Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekly Header Challenge -- Water

It's time for the Weekly Header Challenge!

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I'm joining in the group above for this weekly challenge.
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what they've come up with!

Theme ~ Water

Chosen by Lew.

Water, water everywhere...!  I have lots of water images, so the hard part this week was which ones to choose to showcase for you all.  :)

I start with my header image, uncropped, here below.  I took this at The Morton Arboretum this year while there was still snow on the ground.  I was standing on the bridge at the end of Lake Marmo, where there was a drainage ditch.  Looking down, I realized how much like a mushroom the scene looked through the lens, so I had a little fun with my camera and ended up with this shot, looking over the railing straight down.

The below shot is more recent, taken at Shabbona Lake about an hour west of home on Father's Day.

I almost deleted the below image while it was still in my camera.  I had my macro lens on my camera that day, and I brought no other lens--one of those "put one lens on and go out" afternoons.  Fernando and I walked one of the trails and ended up looking out at a swamp/wetland area, filled with croaking frogs and still water.  I shot this scene almost offhandedly, looked at the back of my screen, and almost hit the "trashcan" button.  I decided to wait, though, and I'm glad I did.  I keep coming back to this image--there's just something about it, almost like a watercolor, or an Impressionist painting.  It has become one of my favorite images, and I really need to get it printed and hung on a wall in my home.

Here's a fun water shot, with the guys accepting a water bucket challenge (last year's rage).

Going macro on the water theme, I love heading out to the garden to capture the individual water droplets.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Speaking of macro, that's next week's theme, and I just took some pictures that should fit the bill nicely.  See y'all soon!!

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  1. Great water shots - love the header and the water drops!

    1. Thanks, Lew! Water is an amazing thing; I love photographing it in all its forms. Though, I'm not a big fan of winter...!

  2. I will have to get out and do some macro this weekend rather than depending on past performance. I love your impressionist image--I have some like that that are favorites.

    1. Macro shooting is definitely fun! I hope you get the chance to do some this weekend!!

  3. What a fun capture Christine, it is quite a different capture.

    1. Thanks, Tom! I had fun with this week's theme.