Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Get Wild!

Haleakala, Maui
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Road to Hana, Maui
Shepard’s Dell Falls, Oregon

Terri’s Sunday Still Challenges: #Weathering Memories

This is my contribution to Terri Webster Schrandt’s Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme Weathering Memories. I decided to post photos to illustrate my take on the four seasons.

To me yellow personifies Springtime.

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you have to do is call!

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #139 – Special Moments

I took this photograph on June 20, 2002 in Maui. I was driving the Road to Hana and pulled over. Walking into the forest I came across this waterfall where people were jumping into the reservoir below. Luckily I had a waterproof disposable camera, so I was able to join in the fun. The very next day, I turned 40 years of age. A special moment indeed.

I took this photo on September 16 of last year. I was having a difficult time making any sort of a decent capture with my camera. The strap got a bit tangled around my wrist, and while trying to untangle it, I inadvertently snapped this shot. Another special moment.

Baltimore is one of those cities with a lot of one way thoroughfares. If you make a wrong turn, unless you’re very familiar with the city, you will get lost in a heartbeat. That’s what happened to me. The day was winding down and I was beginning to panic because rush hour was on the verge of beginning. I saw this view in my rearview mirror and decided to take advantage. I stopped my car, hopped out and took this shot. The people behind me in traffic were less than pleased, but I saw many cars taking my same route.

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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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.”

#Granny Shot It #Water Water Everywhere #WWE