CFFC: Lights

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is lights.

Symphony Center, Chicago

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Tiki Terrace Hawaiian restaurant, Des Plaines, IL
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Park Inn Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Mason City, Iowa:
At a side entrance
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Café inside the hotel
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In a lounge
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Skylights
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Holiday lights, Glencoe, IL
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Lens-Artists Challenge: Windows

The theme this week for Lens Artists’ Weekly Photo Challenge is windows.

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Trigger – photography studio and wedding venue, Chicago, IL
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Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL – with sculpture in front
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Bike frames in a window, Chicago, IL
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Inspirational message on the rear window of a parked car, Arlington Heights, IL
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House, Des Plaines, IL
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90 Miles Cuban Café, Lincolnwood, IL
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Vine covered façade, Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL
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Flower pots on a window sill in Todos Santos, Mexico
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Park Inn Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mason City, Iowa
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WPC: Works of Art

Sue W.’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Work of Art.  Works of art are everywhere – an artist’s painting, a mural on a wall, a beautiful building, or natural works of art – a sunset, a rainbow, blooming flowers, animals – and animals creating their own works of art!  A work of art doesn’t have to be spectacular – it can be quite “ordinary” as long as it is aesthetically pleasing. Here are but a few samples of works of art I have photographed.

Man-made:
Artwork at the Art Institute of Chicago:

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), La Carmencita, 1890, oil on canvas

 

 

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Charles White (American, 1918-?), Abraham Lincoln, 1952, Wolff crayon and charcoal on paperboard

Colorful mural on a wall in Des Moines, Iowa
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Political art in a café, Des Moines, Iowa
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Modern sculpture, Mason City, Iowa
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Stockman House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Mason City, Iowa
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Nature’s works of art:
An arrangement of orchids at a supermarket
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Lotus flower, Chicago Botanic Garden
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Wild sunflowers in my neighbor’s garden – she looked at this scene and said she had a natural work of art right in her backyard!
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Sunrise, Des Moines, Iowa (seen from our hotel room window)
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Trees bending over and reflected in a creek, Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
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Yellow-breasted weaver making a nest to attract a mate (not only is the bird a work of art, but he has created his own work of art in this intricate, tightly woven nest), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Works of art can also be heard, rather than seen – here is violinist Joshua Bell playing “The Swan” by composer Camille Saint-Saens.