Lens Artists Photo Challenge #64: Countryside and/or Small Towns

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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4 Responses to Lens Artists Photo Challenge #64: Countryside and/or Small Towns

  1. JohnRH says:

    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/

  2. Leya says:

    A lovely place, Joe – nature up close. Lucky you!

  3. Tina Schell says:

    What a lovely place to live Joe! Good for you for taking advantage of the many opportunities for nearby adventures

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