Peaceful COMPANIONSHIP, Love, and 'Neglectful Respect' "Look like this". 
Edith and Woody
© Joy Krauthammer  11.26.2014



LOVE, Appreciation and Celebration "Look Like This"
Cousin Dori's 70th Birthday
© Joy Krauthammer  11.23.2014



Comfort food with seasonal fall fruit "Looks like this."
© Joy Krauthammer 


A full tummy of Gratitude after the Thanksgiving meal and before dessert, "Looks like this".
Pumpkin, Apple, and Pecan pies by Betsy.
© Joy Krauthammer 


DARING green-haired person "Looks like this". 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.27.2013


SADNESS from a friend's vacant house "Looks like this" 
when minutes ago your friend of 20 years moved far away.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Dying "Looks like this"
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


STRUGGLE "Looks like this".
© Joy Krauthammer  11.26.2014


Bursting out, breaking free "Looks like this".  
What kind of animal could this be?
 canna lily, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 11.27.2014


REFRESHING "looks like this".
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.26.2014


Reaching for the sky, climbing over the fence "Looks like this".
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 11.27.2014


LOVE "Looks like this"
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.26.2014


WILD, and beautiful dancing "Look like this".
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.26.2014


DIVINE "Looks like this".
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.27.2014



PORTRAIT  week 47

Enjoy Slide show: Edith & Hachiyah Persimmon Drying with Joy:
and
Illustrated story:


Edith and her Persimmon Harvest  #1
© Joy Krauthammer   11.18.2014
(Much smaller harvest this year because strangers from the street greedily took what they wanted.)



From 52 Frames: How will you capture the essence of your subject? 
Tell the subject’s story. Show us *who* they are. 
Think outside the box.  What will make people stop an extra second to look at yours?
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the colored canvass, reveals himself.
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Edith and her Persimmon Harvest  #2
© Joy Krauthammer   11.18.2014


Edith and her Persimmon Harvest  #3
© Joy Krauthammer   11.18.2014



Baker, Michael & his Family's 
Famous Lamb Fruit Cake
© Joy Krauthammer  11.23.2014


Portrait of 3 Generations
© Joy Krauthammer   11.23.2014


QUOTE  week 46



I wake the morning. - Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
 ''I will awake the dawn...’' - King David (Shulchan Aruch)
הוא מעורר השחר , שיהא 
Sheyeha Hu Meorer HaShachar”.


The verse is the first statement of the Shulchan Aruch  שלחן ערוך , a quote from Lesson One, Hashkamat Haboker / Laws of Waking Up in the Morning / HaShachar. 

*From my study this week (with the Breslovers) of Likutei Halachot (a Chassidic commentary on Shulchan Aruch / Code of Jewish Law) which shows the connections and deeper meanings of the Halachot/laws according to Rebbe Nachman's lessons in Likutey Moharan. 

“That he should wake up the morning”. Reb Noson explains that you are waking up the morning which is literally translated as dawn / HaShachar. Dawn is an allusion to your good points which are a little bit of light in much darkness. You need to wake these up by finding them and identifying with their intrinsic value. - Breslovcampus.org

Waking Up: Likutey Halachot (Reb Nosson) illucidating from Shulchan Aruch (I will awake the dawn.)


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



I wake the morning. - Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
 ''I will awake the dawn...’' - King David (Shulchan Aruch)
הוא מעורר השחר , שיהא 
Sheyeha Hu Meorer HaShachar”.



fallen red leaves
make my heart skip a beat
and my feet 
skip in joy
- Joy Krauthammer

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” - Albert Camus


"It's not easy being green." - Kermit the Frog
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.12.2014

The green frog in the pond leapt from the stone into the water. 
The photographer was disappointed that her quote had no frog, so she shot a green-headed duck.

"It's not easy being green." - Kermit the Frog
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.12.2014

"It's not easy being green." - Kermit the Frog
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.12.2014


TREES  week 45


Enjoy more Trees:
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/nature-trees.html



Palm Trees  1
Edith's Garden  11.3.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



Palm Trees  2
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  3
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  4
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  5
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  6
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  7
Woodley Park 11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Trees  8
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Trees  9
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 



Trees, Stream  10
Woodley Park  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  11
Edith's Garden  11.3.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  12
Edith's Garden  11.3.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  13
Edith's Garden  11.3.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Trees  15
Van Nuys Boulevard
© Joy Krauthammer 11.5.2014


Palm Trees  15
Across the street 11.4.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pine Trees  16
Garden of Joy  11.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pine Trees and Palm  17
Garden of Joy  11.8.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pine Trees and Palm  18
Garden of Joy  11.8.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunrise Pine Trees and Palm  19
Garden of Joy  11.6.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Figs grow on tree in fall at this wrong season because of climate change. 
Normally figs on this tree look like this in May for last 34 years.
They will freeze... and die because the current heat can't be sustained into winter.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.9.2014

Figs grow in fall, wrong season because of climate change.
They will freeze... sad.
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.9.2014


Grapefruit Tree Ripens fruit
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.9.2014


Sunrise Moon over Pine Trees
Seen from Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.9.2014


Gum Ball Tree
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.5.2014


Ducks Under Tree
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   11.5.2014



Trees and Flying Egret
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   11.5.2015


Trees and 4 Egrets
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   11.5.2015


Trees and 2 Egrets, Swan and Fisherman
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   11.5.2015


Tree Bark
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   11.5.2015



SCARY   week 44


OPENED MY EYES and AWARENESS and saw the world of scary chaos and evil, not just Halloween masks that I was shooting for this week's "52 Frames" challenge theme. 
I don’t read papers, nor watch TV to see/hear horrific news, nor watch scary movies. I turn down NPR radio when there are words of evil.
Please read the thoughts I had this week while driving to photograph scary masks, and thinking about the truth of SCARY. 
- Joy Krauthammer,  October 31, 2014



Scary
© Joy Krauthammer 



runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Scary Ghost 1
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary Ghost 2
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary Ghost 3
© Joy Krauthammer 


Scary 1
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 2
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 3 Guy works in Halloween store
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 4
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 5
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 6
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 7
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 8
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 9
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 10
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 11
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 12
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 13 Mold 
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 14
Huge apartment builing with hundreds of units on totally busy main street
where already cars can't move in traffic. 
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 15
Hmm, wonder how this cake creation tastes.
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scary 16
Preparing mask.
© Joy Krauthammer 



WINDOWS & DOORS   week 43
© Joy Krauthammer 



Reflection of sinks, and sister with broken foot on 'knee walker' mobility vehicle.
Thank goodness for accessible bathrooms.
© Joy Krauthammer 


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



























4th floor reflections on far windows, seen through windows
© Joy Krauthammer 



Love playing in garden performance space, Jewish Women's Theatre


























Smile is the "goal" at hospital
























Pierce College Farm













































































Train sans windows













Cage doors





Stained Glass WINDOWS, Shma, V'Ahavta, The Tree of Life - Etz Chaim,
Valley Beth Shalom
by  artists David and Michelle Plachte-Zuieback
© Joy Krauthammer 






Love playing in this chapel.
© Joy Krauthammer 

Older Doors and Windows post: 
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/doors.html


LANDSCAPES  week 42



Misty Morning Sunrise
Garden of Joy  10.13.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Misty Morning Sunrise Landscape 52 Frames
Garden of Joy  10.14.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Misty Morning Sunrise
Garden of Joy  10.14.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Mushroom Landscape
© Joy Krauthammer 


MACRO   week 41



Insects
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Weed 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 



Weed Detail 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 



Egg from Edith's son's backyard chicken
© Joy Krauthammer 


Egg from Edith's son's backyard chicken
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pam Frond 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Lantana
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Canna Lily
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Rose
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Rose
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Succulent
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Succulent and spider web
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


PAIR   week 40


"This week our focus is on the concept of pairs. Evoking the number 2, but also a sense of balance, of a matching, a set, drawing on our notions of sameness, similarity and difference, this is a theme with surprisingly many possibilities." - 52 Frames.


