This assignment proved not hard to photograph as it was when to stop photographing for it. I, too, had a hard time stopping and decided to stick with a small subset. I enjoyed how each of you approached the topic. Though this is not the greatest time of year to show off our hometowns for some of us. I commend you all for your efforts.
Now, on with the show.
To say I was getting a bit worried that you all decided to chuck this assignment was quite true and then Karma, sister to JenniferA, started us off with a wonderful trip through her small town of Wilbraham, Mass. I especially enjoyed the barber shop window messages.
Nye then checked in with photos from her “current” hometown of Hickory, North Carolina. A quiet town facing what a lot of towns these days are facing, how to handle development and growth while keeping its history and beauty intact.
Bruce Laidlaw joins us with a photo of the Law campus in what he considers his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. I immediately recognized it from my visits to the University of Michigan when my daughter was attending graduate school there.
Carsten, the first of three hometown posts from Denmark, took us all through a personal history of his hometown using photos of places he called home during his life. Later, Carsten would assist me on my entry. We’ll get to that soon.
On the other side of the pond (aka Atlantic Ocean) in a small town in upstate New York, kanniduba had the same idea as Carsten and presented her hometown through her personal history with the locations she photographed.
Isa from Switzerland showed us her hometown of Fribourg. A charming and historical town nestled near the Alps.
Birgitte, another prolific blogger from Denmark, checked in with one of her beautiful photo collages depicting scenes, places, people and things about her hometown near Copenhagen.
A new comer to my assignments, Kathy had a bit of a issue with what constituted her hometown. Once that was satisfied, she showed us a bit of small, small town America. I bet next time she will include people. 🙂 Welcome aboard, blogmate!
I mentioned earlier that Carsten gave me an assist with my entry about my hometown of Baldwinsville, New York. He had posted a Google satellite map of the bridge I used when announcing this assignment and the surrounding area. Which just happened to show all the locations I used for this assignment. Isn’t the Internet a wonderful thing?
Another new comer and blogger from Denmark, Truels used his blog mentor, Birgitte, predilection for photo collages to give us a look at his hometown of Mårslet. Then he added some spring colors. You are doing great, Truels!
JenniferA, Karma’s sister who also lives in Massachusetts, has edited her assignment since I first saw it. The demerits have now been lifted. 😉 Her hometown, like so many around the world, grew up around a river into a prosperous and lovely town.
Deanna’s hometown of Portland, Oregon is blessed with a temperate climate and is already enjoying the bounty of Spring weather and colors. Her night shots of Portland’s cityscape are beautiful. Don’t forget to notify me if you do that 4-B photo, Deanna!
A couple of new bloggers missed the deadline. Well, since there’s no real school or marks, I wamted to include them.
Pearlz comes to us from Austrailia and by way of Kathy’s blog. I hope to some day visit Pearlz country so was fascinated with her hometown of Tully.
Camilla is from Norway and shows us her hometown of Drammen. A large place with a mix of old and new world architecture and charms. She even has a self portrait in one of her photos.
So concludes this assignment about Your Hometown. Thank you all for participating and the next time I ask you for photos near you, the time of year will be much more picturesque. In fact, wait until you see what I got planned for summer. More on that in May.
I hope you will all visit each contribution and let the authors know you appreciate their efforts. Maybe you’ll find some new blogmates along the way.