The subject for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is glass and going through the photo files I came across a few items that I thought might work. It’s funny how, when you see the theme for a certain challenge, you wish you’d taken pictures of some things you’d seen that would have been great! Oh well! If only we could see the future as easily as we can see through glass. For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2017/02/09/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-glass-2/
Chihuly artwork at the Visitors Center in Columbus, Indiana.
Too much time on my hands; this was a photographic experiment that I set up on a dreary day just for something to do.
A stained-glass window from the former Ottawa Street Methodist Church which is now part of the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
Glass ceiling at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Glassware on display at The House On The Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Paperweights on display at The Art Institute in Chicago.
An archway with a view of the gardens at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
It doesn’t have to be as enormous as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to find its way into my photo files. Arches come in all different sizes and are built for many different purposes, so here, in response to Sue Llewellyn’s Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-arch/ here are a few arches that have caught my eye whilst out and about with the camera.
An arched doorway to the Portiuncula chapel on the Peabody Estate in Mayslake.
Lazarus And The Rich Man, an arched sculpture created by Aaron Benson, in Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.
The arched entryway to the old City Hall in Columbus, Indiana, which at that time had been converted to an hotel and which now, I believe, stands empty.
An arched gateway, decorated with glasswork created by Dale Chihuly, at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
The arched entryway to the old Chicago Stock Exchange building on display outside the Chicago Art Institute.
Once again I have fallen behind with my challenge responses but although this one is a week late, I would still like to offer my take on Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/ which was the subject Round.
The title for this stainless steel and bronze sculpture by Rob Lorenson, in Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, is Apple Rocket.
Little granddaughter, carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders outside Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Illinois.
Someone else carrying a heavy burden; a snow sculpture at the old Randhurst Mall in Mount Prospect.
On display at the Chinese Lantern Festival in The Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis.
This sculpture entitled ‘Discovery’ by Kusser Granitwerke, located on the campus of Indiana University/Purdue University in Columbus, Indinana, includes a globe weighing more than 2,000lbs which is held suspended by 12 pounds of water pressure.
This week Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/ is Pink.
These pink fringed blooms were part of a colorful display of tulips at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show last week.
Pink hollyhocks by a stone wall at Spring Mill in Mitchell, Indiana.
Pink flowers (not sure of the name) in the Heritage Garden of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The pink walls of the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
Pink sky at night, shepherd’s delight.
Sue Llewellyn’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word in Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-waiting/ is Waiting.
These ladies were waiting for the arrival of a very important visitor at the Hindu temple in Bartlett as part of the festivities to celebrate India’s Independence Day.
The Knights of Columbus, forming a guard of honor, were waiting for the procession, which included Francis Cardinal George, to pass by as it made it’s way through Grant Park in Chicago.
A driver with his carriage waiting for his horse to get some much-needed refreshment at a water fountain in Indianapolis.
Ladies from the Ballet Folklorico waiting to perform on stage at the Gale Borden Library in Elgin.
A lady in period costume waiting with a team of horses at Old World Wisconsin.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/10/18/travel-theme-brown/ is Brown.
The first two pictures were, for me, an obvious choice for this challenge. Brown County State Park in Indiana lives up to its name when the autumn leaves start to change color.
Pictured below, the grass starts to turn brown at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota as autumn approaches.
“How now brown cow?” An interpreter greets one of the residents at Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg, Illinois.
One of the many wonders of nature, an interesting brown fungus growing among the fallen trees in the Morton Arboretum.
And I couldn’t resist adding this picture of Hunter, our daughter’s brown Chocolate Lab, getting into mischief as usual.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/09/27/travel-theme-relaxing/ is Relaxing.
I’m sure that most, if not all, these animals only look as though they’re relaxing. Invade their space or make one false move and they would instantly be on the alert.
These pictures were taken by me at Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, Elk Grove, Schaumburg and Chicago, all in Illinois, and in Columbus, Indiana, but not necessarily in that order. Photography, like gardening, is, for me, very relaxing.