Dgrin Mini-Challenge #278 - The Four Seasons

bfluegiebfluegie Big grinsIndianaPosts: 376Registered Users Major grins

I’m not sure if this has ever been done before, but if so, I don’t think it has been done recently. So, here goes. What I would like to see are photos that cause the viewer to immediately think of the season in which they were taken. I know that depending on where the photo is taken that the seasons may vary within the calendar, so I am not going to be particular about matching up the date to the season.

Here are a few examples. I’m sure that everyone will come up with better, but it’s what I have.
Winter, Frozen Waterfall in Indiana:

Spring, Tulips:
Tulip Bed at Foster Park in Fort Wayne Indiana

Summer, Splashpad Fun:

Fall, Changing Colors at Cataract Falls Indiana:

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Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,554Super Moderators moderator
    edited January 22, 2019

    This is going to be another great challenge! Here are my 3 entries.

    1 Winter ( this is a fresh image)

    2 Autumn

    3 Autumn 2

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 376Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 2, 2019

    Thanks for getting the challenge started Joyce @JAG. These are excellent examples. I didn't say, but the entries don't have to be for different seasons, but that does make the challenge more interesting. If someone wants to post all three from the same season, that's OK with me.

    ~~Barbara
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,925Registered Users Major grins

    Good mini topic, Barbara! Here are my three:

    Fall in Hope Valley, Ca

    Winter in the Sierras:

    Spring in Lewiston, Idaho

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 5, 2019

    I've been going back and forth on how to approach this and today's weather clinched it for me. I'm limiting my shots to two seasons, Fall and Winter, and with a further limitation - as shot from our balcony. Actually, that's hardly a limitation. We have to good fortune to live on the very edge of the city forest/nature preserve and "our" meadow and birch trees treat us to a symphony of colors and moods throughout the year.

    1) Taken 15 minutes ago - snowstorm!

    2) Three weeks ago - morning frost on the trees.

    3) November morning.

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 376Registered Users Major grins

    Great entries Jo @Cavalier and Sara @sarasphotos. These are great examples of photos representing the seasons. Jo, I really like the crisp feel of the Sierra winter. I used to go to Yosemite several times a year when I lived in California and it brings back some memories. And Sara, I really envy your balcony view. What a great take on the theme to have three very different photos from the same location. Great idea.

    ~~Barbara
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,682Registered Users Major grins

    Lovely theme! I have so enjoyed these mini-challenges but have been too busy to participate. Hoping to jump back in a few months.

    Thank you all for sharing these gorgeous photos!

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,484Registered Users Major grins

    What a nice theme, I'm sure we'll see a great variety of very diverse shots that will make judging difficult, but I'm sure Barbara is up to that challenge.

    Here's my entries:

    Spring (near my front door):

    Summer (Bretagne, France):

    Winter (Lapland, Finland):

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 248Registered Users Many Grins

    A wonderful topic Barbara! Looking at all the images so far, I keep hearing echos of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in the back of my mind.

    1. Spring (in my garden)

    1. Summer (at a local lake with Granddaughter)

    1. Fall/Autumn (Trembling Aspen near Merritt, BC)

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,681Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 13, 2019

    I have been thinking about this for a bit. I can easily get fall, winter and spring, but summer is a problem. The best photo for summer that I've seen is one my dad took so I can't submit it for the mini, but I'm going to post it here. I didn't take it obviously because I am in it. I am on the right, and my sister is in the middle. On the left is our fourth cousin
    Summer - 1954 in North Carolina

    Working backward through the year

    1. Spring

    2. Winter Tracks in the snow

    3. Fall In Vermont

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,681Registered Users Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:
    I've been going back and forth on how to approach this and today's weather clinched it for me. I'm limiting my shots to two seasons, Fall and Winter, and with a further limitation - as shot from our balcony. Actually, that's hardly a limitation. We have to good fortune to live on the very edge of the city forest/nature preserve and "our" meadow and birch trees treat us to a symphony of colors and moods throughout the year.

    I love this idea (and the photos)

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    @grandmaR said:

    @sarasphotos said:
    I've been going back and forth on how to approach this and today's weather clinched it for me. I'm limiting my shots to two seasons, Fall and Winter, and with a further limitation - as shot from our balcony. Actually, that's hardly a limitation. We have to good fortune to live on the very edge of the city forest/nature preserve and "our" meadow and birch trees treat us to a symphony of colors and moods throughout the year.


    I love this idea (and the photos)

    Thanks, grandmaR!

  • schmadschmad Beginner grinner USA, IowaPosts: 12Registered Users Big grins

    Nice Photos!

  • schmadschmad Beginner grinner USA, IowaPosts: 12Registered Users Big grins

    Winter

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,096Registered Users Major grins

    Some really wonderful images.

    Summer, Red Ants Pants Music Festival

    Spring, Hector's pal.

    Winter, Ice fishing Montana style. Dailey Lake, Park County

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,551Registered Users Major grins

    1 Bluebonnet Season in Texas

    2 Cold Bayou in Louisiana

    3 Winter in the Flint Hills

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 376Registered Users Major grins

    Oops. I typed a closure post but apparently forgot to click the "Post Comment" button. I'm finishing the results now and should have them up later today. Sorry about the goof, but things really are still moving along.

    ~~Barbara
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