January 21, 2009

Photo Challenge: Looking Upwards

It is once again time for the latest Brenda Photo Challenge! The subject is Looking Upwards, picked by the current challenge hostess, Joan of Joan's Journeys. All of these pictures were taken at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, one of our favorite jaunts when we visit middle Kentucky.

This spiral staircase is quite a favorite spot for photographers. The picture was taken at f/4 and 1/5 second.

Trustee's Office spiral staircase
A safety sign provided some merriment for us. Its message could be a helpful mantra for many folks today! The camera settings were f/5 and 1/60 second.

safety sign going into the basement of the East Family Dwelling
Finally, a window with streaming sunlight provided a magical photo opportunity. The scene was breathtaking in real life. The photo was taken at f/3.5 and 1/5000 second.

stairway leading to a roof window in the Centre Family Building
P.S. Sorry, everyone for jumping the gun on the challenge. I thought it was today! Hope you enjoy these photos!

23 comments:

  1. Perfect challenge photos, just perfect!

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  2. Very nice challenge pictures. I'm still thinking about which pictures I want to post. I should have them up by Sat.

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  3. Great challenge photos. I especially love the last one! Mine will be early too, look for them tomorrow!

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  4. These are really...Beautiful Sweetie!! No problem on jumping the gun! I love them!! Thanks for playing along! Back to work yet?? Stay warm!!hughugs

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  5. It's always the right day to view such lovely photographs!

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  6. Donna, You're welcome for the chickadee pillow giveaway win!! I'm so happy you like everything!!!
    Enjoy!!
    LOVE YOUR NEW PHOTOS!
    Diane

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  7. I love your pictures, especially the first one of the staircase. Thanks for reminding me I need to get some pics ready for the challenge!

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  8. These are really great Donna! I love the staircase at Shaker Village. I've been there but it was many years ago and I would love to go back. And you are right that last one with the sunlight is totally awesome! Great photos. I still have to get mine together for my post and use photos I already have. There's been no looking upwards for me since I got the vertigo. LOL But thank goodness, it's so much better!

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  9. I really enjoyed them. Great shots.

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  10. these are all wonderful pictures, I especially like the last one!

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  11. What an amazing staircase - it makes you want to explore. That sign is great...LOL...and the window truly is breathtaking.

    Sharon

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  12. Beautiful Donna. I just love staircase photos and that's a winner!

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  13. I couldn't resist coming back to see these again today. I love that last one best. Hope you are enjoying working again. But we miss you.

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  14. These are outstanding. That's one place I've always wanted to visit.

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  15. i love spiral staircases!! and teh window streaming light is I have no words for it

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  16. Absolutely FAB! BRILLIANT!! ... [I'm agreeing with a British accent ... *grinz*] and, I'm agreeing with all the above statements, too!

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  17. They were truly wonderful photos Donna...! Thanks!

    And all the best for the back to work stint!

    Annie

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  18. Amazing photos! I loved the spiral staircase. Beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful photos & LOVE the bunny one below...
    So glad you stopped by! Your blog is dear!
    Hope the rest of your week is wonderful~
    Michelle

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  21. Hallo Donna, the spiral staircase is great, and I also love the magic window very much!
    Thanks for sharing! Have a nice week!

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  22. The new theme you have selected is very cool, I love graphic and creative themes!

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  23. wonderful wonderful photos donna.....
    hugs,
    kimberly

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