Pull Up a Seat Challenge

I have not participated in XingfuMama’s Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge in awhile. So here goes! At holiday light show, Lightscape, Chicago Botanic Gardens Glass sculptures made by schoolchildren, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA The following three are miniatures, from Whimsical Wonderland, an annual display/fair/competition of miniatures. Choir seat, with unique carving (you’d pull […]

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CFFC: Vanishing Lines

These are some examples of vanishing and leading lines for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Last night in downtown Mt. Prospect Barn lines at Wild Bill Cody’s Scout’s Rest Ranch in Nebraska On the road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Rest stop at Rocky Mountain National Park Roller Coaster Road near Harper’s Ferry, Iowa Crop […]

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CB&WPC: Bikes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week has the topic bicycles, tricycles, motorcycles and unicycles. BICYCLES: What better place to find bicycles than Amsterdam?! Here are just a few photos of bikes in Amsterdam. bicycle parking lot! looking down from our Airbnb apartment Mother and son riding home together in Regensburg, GermanyAlso in Regensburg […]

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Future

Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge this week is to depict the topic of future. How can I take photos of something that hasn’t happened yet? Of course, that is impossible, but I can photograph potential and anticipation: the changing of seasons, children growing up, construction sites where buildings are being built on their current foundations. I read […]

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2020 Photo Challenge #6: Patterns

2020 Photo Challenge is about working on techniques to improve one’s photography. This month’s theme is patterns. Here are some of the host’s suggestions: February: Being Creative with Patterns look for various types of patterns – squares, circles, triangles and so on. Shoot from a different perspective. Look up, look down or shoot from a […]

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Melk Abbey and Town

July  5, 2019 Today we docked at Melk, a town on the Danube known for its abbey, which sits on a cliff overlooking the town. A bus drove us up the hill to tour the abbey. The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1089. A monastic school was established in the 12th century and the library […]

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