This week’s Photo Challenge, set for us by Brie Anne Demkiw at The Daily Post, is Close Up.
A close-up of one of the many vintage cars on display at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in Mount Prospect last week.
As close up to a waterfall as you can get, without getting wet; at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford.
A koi fish swimming close up in order to be first in line when I throw out some food.
This close-up of a common house sparrow makes the little fellow look quite large and fierce.
A close-up of President Lincoln’s face on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post go to ttps://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/close-up/
The subject of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Sculptures, Statues and Carvings.
The Mermaid outside the mansion at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
One of the Faces, in Chicago’s Millennium Park, sculpted by Jaume Plensa.
Auguste Rodin’s Eve, cast in bronze, standing in the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A section of Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota, showing the sculpted face of Theodore Roosevelt.
For more on Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/07/02/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-sculptures-statues-carvings/
I was tempted to call this post ‘Getting Up Washington’s Nose’ but I thought it might be misconstrued as a political jibe. Far be it from me to make comments of that nature on here!
These pictures were taken back in 2011. We’d visited Mount Rushmore several years earlier and had almost decided not to return for a second look during our latest trip to South Dakota.
I’m glad, now, that we changed our minds as we got a much closer view of this awesome monument; a whole new angle, in fact, compared to my original shots.