Monochrome Monday: Schloss Solitude

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Monochrome Monday: Little Italy

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great weekend.  🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

Oh no…say it isn’t so! I can’t believe that the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges are coming to an end.

I’m incredibly sad that this is the last weekly photo challenge. The photo challenges were my inspiration for starting my blog.

I went back to look at every photo I’ve submitted for the challenge and was pleasantly surprised. I can clearly see the development  in my work as I learned different photography techniques.

I will miss the weekly challenges because it was instrumental in my growth as a photographer and for that I’m forever grateful.

For my “all time favorites”, I decided to post my very first photo for the challenge, the most popular weekly photos by year, and finally one of my personal favorite photos.

MY FIRST WEEKLY CHALLENGE PHOTO

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual Prospective

 

MOST POPULAR WEEKLY CHALLENGE PHOTOS BY YEAR 

2013 Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

 

2014 Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

 

2015 Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

 

2016 Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

 

2017 Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

 

2018 Weekly Photo Challenge: Place In the World

 

 

One of My Favorite Photos

 

 

Rolling Thunder 2018

Last weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to photograph Rolling Thunder. Rolling Thunder is an event where motorcycle riders from around the United States rally in our nation’s capital to pay respect to fallen soldiers at various memorials and to also raise awareness about the POWs (Prisoners of War) and MIAs (those Missing In Action) left behind in war.

Riders gathered at different starting points around the city to begin the demonstration ride to the National Mall. I decided to photograph the run that started in Ft. Washington.

I arrived early to capture what happens before the demonstration ride. I saw warm fellowship, laughter, and of course lots of bragging rights for cool bikes. One motorcycle rider was proud to draw my attention to his bike, a Harley Davidson that was once a police vehicle.

There was such a positive buzz of energy surrounding this event. I had a great time talking with riders and photographing stunning bikes.

I will definitely attend Rolling Thunder in the future! Maybe I’ll photograph a different starting point or even venture into the heart of the city for the major events.

Click on any picture to open the gallery.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place In The World

Where’s my place in the world? Any place where I’m on vacation!

I just returned from a 7 day cruise to the beautiful Caribbean.  The cruise ship stopped at several locations, but my favorite was St. Maarten. Although the island is small, it’s actually home to two different countries (France and the Netherlands)!

The views of the ocean were spectacular and the beach, very relaxing. It was the perfect place to connect with nature.

I was sad to say goodbye to this quaint island, but I definitely will visit again.

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