Pair of Scissors 52 Frames
Pair of numbers
Crop, Edit, Splice
© Joy Krauthammer 

runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Optical Pair on Pear
© Joy Krauthammer 

Optical Pair on Pear
© Joy Krauthammer 

Optical Pair on Pear
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Pears as Pairs of Fruit
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pairs of Pears X3 as Pairs of Fruit
© Joy Krauthammer 

Chopstix Pairs with Pair of Food
© Joy Krauthammer 

Chopstix Pairs with Pair of Food
© Joy Krauthammer 

Chopstix Pairs With Tofu and Veggies
© Joy Krauthammer 

Selfie
Pairs of legs, jeans, socks, Birkenstocks, stools
© Joy Krauthammer 

© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Cat Eyes
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Filled Heart Halves
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Tomatoes
© Joy Krauthammer 


Two Pair of Legs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Mall Doors 
© Joy Krauthammer 

Double pairs of planters and double pairs of poster people
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Escalators
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Store Signs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Guys
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pair of Asian Lions
© Joy Krauthammer 

52 Frames, Pair of Numbers
I've paired up with 52 Frames!
© Joy Krauthammer 

Friend Edith and Her Coffee
9.30.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ceramic Salt & Pepper Shakers, Worm Series 
by Joy 1970
© Joy Krauthammer 




Pair of 52 Frames Scissors
Pair of Vision Glasses On a Pear
Pair of Vision Glasses On a Pear
Pair of Vision Glasses On a Pear
Pair of Pears on Plums
Pairs of pears and pairs x3
Pair of Chopstix 3x
Pair of Chopstix with Veggies and Tofu
Pair of Chopstix rice and asparagus
Pair of Chopstix salad, 
a Pair of Blue Jeans on Pair of Legs wearing Pair of Birkenstocks and Pair of Socks resting on Pair of Apple Stools.
Pair of Boobs
Pair of Cat Eyes
Pair of Filled Heart Halves
Pair ot Old Vine Tomatoes
Pair of Work Legs
Pair of Automatic Doors
Double Pairs of Planters and Double Pairs of People
Pair of Escalators
Pair of Macy’s sigs on Pair of Mall Levles
Pair of People
Pairs of Lions
Pair of 52 F Numbers
Friend Edith and Her Coffee
Pair of Salt & Pepper Shakers, by Joy, era 1970 / shot later




FROM WHERE I STAND   week 39


From Where I Stand
at the Intersection of Universal Peace Love and Joy
Chopstix Graffiti by Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

"This project is all about sharing our perspectives on the world with one another, our unique vantage points and worldviews. No two people share exactly the same position, so “From Where I Stand” is a great opportunity to show us where you stand."   - Shai, 52 Frames


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:

From Where I Stand
At Universal Peace Love and Joy
Me and My Shadow
Chopstix Graffiti by Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


From Where I Stand
Ripples are made.
© Joy Krauthammer 



COLLABORATION   week 38



Apple Creatives Collaborate on Collage
© Joy Krauthammer 

"Adjust your frame of reference, if need be. Reframe your perspective. Retool your mainframe. Geer up for the last 15 frames of the year, and let's make them Freakingly Ridiculously Amazingly Monstrously Exceptional." Shai, 52 Frames

runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:

Collaboration with 91 years young Edith, Rocky, Sumo, and their dogsitter Olga. 
Visiting dog and nephew, are Terrier and Maltese.
© Joy Krauthammer   9.18.2014


Collaboration with 91 years young Edith, Rocky, and dogsitter Olga. 
Visiting dog is Terrier and Maltese.
© Joy Krauthammer   9.18.2014


Collaboration with 91 years young Edith, Rocky, and dogsitter Olga. 
Visiting dog is Terrier and Maltese.
© Joy Krauthammer   9.18.2014


Dog Collaboration: Sumo
© Joy Krauthammer 


Collaboration with partially eaten hard-boiled egg white from friend's son's backyard chicken. 
© Joy Krauthammer 





FRAMED    week  37

"Drawing attention to your subject through strong "framing," is an integral skill for all great photographers. This week the framers framed like there is no tomorrow, with spectacular results. Check out how each photograph tells its unique story through carefully planned and posed framing, serendipitous natural framing, or creative interpretations of the theme." 52 Frames 


Framed Bike
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014


runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:

Framed Palm Tree Shadows
© Joy Krauthammer   8.11.2014


G*d is my light and my salvation. "Hashem Ori v’Yish’i"  - Psalm 27:1  
© Joy Krauthammer 


Framed Flower Jasminoide
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  9.10.2014


Framed Orange
© Joy Krauthammer  9.10.2014


Edith's Framed Melon
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014


Edith's Framed Rose
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014


Framed Flowers - Bougainvilleas
© Joy Krauthammer  9.12.2014


Framed Flowers - Bougainvilleas
© Joy Krauthammer  9.12.2014


Framed Flowers - Bougainvilleas
© Joy Krauthammer  9.12.2014


Framed Bromeliad
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  9.10.2014

Framed Sago Palm
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014


Framed Edith Sago Palm
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014


Framed Edith Sago Palm
© Joy Krauthammer  9.11.2014


Framed Mushrooms
© Joy Krauthammer 


Framed Raindrops
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  9.8.2014


Framed Water Frame
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   9.11.2014


Framed Water Frame
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   9.11.2014


Framed Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Framed Full Moon
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   9.8.2014


Framed Knee Walker
© Joy Krauthammer  9.8.2014


Framed Sunset Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer 


Framed Sunset Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer 



LOVE   week 36


Painted hearts for my beloved sister on the occasion of sister badly breaking her foot.
(Yesterday post surgery, was another long LOVING day at the hospital.)

We are in Jewish month of ELUL.
"Ani L’Dodi, V’Dodi Li."   
"I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me.”  - Song of Songs 6:3
 אני לדודי ודודי לי 

"The Creator of all things fashioneth their hearts alike;
Who understands all their deeds." - Tehillim / Psalms 33:15

“Ve’ahavta L’reyacha Kamocha” 
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  - Leviticus 19:18 


LOVE
acrylic on canvas
© Joy Krauthammer 

runner ups, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Young mom with LOVE carrying son. 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sister with cotton cast being removed from broken foot, cared for with LOVE by sister, Joy.
B/W so trauma colors are not visible
© Joy Krauthammer 

 (A core commandment of Judaism is "LOVE your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18), sometimes called the Great Commandment. This commandment stands at the center of the central book in the Torah. The Talmudic sages Hillel and Rabbi Akiva indicated that this is the central commandment of the Torah. The commandment emboldens individuals to treat each other as equals which requires first valuing oneself in order to be able to mirror that love onto others.) 


RECENT LOVES

LOVE
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer 


Daddy Loves You
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer 



GINGER   week 35 

Ginger: gingi hair, ginger ale, ginger snaps, ginger bread man, crystalized candy, crystalized ginger chocolate covered, root, cookies, paint color, sister, my Purim wig- a strawberry blond. 


My spiritual friend for 2 dozen years, Charles Sherman, absolute GINGI. 

When I programmed Timbrels of Miriam, International Women's Day conference, 3.8.1992, 
University of Judaism, L.A. with many workshops, and also curated an art exhibit of 18 artists, Charles was the only male I invited.
Spiritual artist, feminist, and dear friend (and potter, as once I was). -Joy Krauthammer



Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 


runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Ring
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Golden Ring Shadow
Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Egg & I
Charles Sherman
Sherman Infinity Designs
Selfie © Joy Krauthammer 

Joy with a Gingi
Charles Sherman and Joy Krauthammer
Sherman Infinity Designs
© Charles Sherman Selfie


Ginger Candy for Motion Sickness on Catalina Cruise
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ginger Ale
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ginger Crystallized
Read Prop. 65 Warning
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ginger Powder
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ginger Root
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ginger Snaps
© Joy Krauthammer 

Missed the Ginger Bread Man
© Joy Krauthammer 


Dark Chocolate Covered 
© Joy Krauthammer Crystalized Ginger



RECENT GINGIS


Gingi
© Joy Krauthammer 

Gingi
© Joy Krauthammer 

Gingerbread House, Costco (shot later)
© Joy Krauthammer 


This is my 1st FRAMERVERSARY !!  
52 consecutive weeks of 52 Frames member submissions.
I began in 2013.

SILHOUETTE   week 34




Doves Family
© Joy Krauthammer 

More birds: 
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/nature.html


runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:




Doves Family II
© Joy Krauthammer 



Bougainvillea 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 

Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 8.17.2014



ICE   week 33


Drinks, Rubber Duckies, Broken Foot and Perigee Full Moon


Aqua Fresca
5 Iced Fruit Drinks Sample
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs


View Drinks, Rubber Duckies and Broken Foot



Yellow Rubber Duckie In Ice
Sunny Side Up Rubber Duckie
© Joy Krauthammer 8.14.2014

Yellow Rubber Duckie In Ice
Sunny Side Up Rubber Duckie
© Joy Krauthammer 8.14.2014

Yellow Rubber Duckie In Ice
Sunny Side Up Rubber Duckie
© Joy Krauthammer 8.14.2014

Yellow Rubber Duckie Out of Ice
© Joy Krauthammer 8.14.2014

Yellow Rubber Duckie Fainted from Being Frozen In Ice
© Joy Krauthammer 8.14.2014

I killed my Rubber Duckie.  
Froze my duck in ice, let duck in ice melt for photo shoot, and now my yellow rubber duckie won’t float.

Will report you to animal safety!  - Andre S
Did you record the death?  - Fran VR
Did you at least get an awesome photo?  - Dena LB
Cruelty to animals.  - Barbara LB



Aqua Fresca
3 Iced Fruit Drinks 
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

2 Iced Fruit Drinks 
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014




5 Fruit Drinks In Ice
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Fruit Juice in Ice
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Green Ice
© Joy Krauthammer 8.13.2014

Purple Ice
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Peach Fruit Drink
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Nectarine Fruit Drink
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Watermelon Fruit Drink
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Kona Ice Truck
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

3 Kona Ices
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014

Horchata or Something Else in Ice
© Joy Krauthammer   8.13.2014



Badly Broken Heel on Ice
© Joy Krauthammer    8.12.2014

Badly Broken Heel on ICE and Crutches
I.C.E.  In Case of Emergency
© Joy Krauthammer    8.12.2014


ICE on the Perigee Super Full Moon
© Joy Krauthammer   8.9.2014

ICE on the Perigee Super Full Moon
© Joy Krauthammer   8.9.2014





QUIET   week 32




Peace Rainbow

8.3.2014 7:08 pm 

© Joy Krauthammer

Please G*d, bring Peace to the Middle-East.



