7 Super Shots

 Flickr Comments by FrizzText nominated me for the http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/7-super-shots/  about travel photos.   Thanks for FrizzText for the nomination and chance to participate.

I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots.  It was fun, very challenging to select seven shots that:

I choose these seven images.   Which one do you like best?

A place to contemplate and think:

The Botanical Building and Lake of the Flowers was built in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition and is located Balboa Park, San Diego, California.  The lush conservatory and park transports me into the 1900s in California an earlier era.

Botanical Building, Balboa Park, San Diego, California

Botanical Building built in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition and Lakes of the Flowers (Lagunas de las Flores), Balboa Park, San Diego, California

A smile.

A friendly horse at a Children’s Farm in Illinois makes me smile and a day on a farm is filled with outdoors, work and fresh everything and fields.

Children's Farm in Palos, Illinois

Children’s Farm in Palos, Illinois

A dreamscape.

The dunes and Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, Indiana, is the place to get in touch with nature, and to relax and daydream on the miles, miles of pristine beach.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Beverly Shores, Indiana

The photo of the cafe, and French Quarter, with its great food gets my mouth-watering.  New Orleans feeds the body and the soul.

A French Quarter cafe serving hot cafe au lait and cool jazz in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gazebo Bar & Cafe

musicians play at the Gazebo Bar & Cafe

Explore and discover photograph, my National Geographic moment.

National Geographic began as an explorers’ club whose members were travelers and adventurers discovering new cultures, dinosaurs and amazing things.  I can be an explorer at a natural history museum and discover new things like this mammoth skeleton that was found in Kenosha.

A prehistoric mammoth skeleton on display in the Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

mammoth skeleton

Mammoth Skeleton, Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Takes my breath away.  The multi-story ferris wheel, and amazing views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan that Navy Pier offers, takes my breath away.  The entertainment complex had amusements, theater, music, museum, boat tours and shows.  It’s also a connection between the marine and land Chicago.

Navy Pier and the Chicago skyline by Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois.

Navy Pier, Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

Navy Pier, Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

Tells a story.  The historic Mystic Seaport tells many stories to visitors.  The story of the Amistad slave ship; the New Englander culture of fishing, whaling; a ghost story; what it was like to live in a seaport village and many more.

A schooner docked at historic Mystic Seaport, Mystic Connecticut.

schooner, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conneticut

schooner, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut

The 7 Super shots rules are to nominate seven bloggers to take participate, but only if they choose to.  My seven travel photo bloggers are:

http://davidrwetzelphotography.wordpress.com/

http://implicado.wordpress.com/

http://mikepillowsphoto.wordpress.com/

http://sillymonkeyphoto.com/

http://stephenkellycreative.wordpress.com/photography-2/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/

http://yichinglin.com/

Added note: I’ve posted some of my older travel photos from places like Olympic National Park and Arizona on my Tumblr account.  There is a link to it on my Tumblr page on this blog.

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12 responses to “7 Super Shots

  1. I like your smile to the friendly horse (I often watched my daughters on horse backs)
    – and I like the “French Quarter cafe serving hot cafe au lait and cool jazz in New Orleans, Louisiana.” Thanks for your Bluegrass link!

  2. thank you for the nomination! this is quite fun, but i wonder how my WP theme will accomodate, so i’ve put it here (8, instead of 7):

    • A photo that…takes my breath away
    http://yichinglin.com/2009/07/16/chocolates/

    • A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
    http://yichinglin.com/2009/06/26/break/

    • A photo that…makes me dream
    http://yichinglin.com/2009/06/14/flight/

    • A photo that…makes me think
    http://yichinglin.com/2009/11/19/bent/

    • A photo that…makes my mouth water
    http://yichinglin.com/2012/02/28/special-of-the-day/

    • A photo that…tells a story
    http://yichinglin.com/2009/07/28/lunch/

    • A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
    http://yichinglin.com/2012/07/04/jade/
    http://yichinglin.com/2009/10/29/ballet/

    thank you for the inspiration!

    cheers,
    y

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