This week’s Photo Challenge at The Daily Post, set for us by Michelle, points to the fact that it is easy being green, despite what some frogs may tell you.
A frog working on a spot of lawn care for the Ribbit Exhibit at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
A green scene at the Green Bay Botanic Gardens, Wisconsin.
An interesting feature at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota.
A lively sculpture of children playing ball at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In the Garden of the Gnomes at the Vander Veer Botanical Park in Davenport, Iowa.
And Allo Allo; a little tank at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
For more on The Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/it-is-easy-being-green/
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 has us looking down at things for her Fun Foto Challenge and there are plenty of those in the photo files. During our visit to Utah we seemed to spend half our time looking down on things. When you’re in the mountains you can’t help it.
The view looking down from the lift at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah.
Looking down at the glass fountain at the Conference Center in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Looking down at the beautiful architecture of the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City.
Looking down at the city of St. Louis, Missouri from the top of the Gateway Arch.
Looking down from the fort at the harbor on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
A brave youngster looking down from the top of the slope at the ski jump in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
Looking down at the House of Representatives in the Illinois State Capitol, Springfield.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2017/02/21/cees-fun-foto-challenge-looking-down-at-things/
This week, Cee is inviting us to play Chutes and Ladders for her Fun Foto Challenge. I always knew the game as Snakes and Ladders back home in the UK (it was the first board game to which I was introduced, as a child) and snakes would probably have been easier to find in the photo files but I did eventually manage to locate a couple of chutes to go along with the ladders.
Chutes and ladders at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois.
Chutes and ladders in a couple of children’s play areas in Wisconsin, the second being at the Green Bay Botanical Garden.
This one is rather like a puzzle. Can you spot the ladder? Part of a mural at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin.
A rough but sturdy ladder at the Apple River Fort in Elizabeth, Illinois.
You may be wondering what the last picture has to do with chutes or ladders. I would be rather baffled too if I hadn’t learned, while on a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, that this is what is known as a fish ladder. The ladder, which is really a series of shallow steps, enables fish to get around dams, locks or waterfalls during their migration.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/12/13/cees-fun-foto-challenge-chutes-and-ladders/
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/
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/
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/