With limited travel and photo opportunities, it’s been quite a challenge to come up with recent pictures rather than dipping too far back into the photo archives, but here are a few shots, taken in the past few weeks, that I thought would fit in with Cee’s theme of Dark Red for her Fun Foto Challenge.
The last of the roses at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The barn at Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.
Two places of interest in the historic shopping district of Long Grove.
And lastly, a leftover guest from our Family Fall Festival.
This week, Patti has asked us to Find Something Red for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can take a leisurely stroll around downtown Chicago with the camera.
This week, the color is red, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, so I thought I’d share two of the pictures that I took while I was in Minnesota recently. The first was captured at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the second in the State Capitol Building.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Red.
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/