Ragtag Daily Prompt #21: Italian

Dei Vestiti Puliti

Dei vestiti puliti, Venice, Italy

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Black & White Sunday: Still Life

Basket With Fruit

Apples at Farm Stand, Near Valatie, Columbia County, New York

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Is A Stone By Any Other Name Still A Rock?

When I was considering photos for Frank’s challenge this week, I contemplated the age-old question: What is the difference between a rock and a stone? “What?” you say with mild skepticism, “Can such a question really worth consideration?” Yes, it turns out, it can. I provide for your consideration two answers to the question at hand from GeologyWriter.Com (the post is worth a read):

 In his wonderful book, Stone by Stone, Robert Thorson writes “Rock is raw material in situ. Stone usually connotes either human handling or human use, although it can also be used to describe naturally produced fragments of rock larger than a cobble.”

I turned to one of my favorite books, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), to get the fine opinion of its worthy editors. The first definition for rock is “A large rugged mass of hard mineral material or stone.” Its first use comes from Old English, dated at 950-1100. The OED defines stone as “A piece of rock or hard mineral substance of a small or moderate size,” first used in 825.

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Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Architecture in Nature, Giant Steps, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Three

Nature Rocks

Nature Rocks

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Black & White Sunday: After and Before

Barn, Columbia County, New York

Black & White, Barn, Columbia County, New York

Half Black & White/half color, Barn, Columbia County, New York

Color, Barn, Columbia County, New York

Paula’s Black & White Sunday challenge asked for a before and after comparison of a color photo converted to black & white. I added an in between version as well, half black & white, half color.


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