A rainbow is a reminder of the covenant that G*d made with Noah, his descendants, and all living creatures. 

Seeing a rainbow in the sky:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֶלוֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם זוֹכֵר הַבְּרִית וְנֶאֱמָן בִּבְרִיתוֹ וְקַיָם בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ

'Holy One of blesSing, Your Presence fills creation,

You remember Your covenant with all that You created.'

"This is the sign of the covenant that I am placing between Me, you, and every living creature that is with you, for all generations: I have set My rainbow in the clouds... The rainbow will be in the clouds, and I will see it to recall the eternal convenient. "  Genesis 9:11-16




runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Peace Rainbow
8.3.2014 7:18 pm 
© Joy Krauthammer

Please G*d, bring Peace to the Middle-East.


Peace Rainbow
8.3.2014  7:15 pm 
© Joy Krauthammer


Peace Rainbow
8.3.2014  7:15 pm 
© Joy Krauthammer



Peace Ripples Sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  8.3.2014


Peace In My Heart
"As water reflects one's face, so to the heart of one to another."
כַּמַּיִם, הַפָּנִים לַפָּנִים-- כֵּן לֵב-הָאָדָם, לָאָדָם.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Bathe in the Quiet of the Moon
Full moon’s illuminated side is facing the earth.


How glorious is Your Name in all the earth, for which You bestow your majesty upon the heavens. When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou has established.  Tehillim - Psalms Chapter 8:2,4   תְּהִלִּים



Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer  

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Perigee Super Full Moon
8.9.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horsetail at Sunset
Garden of Joy  8.7.2014 
© Joy Krauthammer 



A Last Fig of the Summer
Garden of Joy  8.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


A Last Fig of the Summer
Garden of Joy  8.5.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 

Oranges at end of Summer
© Joy Krauthammer 


Not Quiet Enough
Mom Dove and 2 of 4 young doves, maybe 2 months old. 
Shooting the 2 Dove parents and 4 babies, they heard me through a window and fast, flew away.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Quiet on a Thursday afternnon following Torah class
© Joy Krauthammer   8.7.2014


From the Other Side
Quiet on a Thursday afternnon following Torah class
© Joy Krauthammer   8.7.2014



Silence
Memorial Plaque
© Joy Krauthammer  8.7.2014




APPS   week 31

Recreate an 'app feel'
No Instagram: use all other available techniques - 
filters, post-processing, or careful composition.

(Because I do not use phone apps, nor Instagram) for this week's challenge, I had a fun time and
Used filters in FOTOR categories and choices:
Scenes/Lanscape,  classic cool summer/sparta,  classic/fudge sunday, classic/lomo/ sunset,  classic/Lomo Life, Vignette/blues,  art/rusty, Effects/Ancient and  Border-Simple /soft haze


After
Palm Tree Dates
© Joy Krauthammer 
I wanted the dates and a bit of frond in focus, and I achieved that.

Perek Shira, chapter 3: The Palm is saying, 
"The righteous flourish like the palm tree, they grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Psalm 92:13

Before
Palm Tree Dates
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perek Shira, chapter 3: The Palm is saying, 
"The righteous flourish like the palm tree, they grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Psalm 92:13



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Palm Tree Dates
© Joy Krauthammer 

 Perek Shira, chapter 3: The Palm is saying, 
"The righteous flourish like the palm tree, they grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Psalm 92:13




Palm Tree Dates
© Joy Krauthammer 
I wanted the dates and a bit of frond in focus, and I achieved that.

Perek Shira, chapter 3: The Palm is saying, 
"The righteous flourish like the palm tree, they grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Psalm 92:13


Used filters in FOTOR categories and choices:
Effects/Real-Illusion, Tilt shift F2, Adjust, Highlights/shadows, Vignette, color filter, Intensity.
Detail/blur, tint, temperature, Border Simple/Mist Grey, Font/Alex Brush




Palm Tree Dates 2 
© Joy Krauthammer 

Perek Shira, chapter 3: The Palm is saying, 
"The righteous flourish like the palm tree, they grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Psalm 92:13

In PhotoShop my goal was to achieve similar effects to Fotor.  Using a similar photo I tried. 
I was not able to successfully export the edited iPhoto to PhotoShop, nor to desktop with Export with the pink colors I had chosen. Edit wouldn't work either in "Current" photo export.


Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
Lots of little pieces of fig on leaves left from squirrel overhead.

Used filters in FOTOR categories and choices:
Fotor: Effects/Classic/Lomo/Sunset. BorderGallery/Glassover, Tilt-Shift F 5.6, Adjust, WM/Photoshop
AND

Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
Lots of little pieces of fig on leaves left from squirrel overhead.

Fotor: Effects/Classic/Lomo/Sunset. cropped. BorderGallery/Mist Grey, Tilt-Shift F 8, Adjust, WM/Photoshop
Which FIG do you like better??


Bunny in my Garden
© Joy Krauthammer  
Colors messed up in iPhoto


Lavender Lantana
© Joy Krauthammer 
Playing in Photoshop with Digital Brushes


Please G*d, Peace
© Joy Krauthammer 
Digital Paint in Photoshop




NEGATIVE SPACE   week 30



"Negative space – the space in between and around the main subject(s) in a photograph - is an important concept in minimalist photographic composition. Negative space may be used to tease the viewers’ imagination, or the component of the photograph which enhances the message of the main subject." - 52 Frames


Sky Bird and Santa Susana Mountains
© Joy Krauthammer 



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



2 Half Mushrooms
My very first try at 'burning'.
(Didn't want a blade of grass to peek through.)
© Joy Krauthammer 



2 Parial Mushrooms
© Joy Krauthammer 


3 Mushrooms
© Joy Krauthammer 


One Mushroom
© Joy Krauthammer


Mushroom at Golden Hour
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Frond
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Frond Twine
© Joy Krauthammer 


Tomatos and GardenTools Shadows
This still life took a little effort in arranging.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Water Can and Garden Tool Shadows
This still life took a little effort in arranging.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Bird Fence 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horsetail Sky
© Joy Krauthammer 


Perek Shira, chapter 3. The Palm is saying: "The righteous flourish like the palm tree; 
they grow like a cedar in Lebanon." (Psalms 92:13)

3 Palms
© Joy Krauthammer 


7 Palm Trees
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunset 
© Joy Krauthammer  7.25.2014


Sunset 
© Joy Krauthammer  7.25.2014


Sunset Panorama
© Joy Krauthammer  7.25.2014

I raced out of a friend's swimming pool to shoot these Golden hours from the front of her house.


Canning Jar Lids
© Joy Krauthammer 


Macrame'
Made this 40 years ago.
© Joy Krauthammer 

You can see I've been very inspired this week with the challenge of NEGATIVE SPACE.



From an earlier time never submitted (fashion week).
Is this Negative Space?  Love PURPLE shoe.

 
Purple Shoe
© Joy Krauthammer





MEN   week 29



The decision to choose the photo was difficult for me because the Conductor made me happy, and yet the other solo portrait right below I think is a powerful photo, but I was not personally connected to him. 



I shot more men this week and some too many hours before the theme week began. I like them, thus include them below in smaller size.


Conductor Derek Diep 
© Joy Krauthammer    7.13.2014

Amtrak's Coast Starlight rolls through the lush green hills from Salem, Oregon, USA 
to drought-dry mountains of California and the foggy coastline of the Pacific Ocean.

Conductor Diep had a happy smile and was more helpful than the Parlour Car attendants. I helped clean the smudgy windows so that I could take 800 photos while on the moving train for two days.




runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Man, Salem, Oregon  
Greyhound Bus and Amtrak Train Station
© Joy Krauthammer   7.13.2014



Man, Salem, Oregon  
Greyhound Bus and Amtrak Train Station
© Joy Krauthammer    7.13.2014



Cantor Yosi W.
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
T-shirt worn during time of Israel defending herself.
Mini Sidur bought in Israel, 2001 embellished with Happy Face sticker
that I put on man's prayer book in Israel when I first met him.
© Joy Krauthammer   7.13.2014


David, Chef, Canby Grove Center
Our last retreat lunch with delicious left-over wild caught salmon.
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer    7.13.2014


Aryae C. (Mincha leader) singing Happy Birthday to wife Wendy 
as she also plays at retreat closing ceremony.
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer    7.13.2014


Man with very long braid down back, Mensa member
riding Amtrak train Parlour Car
© Joy Krauthammer   7.13.2014


Rabbi Wayne D. 
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
Saying adios until next retreat time.
© Joy Krauthammer    7.13.2014


Not Runner-ups:
shot a day too soon
Rabbi Wayne D.
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
During a prayer service remembering our beloved Reb Zalman, z"l.
© Joy Krauthammer 


shot a day too soon
Rabbi Elliot G.
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon 
© Joy Krauthammer 7.12.2014


shot a day too soon
Man
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer 


shot a day too soon
5 Men Named David
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon  7.12.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 




WOMEN   week 28



I submitted Women Drummers immediately to 52 Frames because being a woman drummer, I am partial to women drummers. In addition, I had concern that I may not have internet the rest of the Women week at the retreat center in the forest of trees, and that became truth, so I'm glad that I made an immediate submission with first photo.  Reality is that I think I have many other fine Women photos and present them below.





