Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Photo Challenge

I just recently learned about this monthly photo challenge, and jumped at the chance to participate.  June's theme was "Anything Goes," which meant I could pick whatever subject I wanted.  I decided to capture some of the sights at the Los Angeles Temple grounds and visitor's center.  Hope you enjoy the beauty found there!












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Thanks for the beauty and peace in and around temples.


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33 comments:

  1. Ah, I remember blue skies... :)
    Beautiful photos. Glad you joined the group! II haven't had a chance to go through my photos this month yet to choose any.

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    1. I'm glad I saw your post last month; it helped me learn about this group.
      Since the theme is "Anything Goes," just choose any 5 random photos. ;-)

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    2. How in the world did I not think of that?!

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  2. Beautiful photos, as always, Kristi. Love that palm tree.

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    1. Thanks. I was glad the palm photo turned out. Sometimes, something I think will photograph well, doesn't.

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  3. A very nice set of photos for the challenge and welcome to it! We have a pretty good group of people, so have a look and see what else is out there and hope you'll join us each month! Love the last photo of the flower. Great detail!

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    1. Thank you for starting this. I found this group via Christine and Ivy last month, and if they are any indication of the rest of the group, you have a really great group of people!

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  4. Oh my gosh!!!! These are so colorful... so artistic! The Jesus one is crazy cool. And my favorite? The palm tree! The angle is just perfect. Especially with the building behind it!

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    1. Thank you. I was hoping the palm tree photo would turn out!

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  5. lovely photos, I like the colors in the flag against that blue sky.

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    1. Thanks. And now that I see July's theme is Patriotic, I'll have to go take more flag photos!

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  6. wow... those were beautiful, Kristi. I agree about the palm tree... great shot!

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    1. Thanks. The subject matter was gorgeous!

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  7. Welcome to the challenge!

    What beautiful photos! Great job!

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  8. Wonderful captures of a beautiful place. I like how you framed the first shot.

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    1. Thank you. The tree was perfected positioned to get that shot.

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  9. I like the first three most - all looking up, all different, yet all so important.

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    1. Thank you. I tend to be drawn to upward-looking photos, too.

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  10. Love the pictures! How did you find such blue sky in LA?! I'm with everyone else who voted that the palm tree photo was amazing.

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    1. It was afternoon; the June gloom had burned off. :-)

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  11. Thanks for the virtual tour of the grounds of the Los Angeles Temple. Looks so uplifting and restful. I agree with Lisa's comment about the framing of the first photo - the vegetation adds a bit of softness to a strong structural element. Welcome to the challenge!

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    1. Thanks for the welcome. The temple grounds are a gorgeous, peaceful place--as is the inside of the temple, too.

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  12. Nice set of shots you've posted. My favorite of the month is your shot of the palm tree. Lots of great detail in that shot.

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    1. Thank you. That photo was the last one I took when I was there; I'm glad I noticed the shot!

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  13. Very nice indeed! The grounds are beautiful and you captured them perfectly! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Vibrant colors. I love the Jesus statue. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!