Would you like to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge? Just take a photo that is your interpretation of the theme and post it in this thread.
The rules are rather simple.
- Your photo(s) should be your own, i.e., they should not have been taken by someone else. - Photoshopping is allowed but should be kept to the basics only rather than a total transformation. - Grab your camera, experiment, and, most of all, have fun.
Photoshop Elements 7, Photoshop Elements 10 through 2023 Photoshop 2023 & Lightroom Classic 12 Windows 11 Pro
An interesting embellishment to the rather mundane exterior of our local supermarket, this representation of lavender commemorates past times when lavender fields were common in this now suburban area of Surrey.
This is "Archie", the Art Deco Archer which decorates East Finchley Underground station in north London. He has been there since 1940, when the station opened. He is a symbol of the speed with which the new Northern Line trains sped southwards into central London and beyond. The missing arrow represents any one of the Underground trains rolling out of East Finchley station
The Secret Bench of Knowledge is a sculpture that has appropriately been outside a local public library since it was purchased in 1990. Also a nice shady spot to sit and wait for a bus! There are several copies around the world - I was quite surprised to run across one in London, UK on a visit a few years ago. It's also a popular spot for people to have their photos taken in various poses - fortunately it was empty today when I stopped by for a pic. Zoom in to read the messages.
Fujifilm XT-3 mirrorless Photoshop Elements up to PSE13 + PSE2022 Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic, ON1 Raw Windows 10
"A grizzly bear was sighted outside of the Old Town Newhall Library on Wednesday afternoon."
As part of a local arts community effort called the California Bear Project, the fifth installment of the series was unveiled to the community, depicting scenes in the valley’s history.
The five-by-ten-foot Santa Clarita History Bear was brought to life by local artist Frank Rock. Rock lovingly named the bear “Beale Butt” because Beale’s Cut near the Newhall Pass is painted on the statue’s rear end.
The statue also features Vasquez Rocks, Tiburcio Vásquez, William S. Hart, Saugus Café, the Saugus Train Station, the Oak of the Golden Dream, the Newhall Ranch House, E.M. Chaix Grocery Store, the Sierra Highway Tunnel, the Walk of Western Stars, the longest running oil rig, various animals and the St. Francis Dam, which Rock is an expert on.
“I look forward to seeing our children and grandchildren exploring the bear, finding their favorite landmarks, making him part of a scavenger hunt or a tribute quest, using him as a teaching tool about our history,” Rock said.
The Canyon Theatre Guild commissioned the series in 2004. Other bears can be found at the Santa Clarita Transit Center, Valencia Heritage Park, The Patios at Valencia Town Center and Golden Valley High School.
Before the Santa Clarita History Bear found its home outside the library, it was located behind the theater.
This is the ND Medal of Honor memorial in Roosevelt Park, Minot. There are 20 Medal of Honors 9 of them were awarded for action in the Philippines beginning in 1899. This was not one of our nations finest efforts! Wikipedia has the details, of course. Among the Medals of Honor awarded is Theodore Roosevelt. He may be North Dakota's most famous ex-resident. He lived in the western part of the state, having a ranch in the Badlands from 1880's. Partly due to these experiences, he became a leader in the conservation movement. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the best monument to this man.
MacMini 2012, Mac, OS X Monterey, Nikon 5500, iPhone 8, PSE 20