Mini Challenge #230 ~ Parks and Recreation

EaracheEarache Unsharp and OversaturatedSO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
edited August 2, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini-Challenge #230 ~ Parks and Recreation

Woo Hoo!! It's Summertime!!
Many of us (and our families) will be having a holiday and visiting Parks or engaging in our favorite Recreational Activites.
For this challenge, please post images of Parks; National, State, Local, scenic, amusement, wildlife, etc., anything that actually is in a "Park"... if you can identify the place for the viewers, all-the-better!
And/or, please show us people engaged in a recreational activity - it doesn't have to be someone you know even, just folks "recreating" in some fashion.
And, even though it's summertime now, you shots can be from anytime of the year! :thumb

Hope to see some fun, beautiful, and interesting images!

This Mini will run for two weeks; from today, Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:00pm PST (California).

Good Luck, and please enjoy your Summer!

Usual Stuff:
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3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
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5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
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Some Examples:

At the Fair
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Anza-Borrego State Park ~ California
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Mountain Biking
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ~ California
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Kayaking
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Eric ~ Smugmug

Comments

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,358Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 17, 2016
    What a good, creative idea, Eric!
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 18, 2016
    I had a really hard time picking - I have lots of photos of various parks, but not so many of people recreating in them


    1. Don't Look
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    This is a Spanish girl (from Malaga) feeding pieces of coconut a monkey in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. August 2015 She was told not to look directly at the monkey because that would be an act of aggression. I don't think feeding monkeys is sanctioned by the park

    2. Teepee time
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    Old City Park in Dallas TX - daughter and granddaughter exploring the teepee

    3. Ladders

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    This is Mesa Verde National Park in October 1966 (digitized slide). We were on a ranger led tour.

    I really wanted to use one of this same child on this same trip rolling down the dunes in the Great Sand Dune National Monument, but it wasn't such a good photo
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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 20, 2016
    What a great subject!

    I too have lots of pictures of parks and others with people recreating... it will be again hard to choose only 3 :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2016
    Ynp
    Yosemite
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2016
    Bolsa Chica Ca
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2016
    Ynp
    Jeff W

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2016
    Here are 3 of mine:

    1. Having Fun and good time at Venetian, Las Vegas

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    2. Having fun in La Baie Park, Gatineau, Canada

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    3. Cabos San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,358Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2016
    Ok, here goes... since there's not a huge tradition of national parks here in Europe (there are some, but certainly not to the extent of the US) my shots are of people taking part in recreational activities.

    1) This was taken here, at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers in soouthwest France. It was early evening and the river was filled with canoes and kayaks and people wading in the shallow waters.

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    2) The Canal du Midi is not a park, but a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A few years ago I rode the length of it with a girlfriend and one day this scene presented itself. The picture was taken here.

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    3) Every May 1st a group of us from work open the cycling season by having a pot-luck breakfast and then working off some of the calories on a day-long bike ride. This picture from a couple of years ago was taken here.

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,271Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2016
    Great subject Eric thumb.gif

    What can you do recreating in a park?

    1: Sharing a drink with your girlfriend iloveyou.gif
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    (in the Huangpu park, along the Huangpu river in Shanghai)


    2: Reading a book ylsuper.gif
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    (In the Antwerp Botanical Garden)

    3: Inspecting the inside of your hat :ivar
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    (In the Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, Netherlands)
    Pieter, aka pegelli
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2016
    Love the guy inspecting the inside of his hat
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • GSWayneGSWayne Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 22, 2016
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    Lava Falls in Grand Canyon

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    Salmon Glacier near Hyder, Alaska
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Love the guy inspecting the inside of his hat

    Ha, ha, - LOVE that too :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,271Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 23, 2016
    Thanks GrandmaR and Tatiana, it was an opportunity too good to pass up rolleyes1.gif
    Pieter, aka pegelli
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 23, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    Thanks GrandmaR and Tatiana, it was an opportunity too good to pass up rolleyes1.gif

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    To me also the couple sharing the drink is sooo good, capturing so nicely their expressions!!!
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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,161Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 24, 2016
    Mariposa County Fair prelim

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    Nevada County Fair fun in the bubble
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    Yosemite National Park Tunnel View

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 29, 2016
    Thanks y'all, for your entries so far... some very fun and cool stuff - beautiful too! clap.gif

    A few days to go... thumb.gif
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 1, 2016
    A few more photos for this fun challenge....

    1. Joshua Tree National Park (California)
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    2. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado, early March)
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    3. Whittier Glacier (Alaska Cruise)
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 2, 2016
    The Mini Challenge is closed... thanks to all who entered!
    There is a nice selection of people and places.. I'll have fun choosing - thanks again folks!
    I'll have results asap...
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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