Cee’s Fun Foto: Colorful Monotones

3.31 colorful monotones

Summit Lake State Park, Indiana

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

This was actually hard for me, not that I couldn’t find a photo to fit the them because all my photos fit. I have lived the dream and most of my photos remind me of the places in my dreams that I’ve been blessed to visit.

This photo was in fact taken a few years before my Road Trip Dream on one of my many mini-road trip excursions. This is perhaps my most photographed state park in Indiana. It was the closest park with water and my little excursions always paid off with the most amazing sunsets. This is not one of those. This is one of the few times I got up before the crack of dawn (rather than the crack of noon) to take photos.

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Summit Lake State Park, Indiana

 

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Monochrome Monday: Sunrise

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Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Florida

Travel Theme: Glow

Sunrise Glow

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Summit Lake State Park, Indiana

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

 

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Blue

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Blind Pass Beach, Englewood, Florida

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Travel Theme: Light

First Light

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A Word A Week Challenge: DAWN

I have only photographed dawn, or sunrise, twice that I actually woke up for. I usually just stay up.

The first photograph was taken at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. As a little girl my uncle taught me about many of the national parks and Crater Lake was our favorite. Not only was I fulfilling a lifelong dream but honoring the memory of a man who had meant so much to me. We drove into the park well after midnight and followed the road until we found a parking lot. There were no lights, no moon; we couldn’t see more than a few feet in front of us. I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to find Wizard Island; I was hoping to take a photo of it at sunrise. I set my alarm to 4:00am and after hitting snooze a few times I finally rolled out of the car and turned around to see where we were. What did I see? We were only feet from the lake and the parking lot overlooked my beautiful Wizard Island.

I hiked hundreds of feet to the top of Watchman’s Peak just in time to capture the sun rising over the lake.

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The second photograph was taken at Summit Lake State Park, Indiana. I thought I would be sick getting up so early, but I did it. I got out of bed in time to get many beautiful shots. This photograph was taken in 2008 and was the last time I got up before the sun. I don’t expect it will happen again too soon.

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A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Round

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Lakeview Park, Rochester IN

Round Sun

Sunrise

Round Moon & Star

Moonlight

Round flowers

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Wizard’s Rising

Sunrise over Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park