This week, Nancy Merrill’s topic for the Photo A Week Challenge is bridges. My daughter always had a horror of crossing bridges, especially in a car, and would close her eyes tightly if we were going over an especially long one. I don’t know how she manages, now that she’s a mom who has to do all the driving. I imagine it’s still a white-knuckle experience but hopefully she keeps her eyes open. It isn’t always easy to plan a trip without crossing some kind of bridge or other. Rather like life, you cross that bridge when you come to it.
The Serpentine and Zigzag bridges at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Crossing the Mississippi River in Cairo, Illinois.
A bridge across the train tracks in Milwaukee, part of the Hank Aaron State Trail in Wisconsin.
Crossing the mighty Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.
For more on Nancy’s Photo A Week Challenge go to Bridges.
This week, Cee is looking for Horizontal Lines for her Fun Foto Challenge and glancing through the photo files I see that we encountered quite a few on our recent trip to Texas. The first image was captured as we went across the bridge over the Mississippi River in Cairo, Illinois.
Waves and ripples in the sand at East Beach in Galveston, Texas.
A view of McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston, Texas.
A series of steps along the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Horizontal Line(s)
Until I saw the subject for this week’s Photo Challenge, I never realized how frequently the word line is used in describing different situations, actions or things. For instance; toeing the line, dropping someone a line, the thin blue line, crossing the line, behind enemy lines, fall into line, hook line & sinker, forgetting your lines, along party lines and so many more, but for now this is where I draw the line.
Lines on the great Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.
An interesting use of lines in this modern art sculpture in Galena, Illinois.
Quite a sight! Lines of airplane trails in the sky over our hotel in Marion, Illinois.
Part of a ceiling at the State Capitol Building in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Lines of trees in winter at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
A pergola in the Rose Garden at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
For more on The Weekly Photo Challenge go to Lines
This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands invites us to cross the bridge when we come to it, for the Weekly Photo Challenge on The Daily Post. There are quite a number of bridge pictures in my photo files taken from many different angles.
Crossing the bridge at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois.
The only way into the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden is over the bridge.
A bridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
Four views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge in Michigan; from both sides, crossing and underneath.
The bridge into Canada at Port Huron.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to Bridge
The quickest way to get from Evening Island to the Plant Evaluation Garden and Plant Science Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden is across the Trellis bridge.
For more on Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge go to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 30, 2017
This week Cee has us getting to the bottom of things for her Fun Foto Challenge. Not only that, but the back and underneath as well. Going through the photo files I realize that although I try to take pictures from as many different angles as possible, I rarely focus specifically on the back of a subject and these days if I get down low enough to take a shot from underneath, it takes me a while to get back up again. Still, I managed to find a few BBU’s that I thought might work.
This is definitely a back & bottom shot. The combination of underwear and wellington boots was a bonus.
Luckily I didn’t have to crouch down too far to get a shot underneath the roof of the Stumpf Belvedere which stands at the top of a hill at the Green Bay Botanic Gardens in Wisconsin.
Taking a leisurely ride in the back of a hay wagon at Willow Springs Garden in Wausau and a rear-end view from a carriage ride at the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, Wisconsin.
Two views taken underneath the great Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. The first was taken from the hydro-jet ferry boat heading out to Mackinac Island and the second was captured from shore just before sunset.
Image taken at the 63rd Annual American Indian Powwow in Elk Grove Village last year. Impressive from any angle! The people, costumes, dancing, music and weather were spectacular!
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2017/03/21/cees-fun-foto-challenge-view-from-the-back-bottom-or-underneath/
This week Cee invites us to take a view from the side for her Fun Foto Challenge. I try to take pictures from as many different angles as possible which includes from the side.
Side view of one of the heads sculpted by Jaume Plensa, on display at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.
Two yachts racing side by side at Lake Opeka in Des Plaines.
An interesting mural on the side of a building in Lexington, Kentucky.
The side of a vintage car at Bluesmobile Cruise Night in Mount Prospect.
A side view of the great Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.
A wild turkey showing its best side at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2017/03/14/cees-fun-foto-challenge-view-from-the-side/
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/
This week Cee has picked ‘Pairs’ as the subject for her weekly Fun Foto Challenge so here are a few images that I thought might meet requirements.
‘Boys Will Be Boys’, a bronze sculpture by Dan Ostermiller, can be seen in the gardens at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.
A pair of elk in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Statues of a pair of favorite pet dogs stand guard over The Exedra, the burial site of Colonel Robert McCormick and his wife Amy at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
A pair of railroad grade watches made by the Elgin National Watch Company, now on display at Elgin Historical Society Museum.
The Sturgeon Bay Bridge becomes a matching pair when it’s raised to allow shipping to pass through.
These beautiful horses belong to my friend Jane in Michigan.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/05/19/cees-fun-foto-challenge-pairs/
Recovering from a bout of vertigo and now getting used to wearing progressive lenses all the time, one way and another it’s been an interesting couple of months. No wonder things have been looking a bit zigzag lately!
Pictured above; Stairway leading to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, Illinois.
The library at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Inside the huge Nicholas Conservatory, part of Sinnissippi Park in Rockford, Illinois.
‘Revival’ by sculptor Joseph Eisenhauer in Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.
The Bluewater Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan.
Just a few pictures in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks on The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag/