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/