In the spirit of reviving my poor, neglected blog, I have joined a small group of photographers in the undertaking of a monthly photo challenge for the year of 2012. For each month, a color theme has been designated, and on the 26th of that month, every photographer in the group will post their themed images. Instead of being presented with only my perspective of that month’s theme, you are presented with the perspective of the entire group, as at the bottom of our posts, we link to the next person in our circle of photographers, so that if you choose, you can keep clicking and see our very different visions of the same theme! Fun, right?
The theme for July is Red, White, and/or Blue. Very fitting!
This month, we took our annual family vacation, and the images I’m sharing in this post are all from our week up north at the Big Sandy Lodge & Resort.
This is my favorite dead tree. The day we were leaving to return home, this storm blew in across the lake, and while the storm was dark and menacing, the tree was lit up in the sunshine. (the storm then chased us all the way home, making for some white-knuckled driving)
This is Hunter, swimming in the pool. If we weren’t at the lake, we were at the pool!
My son Will (right) and his cousin, Lincoln (left). Our annual family vacation is always a time of bonding for these two. They were very quiet which is uncharacteristic of them. I found them playing together quietly in the bunk bed.
My niece, Sydney, giving me smiles. This is her first of many family vacations, and she was so much fun to snuggle and cuddle (and attempt to feed…).
I used my wide angle lens to capture the big, puffy clouds over the lake and resort. I really like the distortion from the wide angle here.
Our annual family photo. My parents are in the middle, my family on the left, and my brother’s family on the right.
The cabin/townhome we stayed in happens to belong to my parents, and is available for rent. I know I’m biased, but it’s the most beautiful and modern “cabin” we’ve ever stayed in, and we’ve tried many places over the years. It is enormous and hospitable, with every little convenience you would want, and the lake, beach, restaurant, and pool are all right there. If you’re looking for a place to get away for a few days, check it out here!
That was my plug!
And there you have it! Next month’s theme is Rainbow Bright (vivid bright colors)! Subscribe to my blog to get instant notifications of future posts, and comments are very welcome! Keep the circle going! Check out the next photographer in the circle, Connie Dillon, and her interpretation of this month’s challenge: http://conniedillonphotography.wordpress.com/category/2012-photo-challenge/