Last weekend found us in Brandon, South Dakota for a family wedding. The wedding was held late Saturday afternoon so we spent some free time in the morning exploring Sioux Falls. Our first stop that morning was only a 12 minute drive from our hotel in Brandon. Falls Park is a short walk from downtown, covers 123 acres and features the city’s namesake the falls on the Big Sioux River. The falls drop some 100 feet (30 m) over several cascades. Continue reading
For this week’s photo challenge, Krista Stevens asks that we consider the term “pedestrian” in all of its contexts. I chose the literal interpretation, allowing me to share a glimpse of street photography, something that I am not particularly good at. You can read Krista’s entire challenge post, and see a beautiful view of the Red River at Winnipeg here. Continue reading
San Antonio, Texas.
While Lynn and I are relaxing on Sunday morning at a family gathering for a wedding, this blog post is automatically publishing right on schedule from my WordPress account. The view from my 16th floor window in San Antonio was pretty nice. It could have been much worse, taken shortly after Houston was being inundated by Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading
This week’s photo challenge from Michelle Weber is titled, “Windows” and subtitled, “What do you see through yours?” Michelle goes on to say, “When we take photos, we use all kinds of things to frame our images and get the viewer’s eye to focus where we want it.” She suggests that instead of something that looks like a window frame, to actually use a window frame. You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading
“You’ve just taken a photo of an optical illusion,” I heard just after snapping the shutter on my camera. I turned to look for the speaker. It was a gentleman volunteer from the Botanic Garden. He commented that the design of the landscape is meant to make it look longer than it really is. The walkway and green areas all taper toward the distance and the trees bordering the garden area are shorter at the far end from where this photo was captured. The walk down the path didn’t take nearly as long as one might think. It is a great illusion you have to experience to really feel the effect. Continue reading
Lake Pleasant, Arizona.
On this first week of Autumn in North Dakota, it’s been nice weather, so far. However, thoughts of our Arizona winters are creeping into consciousness and those desert hikes are calling. I even have a new camera, a mirrorless Sony with a very small footprint and weight factor. It will replace the much larger and heavier Nikon on our hikes. Continue reading
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico.
In this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, Ben Huberman asks us to explore the interplay of texture and depth. He notes, “The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density and texture…” Of course, as always, we can be flexible in our choices. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading