This is my last chance to add something to the Blue Squares photo challenge. Thanks to Becky for organizing this great challenge. July has been a month of highs and lows for us, with uncertain outcomes and altered plans, so it seemed fitting to finish with a selection of bits and bobs. The first image was captured at Congo River mini golf where the ducks felt safer on dry land than they did in the water, probably because that’s where most of the balls were landing.
The next shot was taken at Arlington Park where we put a bet on number three and it turned out to be a winner. The odds weren’t great and we only risked a minimal sum but a win’s a win!
Spending the day at Navy Pier with two of our granddaughters, we got to see the ‘boys in blue’ take off in a helicopter probably on their way to patrol the lakefront.
Blue gondolas on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. We got a great view of the city from the top.
More car parts from Volo Auto Museum. I don’t know the first thing about cars but I love all the colors and the shiny bits!
Today’s selection for Becky’s Blue Squares challenge is made up of car parts from Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. We went there last week when our grandson came to stay with us for a short visit. I’ve been to the museum several times before and already had quite a few car images in the photo files which is where I found these shots, but I did capture a whole new set of pictures that I hope to share in an upcoming post.
This time, for July Blue Squares, here are some well-known sights in downtown Chicago; The Roosevelt University building, Cubby Blue at Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan on a sunny day and the House of Blues.
This week is a special one for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, celebrating its one-year anniversary, and we have been invited to choose our own subject. I’d like to do something completely different on this occasion and feature some pictures that my 10-year-old granddaughter took the other day at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. She was using my SLR camera and did a fantastic job. The only contribution I made was to do a little cropping but the content and quality of the pictures are unaltered. I’m so happy that she is taking an active interest in photography and will do everything I can to encourage it.
This week, Tina has chosen Serenity as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. Whenever I hear the word serenity I always think of the peace and tranquility of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett. Both inside and out, the atmosphere here is quite serene. I especially like to hear the gentle chanting inside the Mandir during prayer ceremonies and the tinkling of the little bells at the top of the towers. These pictures were taken on a cold, sunny day in March of last year.