This week’s Photo Challenge, set for us by Brie Anne Demkiw at The Daily Post, is Close Up.
A close-up of one of the many vintage cars on display at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in Mount Prospect last week.
As close up to a waterfall as you can get, without getting wet; at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford.
A koi fish swimming close up in order to be first in line when I throw out some food.
This close-up of a common house sparrow makes the little fellow look quite large and fierce.
A close-up of President Lincoln’s face on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week calls for Large Subjects, whether it be literally or as perceived by the camera.
This small-scale replica of the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota looks huge compared to the original carving shown in the background.
It would be difficult to tell just how large The Leonardo Horse, sculpted by artist Nina Akamu, really is when it appears on its own in a picture so I asked my husband, who is well over 6ft tall, to stand next to it. This sculpture can be found at the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Regular-sized people looking at some large faces, sculpted by artist Jaume Plensa, in Millennium Park, Chicago.
This man appears to have made a large catch. A statue outside the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/07/09/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-large-subjects/
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge always seems to provide the perfect opportunity for me to share some of my more recent captures and this week’s theme, More Than 5 Items, does just that.
A pod of pelicans waiting for fish at lock & dam #11 on the Mississippi river in Dubuque, Iowa.
Six windows in President Grant’s home in Galena, Illinois.
Nine rungs on a ladder at the Apple River Fort in Elizabeth, Illinois.
A colonnade of columns in the Rose Garden at Cantigny Park, Wheaton.
A stand of trees in the Morton Arboretum, Lisle.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/07/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-more-than-5-items-2/
The subject of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Sculptures, Statues and Carvings.
The Mermaid outside the mansion at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
One of the Faces, in Chicago’s Millennium Park, sculpted by Jaume Plensa.
Auguste Rodin’s Eve, cast in bronze, standing in the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A section of Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota, showing the sculpted face of Theodore Roosevelt.
For more on Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/07/02/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-sculptures-statues-carvings/
Here are a few Numbers and Letters seen recently at a local Bluesmobile Cruise Night. These old cars had a lot of character, unlike so many of today’s look-alikes.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/06/30/cees-fun-foto-challenge-three-items-for-the-number-three-2/
One of the largest photo files that I have is the one dedicated to images of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Garden is probably my favorite place in the Chicago area to visit and I suppose you could call it my Muse.
It’s refreshes the spirit and soothes the soul.
I can’t imagine a world without the Garden. It’s a tonic for the mind and the body, providing color, fragrance and texture to a sometimes mundane life.
It provides inspiration not only for my photography but also my own attempt at gardening.
And when I try my hand at a little painting.
For more on this week’s Photo Challenge at The Daily Post go tohttps://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/muse/