Cee’s B&W Challenge – Structures

Cee’s B&W Challenge – Structures

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This week’s Black and White Challenge is Structures. The definition of a structure is ‘mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents.’ This is one of my favorite subjects, as most structures are stationary, allowing more time to get the photo you want.

The first photo is the Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Lighthouses are fascinating structures with a colorful history. This tower was built in 1874

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© Susan Spaulding

This photo is of the spiral staircase that takes you to the tower.

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© Susan Spaulding

Galveston, Texas has some beautiful old churches, which are massive. Here I focus on one part of the church.

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© Susan Spaulding

Windmills in Kansas used to power a water well. These simplistic structures are still used in many places in the Midwest.

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© Susan Spaulding

This last one was taken as we drove through a tunnel in downtown Dallas, Texas

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© Susan Spaulding
Landscapes and Cropping (Day 15)

Landscapes and Cropping (Day 15)

I love landscapes,  although I rarely do justice to the beauty that captivates the natural eye.  For this assignment, I chose several of my favorite landscape photographs to showcase, including a few that were used for previous Photo 101 themes.

My first two photos were taken last summer (August 2015) in The Badlands National Park, South Dakota. This stark area earned it’s name. The rock formations were formed from wind and rain erosion and there is little vegetation.  If you ignore the greenery in the foreground, I imagine this is what the moon would look like.

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On this same trip, we drove through the Colorado Rockies. The towering peaks never cease to amaze me.

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As we drove down the highway, we came across a creek of melted mountain snow.

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Several years ago we visited The Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. The sandstone formations are incredible.

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The golden grassland of Nebraska.

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Waves breaking on the shore of Galveston Bay, Texas

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An Oklahoma Sunset

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