This assignment proved challenging. To review Assignment 8 was on Travel Photography. I stated I was looking for three (or more) photo essay. InLet us see how you all did, shall we?
Carsten started us out with his excellent essay about Kandestederne, Denmark where he spent vacation. I know have a better appreciation of the people who live and tried to tame Kandesederne. Carsten’s essay talked about the history, ecology and economy of the area. He showed scale of the dunes by including a person walking over them. He finished with detailed and beautiful photos of the sand sculptured by the wind.
Isa, who lives in Swizterland, takes us in the life of the monks who live in an abbey in Hauterive. Her essay called Slowing Down shows us the beauty, history and spiritually of a the place and how it relates to the community surrounding it. Very well done, Isa.
Nye started out her essay about the Flower Carpet at Biltmore by apologizing about the bad weather. She need not have done so. Her telling of the Biltmore tale and the flower carpet was interesting and entertaining. The photos of the flowers taken in the cloudy, rainy weather brought out the magnificent colors of the well-kept flower garden.
Karen shows and tells us about her favorite place in Visiting Southern Maine. From the Piscataqua River bridge to Kennebunkport, Karen shares with us the both the natural and man-made history of a place which is also a staple of her own family’s history.
Michaela of thedailyclick submitted part 1 of…well, she is still going as of this morning for her submission I will shorten it to Summer Road Trip. In her first installment, we learn about a Fantastic Caverns near Springfield, Missouri. The cavern was not discovered until 1862 and has been used in different ways since. Not all of them lawful either. Along the way we learn about how to visit, enjoy and photograph this natural wonder.
P. J. Grath submitted a photo essay with encouragement from Gerry of Torch Lake Views (Thanks, Gerry!). P. J. introduces us to the “ghost town” of Isadore where her and her sister discover it is not as dead as they thought.
I have heard of the island of Crete but never took the time to learn about it. Truels took care of my short coming with a delightful photo essay about Crete. Not only do we learn about its natural history and lovely tourist areas, Truels introduces us to some of the people who live on Crete. Excellent work, Truels!
Kathy chimes in just in time with an essay on the Laker William A. Irvin. I have watched other ships like her (him?) for years from the shores of the St. Lawrence River in northern New York. The essay entitled “How I spent my summer vacation” is a play on the old assignments we all got as kids when going to school. Thank you, Kathy, you do get an “A”!
In her posting, An essay – Travel photography, Birgitte gives us a delightful view of what was and is her family’s summer home and we find it hasn’t changed much since her grandfather built it back in the 1940’s. Her mix of old and new photos show how much has and hasn’t changed in Jutland.
You may have noticed I did not say much about the photography in these essays. That is because each one had excellent photos which were well exposed with story telling compositions which enhanced the words which created informative articles. I can think of no higher praise than that for all of you. Thank you for contributing!
So, you may be asking, where is mine? Well, unlike Kathy, I did not make the deadline and will have my essay coming up soon. Remember, I am the teacher. 🙂
I learned a few things with this assignment. While the time given helped, I think it was too long as some people lost track of it. In the future, I will keep them shorter and more specific starting with the next assignment which I will announce next week. Hey, I got to get back on schedule!