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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 2017


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


"It takes courage to be creative, to submit your photo each week, and put your work 'out there'." - Yosef Adest, CEO 52Frames
52Frames.com is a community of photographer enthusiasts from around the world, working together to improve their photography skills
 and sharing the best of their work for a weekly theme and album.
View our weekly album on the web and on FaceBook.
Photos are only from the current week.
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My response to comment in 52Frames: Grateful to Yosef Adest 52Frames CEO, all the blessed leaders, and all of us hundreds who play this photo game. I've learned so much In 52F in growing community in such talent and beauty, wisdom, humor, sensitivity and caring and and and at 52Frames by doing and viewing. And in addition been inspired to daily watch other photo 'tuts' and learn more. Just this morning on FB a friend posted 'nature' (instead of music) and gave me credit for inspiring her!  
Love our sharing 52framers. - Joy

My 2016 weekly theme submissions to photo group "52 Frames Photographers":
AND 
theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:
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WABI SABI  week 25


Raku Thrown Ceramic Vessel 
by © Joy Krauthammer 
Beauty in Imperfection

theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



© Joy Krauthammer 
Beauty in Imperfection



© Joy Krauthammer 
Beauty in Imperfection


© Joy Krauthammer 
Beauty in Imperfection


© Joy Krauthammer 
Beauty in Imperfection



THINK  week 24



© Joy Krauthammer 
"Childs Point of View"
Poignant because my grandchild's grandfather, z"l, she never met, he was a Lung doc.


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



© Joy Krauthammer 
Two shelves of my library.



GEOMETRIC SHAPES  week 23


Not Green
Cement grave liner
© Joy Krauthammer 

Why the photo title "Not Green"? Because in LA, graves are lined with these massive cement liners (that hold the coffins) due supposedly to possible earthquake movement. Several years ago LA cemetaries began to offer "green" graves, where neither coffins nor cement liners were necessary. The cost was massive. After a "pre-need discount" I saw only $30,000 advertised price tags for a single green grave at the first cemetary to offer space. Wonder what a "double decker" costs?


© Joy Krauthammer 
Blueberries
Rounds in a Rectangle




Round Shadows
© Joy Krauthammer 

Ring of Rounds 
purple M&Ms
© Joy Krauthammer 


SHADOWS  week 22


Ladder
climb ladder to heavenly fruit
in Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Cart
© Joy Krauthammer



Oval Golden Palm Shadows
© Joy Krauthammer 



Golden Palm Shadows 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Shadows 
© Joy Krauthammer 



Palm Shadows 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Shadow
© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


EDIT BY ANOTHER week 21



Matilija Poppy
SOOC
© Joy Krauthammer 


B/W Edit by Susan Nelson
SOOC / straight out of camera
© Joy Krauthammer 



LOOKING INTO THE FRAME   week 20


Gaze direction. Draw one in deeper or make one envision what is outside the frame. 
See the space that the subject is "going into”.

At Lake Balboa, LA, CA I shot 165+ geese, ducks and fisherman photos until my battery died. Most were set in the almost setting sun on the water in 1’s, or groups of 2’s, 3’s or 5’s. Fowl were swimming in all directions or looking at each other or down. Moving fast, I caught one shot of a lone male duck walking east out of the water and alongside a yellow kayak. Because I have a rare certified license to kayak on this lake, I am partial to kayaks.

I invite you to envision what is outside the frame.


Mallard and Kayak on Boat Ramp
Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
Nesting Goose on other side.
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
Nesting Goose on other side.
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
Boat Ramp
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017

Lake Balboa, SFV, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  5.8.2017


PAPER  week 19


Test taking with my crystal 
© Joy Krauthammer  
Extra Credit - High Key

 I used my crystal to help me graduate with my MBA.
Crystal attributes: “Focus, Amplify, Transmit, Transform, Store”
Currently I use a crystal as a pendulum, and use heart chakra crystal for healing with my singing bowl.

