Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Favorites

Summer doesn’t officially end for a month still, and it will seem like summer for longer than that in these parts, but the beginning of the new school year has me thinking about some of my favorite photos of summer.

Exploring Malibu with my son led me to take this photo of seagulls from behind.  There is something wonderful and whimsical about this shot of seagull butts!


And there is nothing quite like spending time at the San Diego County Fair–a huge extravaganza of animals, food and light.  I never seem to tire of photographing goats.


I’ve also been messing with some night photography this summer.  Here a few of my favorites.  Nighttime with the moon at the fair,


Oceanside from the pier,


and a Chicago sunset reflected in the windows of the Signature Lounge.


And I love to photograph nature as I find it.  Bees at work,


the beauty of a spider’s web in the early morning dew,


and black sage in bloom.


I never tire of sunsets,




or fireworks,


and water seems to be my life-force!


So this is your week to look through your summer pictures and highlight a few favorites…or head out with your camera and capture some new favorites before the summer makes an exit.

You can post your photo alone or along with some words: commentary, a story, a poem…maybe even a song! I love to study the photographs that others’ take and think about how I can use a technique, an angle, or their inspiration to try something new in my own photography. (I love a great mentor text…or mentor photo, in this case!) I share my photography and writing on social media. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter using @kd0602. If you share your photos and writing on social media too, please let me know so I can follow and see what you are doing. To help our Weekly Photo community find each other, use the hashtag #summerfavorites for this week and include @nwpianthology in your post.

Putting this post together encouraged me to do a bit of photo curating…something I need to be more systematic about…and as I browsed through I also got to reflect on a wonderful summer filled with whimsy, fun, and lots of love.  I hope you enjoy a week of thinking about your summer favorites!  Can’t wait to see a glimpse of summer-in-review through your lens!

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Favorites

  1. mbhmaine

    Thanks for sharing your summer through your favorite photos. I love the idea of taking a few moments to do this–reliving summer highlights, noticing patterns, and shaping the summer into a series of photographs. Oh–and I love, love, love your reflected Chicago sunset picture!

    1. kd0602 Post author

      Thanks so much! I need to do this more often–take time to reflect and curate (and maybe even print!). I appreciate your kind words and encouragement.



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