Dgrin Mini Challenge #249: Journeys

sapphire73sapphire73 Major grinsPennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
edited July 1, 2017 in The Dgrin Challenges

It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and many people are taking (or planning) trips of one kind or another. So I thought it would be fun to focus on journeys taken by people or animals. Let's define "journey" as a trip, voyage, flight, hike, migration, or other kind of excursion. Traveling from one place to another. The journey may be obvious or implied by the image.

Hoping this is broad enough to inspire a variety of entries!

The challenge will end on Friday, July 14th, 6 pm Eastern Standard time.

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1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
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Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
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Comments

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,786Registered Users Major grins

    Great theme, Gretchen! I'm curious to see what everyone comes up with.

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,751Registered Users Major grins

    Interesting mini, Gretchen. Here are mine - I hope this is what you were going after.

    1) Journey from Yosemite to Mariposa. Since 1975, the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train has made its annual historic trek from Fish Camp, CA through Wawona in Yosemite, Ca., to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Following many of the old stage coach roads from the 1800s, the Wagon Train covers this 32 mile trip over the course of three days, camping each night at a different site along the way. This photo shows just a couple of the many wagons, carts and out riders in the train.

    2) Geese continuing their annual migration from Canada to California.

    3) And the End-of-Watch journey for Officer Nathan Taylor - his final journey.
    California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Taylor - died from injuries he suffered after being struck by an SUV while directing traffic in a snowstorm on March 12, 2016 near Truckee, Ca. The procession to bring Officer Taylor home to Rocklin, Ca included hundreds of CHP vehicles, Cal Trans and other emergency personnel. The 110 mile route passed under many overpasses lined with fellow officers, Cal Fire, Local Firefighters, Local EMTs, local Police and citizens who had come out to pay their respect for the fallen officer.
    The first photo is the one submitted for the mini. I added two more just to finish his story.

    Near the end of the procession - the hearse carrying Office Taylor to his resting site.

    Officer Nathan Taylor - photographer unknown.

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2017

    Jo, thank you so much for getting us started! These entries fit the theme well, each in its own way. We witnessed one of these End-of-Watch processions while driving to DC one time and found it very moving! Thank you for giving the back story for all of these.

    Gretchen

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 5,421Super Moderators moderator

    1 Leaving Cartagena Spain for other port destinations

    2 Traveling in Denali Alaska

    3 Island hopping in Hawaii

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you for your entries, Joyce!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,584Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2017

    1. Canal Boats in England

    2 Crossing under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Twilight

    3. Riders in a Country Line

    1 and 3 taken with point and shoot film cameras.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you, GrandmaR! Those canal boats look like a fun way to make a journey!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,584Registered Users Major grins

    Yes it was something I had wanted to do for a long time - the green and red boat on the right was the one we rented - our son-in-law at the helm

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Sounds wonderful! > @grandmaR said:

    Yes it was something I had wanted to do for a long time - the green and red boat on the right was the one we rented - our son-in-law at the helm

    Sounds wonderful!

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Looking forward to seeing more photos that fit this "journey" theme!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,786Registered Users Major grins

    I'll jump in at some point - just haven't had time yet!

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:
    I'll jump in at some point - just haven't had time yet!

    Thanks, Sara! Looking forward to seeing what you share here when you get a chance.

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    This challenge will end on Friday around 6pm Eastern standard time. Hoping that a few more people will find time to post some entries! We have some great ones here already but it would be great to have a little more participation.

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 5,421Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 12, 2017

    I was thinking it would be nice to see those who frequent our other game type challenges enter this round. Like @denisegoldberg and @Jørgen_Bjerring and the most recent new comer, @myvision . I also challenge @Stumblebum , @Richard and @David_S85 to enter! This is a great challenge theme!

    For those who have entered already, if you can think of another member you would like to challenge, just tag them in a comment!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,786Registered Users Major grins

    Finally have a few minutes to think about my choices. It was tough bue I've narrowed to to three favorites, one old , two new-ish.

    1) One of my all time favorites from my Canal du Midi bike trip in 2011:

    2) Spring 2016, on a day hike in the Allgäu region of Bavaria

    3) Spring 2017, wandering on the "Waalweg" above Schenna/Meran in northern Italy

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you, Sara, for this lovely set of entries!

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 3,022Registered Users Major grins

    OK, finally took the time to select and process my entries for this challenge. It's a nice theme with many possible ways to picture it, so it wasn't easy.

    1: Journey through the woods, let's get home before sundown

    2: Keep going west and you'll get there ;)

    3: After a long journey from Asia finally in the port of arrival

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you, Pieter! I am enjoying seeing the variety of entries for this theme.

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    This challenge will close around 6 pm (EST) tomorrow, Friday. Would be great to have a few more entries here!

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,150Registered Users Major grins

    I'll play Gretchen - great theme, btw!

    Canoeing on the Niangua

    Family fun at Mt Rushmore

    Vacation Tetris

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you, Lillian! Nice to have a few more entries here to make my task even more difficult!

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you to all who entered this mini! This challenge is now closed. I will try to post the results tomorrow or Sunday.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,786Registered Users Major grins

    @ikbart I especially like the Mt.Rushmore shot!

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,150Registered Users Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:
    @ikbart I especially like the Mt.Rushmore shot!

    Thanks! Gotta have some fun, right?!

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
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