More:  http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2016/12/submissions-to-52-frames-2017.html


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Hollyhocks and Paper
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 



ABANDONED  week 18



Abandoned hand-made broken Shmura Matzoh on hand-hammered copper square Seder plate at end of Passover Seder. Seder is the ritual service and dinner for Passover holiday's first or first two nights commemorating the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt. Ritual plate was a gift decades ago from my father. My Grandma gave me a Seder plate when I was married, and my in-laws also gave me one. When I was a child I made copper hammering art.
I abandon eating Matzoh until next year when Passover comes around again in Nisan.
© Joy Krauthammer

I think Abandonment can also be of one's standards, ethics, beliefs, rituals, truths. Old ways of being. 
Abandonment of self. Abandonment can be positive or negative.


HEADSPACE  week 17


Happy my Hollyhocks birthed my height from seeds I planted with enough ‘headspace' to grow.
I lay on group to be low enough to look up at new stem.
© Joy Krauthammer


Don't fence me in! A little breathing room, please! Lost in space!
Headspace, or sometimes referred as "headroom". It's something that can create a different feel to an image. Too much or too little can make your focal point feel cramped, it can change the focus of your composition, or make your focal point seem a bit lost.  What kind of headspace will you use to craft your story in this week's submission?
Headspace, in its simplest definition, is framing your composition so that there is space between your subject's head and the edge of the frame.


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:

Hollyhock 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer

Hollyhock 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Lady Bug
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Shirley Poppy
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Orange Roses
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Roses
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Canna Lily
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Purple Rainy Bearded Iris
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer

Purple Rose
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Roses
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer

Roses
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Yellow Gazanias
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Selfie and Fountain
© Joy Krauthammer 


Selfie
© Joy Krauthammer 


Edith's 94th Birthday with Caty
Red ribbon from chocolates
Headspace between heads
© Joy Krauthammer


Headspace
good for 'Lamp' the prior week
© Joy Krauthammer


Gopher Headspace
© Joy Krauthammer


 Missed deadline
Selfie Nails Face Headspace
© Joy Krauthammer



LAMP  week 16


Lamp of G*d ~ One Light Source
"...through our efforts we bring true divine light into the world." - The Rebbe, Chabad
© Joy Krauthammer


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:

Lamp of G*d ~ One Light Source
"...through our efforts we bring true divine light into the world." - The Rebbe, Chabad
© Joy Krauthammer


Lamp of G*d ~ One Light Source
© Joy Krauthammer


Lamp of G*d ~ One Light Source
© Joy Krauthammer


Lamp After deadline
Salt Lamp after deadline
© Joy Krauthammer 


Lamp Late after deadline
© Joy Krauthammer 




STREET PHOTOGRAPHY week 15 



LIFE IS GOOD, DOIN GR8
© Joy Krauthammer  4.9.2017

Extra Credit: Make A Statement
Needed to go grocery shopping for Passover holiday and Seder. I was in a few parking lots because not every store had what I needed and wanted, i.e. kosher l’Pesach chocolate covered matzoh. :)  Never did find my annual fave-- bitter chocolate covered orange rinds.

The personalized vanity auto license I shot that Makes A Statement says "DOIN GR8" and the license frame reads, SMILE and LIFE Is GOOD with happy faces. Adjacent blue car also has a personalized love license plate.  Lots of joyous Statements.


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


LIFE IS GOOD, DOIN GR8
© Joy Krauthammer  4.9.2017



Purple Grocery Carts
© Joy Krauthammer  4.9.2017


Cars in streeet and driveway
© Joy Krauthammer  4.7.2017





BIG PICTURE  week 14

I usually shoot and post single flowers so "Big Picture" is a change for me.
I used to always do big picture and never flower close-ups.



Poppy Field
Lancaster, California
No poppies were harmed in this shooting.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.29.2017


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Poppy Field
Lancaster, California
© Joy Krauthammer  3.29.2017



Mexican Sage
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Agave filled slope with purple lupines and ice plants
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 3.28.2017


Springs First Rose Bush
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  3.29.2017
I usually shoot single roses so this is a Big Picture.



