Saturday, March 26, 2016

Travel Photography - The A to Z Challenge

Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Nebraska

Looks like it’s going to be an active April as I’m participating in the annual A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each spring, this unique event unites fellow creatives who are grinding towards a common goal. We’re all hoping to successfully finish the ultimate blogger’s marathon.

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet.

On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 4 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

My theme for the month is going to be Travel Photography. Although I’m not an international tourist, I’ve spent a lifetime exploring the Rocky Mountain region. I’ve covered countless miles driving on dirt roads, hiking to lakes and climbing mountains.

My plan is to write short posts about some of the more remarkable locations I’ve visited and describe why those places are so special to me. I’ll also upload a favorite image which I believe best expresses the essence of the destination.

It’ll be fun to rummage through the archives resurrecting photos, recalling faded memories and offering some information about the Great American West. I’ve been down this road before so I know how bumpy it is. Fasten your seat belt and hang on tight because it’s going to be a wild ride.

Lower Falls, Bells Canyon, Utah

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Tetons, Wyoming

Mesa Verde, Colorado

15 comments:

  1. I wish I had time to do this! Looks like a really great challenge!

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    1. It is definitely a time commitment. Writing and getting the posts set up is difficult but visiting the other sites is an interesting experience.

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  2. Sounds like fun, and might get me back into posting every day. Are there choices as to topic? Do you have to sign up somewhere?

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    1. It is a fun event although it can get a bit crazy keeping up with everything. You can have a theme or not. I think you would like it. Here is the link to the sign-up page: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-z-challenge-sign-up-list-2016.html

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  3. Looking forward to seeing your travel photos. The ones you have already posted look great!

    Stefani | Dreams of Nyssa

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    1. Thanks, I'm working on getting the posts put together but I'm having a little trouble with "X". I hope you're able to participate this year.

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    2. Surprisingly, I have an X this year. I couldn't let that fact pass me by, so I am in for another year. :-)

      Hope you find your X soon.

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  4. I look forward to traveling with you. good luck. it's tomorrow!!!
    Pam Margolis
    An Unconventional Librarian

    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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    1. Thanks, I have a few posts ready to go so I'm looking forward to it. Good luck to you!

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  5. The only times I see images like that are on TV and I wonder what it would be like to really roam around in beautiful places, like you pic of the falls in Utah.

    Sue Hernandez
    Wordpress Blogs: writing and A to Z Challenge

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments. I enjoy wandering around out here taking pictures so hopefully I'll be able to find enough different locations to complete this challenge.

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