Women Drummers
Kirtan at Ruach HaAretz, Canby Oregon
Basya Schechter, Paroah's Daughter, and Jessie
© Joy Krauthammer 



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Blue Hair Woman
Waiting at LAX airport
© Joy Krauthammer 


Blue Hair Woman
Waiting at LAX airport
© Joy Krauthammer 


LAX Airport Woman
© Joy Krauthammer 


Rabbis Shefa, Diane, Leah
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer 


Rabbi Shefa Gold
Ruach HaAretz Morning Davenen, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer  7.8.2014


Rahmaneh, Morning Prayer Facing River
Ruach HaAretz, Canby Grove, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer  7.8.2014


Rahmaneh, Morning Prayer By River 2
Ruach HaAretz, Canby Grove, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer   7.9.2015


Rahmaneh, Morning Prayer 3
Ruach HaAretz, Canby Grove, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer  7.8.2014


Rahmaneh, Afternoon Prayer 
Ruach HaAretz, Canby Grove, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer  7.11.2014


Women Pray Early Morning Overlooking River
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer   7.11.2014


Woman, Ripples in River
Ruach HaAretz, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer   7.11.2014


Selfie at the River
Ruach HaAretz
© Joy Krauthammer  7.11.2014


Marcia B and Judith Hankin
Ruach HaAretz
© Joy Krauthammer  7.11.2014


Judith-Kate Friedman
Ruach HaAretz
Prepares us for Erev Shabbat
© Joy Krauthammer 



WET   week 27


Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer    7.1.2014


runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

Parachute, Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Kayaks, Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Boats Harbor, Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Boats Harbor, Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer  7.1.2014


Pool Reflections
© Joy Krauthammer  7.4.2014


Selfie Happy Person, Catalina Island
© Joy Krauthammer 




GOLDEN RATIO   week 26



The Golden Ratio, Golden Mean, or Golden Spiral is a proportion that creates a sense of harmony and balance. Seen especially in nature, art, and in architecture, it is a ratio of approximately 1.618 to 1. In a photo, it is the "sweet spot" when the subject in a particular point appears most appealing. The Fibonacci spiral found in seashells and sunflowers, follows this ratio. 


Misty Sunrise
© Joy Krauthammer 



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


 Red Rose
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 




Rose
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Echinacea
Fibonacci Spiral
© Joy Krauthammer 





Petunia and Bird's Nest
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Figs
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Fence
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Lola
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 

Movie Going Home
© Joy Krauthammer 

World From Above
Going Home
© Joy Krauthammer 

Purple Case Riding On Escalator
Going Home
© Joy Krauthammer 

Train Tracks
Going Home
© Joy Krauthammer 

Mirror Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer 

Mirror Selfie with Sister
© Joy Krauthammer 
~ ~ ~


3 Shots one week too early :(

Spirals, street art
© Joy Krauthammer 

Spirals, downtown Silver Spring, Maryland
© Joy Krauthammer 

Flying High
© Joy Krauthammer 



Fibonacci spiral
shot last summer so can't use for submission this week.
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 

Golden Ratio
shot a day too soon for theme. 
Riding The Sun ~ Summer Solstice
Celebrating 2nd Birthday 
© Joy Krauthammer 



5PM   week 25


Riding The Sun ~ Summer Solstice
Celebrating 2nd Birthday at 5pm
© Joy Krauthammer 




runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

5pm Happy 2nd Birthday party
(Baruch Hashem, no rain this day!)
© Joy Krauthammer 



PAINTING   week 24


The Scream
© Joy Krauthammer 


runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

No Stopping Any Time
© Joy Krauthammer 



PAIN  week 23





OUCH, Pain
and a trip to the doc.
© Joy Krauthammer 



Was hard for me to shoot photos of PAIN.  Too much heart-wrenching and physical pain in our world on many levels. This is why I don't watch TV or news, and rarely go to the movies.



But I had to meet the 52 Frames challenge.  (Haven't missed a week.) Glad my daughter suggested on phone this set up (painless) OUCH shot after I'd both shot and consciously not shot many visible scenes. 




runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


OUCH, Pain, dead bandaged Magic Mouse
One fall to new mouse is all it took  :(


Ms. Mockingbird (in her bush) mourning the death of her baby
 following its unsuccessful flight landing. 
Under a nearby tree, as I admired the pretty wing markings no longer to fly, 
with care I buried the innocent little baby bird.
With sadness, I feel the mom’s pain.
© Joy Krauthammer 



Mama bird mourning her loss
She won't find baby bird because I buried her.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pain relief is reduced by Boji stones.
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pain relief is helped by Boji stones.
© Joy Krauthammer 

Pain relief is helped by Boji stones.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pain from damaged fingers.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Fingers' Pain relief helped by Paramedics. 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pain relief for others helped with Fireman's pole.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pain seeing fallen grapefruits to ground are ruined.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pain seeing darkened windows in friend's, obm, home today
couple hours after her death. 
I wouldn't photograph the sad grandchildren who expressed their tears to me. 
I also won't show viewers the dead baby bird.
Too much PAIN.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hydration Pain relief is helped by water.
© Joy Krauthammer 



JOY      week 22   June 2014





Joy I feel as I "Serve G*d With Joy".
“Ivdu Et Hashem B’Simcha” - Psalm 100:2

"Serve G*d With Joy"
“Ivdu Et Hashem B’Simcha” - Psalm 100:2
JOY is catching a Sunbean with which to serve G*d.
© Joy Krauthammer, Gila Rena Tzohara,  5.28.2014
Double Joy and Light


"This week was dedicated to the photography of all things joyful. 
Enjoy an album of laughter, blissful moments, exhilaration, or just the simple things that delight us. If you can look through this album without smiling, you’re not doing it right!"  - Yosef, 52 Frames  (Album on FaceBook)


What are your unique gifts from the work of your hands?

HAND of JOY
open our hand...
          to touch others...      to love others…  
to inspire others...  to uplift others
          to reach out for what is right, and justice...
to add and increase a smile on the faces of others
to heal.
To receive.

On this Sephirat haOmer day during Kabbalistic week of Malchut
where Divine Presence is fully revealed
in Bikkur Cholim/visiting the sick
In Tiferet/compassion
I touched, gently stroked the the tissue-thin delicate skin on elderly hand 
and covering soul
of my friend 
on hospice
knowing 
I can share my hand with hers 
only for the next few days
as G*d wills it.
- Joy

Sun.
 Hand reaching out to source as I serve G*d in Joy,
endless, countless ways of being in JOY. 
Countless ways of seeing and sharing joy. 

IN JOY with my hands: I bless, express, kiss, give, share, take, reeive, hold, touch, smooth, heal, plant, harvest, water, turn, color, roughen, throw, pot, weave, photograph, paint, drum, dance, sign, turn pages, read, click mouse, swim, dial, play ball, bake, create, write, type, wash, feel, eat, massage, 
make puppet shadows, hang frames, hold bubble bottles, babies, hands, and share love notes. 



"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. 
I acted and behold, service was joy.”  - Rabindranath Tagore

"A person reaches in three directions: Inward, to oneself. Up, to G*d. Out, to others. 
The miracle of life is that in truly reaching in any one direction, one embraces all three."
– Rebbe Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev

"Our hands are the holiest part of our body because they reach the highest." - Reb Shlomo Carlebach


Coming through Malchut/Sephirah attribute of ultimate individual expression, through my hands, holy vessels, I feel the flow of Joy from the Divine, as I offer personal gifts, and they are received. BlesSings Abound.




from Omer Day 44 ~ Radiant JOY of Shechina



From where does my JOY come that I "Serve G*d With Joy"?

In my garden each morning for my prayers, I face East toward Jerusalem.

I feel the Indwelling Presence, the strength of the Holy One infuses me with the Glory of Gifts.



In the darkness, waiting for sun to rise, my heart expands in joy receiving arrival of colors aligned amongst clouds and mountains and seen through trees, of the rising sun. The swift hummingbird sits quietly observing atop the fig tree, and nearby, Ms. Mockingbird sings also on an uppermost branch, and radiance appears to our world with a starburst of transcendent brilliance. I am already full,  full as Malchut and filled with joy, joy to Serve G*d With Joy.  “Ivdu Et Hashem B’Simcha”  - Psalm 100:2

 -  Joy Krauthammer

  Gates of Gila
   שַׁעֲרֵי  גִילָה

My name, Joy, is the ultimate description of my strongest quality. I have courage to follow my heart, and to take a stand, speak out, challenge contemporary plagues, and pursue Tzedek / justice and Emet / truth.  
I do Tikkun Olam and help to fix and improve our world, to open the Gate of Gila.

