For the 64th editon of the Lens Artist Photo Challenge we receive the theme of Countryside and/or Small Towns. You have heard people talk about something being in their wheelhouse? Well I live in the country and a small town, so here we go!
I maybe hopping outside the bounds of a small town, but I found Ketchikan, Alaska, (2019 population 9,789) a quaint little burg. We were there at nearly the end of tourist season, September and a resident told me after the cruise ships stop coming due to ice formation the place is like a ghost town because all the seasonal help head South for the winter like so many birds!
This was a photograph I took aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route tourist train leaving Skagway in 2017. You can see two gigantic cruise ships dwarfed by the distance into the countryside we traveled.
The view my daughter and I enjoyed in the countryside near the Ark Adventure in Kentucky while we enjoyed the Zip Lines.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of indulging in in one of my favorite pastimes as my church continued an annual tradition of having our church service in a local State Park. After all the necessary food I made a bee line to the kayak rentalk station. This is one of the shots I managed to capture without turning over my vessel.
Lastly, this morning while I was filling another couple of boxes with spent sunflower heads I clicked the panorama function on my Samsung S7 and caught this sunrise shot facing east from my farm.
Great shots. Been to Skagway and Kechikan on a cruise. ‘Interesting’. Love the kayak shot. Here is ours from this summer: https://fairplay740.wordpress.com/2019/07/27/lens-artists-challenge-56-seascapes-and-or-lakeshore/
A lovely place, Joe – nature up close. Lucky you!
I love it. My plan is to be there at sunrise tomorrow morning to finish cutting sunflower heads and begin collecting Zinnia seeds.
What a lovely place to live Joe! Good for you for taking advantage of the many opportunities for nearby adventures