Category Archives: weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: I rather be

What would I rather be doing. I would rather be in Alabama.
Here are some photos from past trips to alabama.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

This is the story of a gosling who at a dandelion flower.
it took him some work and time to get it down but he eventually got it done. But in the last pic he seems to be wondering if it is going to stay down.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of this world

Ok taking a regular scene and making it out of this world.

fog can make anything otherworldly so the first three pics are in the fog.
Water can create other worldly scenes. The first water pic is of a horses head on the side of a fountain. The second water pic is melted frost on a web.
The pic of the three turkey vultures needs an explanation. Lake Delton in Wisconsin Dells flooded afew years back. In the process it washed out a road that crossed over and dammed a large gully that lead down to the Wisconsin River. Once the road washed out the lake totally drained into the Wisconsin River in a couple of hours. It left the lake drained. This is an otherworldly pic of the lake bottom and the three turkey vultures eating the dead fish.
The last pic is of Crazy Horse Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. To celebrate the 70th birthday of the sculptors wife they set off 70 dynamite blasts at the same time. This created the other worldly fiery photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide

Tour guide- a person to take you on a trip to show you the highlights of specific location. Hmmmm I could do a tour guide theme for several locations where I have done photography. Newfoundland, South Dakota, Yellowstone, Gulf Shores Alabama or Horicon Marsh WI. For this week I think I will do Horicon Marsh. One of my favorite locations.

Horicon Marsh is the largest cattail marsh in North America. It is a Globally Important Bird Area and very important for migrating birds along the Mississippi flyway. It is 32,000 acres located in south-central Wisconsin. There are various roads in and around the marsh where you can view the landscape as well as the wildlife. The northern 2/3 of the marsh is a National Wildlife Refuge. The southern 1/3 is a State Wildlife area. Over 305 species of birds have been found on the marsh. And has become a magnet for birders as various rare species show up. (can cause traffic jams). It is also home to a large nesting colony of American White Pelicans. (top right photo) And in the fall you can get 100,000 to over 200,000 migrating Canada Geese as well as various ducks.
So here are some photos attempting to show you the various aspects of the marsh. There are many sides to the marsh. (birds, wildlife, flowers, insects, plant life and weather)
enjoy. And if you are ever in Wisconsin and like nature photography take a trip to the Horicon Marsh.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme- Part 2

And here is my second variations. Like I said in my other post I couldn’t decide between the two so decided to them in two seperate posts.
This variation is also another hard one to capture. You also have to be in the right place at the right time. And that is foggy mornings.
Most of the foggy mornings are from the Horicon Marsh.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

I have many photos which express silence but there is one that is my absolute favorite. Silence can be deafening in it’s quietness. Standing in the road while taking this photo the silence was absolute. The snow muffling every sound, with no wind you didn’t have the rustle of leaves or the creaking of branches. You only had the snow falling about you creating the sound absorbing blanket. With the lack of sound you almost imaginged you heard various sounds in the distance but they didn’t exist.