My Hebrew name is Gila (greatest joy of happiness) Rena (joy of song) Tzohara (window for radiant light at the top of Noah’s ark to reveal G*dly energy). Gila Rena Tzohara translates to "Double Joy and Light / Paahmayim Gila v'Ohr." My double Joy mission is to make a Tzohar / window in my life and allow the Divine grace of CHESED with joy to illuminate every action. 
A Joy Key is knowing that my name reflects my Neshamah / soul. I will reach the heavenly gates knowing (as did Reb Zusha) that I was myself: Joy in Four Worlds: Spirit, Mind, Heart and Body. My joy flows through the 6th Gate, Yesod sh b'Chesed, in a Shefa / abunDance of awe, creativity, communication, and Chesed / loving-kindness.
My joy fills in the 49th Gate in Malchut sh b'Malchut.
-  Joy Krauthammer 



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Aviva and daughter
© Joy Krauthammer  aka Bubbie Joy

Greatest JOY when I'm not with granddaughter thousands of miles away, 
is when I can skype with her and her mommy, my daughter.
A very spontaneous shot, I photographed the iMac screen with my family waving to 52 Framers.


License ZGIZUNT
© Joy Krauthammer 

I am so filled with JOY when I find and photograph special themed personalized vanity license plates. 
I have many hundreds of plates within fun themes.
Luckily this car was parked on street.
This same one I also have from 2009. 
Car owners have JOY when they see me photographing their plates.


License DANCN love R
© Joy Krauthammer 
Seeing the license, I chased this car for a few miles
 and I'm happy that through my just washed car windshield I could catch it while driving.
This goes in my ARTS license collection.



Turtles
© Joy Krauthammer
Feel JOY seeing turtles, but not so much when they are in a tight water container
instead of a lovely pond.
They all came swimming quickly toward me. 


Fish
© Joy Krauthammer 
I feel JOY watching the colorfish swim and creatures swim in a tank, although I'd rather be snorkeling with them. 
For my upcoming birthday this week, a dear friend took me for a delicious early lunch at a favorite Chinese restaurant. I had joy with my friend, and my friend had joy watching the fish.



More photos from one day of feeling JOY while witnessing different scenes and objects. 

I also felt joy eating a marshmallow because that was my husband's, z"l, favorite. 
And JOY when I ate roasted little brussel sprouts, and JOY having Shabbat lunch with special people, joy bringing lots of fresh fruits for dessert to lunch, and especially being with a dear visiting friend, and joy in walking on a city street with jacaranda and magnolia trees, and joy in have home-made guacamole at shul kiddush, joy at receiving an Aliyah, and seeing my friend also receive one, and seeing special people at shul, and joy in being in the Workman's Circle especially because I knew that many decades ago, that Yiddish organization was important to my beloved immigrant Grandma, z"l. I had joy in seeing the Jewish themed mural on building's side, especially since I'd heard sad news about the art, and a recent anti-semitic act. I had bitter-sweet joy being able to stand with a friend while in shul she said Kaddish for her father, z"l. I felt joy in walking on a street with wide expanses of sidewalk. Joy seeing an auto license plate that I was sure belonged to a friend in the area.  My joy is endless.

Peony 
I felt JOY seeing the flower, petals, color, and outer petals, looking like an egg shell.
It is rare for me to see a peony, and this made me happy.
© Joy Krauthammer 


First Tomatoes on my vine
© Joy Krauthammer 
JOY I feel seeing the first big tomatoes on my vine, and they are growing. 
I've only planted cherry tomatoes in the past.


Two little dogs
© Joy Krauthammer 
These dogs that I'd never before seen, barked at me when I arrived at a home,
then immediately they took their happy place on the couch, and I felt JOY in seeing them.
I'm happy seeing the purple Agapanthus/Lily of the Nile flowers outside.


Menorahs
© Joy Krauthammer 
Visiting a friend in her family's home, I felt JOY seeing these lovely Menorahs/Chanukiyot and shofar.


Maya Angelou, obm
© Joy Krauthammer 
Hearing of the death this day of Maya Angelou, I removed a JOY pendent with glass art and beads, from my large fun JOY collection so that I could photograph the light catcher. 
This JOY gift from a friend, was merchandised by Maya Angelou.
The pendant makes me happy.

Card says, "Poet, author, entertainer, mother, sister, friend, role model. Maya Angelou is these things and more to people all over the world...a universal voice of hope and inspiration. 
With compassion and candor, her work speaks to the heart, inspiring us to love life, to persevere through its challenges, and to share our gifts with others."





BOOKS   week 21  May 2014



Could not choose only one, or old or new, or...  They are my FRIENDS.


Joy's Mysticism Books and a bit of Reb Shlomo, z"l
Two of 33 shelves, double deckered, front to back
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ah, one of my photos went on display THIS WEEK
to illustrate Pirkei Avot in an exhibition of Rare Books at American Jewish University.  :)
Hope to get a photo of photo in exhibit surrounded by books.


© Joy Krauthammer 

BOOKS THEME. Just remembered this OLD painting copy in my CA home, and also from when I was a child, 6 decades ago in NY. Too bad I dusted off the cobwebs to photograph. Should probably donate this to some other library...I can probably photograph cobwebs on my husband's, z"l, countless bookcases... NO ONE bought more books than my husband. (He had intended to read them when he retired, but after countless years of cancer, died at age 59.)

runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

2 of 35 shelves double deckered

Jewish Women Book
Library of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Library of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 




FORCED PERSPECTIVE   week 20 May 2014 



The forced perspective technique manipulates our human perception with the use of optical illusions to make objects appear larger, smaller, farther, or closer than they actually are.  Relationships are created through visual trickery. 


Sky Painting or Deleting Contrail with White Out
A Selfie
"Visual Trickery and Controlled Perspective."
© Joy Krauthammer 



runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Grapefruit Harvest
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Full Moon Energy
With Vivian
© Joy Krauthammer 


Vivian's Gift To Our World
© Joy Krauthammer 
"It looks like crystal ball. It looks like I am going to give it to somebody as a present. But who deserves the crystal ball?!  A poor person, a kind person, a hard working person, a fierce leader?"  - Vivian



Seize the Full Moon Moment
a Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer 

Joy plays with the full moon. A OK.
A Selfie.   What animal is this?
© Joy Krauthammer 

G*d and WoMan
Full Moon and Vivian 
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ouch, too hot to hold.
Vachag tries to grab full moon.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red Roses in Blue Vase
© Joy Krauthammer 



MORNING   week 19


Good Morning
Wake up with a lot of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 



MOVIE SCENE   week 18


Driving Miss Daisy
© Joy Krauthammer 


DRIVING MISS DAISY, a comedy-drama about prejudice and 25 years friendship that crosses faith and color lines. Pulitzer Prize winning 1987 play by Alfred Uhry adapted for Academy award-winning movie, 1989, in English and Hebrew. 
A favorite because I had interviewed playwright for a magazine article. The Atlanta, Georgia character in real life is buried near my beloved Grandma, z’l. 



FOCUS   week 17


Where to Focus Love and Passion?
Sometimes (like Mama Bear) blinded by one's own life.
Sometimes need glasses to focus.
© Joy Krauthammer 
BABY BEAR is focusing on what’s important, holding a SHIN button that stands for G*D, and quiet, shh, 
Other visible buttons I've collected include:
FEAR NO ART © Andre Miropolsky--MAKE MY DAY--WOMAN OF POWER--LOVE CAREFULLY--I AM LOVED--THE ARTS IN LIFE--LA JEWISH ARTS FESTIVAL--LA WALK FESTIVAL--CAL ARTS, ETC. 

Aviva suggested idea to use my glasses
YES, I chose the Bear as FOCUS photo over my interestingly focused Sago Palms.
Idealism over 'perfection'.

Shot 4 years ago
Preparing for this week's theme FOCUS.
© Joy Krauthammer

AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

I shot about 100 Sago Palm interestingly focused photos that need NO editing.


Sago Palm
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sago Palm
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sago Palm
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sago Palm
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sago Palm
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer 



Focus on Repairing the Cracks
© Joy Krauthammer 




Focus on pleasures in life with family
© Joy Krauthammer 




ABSTRACT   week 16


Lunar Eclipse 4.15.2014
Red Moon
© Joy Krauthammer 

Watched Lunar Eclipse for an hour, as Earth's shadow moved across the moon.



AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Waving HI to the golden moon
© Joy Krauthammer 

Lunar Eclipse  4.15.2014
Abstract of Red Moon from Earth's shadow.
© Joy Krauthammer 

© Joy Krauthammer


detail
© Joy Krauthammer 

detail
© Joy Krauthammer 


Abstract Building Lines
© Joy Krauthammer 

Abstract Building Lines
© Joy Krauthammer 


Edith's Rose
© Joy Krauthammer 


FURNITURE   week 15 


Stools
Feel like I'm at the Cheers bar when I sit at the Apple store.
© Joy Krauthammer


Joy shooting Apple stools by Stephanie Smith
For upcoming '52 Frames' Ted Talk by Yosef Adest.


