Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Circles, Curves and Arches, and for this post I am focusing only on circles, which are abundant! Circles are everywhere – in nature, in art, in architecture, in daily life. I find circles in modern sculpture, art museums, light fixtures, in decorative displays, floor patterns, and buildings. Circles are […]Read More CFFC: Circles Everywhere
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is sides of things. Whose side are you on? I’m not sure I’d want to be on THIS guy’s side – especially its bad side! Climbing up the side of this pyramid might be tricky, not to mention slippery! I’d rather be on this animal’s side than […]Read More CB&WPC: Taking Sides
Lens-Artists #64 has the theme Countryside and/or Small Towns. We saw many beautiful places on our European vacation in June/July. Yes, it was exciting to visit large cities like Paris and Amsterdam, but the most beautiful places were the rural areas and small towns. I also include beautiful country scenes from other trips.Read More Lens-Artist #64: Countryside and/or Small Town
Some birds mate for life – like swans, who tend to hang out alone or with their mate and cygnets. Ducks and geese do not mate for life, but they are more gregarious birds. Many types of birds are gregarious – that’s possibly why we call them flocks! So for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, here are […]Read More FOWC: Gregarious Birds Hanging Out
My Favorite Things is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week. I love cats, especially my sweet tortie Hazel. I love flowers and enjoy taking good photos of them. There is plenty of this subject matter at Chicago Botanic Gardens! This is their May foxglove display. My favorite thing in the world is traveling, […]Read More Lens-Artists: My Favorite Things
Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has a twice weekly series of questions, called “Question Fun.” Today’s topic is ………….. A Question of Time How often do you actually deep think of time as a concept? Not often, unless my attention is drawn to it – I have read two books recently […]Read More Question Fun: Time
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Things With Wings. Yesterday a friend and I visited Christkindlmarkt in Chicago – an annual German market that sets up for the holiday season at the Daley Plaza. Someone must have been generous with bird seed to attract this plethora of pigeons! Then today it […]Read More A Photo a Week: Things With Wings
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week is Standing Out or Blending In. Camouflage (blending in) is a common way in nature for animals to hide from predators or so they cannot be seen. It was hard to spot this eagle at first, because his brown feathers blend in so well with the tree branches. There’s […]Read More Camouflage and Contrast
Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week is: BIG Can Be Beautiful Too! Denali – Tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (Denali National Park, Alaska, 2016) American Eagle Roller Coaster made out of Legos, using 14,500 Lego bricks with 9,300 feet of track (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2017) Big statue being carved out of rock […]Read More BIG Can Be Beautiful!