Purple Lupines
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  3.29.2017




Agaves Panorama
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  3.29.2017


Chatsworth Nature Preserve
© Joy Krauthammer  4.2.2017

Chatsworth Nature Preserve
© Joy Krauthammer  4.2.2017


Chatsworth Nature Preserve
© Joy Krauthammer  4.2.2017

Old Oak Tree 150 years
Chatsworth Nature Preserve
© Joy Krauthammer  4.2.2017



DETAILS  week 13


Purple Lupine and Rain Drops
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Purple Orchid
© Joy Krauthammer   3.22.2017


Sunflower
© Joy Krauthammer   3.22.2017


Sunflower
© Joy Krauthammer   3.22.2017


Sunflower
© Joy Krauthammer   3.22.2017


Sunflower
© Joy Krauthammer   3.22.2017



GRATITUDE  week 12


Birthing Fig Tree
© Joy Krauthammer  3.14.2017

Grateful for the beauty of Mama Fig Tree. Photographs well. Awesome presence gives shade, filled with large leaves and cute babies growing and purple yummy fruit. Luscious Biblical fruit for me and my people. Birds sit and eat. Squirrels, too and large June bugs. I share fruit everywhere, and every Tu B’Shvat I give away hundreds of scions, baby fig trees. People plant them and have their own fruit growing to nourish and please them. People send me photos.

"She who guards the fig tree eats the fruit." - Proverbs 27:1 נֹצֵר תְּאֵנָה, יֹאכַל פִּרְיָהּ
"In that day...everyone will invite her friend in fellowship under his vine and under her fig tree." - Zechariah 3:10




HIGH KEY  week 11


Berries on Blue
and lots of White
© Joy Krauthammer 



theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



© Joy Krauthammer 



© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 



© Joy Krauthammer 



© Joy Krauthammer 

© Joy Krauthammer 





© Joy Krauthammer 



PATTERNS  week 10


Bee Line
Aoniums, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:

Berries 1
© Joy Krauthammer 


Berries 2
© Joy Krauthammer 


Succulents
© Joy Krauthammer 


Succulents
© Joy Krauthammer 

Succulents
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pink Tree Pattern Windows
Mateo Street, Downtown LA
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pink Tree, Brick Patterns
Mateo Street, Downtown LA
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ice Plant
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ice Plant
© Joy Krauthammer 


NEGATIVE SPACE  week 9
2.26.2017


Conch Shell
© Joy Krauthammer 

Conch Shell, not only a beautiful large ocean sea snail shell used as body and grave adornment, and money, but used by Indians (American, South American, Central American, and Mexican, Caribean), Hawaiians (Pu), Tibetans, Buddhist, Hindu (Shankha), and musicians for auspicious ritual and ceremonial calling and gathering of all powers, ancestors, spirit and community in temples and homes. Conch sound also is believed to drive away evil spirits. Used by sound healers and also percussionists.
© Joy Krauthammer 


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Bird 1
© Joy Krauthammer 


Bird 2
© Joy Krauthammer 


Mockingbird baby
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hummingbird 1
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hummingbird  2
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pine Trees
© Joy Krauthammer 


Purple Lupine
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 



Conch Shell
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red Rose in Rain
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Yellow Aonium Flowers
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


New Rose Leaves in Rain
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Wood Iris in Rain
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Garden Mushroom in Rain
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Dandylion Weed
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hummingbird after Rain
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Chair After Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunset Tree Bird
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunrise Fig Tree
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunrise Palms and Moon 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunset Fig Tree and Clouds
© Joy Krauthammer 


Yuval Ron 2.25.17
Global Currents, CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer 



