Sunday Stills: Favorite Places

Grand Canyon_1999_5aAny discussion of favorite places for me must begin with the Grand Canyon. While I could pepper this post with lots of amazing facts and figures about the Canyon, just look at it. There are no words to do it justice.Haleakala 1Then there is Haleakala on the island of Maui. You are forgiven if you thought these pictures (above and below) were from a NASA mission on another planet.Haleakala 2Closer to home, we have the glorious Chesapeake Bay. I’m afraid my skills as a photographer can’t do it justice, but I submit below in a feeble attempt to participate in the Sunday Stills challenge: Favorite Places. The estuary of the Chesapeake is vast and encompasses six states. Pillar to pillar cropy

Weems Creek (below) is one of those spots that I visit and revisit. It’s a place where I can recharge spiritually. It’s home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.WWE 7

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge #3: Jump for Joy

For my fortieth birthday (many years ago) I treated myself to a short vacation on the island of Maui.  While I would hardly characterize turning forty years of age a cause celabre, I still managed to have a good time.  These exciting shots were taken on the Road to Hana.  It’s a terrifying stretch of road, but it’s worth the grey hairs.  How often do you get to jump off of a waterfall into a beautiful lagoon?

There’s a book called Maui Revealed.  It’s updated annually.  Available on Amazon, it’s a must-read if you are planning a vacation in Maui.Maui 8Maui 13This is my submission to Cee’s newest challenge: On the Hunt for Joy.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge No. 68: Layers, October 20, 2010

Maui factoryCan you see the layers in this photograph?

Grand Canyon_1999_1aHow about this one?

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Granny Shot It WWE Challenge: September 20, 2019

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Granny Shot It WWE Challenge: September 4, 2019

Maui WWE 3As fate would have it, my last post was of a waterfall. While I could have easily “double-dipped,” that’s not how I roll. This sort of thing has been happening all the time. For instance, Cee may post a particular image for her Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD) and I will have just posted something that fits perfectly with its theme. At this point, I’m about ready to bill myself as “Russell, photographer and psychic.”

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Granny Shot It WWE Challenge: September 3, 2019

Maui WWE 2Maui, June 2002, Wailea Beach

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WWE Challenge: August 31, 2019

Maui WWEThis is my entry Granny Shot It’s Water Water Everywhere Challenge for August 31, 2019. It was taken in 2002 near Makina in Maui. I believe that the island on the right is Kahoolawe.

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Ragtag Daily Prompts: Bush

Maui 6Maui, June 2002, Note Diamond Head in the distance.

Maui 7Maui, June 2002, Note waterfall in center of frame.

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