A Photo a Week: Signs at OHC

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge has the topic signs. Here are some signs taken at Open House Chicago on Saturday. Open House Chicago is an annual event that takes place on a weekend in mid-October, in which over 300 buildings around the city open their doors to the public. Docents inside answer questions […]

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A Photo a Week: Texture

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge “A Photo a Week” this week has the topic texture. Nancy writes: We usually think of texture as a tangible, touchable thing, but it is so important when creating images. When shooting babies, I like to include textured blankets and wraps to enhance the look of the that baby-smooth skin. The […]

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Blue Squares: Ad in the Sky

During our tour of Cologne, Germany, on June 27, I looked up to see this ad in the sky: It seemed to be advertising a film or performance later that day. Anyway, both the cloudless sky* and the sign are blue so it’s perfect for Becky’s Month of Squares (#JulySquare). *This is how the sky […]

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Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Yellow

I’m just barely making it for Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Yellow! Tulip in my garden Proliferation of dandelions (they’re more prolific this year than I’ve ever seen!) My grand-nephew Joshua’s T-shirt (doesn’t he look spiffy?!) Mexican-style tiles in a bathroom at a Chicago wedding venue (there’s some yellow in almost all of these!) Outer wall […]

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CFFC: Signs Along the Way

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about signs. It is part of her “which way” series, so it refers to the types of signage you see as you go along, whether by car, on foot, bicycle, etc. These kinds of signs tell where things are and which way to go. On a motorcoach on […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge #36: Around the Neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois

Lens-Artists’ weekly photo challenge this week is Around the Neighborhood. I selected some photos from my photo archive of the last few years that are “typical” of Des Plaines, Illinois, the Chicago suburb where I live. More and more of these signs have popped up in people’s yards since the beginning of the Trump administration. […]

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Friday Follies: Signs

I am joining Friday Follies this week (S2 Ep6) to post a couple of memorable signs. I love taking photos of unique signs! I’ve posted this one before but this is perhaps a different audience! Sign at a Weight Watchers meeting a couple of years ago: Here’s one I took in Anchorage, Alaska: This one […]

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CFFC: Make Me Laugh!

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Funny. I looked through my photos to see which ones really made me laugh. Here’s what I came up with. Fish mailbox (Dempster Ave., Des Plaines) Speaking of fish, here are fish and duck Toby jugs: Dog Toby jugs: (If you are scratching your head, […]

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