WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Good morning!  Color is this week’s photo challenge and it’s everywhere!  A few weeks ago this beautiful Cardinal Red Bird was nestled in a tree in my front yard…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Textures!  This photo was taken of me by a passerby as the sun was rising in San Francisco.  I was on a solo trip through California in 2006, waiting for an Amtrak train, and had some time to spare, so I wanted to have my picture taken with these funky massive statues!  If my memory serves me correctly, their texture was cool, hard, and ridged.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares and Angles

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is all about Squares and Angles.  This is one of my favorite aspects of photography.  I love to experiment with different angles and learn how to compose the photo!

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This photo from Dubrovnik, Croatia has lots of squares and angles!  I was on top of the 2 mile wall that surrounds the City! Continue reading

A Word A Week Challenge – Hats

As you can easily surmise from looking at these photos…I love hats!  This is the challenge at A Word in Your Ear!  I didn’t really feel comfortable wearing hats when I was younger.  I was a bit shy and felt it brought more attention to myself.  Being almost 6 foot tall demanded enough attention as it was.  As I’ve aged and become more comfortable in my skin…I realize hats are fun and they protect your face from the sun!

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Travel Theme: Roads

There are so many types of roads!  Flat..hilly..curvy..straight..paved..dirt..rocky..steep!  Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme this week is….Roads!

The first three road photos were all taken in Namibia, Africa.  The terrain, at times, seemed alien and made for some great photographs!

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Lost in the Details is this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge!  I’m still amazed that every time I participate in a challenge, I learn something new.  I interpreted this challenge to mean when we take a photo…if we look closely…there is so much more to see.  Some of the photos required cropping and I was pleased with the creativity I was able to utilize with choosing the photos and with the process of what part of the photo to crop.

This was one of my favorites.  It’s a cropped version of the 2nd photo and was taken in Ft. Myers, Florida in November, 2012.  I like the way the letters on the other side show through.  It’s the simple things that make me happy!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow

I was looking forward to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week because the theme is Rainbow!  Those of us living in the Northern hemisphere need some color about now!

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These brightly painted ostrich eggs in Cape Town, Africa are definitely full of color! Continue reading

Travel Theme: Bridges

Where’s My Backpack has a Weekly Travel Theme and this week it’s Bridges!  I love bridges!  They connect you to new experiences, people, places and fun!

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This bridge at Camp Kern near Cincinnati, Ohio was fun to walk on and took us to the beginning spot for zip lining through the beautiful Autumn trees!  It was extra special for me because it was just my son and I…that’s him walking up the bridge. Continue reading

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “Forward”.  I’ve chosen four photos that represent the typical use of the word…”a forward motion”, and three that show people being “bold”!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Red, White or Red & White.  This photo was taken at Sanibel Island, Florida right before Christmas…hence the Poinsettias.

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A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Industrial

Sue’s Photo Challenge this week at her blog…A Word in your Ear is “Industrial”.  At first I wasn’t sure I had any photos that would portray this word…but…I did!  I think that’s what’s so addictive about these photo challenges…searching through your photos and the sense of accomplishment when you find what you feel are the “perfect ones”!

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My husband and I were hiking at Stonelick Lake in Ohio this past summer and there was a tractor show and some other activities.  This blacksmith was demonstrating his trade. Continue reading

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust

I’m excited to participate in the Adventure and Travel Magazine Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for Bloggers.  This week’s challenge is Wanderlust!  I have had a bad case of Wanderlust at times and looking at past adventures tends to kindle that flame even more.

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Travel Theme: Mountains

Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme this week is Mountains.  I love Mountains!  I love to hike on them, look at them, and photograph them!  I posted so many photos of  Mountains recently with my “Hiking” series…I had to search through my thousands of photos for some I haven’t posted–or at least not recently.

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