A Photo a Week Challenge: From Above


Okay, in all fairness, I didn’t take this picture. Our daughter took it for us. When we visited Chicago in December, we went to the top of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). It was a lot of fun to stand on a very thick piece of plastic and pretend to be afraid. The view was amazing. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I didn’t take any pictures of just the view. My bad. And just in case you think I was afraid to step all the way out and let go of the frame, here’s another.



Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

52 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: From Above”

    1. Or daughter knows that it’s safe, but it still freaks get out. She wouldn’t come out on the plastic with us. She was very happy just taking pictures of us.

  1. With my fear of heights I don’t think I would have been able to do what you did. I find it interesting that the Sears Tower got renamed. I know this happens frequently with old buildings and I have mixed feelings about this. A sense of our history being misplaced along the way.

    1. I think it’s strange, but it’s usually about money. I don’t know what happened for this building to get renamed, but I’m sure a lot of money eased involved.

      1. Yes, I think it’s called corporate rebranding and a building can change its name multiple times as it is bought and sold. With sports stadiums, corporations buy the naming rights often resulting in angry fans.

  2. I’ve tried to conquer my fear of heights by skydiving…even did it 13 times, but I don’t think I could go out on that platform. As you can see from this post, I don’t even like the relatively safe height of a diving board. However, I’m not opposed to climbing the stairs at a pool and taking pictures from above! With my camera as an excuse I climbed back down those stairs rather than go down the slide! 🙂 https://pausesandclicks.com/2018/07/25/a-photo-a-week-challenge-from-above/

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