RELIGION  week 8


Women's Head Coverings ~ Kipot, Hats
© Joy Krauthammer 

Joy Poem on Tichel Tying

52Frames Caption:  Wearing a head covering (kipa or hat) in a Jewish public place of prayer/ synagogue is personal spiritual choice for me, not law; a respectful ritual to have my head covered under G*d, and for tzniut/ modest dress minchag/ custom. No longer married, I don’t choose to wear tichels/scarves or snoods/loose covering which I did wear visiting Israel so I wouldn’t be a ‘female object of unwanted attention’. Only on Purim I wear a sheitel/wig. 
Purple kipas I commission are hand-created and another velvet favorite cap is from Nepal. I use pretty rhinestone butterfly clips to steady kipa in both my Chasidic/Orthodox and Jewish Renewal communities. 
When first married, I wore large heavy fancy hats to shul, the Chabad minchag for women congregants at that time.
==
PS A link to clarify:
Kipas are also called skull caps. Shuls are synagogues/temples. Style choices come from community customs/ minchag. A decade ago I wrote a poem about Tichels/scarves. 
I find it interesting that artists usually 'paint' men wearing black hats but don't paint the women. We spiritual women are much more colorful with fun textures. I'm happy here to help 'paint' in photo the women, although my head coverings don't fully cover the hair as is religiously traditional.



theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



License 2BLEAVE
I have a collection of many hundreds of spiritual License plates.
© Joy Krauthammer 

TORAH kept handy
Book cases filled with Religion are in next room. 
© Joy Krauthammer 



G*d revealed in nature is highly religious for me.

Succulents in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 

Jade Succulents in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 

Succulents in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 


Lagartijas Succulents in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 

Purple Weed
© Joy Krauthammer 


Yellow Rose, last of the Season
© Joy Krauthammer 

Red Rose in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 

Red Rose in the Rain
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunrise this week.
Every morning I say my prayers outside as the sun prepares to rise at dawn.
© Joy Krauthammer 



MY OTHER HOBBY  week 7
Constant 'Hobby' is photography.



Pop Artist Moully
© Joy Krauthammer   2.11.2017

Pop artist Rabbi Yitzchok Moully visits Chabad of Northridge, CA from east coast.
Hobby: activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
My "Other Hobby" as an artist is a Mitzvah/good deed: help artists market themselves.
I help PR, set up exhibit and photograph.
My passions include photography, drumming, sound healing, gardening, collecting JOY words and objects, flying purple female angels, train pins, purple clothes, wearing message t-shirts, visiting ducks, kayaking.
Creating Kabbalah classes, writing, learning, creating personalized Bikur Cholim/get well greeting cards for others’ pleasure. Leading Nature PhotoWalks and revealing G*d.

http://joys-joyousjoy.blogspot.com/2008/12/collections-of-joy.html


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



Pop Artist Moully
My "Other Hobby" as an artist is a Mitzvah/good deed: help artists market themselves. 
© Joy Krauthammer   2.11.2017



Joy's Djembe
© Joy Krauthammer 
After photography, my biggest hobby, which isn't a hobby because I am professional. 


Joy's Djembe
© Joy Krauthammer 
After photography, my biggest hobby, which isn't a hobby because I am professional. 


Faith based hobby is:
Ritual Participation. 
Having Havdalah
© Joy Krauthammer  2.11.2017


Faith based hobby is:
Ritual Participation. 
Having Kiddush
Grapes in Tu B'Shvat Seder 2.11.2017
© Joy Krauthammer 



Faith based hobby is:
Ritual Participation. 
Having Tu B'Shvat Seder
© Joy Krauthammer  2.11.2017



COMPLEMENTARY COLORS   week 6



Sunrise
© Joy Krauthammer 

theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:



Happy Chinese New Year
composite © Joy Krauthammer 


Chinese New Year Candy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red and Green Lilies
© Joy Krauthammer 


Fog on Wilshire with Green and Red
© Joy Krauthammer  



FALLING   week 5


Beloved friend Judy passed over and I was with her during that holy time on January 28, 
during this week's theme and I have "FALLING" TEARS but no photo. 



