Saturday, January 19, 2008

Community Photo Challenge-Hometown[Amateurs ONLY]

Community Photo Challenge-Hometown[Amateurs ONLY] :

The theme for this week's challenge will be Hometown, suggested by Donna.

Select a photo that best represents "Hometown"
This could be something you love about where you live, either your hometown, home state, country....anything that shows your home.  It is your interpretation of "Hometown" or "Home"

 

Visions of Home

Anyone who knows me well won't be surprised to see my choice for this week's Amateur Photo Challenge, "Hometown".

One of the many things I love about living in New England is the vast beauty that surrounds me wherever I go ~ nature's gift.  Another reason, is it's rich history and the appreciation and preservation that is given to it's structures and monuments that help us to remember and feel for a moment, what might have been long before our time.

When I allow myself the freedom to pack up my camera and take a drive into the hills and valleys that are my home, it is most often covered bridges that I search for and am drawn to.  I will park, explore, feel and "visit" each one for an hour or more!  There are over 50 in NH alone - one of which is literally IN my hometown.  It is for that reason, that I have chosen a covered bridge to represent home.  The one I've chosen is actually in Vermont, but I have many more on file and within the pages of my profile.

For more information on New England covered bridges, click HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

40 comments:

chat2missie said...

Beautiful picture. Great pick.
Missie

ma24179 said...

Beautiful hometown pic! -Missy

rap4143 said...

Oh neighbor (we live about 45 mins. away from each other) perfect choice of pictures. I have taken all but 3 covered bridges in NH.

Betty

madcobug said...

This is a beautiful picture. Good choice. Helen

jeanno43 said...

Wow, what a stunning photo.  You did live in such beautiful surroundings, you are lucky.  As I live so close to London and we are on the main commuter route, we have lost a lot of our countryside to housing. Still there are little gems to be found as you will know from my entry.  I cannot compete with this though.  Good luck.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

jeanno43 said...

P.S. that should read you do live in beautiful surroundings - sorry.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

rdautumnsage said...

Breathtaking picture! I love the old covered bridges as well. I haven't seen any in the past few years. I think this summer and fall I'm going to venture out and explore even more. (Hugs) Indigo

littlelady1699 said...

girl...

I love this photo challenge!!!! mm...sterling? it will be hard to find a shot asgood as yours . Very Hard. I will try to find one almost as good but I don't think it will better than it.

I love covered bridges too!!!


Patty

http://journals.aol.com/littlelady1699/Whenlifegivesyoulemonsm/

rbrown6172 said...

ahhh....so very beautiful!
gina

mariebm56 said...

This was a stunning shot, Chelle.  You are so lucky to live in such beauty.  This was a wonderful entry .....; )
thank you for sharing your home with us~
Marie

radar446 said...

New England is such a pretty place...especially in the autumn.  You know how I feel about your covered bridge pictures, and this one is a great find, in a wonderful location.

Greg

gdireneoe said...

:::SIGH:::...thank you.  I really miss the beauty of New England...and the bridges.  Thank you for this treat. ;)  C.

monicasmemoirs said...

At first I thought this might be in Indiana as we have several beautiful covered bridges.  I love this photograph.  Beautiful!

Monica

carolelainedodd said...

Oh my!  What a beauty.  You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country.
Have a great Sunday.
Carolxx

queeniemart said...

i want to come to your house and we can ride around and see your covered bridges..i love them too but they are RARE in Ohio. That photo of yours is EXCELLENT...looks like a postcard.
i love you

lisa

nightmaremom said...

excellent!  I love it
hugs
d

justaname4me2 said...

That picture is gorgeous! And Amateur <?> It looks as good as it gets to me! You live in a very beautiful area, I would be in awe all the time~~
Rebecca

sunflowerkat321 said...

It's a beautiful photo Michelle.

When I was living in PA, I would do the same thing.  I'd just head out in the car with my camera and before I knew it, hours had passed and I'd have 200 shots on a memory card.

I haven't found my way to doing that here in NY yet.  But it is a marvelous way to spend a day.

cmishvicki said...

Michelle, this is lovely and very appropriate for the challenge, since all of New England is, essentially, your home. I'd love to find some covered bridges when I visit my son in Burlington, Vermont...I had such a wonderful time exploring the ones around North Conway, NH, last fall! Beautiful photo!
Vicki

cadesertrose said...

So vibrant!  I miss that living in the desert!

specialadyfink said...

Very picturesque..the water looks like a mirror reflecting all the beauty ..
connie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/specialadyfink/Anyway...../entries/2008/01/19/community-photo-challenge-hometownamateur-onlytheme-hometown/1255

lifes2odd said...

Beautiful! I love it up there, nothing like it. Can't wait to get back up that way some day.
Martha :-)

nay0114 said...

That is beautiful. Good luck.
Take care, Chrissie

tendernoggle said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!! I HAVE NOT BEEN GETTING YOUR ENTRY ALERTS~ ;-(
I AM GOING TO SEE IF I CAN CLICK BACK ON THE THING AT TOP...
AND NOW  I AM GOING BACK TO SEE WHAT I AHVE MISSED TOO! :-)
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

ksgal3133 said...

Beautiful!

Hugs,
Gretchen

mleighin21st said...

I think Covered Bridges are so beautiful.  None near me. ;(  So gazing at photos is as close as I get.  
                                           Smiles,  Leigh

 

nhd106 said...

Wow! I did miss this entry.   How odd.   Hmmmm....can't let THAT happen.
Love,
Nance

dawnallynnnm said...

Lovely!  I have always wanted to visit New England just for views like this, I am so jealous!  What a fantastic photo!

Dawn :)
http://dawnallynn.blogspot.com/

elainey2465 said...

Hi Michelle - so sorry I have not visited for ages! The photo challeng sounds great  I love the pic! Laine xxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/laines-world/

preciousone25 said...

What a beautiful picture.... postcard-like!!!

Joann

lanurseprn said...

Wow this is stunning!! The colors are so vibrant! Just beautiful! I can't take my eyes off of it.
Pam

midwestvintage said...

Beautiful colors and the bridge is wonderful reflected in the water.  I love fall.

                Julie

glensfork4 said...

Breathtakingly Beautiful!!!

Michele

fasttrack58 said...

This picture is breathtaking!!
I think you would fit in just fine with the advanced....
Great choice!
Linda :)

monponsett said...

I'm,like,voting for you,totally.

midwestvintage said...

Congratulations on your much deserved win.  The photo is beautiful.

          Julie

carolelainedodd said...

I knew this would be a winner.
Congratulations.
Carolxx

nightmaremom said...

Congrats!  Well deserved!
hugs
d

gotomaria said...

This is beautiful!  Seems like the beginner photos are just as good as the advanced....:)   Nice job and congratulations!  Maria

peytonswater said...

that is ASTOUNDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely BREATHTAKING!