Weekly Photo Challenge 12: Skyline

Here’s the week 12 Weekly Photo Challenge prompt for the NWP iAnthology!  (Here are weeks 123456789, 10, and 11 if you want to look back or go back and participate.)

Skylines, those often recognizable cityscapes of famous places–some we’ve never visited–that hold prominent places in movie vistas and famous photos…but wait! We see skylines all the time!  This week I happen to be in our nation’s capitol…Washington DC…with many beautiful skyline views, like this one of the Capitol building.

capitol skyline

But you don’t have to be in Washington DC or a big city to see a skyline.  Here’s one I see almost daily… Palm trees swaying with the Pacific in the background.



Or you might recognize this one if you follow me on Instagram… This funny tree is often featured in pictures I take of the clouds, sun, or moon…right in front of my house.

tree in yard skyline

Not long ago I spent the day in Los Angeles with my son and happened upon this view of downtown LA from afar.

la skyline

So this week’s photo challenge is to share photos of skylines that you know intimately or have experienced in your travels. They might be famous and recognizable to the world…or they might only be familiar to those in your neck of the world.  Post either the photo alone or along with writing inspired by the photo.  I also invite you to use others’ photos as inspiration for your own writing and photography.  I often use another photographer’s image as “mentor text” for my own photography, trying to capture some element in my own way.

I like to share my images and writing on social media…and I invite you to share yours widely too. (You might consider Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+) Use the hashtag #skyline and include @nwpianthology to make it easy for us to find and enjoy.  You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @kd0602.  I’d love to follow you if you share your handle.

You can also share your photos and writing by linking to this blog post or sharing in the comment section below.  I can’t wait to see the skylines that define important places in your life!


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