Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

This photo I found while digging through some of our trips my wife and I have taken. I forgot that I took this one, but I think it fits pretty well with this week’s photo challenge. This rock, which is part of the Monument Rocks near Oakley, Kansas, seems to be trying to escape from the overall formation. I can only assume that it used to be attached at one point, but is now on its own. Moving just as fast as it can, trying to get out of there. But truly, I think it’s just a Rock in a Hard Place.

Rock in a Hard Place

Rock in a Hard Place

DanD

Relaxing Reflection

Today, we had a good friend graduate from High School. As we were coming back from the graduation, my wife and I decided to take a trip to a place we use to go years ago while we were dating. This area is near Wakarusa, Kansas. There is a low-water crossing, which has some very pretty views and is a perfect place to relax for a bit. I took this picture, and just had to share. Hope you all enjoy!

Still Creek Reflection

Still Creek Reflection

DanD

Contrast in Kansas

Today was quite sunny in Kansas. Then we started getting some clouds rolling in. So, my wife and I jumped into the car and headed out for pictures. The clouds broke up as we were driving past this pasture with a lone tree against the horizon, so I had to take the photo. I thought the B&W made it much more interesting. What do you think?

Lone Tree on a Sunny Day

Lone Tree on a Sunny Day

DanD

Chimney Rock – Another B&W Photo

July of 2011, my wife’s family and I went to South Dakota to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July. On the way, we stopped by Chimney Rock near Bayard, Nebraska. Chimney Rock was a major landmark on some of the trails West. Reaching out of the plains of Western Nebraska, it caused me to think back to the way things were, and the hardships that pioneers faced in their treks to the West. I felt that the Black and White really made it stand out and seem much more stark, which really added to the way I felt when I was there. Hope you all enjoy!

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

DanD