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)
Once again, I’m attempting to cover two challenges with one post. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge asks us for images with the color dark red as the main theme, while Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge is asking us to crop. One of the most useful tools in any photo processing software is the one used for cropping. It can change the appearance of an image by shifting the focus from one subject to another. Although red has a tendency to stand out in a picture anyway, I’ve cropped these images in order to place the entire focus of the picture on the red objects. The first one is a shot taken in the farm at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The next one was taken outside the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and the last was inside the house on the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to https://ceenphotography.com/2016/10/04/cees-fun-foto-challenge-dark-reds/ and for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/10/04/one-word-photo-challenge-crop/
OK! So I had to improvise a bit for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge this week. I’ve never actually photographed a crane (bird) and I’m not likely to during the coming week. Cranes (mechanical) don’t feature much in any of my photo files either but luckily we have a room full of toys that we keep for when the grandkids visit.
For more on Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/09/27/one-word-photo-challenge-crane/
If craft and tradition go hand-in-hand, then there certainly were some splendid examples of American Indian crafts at the 63rd Annual Chicago Pow Wow this month. The whole event was just something that I will never forget (one more thing to cross off my unintentional bucket list) but the costumes with their intricate beadwork, colors and flare were by far the most outstanding feature.
Although I was concentrating more on the portrait side of things that day, I thought these shots would fit the bill for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge this week, the subject being Craft. I hope to share more of these images in the coming weeks.
For more on Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/09/20/one-word-photo-challenge-craft/
I believe this is the first time that I’ve participated in Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge. I’m not a terribly good judge of color so I’m not certain if the shades in these images qualify as Fuchsia but let’s give it a whirl.
In the dressing-up basket, these items of clothing are some of little granddaughter’s favorites.
Colorful costumes, just one of the exciting things about Ballet Folklorico.
Orchids in the greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
And just in case I was too far off with my colors, here’s a beautiful fuchsia that my daughter bought me for Mother’s Day this year.
For more entries in the One Word Photo Challenge please go to http://jennifernicholewells.com/2014/09/30/one-word-photo-challenge-fuchsia/