The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina was the setting for the first two images in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, the topic being Circles & Curves.
A sculpture entitled ‘Our Destinies Entwined’, by Bob & Jo Wilfong, set in downtown Bartlett, Illinois.
A drum and cymbal, something the kids always enjoy playing with at Kohl’s Children’s Museum in Glenview.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/09/29/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-circles-and-curves-2/
Not just any old green, but light green. That’s what Cee is asking for in her Fun Foto Challenge this week, so here goes!
One of the many hotels on Mackinac Island, this one distinctive by reason of its color, light green, which really made a splash against the blue sky.
A light green classic car at Mount Prospect’s Bluesmobile Cruise Night.
Just a small part of my extensive frog collection. There must be a light green one in there somewhere!
A beautiful view from Foothills Parkway in Tennessee.
The town clock in Mitchell, South Dakota.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/09/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-light-greens/
OK! So I had to improvise a bit for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge this week. I’ve never actually photographed a crane (bird) and I’m not likely to during the coming week. Cranes (mechanical) don’t feature much in any of my photo files either but luckily we have a room full of toys that we keep for when the grandkids visit.
For more on Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/09/27/one-word-photo-challenge-crane/
Images captured at the American Indian Center 63rd Annual Chicago Powwow held in Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village in September. According to the program distributed at the event, the powwow is a celebration of intertribal Native American culture. Chicago is home to the third largest urban Native American population with over 140 tribal nations represented and the American Indian Center was founded in 1953.
Pictured above; Head Veteran (Combat Veteran) Paul Cloud of the Ho-Chunk Nation, serving as overall leader of the powwow circle, responsible for protecting the Eagle Feather staff and powwow area.
Splendid costumes, heart-pounding music and friendly people all made for an awesome day at the powwow. I hope to share more images with you in upcoming posts.
Finding images of two different things in one shot, for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, was not as easy as you might think. Most of the time I focus on just one thing and if I take a broader view there are bound to be more than two items in the image. Then there’s the question of whether the picture will translate well into black & white. So with all this in mind, it took me quite a while, searching through the photo files, to come up with something that I thought would suit the topic.
You might associate a lighthouse with a ship but not necessarily a car, which is the sight that greeted us at a rest area in Michigan.
This magpie seemed intent on us finding Lady Finger Point Trail, on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake in Utah, perching on the sign as though showing us the way.
A giant golf ball and club head, on display outside The Golf Center in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Part of an Underground Railroad display in the basement of the Taylor House in Freeport, Illinois, home of the Stephenson County Historical Society.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/09/22/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-two-different-things-or-the-number-two/
Cee has picked the color Purple as the topic for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge and I’m ready!
Because purple is my favorite color, it was the first thing that caught my eye at the 63rd Annual American Indian Pow Wow in Busse Woods last weekend.
The ladies looked beautiful in their costumes.
This little sweetheart, just 2 years old, was making her debut in the dancing circle and seemed to be enjoying every moment.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/09/20/cees-fun-foto-challenge-purples/
If craft and tradition go hand-in-hand, then there certainly were some splendid examples of American Indian crafts at the 63rd Annual Chicago Pow Wow this month. The whole event was just something that I will never forget (one more thing to cross off my unintentional bucket list) but the costumes with their intricate beadwork, colors and flare were by far the most outstanding feature.
Although I was concentrating more on the portrait side of things that day, I thought these shots would fit the bill for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge this week, the subject being Craft. I hope to share more of these images in the coming weeks.
For more on Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/09/20/one-word-photo-challenge-craft/
The Weekly Photo Challenge is continuing its search for the Edge for a second week so here are a few more shots from my photo files that I thought might suit the subject. I know I said I was going to stay away from the water’s edge this time, but this one kept popping up and I couldn’t ignore it; a member of the special services rescue team preparing for a practice dive at Three Oaks Park in Crystal Lake.
The edge of the Gateway Arch in St Louis, looks very sharp when captured from this angle.
The clean lines of the new Roosevelt University Building in downtown Chicago stand out against the more ornate edge of an older building in the foreground.
Living and parking on the edge at Marina Towers in Chicago.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/
Cee’s topic for this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge is Isolated Subjects and, being a non-swimmer, I can’t think of anything more isolated than being out on a boat. If anything goes wrong, you can’t just get out and walk home! This shot was taken just off Mackinac Island. We were on the hydro-jet ferry which was slightly less scary than being on a yacht.
The buffalo, on Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake in Utah, didn’t seem to feel the need to stay together. Most of the one’s that we spotted were alone.
During a hike to Cecret Lake in Alta, Utah, we stopped to watch someone scaling the rock face. I was almost too afraid to look, it seemed so dangerous. Rather like sailing, if something goes wrong, you’re on your own!
Isolated in time, this prehistoric skull looks out from the Natural History Museum of Utah.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/09/15/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-isolated-subjects/
Ben’s Photo Challenge this week on The Daily Post asks us to keep our angles sharp and our heart rate fast. Edge is the topic and my heart was certainly racing after a long trek down to the edge of the Upper Taquamenon Falls in Michigan recently.
As for sharp angles, the roof of Kohl’s Children’s Museum in Glenview, Illinois certainly has the edge.
When I saw the subject for this week’s challenge my first thought was ‘water’s edge‘ and I couldn’t seem to get away from the theme. Every image I pulled up was in some way related to water, like this ferry waiting by the edge of the pier on Mackinac Island….
Or this shot of the edges of a bridge coming together in Sturgeon Bay. I did eventually find some images that didn’t involve water and since this challenge will be extended by an extra week, I’ll use those in a second post. For more information on The Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/