Weekly Photo Challenge – All-Time Favorites

Fargo, North Dakota.

This week, I was disappointed to learn that the folks who created the Weekly Photo Challenge are closing it down. Since discovering the challenge shortly after I started Journeys with Johnbo in 2013, I looked forward to Fridays, and then Wednesdays, each week as they published the challenge and I endeavored to share photos from my gallery that spoke to the theme. In this final challenge, the group of challenge authors invited us to share our all-time favorite photographs. You can read their entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Twisted

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Jen H. asks to “show us something twisted.” Details of the challenge post can be found here. Looking through my gallery, I realized that there are many desert plants and trees that exhibit some form of twisting. I normally think of the mighty saguaro with a single trunk and maybe multiple arms all pointing skyward. In reality, though, life has a way of twisting things out of shape. Among other desert plants, I’ve included a few examples of saguaros “doin’ the twist.” Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

Kauai, Hawaii.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to keep things fluid and focus on liquids. He comments on how “H2O-heavy” he finds his gallery of images. You can read his entire challenge post here. Well, I must say, going through my own library of images, I find I have a very liquid-centric library as well… the liquid being mostly water also. What’s not to like about lakes, rivers, streams? Being an avid cruiser, I have no shortage of ocean photos, sunrises, sunsets, moonlit seas, calm and turbulent waters. Instead of sharing yet another sunset at sea, I decided to share some liquid in motion. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Place in the World

Someone once said, “A mile of highway can take you a mile, but a mile of runway can take you anywhere.” It wasn’t until I was 48 years old when I discovered I had a place in the world, a place in the sky, actually. This week, Erica V. asks us to share our place in the world. She writes, “Where do you belong? In the hustle and bustle of a big city or amongst friendly faces in a small town? For this week’s challenge, show us your place in the world.” You can see her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

Denver, Colorado.

This week, Michelle Weber gave us an unlikely challenge, literally. She asks us to share a photo of something that’s unlikely. Of course, her example is a photo of a cheetah riding in the bed of a pickup. C’mon, that’s a pretty hard act to follow. You can read her entire challenge post here, and see the photo she took while she was in the (pickup) bed with a cheetah. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Lines

This week’s photo challenge asks us to pay attention to lines. Being somewhat literal, my opening photo features two guys making lines. OK, I’m not so sure that’s what Cheri Lucas Rowlands meant when she suggested that we share compositions dominated by lines. But don’t take my word for it. you can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Krista Stevens’ visit to the Johnny Cash Museum caused her to reflect on the prolific works of that iconic musician. That visit was her inspiration for this week’s challenge, “…show us your interpretation of prolific.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Though the usual thought about a desert is that it is anything but prolific, except for sand and wind. My visits to the desert around Phoenix have proven that concept of the desert to be inaccurate, at least for the Sonoran Desert. Continue reading