YOSEF'S TED TALK   (interim week 20)
That's ME photographing stools on floor of Apple store. 
Photo by Stephanie Smith shown LIVE on TED TALK in ISRAEL, Ben Gurion Univ.
 by Yosef Adest, speaker, CEO, 52 Frames.
Mother's Day, May 11, 2014
FUN!!!


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



?
© Joy Krauthammer
(Ans. Looking down on Apple stool)


Bird Nest Was My Pillow Stuffing
This is more like, "What Is It"?
© Joy Krauthammer




My Ginny dolls and their furniture from over 60 years ago.
Partially survived my daughter 30 years ago.
Will go to daughter's daughter.
(I did not believe in Barbies!)
Where are the other table legs?




BODY PART    week 14




Tongue Tastes Black Bean Tea 
 © Joy Krauthammer


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer  4.4.2014



Edith's Hands
 © Joy Krauthammer  4.3.2014




Loves to nibble in my garden 
© Joy Krauthammer  4.4.2014



Tatoo 
© Joy Krauthammer  4.6.2014


Chumash Indian storyteller, 
Chatworth Lake Preservation
© Joy Krauthammer  4.6.2014


Snake
© Joy Krauthammer  4.6.2014


Snake
© Joy Krauthammer  4.6.2014


Snake
© Joy Krauthammer  4.6.2014





INANIMATE    week 13


Charge Energy to Serve G*d with Joy
created by © Joy Krauthammer



AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Peanut Butter sans Jelly
Inanimate without mate
© Joy Krauthammer


Ready to Roll
Vacuums not plugged are INANIMATE
© Joy Krauthammer




BALANCE   week 12


Sounds of Joy 'Balance' the Chakras
Joy's spiritual perucussion
are a balance in sounds and variety.
Balance of natural and man-made materials.
Brandeis-Bardin
Compare to Week 11:
HOME Alone With 'Drummer Joy'
© Joy Krauthammer  3.14.2014

AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Balance holds many elements; dissimilar or uniform elements. 
I evaluate informal balance, symmetrical, asymmetrical balance, radial, or counter balance.
Elements include: shapes, sizes, patterns, textures, colors, contrast, space, darkness, light, quantity, lines orientation, weight, shape's visual interest, and manipulation for tension.
For 3D art, visualize an Alexander Calder mobile, balanced in space.


Joy Selfie Balanced in Her Cymbal
Reflecting Stained glass and Ner Tamid
© Joy Krauthammer


Purple Travel Closet Balances Joy of My Soul
(bought purple embroidered coat and dress in Morocco)
© Joy Krauthammer  3.14.2014


Purple ribbon-embellished tallit to wear, balances as garment for my soul
For my Chochmah Simchat 60th birthday I had ribbon layers added, and name beaded on bag.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.18.2014


Prayer Garments Balance the Soul
During spiritual retreat Closing Ceremony, created photo collage this week from friends' talleisim. Some friends made their own, as I have done. Ahh, lots of purple. 
Collage created for Lev Eisha's website cover to balance my other published photos on site.
"A Place for Spiritual Growth"
"Weave sacred vestments out of Glory and Splendor."  - Exodus 28:2
© Joy Krauthammer  3.19.2014


Balance time of my joy with books --with rest of life...
How many 'Joys' do you see on my shelves?
© Joy Krauthammer  3.19.2014


Cows, Brandeis-Bardin Farm
Mother, daughter balance mom's filled teats.
Their look 'balances' my singing to them.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.16. 2014


Horses, Brandeis-Bardin Farm
Balance of a lot of mane, and barely little mane, and dark and light.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.16.2014


Peacock Balances on Top of Wall
Brandeis-Bardin Farm
© Joy Krauthammer  3.16.2014


Pretty Sun-lit Poppies Balance My Soul
Fuzzy pods are unopened. Smooth are finished.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.22.2014


Yellow Balances Purple Dutch Iris
© Joy Krauthammer


Daffodils in Balance
Still-Life
Bought the hand-blown glass vase decades ago in NY art exhibit.
Light dainty flowers balance heavy vase.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.21.2014


Pomegranates Balance on Tree
Tree of Life, detail, Stained Glass, Lopaty Chapel, Valley Beth Shalom
by David and Michelle Plachte-Zuieback
© Joy Krauthammer


Lev Eisha Women
Balance Within Friendship 
© Joy Krauthammer  3.16.2014


Lev Eisha Women register at Wagner Weekend
Joyoous Spiritual retreat weekend balances out the week.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.14.2014


Singing Pete Seeger Songs with Cindy Paley and Lev Eisha
Balances the Soul
and the Legacy of Pete Seeger who recently died.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.16.2014


Sound Man Balances Purim Shpiel Music Madness
© Joy Krauthammer


Two Languages Balance Sides of Car
© Joy Krauthammer  3.16.2014


Pepper Trees Balance Sides of Lane
AJU's Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  3.14.2014


Moon Rise Over Fig Tree
Night Balances the Day
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 3.17.2014

The Moon is saying in Perek Shira: 
 "G*d made the moon for the festivals, the sun knows the time of its coming."
 - Psalms 104:19

I appreciate question raised today by photographer in 52 Frames about personal "vulnerability". I share that truly I feel vulnerable with many personal shots. It's a challenge for me to publicly release photo or not, especially with life where I am involved, or others are visible.  I think of myself, who will question and judge my activities, beliefs-- socially, politically, religiously, ethically, etc. I censor myself.  Think I'm safe with garden flowers. 
In my theme photo this week, I am vulnerable. Can you tell which photo?



HOME   week 11


HOME Alone With 'Drummer Joy'

http://joys-music.blogspot.com

HOME Alone With 'Drummer Joy'. Packing my percussion for Purim Shpiel and Lev Eisha. (Chag Sameach.) Crystal singing bowl and rainstick for pre-Megillah meditation. Giant Djembe drum ‘hidden’ in Guatemalan bag.  Small percussion (frame drums/timbrels, ethnic shakers, tingshas, mallets) packed in purple suitcases. Three music stands for drum, angelic majestic chimes (for Queen Esther), cymbal, and Woman gong (for King Ahasuerus). Giant jingle tambourine from Morocco to accompany Queen Vashti, and dumbek for Mordechai. Purple hat for hearing Megillah, and grogger for Haman {{boo}} Then back HOME afer Purim to unpack my instruments, and put away, until next week’s gigs.



HIDDEN   week 10


Fish Hidden
(or Finding Nemo)
© Joy Krauthammer  



HIDDEN THOUGHTS

Thinking about "HIDDEN", realities came to mind. Personal plagues, in community, and in the world include corruption, oppression, abuse, pain (physical or emotional), PTSD, perversion, prejudice, poverty, hunger, homelessness, loneliness, grief, and loss. Hidden are feelings by women, and men when others harm us. 
Passions may be hidden yet exposed by photos, by voice, by expression. 
Hidden is our personal relationship to the Holy One. No one can understand or touch our Oneness, or separateness. Hidden are the Lamed Vovniks. Hidden can be Tzadaka, the highest Mitzvah/virtue. Hidden can be the donor and/or the receiver. 
Hopefully the good consequences from our actions can be revealed. Is your inner truth "hidden" or revealed? What are you hiding? What masks do you wear? What do you reveal and how?
This month is Purim. We learn of G*d's hiddenness and revelation, and reversals. 

AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Hidden Tzadakah
"Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof", Justice, justice, you shall pursue. - Deuteronomy 16:20
© Joy Krauthammer  



WHERE IS IT HIDDEN?
Inside each container is a treasure. A blesSing or _?
© Joy Krauthammer  


Hidden Bunny
or Bunny thinks he's hidden
from the coyotes and hawks and... me?
© Joy Krauthammer  


(See WEEK 21)

Treasures In Hidden Books Behind Other Books
Colored stickers help to keep treasures on pages from being hidden.
Maybe someone can make bookshelves like food pantry shelves that roll out!
© Joy Krauthammer  


All the Hidden Wisdom in these Books

Hidden Wisdom Revealed 
© Joy Krauthammer  


Purple Lupine Flower Seeds Hidden 
for Next Season in Pods
© Joy Krauthammer  


Closed Rose Bud Hidden beneath Rose
Potential of Fragrant Beautiful Rose is Hidden until in Bloom
© Joy Krauthammer  


Full Rose is Hidden Within Tight Double Delight Rose Bud
© Joy Krauthammer  



My Passion for Bougainvillea Flower Color is Hidden
G*d's beauty and light are revealed.
© Joy Krauthammer  


My Passion for Dark Chocolate Raisins is Hidden With Uneaten Visible Delight.
© Joy Krauthammer  


Rotten Telephone Wire Once Hidden and Now Revealed in Outside recessed Box
thus no house phones work this week. 
© Joy Krauthammer  


Mint Plant Root is Hidden for Joy until Pulled from Ground
Photographer is Hidden but Partial Shadow of Camera Remains
© Joy Krauthammer  


Agave Babies are Hidden Behind and Under Mama Agave
and need transplanting
© Joy Krauthammer  



ON YOUR PLATE   week 9


What's For Dinner?  What's My Blood Pressure?
Spanakopita choice is On My Plate.
© Joy Krauthammer  


DIDN'T include PLATES from cars in this challenge, but here's some:
http://joys-prose.blogspot.com/2006/11/writing-vanity-auto-license-plates.html




ACTION   week 8


Debut of Flying Purple Hippie Angel Bear
Togther We both went spinning to get 'panning' effect.
© Joy Krauthammer 


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Debut of Flying Purple Hippie Angel Bear
© Joy Krauthammer  



Backstage Debut of Purple Hippie Angel Bear
© Joy Krauthammer  



REFLECTING   week 7








Reflecting... on the Golden Years
© Joy Krauthammer   2.9.2014


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Spa Reflecting... Lagaritos  7AM
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2014


Windows Reflecting... 10 AM Palm Trees
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2014


Hummingbird Reflecting... on Morning's Sunrise  7AM
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2014


Black Wrought Iron Fence Reflecting Sunrise
with Joy Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2014



SENSES   week 6


Morning Begins With 52 Frames, and All My SENSES
(As I eat, taste, smell, see, touch) I listen to my multigrain hot cereal decorated with cranberries,
and also to the birds singing.)
Cloth was my mother's, z'l, over 50 years ago (or a gift from my sister), so the feeling senses of emotion and memory are also activited.
© Joy Krauthammer
Really pleased that this photo is the week's 52 Frames group cover photo on FaceBook.


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

Ownership of new Toyota Corolla ECO+
With sister and her key in hand, a Sense of new vision, smell, touch, and sound. 
A taste and Sense of security, joy, pleasure, success, achievement, adventure, and environmental ‘green’ pride.
And a Sense of civic responsibility by giving away old car to American Cancer Society.
© Joy Krauthammer


Sunrise Valley Clouds
with a Sense of gratitude for a bit of desparately needed rain.
Beer factory smoke.
© Joy Krauthammer

Sunrise and Hawk
 © Joy Krauthammer 2.4.14

My SENSES are in awe with the sunrise; Love the few seconds of momentary thin radiance visible above cloud. Hawk on high pine tree. 
I breathe in the cool air, and listen to the singing birds.

"The Heavens speak of G*d's Glory, and the skies tell of The Holy One's handiwork." Psalm19:2




Outside Your Comfort Zone   week 5


Gopher Trap
© Joy Krauthammer
 "Outside your comfort zone" is the photo I shot this week of the drug dealer's car. 
I've decided not to submit the car photo to 52 Frames and instead sent it to police. 


Outside my comfort zone, today I emptied my first gopher trap catch! 
To save you the gore, here is the emptied and cleaned trap back in the hole, and not the bloody catch. 
After 36 years suffering with gopher damage to my garden, I finally 'bit the bullet' 
and bought traps because nothing else (smoke bombs, poison, water) works.
I added long rope to underground trap in tunnel, so I could keep track of the catch.



AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:


Street Gutters
© Joy Krauthammer
Clean street gutters I shot, so that I could then turn, point and shoot my camera
at the 'drug dealer's' car. Was not in my "comfort zone."
Took several years of letter writing, but finally this week got the City to clean the totally filled gutters.
Constant parade of drug dealers in costly cars this week, day and night, in front of my house.
Going on for years...



GREETINGS FROM   week 4


Greetings from the far NW San Fernando Valley, California, my home--
 land of cowboys, westerns, and the Cowboy Palace Saloon, "the last real honky-tonk."
© Joy Krauthammer



AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



Greetings from The Cowboy Palace Saloon
NW San Fernando Valley, California 
Challenge walking into a bar, and taking photos of strangers, dancers, cowboy, and bartender.
Lots of cowboy hats, boots, jeans, line-dancing, drinks, western photos, and gals.
This area really is where the movies were made. 
Many of Hollywood's famous had their ranches here. i.e Roy Rodgers, etc.
I could see, smell and hear the horse ranch down the street from me.
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer


Greetings from the North San Fernando Valley
Mountains that surround SF Valley include
Verdugo, San Gabriel, Santa Susana and Santa Monica Mountains
© Joy Krauthammer



Greetings from North San Fernando Valley
Land of lit up palm trees
© Joy Krauthammer


Greetings from the Big Orange State and North San Fernando Valley
© Joy Krauthammer
Vestiges of former citrus groves are still seen in residential yards and commercially-farmed citrus groves. Orange crops harvested here since at least the Roaring '20's.


Greetings from North San Fernando Valley
© Joy Krauthammer
GREETINGS from the 114 Himalayan Deodar Cedar trees, historical Cultural Landmark
 that were planted in 1932. 
The North Valley, White Oak Avenue Deodar trees were used as a BACK-DROP in the renowned FLYING BICYCLES scene in the 1982 film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial". Rest of film was filmed up the road.
10 years I paid rent on White Oak down the block at daughter's day school.



Greetings from San Fernando Valley
toilets in street
© Joy Krauthammer



Black and White   week 3



It's Black and White!  It's KOSHER or it isn't Kosher. 
What vessel in your life do you need to spiritually purify?

I put my camera through the outdoor fence and photographed the Keilim Mikvah. 
All my kitchen utensils-- cooking, serving and eating, I placed in a mikveh (spiritual purication bath)
 when I got married, 40 years ago.
(As I write this, it is the 8th yahrzeit of my husband, z'l.)
In B/W, trying to be more aware of surface texture, lines, shadow, and reflection.
White plastic vs. marble, and Black and White sign.
It is Black and White how this mikveh was created; with funds from shul donors.
It's Black and White, that most probably, only Orthodox Jews would know about Keilim Mikvah.
I even put my purple SUV personalized license plate in a mikveh.  :)    
© Joy Krauthammer


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:



It's Black and White, sign clearly says "NO STOPPING ANY TIME".

On a main street I stopped my car under the Black and White signs, got out, and photographed. 
What's more difficult and courageous for a photographer? 
"Stopping" illegally for a B/W photo, making illegal U-turns for a photo, or asking a stranger to pose?
© Joy Krauthammer


Black Woman wearing White hat and White shirt, with White dog, Jaida. 

I stopped my car and asked the stranger walking her dog if I could photograph her and dog, 
 and explained B/W was my project. To get the white clothing closer to dog I asked them to sit.
White lady took this shot.
© Joy Krauthammer


Hummingbird on Fig Tree

On this morning of Jan. 17th, it is the 20th anniversary of the deadly Northridge Earthquake.
Today there is a terrible wild fire taking homes, 1,700 acres, and the sunrise color is strangely red from the fire.
Today is my husband's, z'l, yahrzeit, Jan. 17,  17 Tevet.  He died 8 years ago.
It is a morning filled with 'darkness'.

I heard a Hummingbird and looked up to the top of the Fig tree, 
this week of Tu B'Shvat, birthday of the trees,
and saw the tiny bird sitting on a barren branch, and it made me smile.
Another Hummingbird joined the first for a fleeting moment.
There was light.
© Joy Krauthammer


Not left-overs, but B/W sixties shots I again shot.

Black and White is clearly what I was shooting back in the 'sixties.

In an old album of mine, from when I did my own darkroom developing and printing, I culled these photos and photographed them for this project.  (Notice irregular paper cuts.)
Photo of college friend before she divorced 1st husband;  Photo of banjo playing cousin, Paul, who was in movie, Alice's Restaurant.
Jamaica High School and Goose Pond before HS was recently closed. 
My '67 Chevy under the hood insides when I was learning how to do my own auto tune-ups!
Couple park pics, somewhere.
© Joy Krauthammer


Black and White strip of film, maybe 1973. 

Friend Barbara AKA Shiny, with her baby in her European parents' NY home. 
I photographed the B/W strip, and for a surprise today, sent to Shiny. 
Friends from the 1960's.
© Joy Krauthammer





Black and White poem




In the Beginning   week 2


Freedom... In the Beginning
"Miriam the prophetess, sister of Aharon, took the timbrel in her hand
 and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and dances."  
- Exodus 15:20   Shabbat Shira, Torah Parshat Beshalach
© Joy Krauthammer

Liberation of the Jewish People and their birth as a Nation.
In exaltation of the Holy One, I raised my hand high (in this self-portrait as percussionist)
 to catch the freedom and joy of the early morning's sunrise
reflecting the jingles' shadows on my timbrel, always ready to 'serve G*d in joy'.
Praise Miriam HaNeviah for trusting in G*d, miracles, and a new beginning for the Israelites.


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

Shabbat Shira
© Joy Krauthammer

Parshat Beshalach
Exodus 15:20
© Joy Krauthammer



Self-Portrait   week 1


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment.  Red Poles
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


AND runner ups, alternates, seconds, AKA left-overs:

Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
pink 'geometric light projections' by James Turrell
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Riding Huge Red Elevator
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Happy Socks & Purple Birks visit photo show
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Happy Socks (holiday gift from sister)
from Joy's Purple on Museum Bench series.
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer
(Museum staff laughed as they walked by because they heard me say outloud to my sox, "Smile".)


