Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

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I grabbed this sunrise a couple of week’s ago as we were heading into the gym one morning.

Here are some from past posts:

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds

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Yesterday and this morning, while other places in the country were able to get good shots of the super blue moon and lunar eclipse, here in the Salt Lake Valley, we had clouds. Beautiful clouds, but still clouds that made it hard to impossible to get good photos of the moon. (We’ll just have to wait until 2037.) But it’s okay. I love photographing clouds.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF CLOUDS.

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″ tag.
  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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Details

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I recently asked my husband for some ideas on challenge themes. He very graciously came up with two: Textures (last week’s theme) and Details (this week’s). I had a good idea what I wanted to do for last week’s theme, but this week, my husband asked if I would use a couple of his pictures. As a structural engineer, he has an amazing eye for details. He is also very creative and artistic, which means that when you put a camera in his hands, you get amazing pictures. The fun gargoyle is a detail on the Cathedral of Basel in Switzerland that is best viewed from the tower. The Cathedral is an impressive edifice that makes a stunning image for a calendar, but the gargoyle is a great story piece on its own. If you look closely, you can see the gargoyles sticking out near the base of the tower caps.

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IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE GRAND SCALE AND THE DETAIL OF THE SCENE.

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″ tag.
  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.

Because the featured photos are my husband’s, I decided to add my own. First a broad view of the Salt Lake Valley at sunset.

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And a closer view of the point where the sun is setting behind the Oquirrh Mountains.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue and White

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When I asked my husband to help me choose a theme for this week, he thought for a moment and said “Blue and white.” I’m telling you this story because you have to understand that my husband is a dyed-in-the-wool, to the core University of Utah fan (school colors crimson and white), one half of the biggest in-state college rivalry in the United States (the other half being Brigham Young University, school colors blue and black). I was completely surprised by this, because he cringes every time I suggest he wear blue. I did find this beautiful winter sky picture for the challenge. I also couldn’t resist posting another picture of the beautiful Baby R.

Baby R in blue and white

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT HAS BLUE AND WHITE AS EITHER THE MAIN OR ACCENT COLORS.

Look for the blue and white in the world around you, or use your photo editing software to enhance or create images that represent blue and white to you.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

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″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Inversion sunsetThe Salt Lake Valley is famous (or maybe it’s infamous) for its winter inversions and horrible air quality. This year has been a bad one for bad air days. If you can get out of the valley and up into the mountains, the air is fresh and clear and the temperatures are usually a bit warmer too (an interesting paradox). I was up in the foothills on the east side of the valley a few nights ago and captured this amazing sunset. As you can see, the valley is dark and dank with inversion, but it can create beauty when the sun hits the Oquirrh Mountains.

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Sunday Stills: Landscapes

Twin Peaks, Wasatch FrontI love this view of Mount Olympus, one of the mountain peaks in the Wasatch Front that surround the Salt Lake Valley. This picture was taken in May, and as you can see, the elevation of the mountains means that the snow doesn’t completely disappear until midsummer.

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