About Me

My photo
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.
https://www.facebook.com/fiftytwoframes

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:
~




TEXTURE   week 43

Sago Palm reproductive forms / Cycas revoluta - Sago Cycad
Megasporophylls
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

On non-recognizable mysterious forms, I was looking for TEXTURES with surface irregularities, details, curves, patterns and drama. Although I shot (non-flowering) Sago Palm seed pods / Cycas revoluta - Sago Cycad in the morning, I then waited all day for Golden Hour to bring out the deeper warm golden color of Megasporophylls, the protective fertile female reproductive structure groupings of Cycas.

Joyously I explore nature, uncover and reveal the hidden beauty. I love the textures outside on the Megasporophylls, furry finger-like cycads, forms that conceal the inner round exposed ovules, orange/red hairy seed pods that may contain an inner embryo if pollinated.  The cabbage-shaped female cone will slowly open up when receptive to pollen. 

The ‘fruit' ovules are not enclosed in an ovary but lie naked on leaflike structures, a bed of thorns. The pod area surrounds upper trunk and under the new “flush” of unfurling leaves/spine/spears.

I positioned my camera INSIDE the ‘womb’ of the Sago Palm weirdness mystery to shoot the fascinating seed pods. It was like an ultrasound. It felt like opening a coat, carefully spreading its tight ‘leafy’ furry fingers and palm, and exploring the hidden inner space of golden globes, 'eggs in ovaries’. 


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


Sago Palm reproductive Seed Pods / Cycas revoluta - Sago Cycad
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

Sago Palm reproductive Seed Pods / Cycas revoluta - Sago Cycad
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

Sago Palm reproductive Seed Pods / Cycas revoluta - Sago Cycad
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Sago Palm Spears
new “flush” of unfurling leaves/spine/spears.
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

Sago Palm Spears
new “flush” of unfurling leaves/spine/spears.
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

new “flush” of unfurling leaves/spine/spears
barbs on petiole of the Sago Palm
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

New “flush” of unfurling leaves/spine/spears.
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Squash
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Asparagus bottoms
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017

Cantaloupe
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Pumpkin
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Squash
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Pine Cones
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017


Pizza
© Joy Krauthammer   10.16.2017



SIGNS   week 42


One of my lovely local rabbis, Ahud Sela, giving us the smile sign to celebrate Sukkot in the Sukkah by holding up a ritual Lulav and Etrog (citron) that I will shake together in six directions and bring them to my heart with each direction. These objects are symbols unique to the annual Jewish holiday Sukkot at the beginning of the new year.
Shot in Maller’s wonderful Sukkah (temporary hut) decorated with Sukkot ‘signs'.
© Joy Krauthammer 


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

Sign of Pollination!
Dragon Fruit Flower aka Pitaya 
night blooming cereus Hylocereus undatus
With bee inside/on top of female part, the stigma, top of pistil-- of the Pitaya, Dragon Fruit flower closing at about 6" wide after only one night of opening. Flower probably opened a dozen hours earlier. Male parts with pollen seen on lower right: Anthers on tips of stamen. 
© Joy Krauthammer  10.13.2017 Garden of Edith
Observed for iNaturalist


License
© Joy Krauthammer  


Sign for Halloween
© Joy Krauthammer  



FOOD   week 41


Sign of Holiday
Mogen Dovid Harvest
Persimmons, Pomegranates, Guavas
© Joy Krauthammer   10.2.2017



BLUE HOUR   week 40


The blue hour, a not-so-distant cousin of the golden hour, is a specific time of day when the light in air is a beautiful blue


Blue Hour 6:01 AM
© Joy Krauthammer   9.26.2017


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


Blue Hour 6:20 AM
© Joy Krauthammer   9.25.2017



ABSTRACT   week 39



The best thing about abstract photography is that it gives you permission to see (and show) a different interpretation of the 'real' world. With abstracts, we take a break from trying to copy the world in front of us. Instead of trying to recapture what you see in the real world, into a perfect razor-sharp composition, you can shoot simply using your imagination and creativity.


