Cee’s Alphabet Challenge, the subject for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge, asks us to show a color beginning with B. My choice for this one was bronze if for no other reason than that I have a ton of images of bronze artwork that were captured at the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan and I thought this would be a good opportunity to share them. Despite the fact that all these sculptures are made of bronze, they are slightly different in hue and texture and the subjects themselves certainly give one food for thought.
Two Bears by Marshall Fredericks.
Mad Mom by Tom Otterness.
Sleepwalker by Kiki Smith.
Light of the Moon by Igor Mitoraj.
Espaliered Girl by Laura Ford.
Disc in the Form of a Desert Rose by Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Listening to History by Bill Woodrow.
#25, one of a pair of figures by Hanneke Beaumont.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colors that start with the Letter B
Jennifer’s subject for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge is horse, and there are plenty of images of real horses in the photo files but I decided on something a little more spectacular for this particular challenge.
This equine colossus is on display at the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The American Horse was created by sculptor Nina Akamu and was inspired by a much earlier work by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.
The 24ft bronze sculpture was cast in 52 pieces, welded together into 7 main sections and assembled onsite around a stainless steel armature that goes well below ground level. To give you some idea of the scale of this giant horse, my husband, who is 6ft 3ins tall, only just reaches its knee.
For more on Jennifer Nichole Wells’ OWPC go to This Week’s Challenges: August 6 – 12 (OWPC & WW)
This week, Cee has us on the move with wheels for her Black & White Photo Challenge. Here are a few wheels that we’ve seen during our travels, starting with a tractor at Willow Springs Garden in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Wheels on a canon at the Fort on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Wooden wheels on display at the Wade House historic site in Greenbush, Wisconsin.
The water wheel at Graue Mill in Oak Brook, Illinois.
A couple of vintage wheels at Bluesmobile Cruise Night in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
And finally some snappy wheels for the bride and groom to make a quick getaway from their reception in Indianapolis, Indiana.
For more on Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge go to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels
This week, Cee has us looking for signs for her Black & White Photo Challenge. Plenty of signs in the photo files but this first image, taken on Sunday, is the most recent. Neidhammer’s in Indianapolis was the venue for our grandson’s wedding celebrations (more on that in a future post.)
Chicago museums provided two images for this challenge; the first at the Adler Planetarium and the second at the Chicago History Museum.
Plenty of signs along the main street on Mackinac Island in Michigan.
A sign with an important message at the American Lung Association Walk at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs
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
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to post these images. I have so many sailing pictures that I haven’t had the chance to use yet. Not that I’ve ever been sailing but I like to watch other people participating. Some of you may be sailing today. If so, stay safe and have a Happy 4th of July! For more on the Daily Prompt go to Sail
The Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
Just off Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Members of the Des Plaines Yachting Club competing in a race on Lake Opeka in Des Plaines, Illinois.
From peaceful calm to raging storm, the moods of the weather change from moment to moment. This is my offering for the Weekly Photo Challenge, the subject of which is Transient, set for us this week by Andrea Badgley at The Daily Post.
Just before sunrise over Lake Huron in Mackinaw City.
A storm brewing over Greenbush, Wisconsin.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to Transient