Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Regrettably, I’ve been away from the photo challenges of late.  Unfortunately, I have not stayed current with the topics, so forgive me as I play a little catch-up here.  However, this topic caught me enthusiastically.  Last weekend, we took a little trip to Chicago to get away from the repetition of home and hit the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

My wife and I staged this photo this summer to illustrate a theme of Christ-centered care giving within our community.  When I read the theme of this weeks photo challenge – Let there be light – this shot came to mind immediately. Hopefully, you find that this image is worth thousands of words.  What does…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Upon reading the theme of this week’s photo challenge (Layers), I knew exactly what I was going to share.  I had never seen the Badlands of South Dakota until this summer as we were on pour way to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  If this landscape doesn’t scream “layers”, I don’t know what does….

Weekly Photo Challenge: (My Best, Worst) Habit

I love all things coffee.  I have since my grandma fed it to me in my baby bottle.  Now, 48 years later, my 18-year old daughter is a Starbucks barista and we have a home fashioned after the classic American contemporary coffee shop.  So with the Weekly Photo Challenge theme being “Habit”, I offer my second…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit (Old Faithful)

The weekly photo challenge this week is to present photos that represent “habit”.  I actually have two ideas coming quickly to my mind.  This post will be all about the habitual force of nature. Noting in nature is more predictable than the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.  Old Faithful erupts approximately every 90…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

The photo challenge of the week is to post a photo or photos of something that describes “eerie” to me.  This past summer, I was able to stand on my backyard patio and shoot images of an approaching thunderstorm.  Thunderstorms in the midwestern US always have an eerie quality to them.  You never really know…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon (What’s out there on yours?)

Many people struggle with the roller coaster of life’s emotions.  For some, it’s hard to be motivated or stay focused on priorities.  For others, emptiness of losing a loved one takes its toll.  Yet, others deal with life situations as if life itself were simply a walk in the park.  I know I am personally…

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of Me

The Hue of me?  I had to think about this one quite a bit.  The Hue of You is the theme of this week’s photo challenge where we are to photograph and post something that describes our personal hue, or color tone.  Something, I guess, that describes our emotional color tone.  Man, that’s deep.  Like,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity

The photo challenge of the week is to post a photo that describes “infinity”.  I would suspect that most entries in response to that challenge will have something to do with a long horizon line or subject lines leading to a vanishing point.  I’m going to take a different approach and point my camera to…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

I’ve been absent from the weekly challenge for a few weeks.  I guess that is what happens during football season.  But, this week’s challenge has inspired me to post.  The challenge this week is to post a photo that describes “Good Morning” to me.  Well, this summer I had one of the best mornings ever…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV

This week’s Photo Challenge is to share a photo of a scene with an unusual point of view.  This summer we traveled to Wyoming and visited Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. In the mountain country, sage brush is very common.  It grows everywhere and gives the landscape in the mountain valleys and…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus (on baseball)

This weeks theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Focus”.  In this challenge, we are to post photos that demonstrate the importance of focus and how that focus can increase the dramatic effect of the shot.  This summer, I had the pleasure of photographing my neighbor who is an aspiring baseball player.  While all the…