Bedroom at Arles by Roy Lichtenstein in LA
Reimagining Vincent van Gogh
© Joy Krauthammer   1.29.2017


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Faye's Falling Hat
© Joy Krauthammer   1.29.2017



Falling Water
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   1.25.201


Falling Blood Pressure
Selfie © Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Blood Pressure
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Sideways Elevator
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ducks Falling Out of Line
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Water Over Reclamation Stream
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Water Over Reclamation Stream
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Water Over Reclamation Stream
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Fallen Narcissus Flowers
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling In Love with Fragrance of Stargazer Lily
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Day and Sun at Sunset
© Joy Krauthammer 


Fallen Tree after I sadly watched it Falling
© Joy Krauthammer 


Falling Slinky
Leading Lines to Assistant Dr. Tom
© Joy Krauthammer  1.26.2017

Falling Slinky
© Joy Krauthammer  1.26.2017

Falling Slinky
© Joy Krauthammer  1.26.2017

Falling Slinky
© Joy Krauthammer  1.26.2017
HINT narrow steps are needed orthewise 2 dozen shots are taken with failure.


Falling Slinky
© Joy Krauthammer  1.26.2017




LEADING LINES  week 4


Love Fruit
© Joy Krauthammer 


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Brandeis-Bardin
A once dry river bed
© Joy Krauthammer  1.22.2017


Brandeis-Bardin
A once dry river bed
© Joy Krauthammer  1.22.2017


Brandeis-Bardin
A once dry river bed
© Joy Krauthammer  1.22.2017


Pepper Tree Lane, Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  1.22.2017


My Fortune
Almost Chinese New Year
© Joy Krauthammer 



LACMA
Urban Light by Chris Burden
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 



Joy Purple Selfie
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 




"Death of a Clown"
Liz Craft  2010
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


"CARROT" by John Baldesarri
LA EXUBERANCE 
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 



LA EXUBERANCE 
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 



LA EXUBERANCE 
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


ROCK 
LA EXUBERANCE 
LACMA
© Joy Krauthammer 


SUNRISE
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


FALLEN TREE
© Joy Krauthammer 



BLACK AND WHITE  week 3
1.15.2017


Black Crow
© Joy Krauthammer 


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Tree Shin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Tree
© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


Tree
© Joy Krauthammer 


clouds
© Joy Krauthammer 

Rays
© Joy Krauthammer 

Clouds 
© Joy Krauthammer 


Geese
© Joy Krauthammer 


Shadow
© Joy Krauthammer  1.14.2017

Shadow
© Joy Krauthammer  1.14.2017


Railroad Logs
© Joy Krauthammer  1.14.2017



RULE OF THIRDS  week 2  


Jade
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


Jade
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Jade
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017



Aonium succulent
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Aonium succulent
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Aonium succulent
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Aonium succulent
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Aonium succulent
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Aonium succulent
Rainy Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Rose
 Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.2.2017


Rose
 Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.2.2017


Rose
 Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.2.2017


Rainy Purple Iris
 Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Potato Vine
© Joy Krauthammer  1.2.2017



Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.4.2017


Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.3.2017



SELF PORTRAIT  week 1  2017
© Joy Krauthammer 

After photography, my biggest hobby, which isn't a hobby because I am professional. 


© Joy Krauthammer 
digitally altered

The air is clear as is my shadow on house wall because there are 40MPH winds. Roses bloom and shine in winter morning’s early light. Every early morning, along with chanting prayers, I shoot the dawn and colors of G*d’s sky palette. 

Challenge due date, January 1, is important to me because it is the last day of Chanukah, the 8-day celebration commemorating Jewish faith and rededication of the Holy Temple. The metal menorah: I had bought it in July 1974 from an antiques shop in the Georgia countryside while I was traveling to visit my beloved grandma, obm, before moving from New York to California to be married. The menorah reminds me of one I grew up with and that my sister inherited. 

May Chanukah lights be bright for us all in the new year, and brighten our ‘shadow' selves. 


theme runners up, alternates, seconds, outtakes, AKA left-overs:


© Joy Krauthammer 

© Joy Krauthammer 

© Joy Krauthammer 




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