In abstract photography, you strip away the usual expected context of a subject and capture only the essence of the subject. Look carefully at your subject and slowly remove all the ‘non-essentials'. Focus more on shapesformslinescolorpattern, andtexture. This process is an excellent exercise for all types of photographers. It teaches you to pay attention to the smallest details, to be aware of colors, to look for textures and to SEE how light is an essential component of a photo. -Yosef


Sound Bath
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


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


Teva
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


Purple Sound
Peggi's Table Runner
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


Joy's High Holiday Tallit
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


B'nai Horin Name Tags
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


Joey Derusha's music
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


Joey Derusha's music
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


Ray's sound board
© Joy Krauthammer  9.21.2017


Pepperdine 911 Memorial 
© Joy Krauthammer  9.23.2017


WATER   week 38


Enjoy my watery
"Ripple Reflections #2 With Joy"



Sunset Umbrella
© Joy Krauthammer  9.15.2017


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

Purple Water Fountain  I
© Joy Krauthammer  9.15.2017

Purple Water Fountain  II
© Joy Krauthammer  9.15.2017

Purple Water Fountain  III
© Joy Krauthammer  9.15.2017


CHOOSE A COLOR   week 37

Figs from Garden of Joy
Luscious fig crop harvested from 37 year old mama tree, and shared weekly all summer with community.
Last week shared with the local Fire Station woman captain and her crew. (There were local terrible giant fires last week.)
Created and submitted my own purple figs composition instead of using all the color groupings I found in store displays and shot. Added displays as ‘alternates’ to my site.
© Joy Krauthammer 
http://joys-garden.blogspot.com/2013/02/fig-tree-collages.html



Purple Figs, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   9.8.2017


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


Purple Potatoes
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Purple Cauliflower
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Purple Cauliflowers
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017




Red Chiles
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Sunflower Detail 
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Sunflower 
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Red Roses
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017



Green Pear Tree
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Green Dragon Fruit First on Cactus
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017



Green Dragon Fruit Bud Closed
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017



Green Palm Trees
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017


Purple Nail Polish
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017

Blue Nail Polish
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017

Purple Bottle Tops
© Joy Krauthammer   9.7.2017



UNEXPLORED   week 36


Traveling Inside Favorite Lavender Essence Shampoo Bottle
Thrills me to see purple bubbles inside my almost empty purple bottle, if I shake it. Shooting into the sun creates a tiny world of magenta color and weirdness for me to explore through a very narrow passageway.


© Joy Krauthammer  8.28.2017


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


Unexplored Temp
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2017


Unexplored
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2017
COLORING
coloring is like drumming
My first ever Adult Coloring Book page from a swirly set called "CALM" (meant to be relaxing). When viewed in B/W I thought the paper design looked like underseas life that I love. Somehow I ruined 'calm'. 
 I found that coloring within the lines was like making a beaded necklace, choosing what bead shapes and colors to string together, and where to leave 'white' spaces with 'spacers'.. 
Recently at a Lev Eisha of Los Angeles-A Joyous Community of Jewish Women​ women’s retreat I made a beaded necklace and I realized that beading was like drumming... where I put my colorful percussive sounds and where I leave empty spaces for silence (like knots between pearls). So now I understand that coloring is like drumming!!!  :) Highly recommend them all. 

hmm, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
PS. Was a bit like coloring in Shrinky Dinks as I did last week with my little granddaughter, but we baked those art works and shrunk them.


New A/C in 120* temp.
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2017


New IV in ER
© Joy Krauthammer  9.2.2017


New ET ER test
by Faye remote
© Joy Krauthammer  9.2.2017


Unexplored Prickly Pear Cactus Flower
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2017

Unexplored Prickly Pear Cactus Flower
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2017


Unexplored Prickly Pear Cactus Flower
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2017



NIGHT  week 35
Week 35 begins my 52Frames 5th Framersary year as a Warrior Streaker!!

This was the week of the eclipse and Rosh Chodesh Elul


"Even in the darkness a light shines for the upright, gracious, compassionate and just."   - Psalm 112:4

Hard decision to submit between the Heart Light and the alternate Light Painting. 
Heart felt more emotional to me although I've never before done Light Paintings.



© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
Back of House


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



© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
Light Painting
South Toward Santa Monica Mountains



© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
Arch


© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
Fig Tree


© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
Garden of Joy


© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
House Back Light


© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
House Front Light


© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017
Naked Lady Lilies
Garden of Joy


© Joy Krauthammer   8.22.2017
Naked Lady Lilies


© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2017  
Preparing for work 6:52AM



POETRY  week 34
Completes 4th Framaversary year.


"Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou
"The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still"  
"The free bird thinks of another breeze 
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees” 


© Joy Krauthammer   8.17.2017


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

© Joy Krauthammer 
edit


Hard decision on which to submit:

The Swing” by Robert Louis Stevenson
"How do you like to go up in a swing, 
   Up in the air so blue? 
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing 
   Ever a child can do!"
 First birthday of my littlest Cutie Pie


© Joy Krauthammer  8.16.2017


© Joy Krauthammer  8.16.2017
Love Sunbeams I call Sunbursts



MY BACKYARD  week 33


My 'inner' backyard when I visit my family on the other coast. 
Daughter reads to her daughters in early morning.
This is the “beauty of everyday life."
© Joy Krauthammer  8.10.2017


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


Wasn't my backyard, but entry to a Maryland park, used as backyard for my grandchildren. 
© Joy Krauthammer  8.10.2017


iNSPIRED BY A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER  week 32
Aug 7, 2017


Robert Mapplethorpe was born a few months before me and near to where I was born and lived. He was buried in 1989 near my NY childhood home. In Los Angeles museums I love visiting exhibits of Mapplethorpe's photos. I’ve purchased his photo cards and love the sensuality of his flower images, stark, minimalist and mostly with black backgrounds. The compositions and beauty inspire me.

"When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
"I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn’t. And that’s a tough place to be because you’re never satisfied.” - Mapplethorpe



Orchids ala Robert Mapplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer  

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


PAIR of PEARS ala Robert Mapplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer  


PAIR of PEARS ala Robert Mapplethorpe
© Joy Krauthammer  


FIG in Shell ala JOY
© Joy Krauthammer   8.4.2017


Dragon Lady
© Joy Krauthammer  


Robert Mapplethorpe ©

Robert Mapplethorpe ©

Robert Mapplethorpe ©



MINIMALIST  week 31
"Less is more" is the core thought of minimalist photography. It is a very simple but dramatic way to compose your photos and focus on one key element.



Happy Hibiscus
Love swimming with floating flowers.
Edith's pool
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017


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


Happy Hibiscus
Edith's pool
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017


Happy Hibiscus
Edith's pool
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017

Happy Hibiscus
Edith's pool
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017

Happy Hibiscus
Edith's pool
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017


Thunbergia Grandiflora, Blue Sky Vine
© Joy Krauthammer 


French Fries & Ketchup
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017

French Fries & Ketchup
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017


Salsa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Moon
© Joy Krauthammer   7.27.2017



LIGHT  week 30


© Joy Krauthammer

Light from my sister, obm, is now 'snuffed out'.
Light from her art remains.
Her creative skills in photography, painting, sewing and crochet needlework,
and from her letters. 
I tried to bring ‘light’ to sister.
Suffering has ended.
Light of her soul has returned to the Holy One.
Candle I lit in her memory and I say Kaddish prayers.



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


© Joy Krauthammer
Light of my ripe luscious figs that bring pleasure to many people.


© Joy Krauthammer
Light of my ripe luscious figs that bring pleasure to many people.


© Joy Krauthammer
Golden Hour Light on Edith's Bearded Iris


© Joy Krauthammer
Light on White Flower, last day of Shiva on walk around block with friend Zena ending Shiva.


© Joy Krauthammer
Tiny Hummer nest in sun lit wind art in Zena's garden during my Shiva. 


© Joy Krauthammer
Sun lit purple hand-made purple scarf from beloved friend Rena, obm, 
passed over almost a month ago. Now in Shloshim.


© Joy Krauthammer 
Purple light-filled JOY blesSings fortune cookies lovingly ordered by Aviva
for my 70th birthday. I shared them at party, shul and at Rena's, z"l, memorial.
Rena loved purple and blesSings. Rena is Joy.


