Cee’s B&WPC: Gates and Fences

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is gates and fences. Nature Gate: Crazy Horse National Monument, South Dakota (filter used: Denim). Neighborhood fence, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Slate) Neighborhood fence with flowers, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Mercury) Cairo Marriott Hotel gate, Cairo, Egypt (filter used: Vanilla) Gate for a house in […]

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BIG Can Be Beautiful!

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 […]

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Fields of Ancestors

Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo has a Tuesday challenge and the theme this week is field. Last year in May, we took a road trip to the Dakotas. It was our first visit to North Dakota. Fields are ubiquitous in North Dakota – wide fields of planted crops or endless prairie. Some fields harbor […]

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CFFC: Up and Down We Wander

Ways to go up and down outside is Cee’s theme this week for her Fun Foto Challenge. I think I would be too chicken to go up in a hot air balloon, but an enclosed cable car or funicular is fun. Many of the people going from upper to lower (or vice versa) Quebec opt […]

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CFFC: Rain and Rainbows

Taking photos when it’s raining often produces surprising results. A rainstorm started one Labor Day weekend when we were driving on the expressway in the early evening. With the help of a windshield and lights outside, it made for interesting swirls and patterns. Looking through the windshield at the traffic ahead of us: Rain on the […]

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CFFC: Double-U

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues its alphabet with the letter W. The requirements are that the word starts with w and has at least two vowels. Windows with wrought iron bars (Antigua, Guatemala) willow trees (Chicago Botanic Gardens) wheels (Bicycle with folding chairs, Quebec City, Canada) warhead or weapon (Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South […]

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CFFC: Oh, you!!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter U – must have both an ‘o’ and a ‘u’ in the word. Round   Fountains   Mountain     Clouds             Consumers   Couple   Spouse   Dungeon The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, SC. It was built by […]

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WPC: Favorites of 2017

This brilliant rainbow appeared after a rainstorm and close to sunset on a May evening, on our way back to South Dakota after visiting Devils’ Tower. It’s my favorite because the rainbow was so nearby, that I could see it “touch” the ground. I took this photo from inside Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier in […]

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