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Happy Socks & Purple Birks
from Joy's Purple on Museum Bench series.
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Happy Hand
"Palm Garden" by Robert Irwin
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
"Urban Light" by Chris Burden
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Toni Smith's "Smoke", & Ceiling
Joys of  LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Toni Smith's Smoke, & Stairs
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Golden Strings
"Penetrable" by Jesus Rafael Soto
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Drinking Fountain Quenches Thirst in dry LA.
Not allowed to bring water bottles into museum.
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


Self-Portait of artist in artist environment. 
Fountain
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer


In Alexander Calder exhibit, photos weren't allowed.
From inside the Calder exhibit, I could see The Boulder, and went out to see it.

"Levitated Mass" aka The Boulder
oy vey
Joys of LACMA, LA County Museum of Art membership.
© Joy Krauthammer
"Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456 foot-long slot constructed on LACMA's campus, 
over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith." - LACMA
No wonder my membership fees were increased!  :(


Self-Portait of artist in nature's environment. Santa Susana Pass
New Years Day 2014 Hike!
At times (with camera only in purse), a very rocky and uphill path where westerns were filmed.
CA State Historical Park
© Joy Krauthammer


Gopher Hotel Suite Demolition by Self-Portrait Artist!
(What direction underground is that gopher tunnel headed? 
Take off the roof!!   Fill in the rooms!!  Flood it!!)
 © Joy Krauthammer 


Gopher Hotel evidence! to be destroyed!
No smiling Joy here!


Self-Portait of artist in artist's personal environment.
"Self-Portrait is a lost art"
Found link to study on 52 Frames
© Joy Krauthammer
"Photographers" contaminating the Internet with selfies 
can learn a thing or two from Man Ray and Frida Kahlo".  - Salon.com

Writings on my wall are affirmations that helped me survive during years
I was a Caregiver Angel Warrior.
These are also my Self-Portrait.
(An artist friend, Moriyah, z'l/obm, had affirmations on her wall while she was burdened with cancer,
and learning from her, I felt I had permission to spiritually support myself this way.)

~ ~ ~

The ONLY other time I'd held out a camera for a 'selfie', was with a friend and her new mezuzah on door post, and my NEW expensive camera landed on her marble floor.  

SELF PORTRAIT
an artist of joy

My self-portraits are of me, Joy, in joy, appreciating the environment filled with form, color, companions, art, nature, inspiration, man's genius, music, more. My senses are alert, my spirit and energy activated. 

Lingering for many moments many times in same experiences, notably at my favorite museum LACMA, and capturing the moment, one of many moments, portrays part of my identity; An artist and appreciator, in an art space.

For last few decades I drive into LA to LACMA flashing my membership card and enjoy the same contemporary installations over and over again. I can still feel one outdoor mural installation (no longer alive) where I stood within the scene.

I'm grateful to enjoy with my sister, an art historian.
With all the Self-Portraits above, she can see why I kept her waiting at each exhibit.
~ ~ ~

More fun Self-Portraits scattered in:
http://joys-fun-fotos.blogspot.com
~ ~ ~

52 Frames by Joy Krauthammer
Jan. 10, 2014

WHY DID YOU JOIN THIS PROJECT?   WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF IT?
If you can take a moment and really explain THE WHY. I want you to really sell me on it. For example: To instill creativity in my life because I’m busy and I miss it, etc.. or I’d like to see something through and be consistent because I usually quit things, etc.. Your response here will not be shared with ANYONE ELSE, except yourself, at a later date ;)  
- Yosef Adest

My 19th week since week 35 in 2013.
Asked to join immediately when I got excited seeing the photos and themes of 52 Frames. (Never was in a photo group except for classes decades ago.) My other art has been exhibited in groups.  I'm not in any art classes at this time thus support is nominal. (I used to teach ceramics.)  Thought the challenge of weekly themes would be good for me. Much of my previous work is in themes of my choosing. 
 I thought that I would receive critiques by 52 framers, of my photos, but that has not happened, maybe because my work isn't on the higher level as others.  I appreciate getting LIKES (and they feel good) but I don't learn from LIKES.  I try to give comments to many others about why I like their photos, but stay away from the technical side.
A goal for me is to share the passion of photography with other photographers who are in this community; To enjoy their eye and artistry. To become a better photographer with my little point and shoot that I use most days for recording pleasure and beauty.  Can't carry a larger SLR any more.  I try to view many of the photo learning LINKS sent our way, but I can't keep up, especially now that there are over 80 new people sending info. I try to open the sites of as many 52 framers as time allows. I am inspired by others' great creativity, imagination and skill. Most of my personal community may be tired of responding to my photos. 
Regularly I have always gone to museums exhibiting photos.
I hadn't expected to share compassion, and joy with others, but I do while responding to their comments, and vice versa.
BlesSings, JOY

PS
What I realize I left out of my response is important. 52 Frames is based in the Holy Land. What truly appealed to me is that many of the members are Jewish, and illustrating Jewish life through their photos is what I discovered during the time I joined, at the High Holidays. I want to be part of a Jewish artistic group. My whole history in art has been involved with Jewish art.








20 comments:

  1. Hi Joy-
    I love "red poles" ! You are beautiful!!! "Happy Sox and Birks" makes me smile!
    Great start to the 52 weeks (week 1). !!!
    X Shelley

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  2. (Hummingbird on Fig Tree)
    Amazing Joy! Such a blessing to see.
    Faye

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  3. (Senses)
    This is very cool, indeed!
    I love the fluorescent yellow placemat against the cranberries!
    Your senses are very unique.
    Amy

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  4. (Senses week 6)
    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Edith

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  5. (Senses week 6)
    what a WELL-EARNED accomplishment.!!
    kol haKavod!!!!
    here's to a WONDERFUL week!!
    barbara

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  6. Les Goldschmidt - 52 FramesFebruary 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    (Reflecting - Golden Years)
    Nice how the incandescent bulbs cast a golden glow over the residents, while your WB is set to natural light in the foreground.
    I also think that the anonymity adds to your theme.
    This way, I think many of us project the faces of loved ones who have been in a similar situation.

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  7. Lisa Steinhardt - 52 FramesFebruary 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    (Reflecting - Golden Years)
    This shot evokes some really powerful emotions in me.

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  8. (Backstage Bear, week 8)
    WILDLY Mysterious. I quite like the graininess.

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  9. (On Your Plate - Week 9)
    I do love the way you did the plate of spanikopitas!!!!
    It looks as though it is coming out of the bag…intentionally, I'm sure.
    Your textures are great!
    And your temperature contrasts are great, too, with the hot spanikopitas and the frozen chicken!

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  10. (Talleisim collage for Lev Eisha)
    Dear Joy,
    That is a beautiful photo and I love what they did with it. Bravo!!!
    Love,
    Jeanette

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  11. Books week 21
    Love Books. Mysticism ..topic is my favorite and your choice of books & arrangement of them is very inviting..
    Great composition and the hanging shofar makes it quite intriguing.
    Like the way you incorporated your name adds another spiritual element.
    Love, Shira

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  12. Rabbi Nadya GrossJune 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    (Books - Week 22)
    Dear Joy,
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I know that you don't need incentives or reminders to do good deeds. Your chesed is your signature. And to know that you have dedicated your kindness and sparkle this week to Karyn's aliyat Neshama is just so special.
    You are a blessing.

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  13. Ginger - Week 35
    HI Joy,
    I just took a quick peek at your 52 Frames; and not all of it. My are you amazing!!
    Your pics are delicious, curious, fun, inspiring, and joyful to boot!
    Hugs to you, Merle :)

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  14. Ginger - Week 35
    Lots of fun, Joy.
    Love, Faye

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  15. Ginger - Week 35
    wow oh wow. i just went through and viewed all your art, i mean pictures !
    you have such an artist's eyes and you look so happy and pretty.
    you have lived such a full full life, i’m VERY proud of you and the woman you have become joyalah.
    hesh

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  16. (Framed - Week 37)
    What an amazing amount of work here!
    There are so many that I really do like.
    The frame under water is a mind-trip! The mushrooms are quite interesting. The drips of water off the leaf are lush. The palm shadows on the wall is quite a catch.
    There are so many good ones in this bunch…and you still have time to chat with me!!!!!
    HOW DO YOU DO SO MUCH?!!!!

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  17. (Framed - Week 37)
    Very cute set, Joy! Much fun.
    Love, Faye

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  18. Feb. 3, 2014
    My Joy
    Stupendous sets!
    You utterly amaze my eyes
    --except your joyful appreciation of our world,
    I've long known.
    Faye.

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  19. Devotion looks like all of your sunrise and other nature shots, Joy. Intense Adoration
    I reap the rewards of your devotion by seeing the moments you've caught.

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  20. (Contrast - week 50)
    Dear Joy,
    The photos are so fabulous! The skies ---it’s like the cosmos is gifting you with these special skies that love you---and look at your vision l! Wow. I think your art-photos are really spectacular--they are just perfect--and a testimony to a life that honors family and nature and everything from the smallest to the largest in creation. You are extraordinary. I would comment on the different groups of photos, but there were so many that I can't remember them and have to see this again and again. They are so vibrant and often funny too. I enjoyed it so much, but the blazing skies are unforgettable. You are living in the Garden of Eden.
    Lots of love and admiration. Shabbat Shalom.
    Love, Gloria

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