RULE OF ODDS  week 29

The "Rule of Odds" is one of those composition guidelines that can be found in art, design, and in photography!  This rule states that an odd number of subjects looks better than an even number - three, five, or seven, rather than two, four, or six. It simply make the scene appear more balanced to the eye.
Rule of Odds all shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Ristras.  Dried New Mexico Red Chile Pepper Pods
© Joy Krauthammer 

While in New Mexico for a funeral I saw authentic cultural customs including hanging red ristras. These chiles are believed to bring good health and good luck. They are hung up to dry for later cooking and eating. Chiles are domesticated for 7,000 years. (I especially enjoyed eating Indian Fry Bread.) I happily saw groups of 3 Hot Air Balloons, triple pots of newly harvested purple lavender, groups of 3 apples and also 3 almonds on a stem, and 3 waving flags. Saw families of 3, and 3 luggages, coffins in sets of 3, and 3 casino slot machines on an Indian pueblo.
Albuquerque, New Mexico




Lights, LAX to ABQ
© Joy Krauthammer 


Lights, LAX to ABQ
© Joy Krauthammer 


Three Triple Lights
LAX to ABQ
© Joy Krauthammer 



Albuquerque, New Mexico
© Joy Krauthammer 


Albuquerque Museum
Doug Hyde??
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hot Air Balloons
© Joy Krauthammer 


Caskets
© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


Celtic Musicians, ABQ Sunport Airport, NM
© Joy Krauthammer 


Bus Shuttle to Car Rental
© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


Nahalot Shalom Almond Tree
© Joy Krauthammer 


Nahalot Shalom Apple Tree
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pueblo Casino
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pueblo Casino
© Joy Krauthammer 


Flowers given to me, a mourner, by Hotel compassionate staff 
© Joy Krauthammer 


PORTRAIT OF A STRANGER  week 28


© Joy Krauthammer 

From upper level, saw the young gal wearing torn jeans and holding cell phone in medical office building lobby. A 'Stranger' and in front of a good ‘background’ that looked from the distance like raindrops on glass. 
When I descended the stairs and asked permission to shoot because I like her ‘knees', gal sadly quickly put away the red cell. Not sure if she understood English. Pretty sure that female adult with her did not. I was uncomfortable asking young gal for photo and expected a 'no' response. 

https://www.facebook.com/52frames/photos/a.1740341452657634.1073742468.180889155269546/1740386089319837/?type=3&theater


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


© Joy Krauthammer 



MAGIC HOUR  week 27



Golden Hour Garlic
Edith's Garden and my first garlic harvest
© Joy Krauthammer 

First time for me harvesting Garlic with gratitude from underground. Was my magic hour in joy at 94 year old friend Edith’s garden. Layers of outer peel were white, pliable and soft, not crispy dried. Great aroma. As the sun hit the horizon there was a tiny bit of sun lit light left on western-facing garden brick wall and I carried garlic bulb to that golden spot of light. Minutes later I cooked sun kissed cloves, and shared others with my sister for her birthday.
Magic Hour aka known as Golden Hour is the time period of the first and last hour of sunlight.
It is that time of day when the sun is near the horizon, painting everything in a golden glow. 


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


Golden Hour Garlic
Edith's Garden, first of Harvest
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Golden Hour Garlic
Edith's Garden, first of Harvest
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Golden Hour Garlic
Edith's Garden, first of Harvest
© Joy Krauthammer 



Magic Golden Hour Garlic
collage  © Joy Krauthammer  6.29.2017


Magic Golden Hour Matilija Poppt
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Golden Hour Shadow
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Golden Hour Shadow, Edith's Caty
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Golden Hour Pool Shadow
as sun hits horizon
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Hour Bougainvillea and Shadow
© Joy Krauthammer 


Magic Hour Palm Trees and less than New Moon
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red Tailed Hawk feather
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Doves on Antennae Magic Hour
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Doves and Bird on Antennae Magic Hour
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Fruit in water is magic for me
© Joy Krauthammer 




SINGLE FOCAL POINT week 26



Bougainvillea
© Joy Krauthammer 


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

Orange
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


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 




No comments:

Post a Comment

HI and thanks for visiting.
Enjoy some of my favorite photos.
Feel free to leave a message for me as I love to hear from you.
You may request permission to use copyright photos © by writing to me here.
BlesSings, JOY