48 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monumental

    1. That’s how I roll;-)

      I’ve been known to be a little loose with my interpretations of the weekly theme from time to time. Not to mention the fact that of the almost 12,000 photos I currently have on my hard drive, there isn’t a single one that would even remotely qualify as a monument.

    1. That just about sums up my thoughts as well. Even the most beautiful man made monument, even when executed to perfection, is improved upon with the addition of a little golden hour sunlight.

    1. Thank you very much.

      Stick around, you haven’t seen anything yet. Or look back through some older Weekly Photo Challenge posts. I’ve been know to be a little fast and loose with my interpretation of the theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

      As a rule I almost never read description of the theme for the week. I don’t want to be influenced by anyone else’s ideas, or their take on the theme.

  1. gorgeous – and a brilliant take on the challenge that seems to be just outside the box ๐Ÿ™‚ i have been away and busy and didn’t have a monument to post. nice to enjoy this one. thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much. Same here, as I mentioned in another reply, of the almost 12,000 images I have in my Lightroom catalog I think there might be two statues among them. And neither would classify as a “monument” in my book.

      So I got to thinking… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Great ‘monumental’ images. I like these so much better than the normal man made monuments, these make my heart sing!

    1. Yes, thank you Beth, I am. I’ve got one more trip to the mountains in the works before the snow is gone, to make up for my last trip, which turned out just a bit too windy and snowy for any good photos. FYI, high winds and whiteouts aren’t helpful when trying to photograph sunrise ๐Ÿ˜‰

      But then, bring on the sunny warm weather.

  3. so gorgeous, every time! My favorite ever are the last 2, the sun behind the tree and the sea smoke again. I dream of that one, really! you did and do an excellent job with each and every picture, Jeff!

    1. Julie you are far too kind, as usual.

      I have an update for you on the Seek The Peak pledge issue. I heard back from one of the women who helps organize it, and near as she can tell there’s no reason why you should be having problems using your credit card to make a pledge even though you’re not in the U.S.

      If for whatever reason it still doesn’t work(let me know if you need the link to try to make a pledge again), just give me some warning the next time you plan to be in the area and I’m sure I can swing something to help you realize that dream. ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Yes, I’d love that! Please don’t feel you need to make a pledge, though I do appreciate it, and I know the Mount Washington Observatory certainly will.

            1. That’s good, because I don’t see a penny of the donations. In fact the cost of the prints I”m giving away comes out of my pocket, not out of the funds I raise.

              I offer the print raffle because I feel it might entice people to give if there is a possibility they might get something in return.

                1. Every penny of your donation goes the the Mount Washington Observatory. I do this because it’s an organization I support. And to be honest, if I can get any exposure for my photography out of it, all the better. But that’s not the main reason I do it

                  1. ๐Ÿ˜€ well, if I can help the Mount Washigton Observatory AND get one of your pictures, that is double fun for me! and if I don’t win the picture, I’ll have done my Good Action anyway!

                    I’ll just cross my fingers that it works out fine next time I try to make a pledge.

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