PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: OUR NATIONAL PARKS IN THE FALL:

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany —– Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash

Our National Parks, regardless of country, are some of the most beautiful places in the world. We can certainly enjoy the beauty of these parks, especially when it is the most colorful. These photos are, as you can see from the above photo, are a collection of photos from various National Parks around the world. Enjoy.

We were on our way up Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park in Utah. It felt like the hike would never end but looking up to our final 0.5 miles was breathtaking and mesmerizing. This is what I saw. —- Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash
New Forest National Park, United Kingdom —– Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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Theth National Park, Albania, Theth —— Photo by Rogier Schutte on Unsplash
green fields near brown mountain
Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming, USA —– Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
adventure autumn california country
Yosemite National Park, USA —— Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
red rocks
Arches National Park, Utah, USA —— Photo by Chris Janda on Pexels.com
landscape photo of mountains scenery
Photo by Onisam on Pexels.com


Tbilisi National Park, Tbilisi, Georgia ——– Photo by Nick Shvelidze on Unsplash
Yellowstone National Park, Photo by Lanny Cottrell
beautiful country countryside daylight
Yosemite National Park —— Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


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A small stream with waterfalls and smooth water in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the Fall with colorful leaves on the rocks and stones. —– Photo by Stephen Ellis on Unsplash
Acadia National Park Pond, Bar Harbor, ME, USA —– Photo by Miro Vrlik on Unsplash

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: The Best of Nature :

photo of mountain under cloudy sky
Photo by Evgeny Tchebotarev on Pexels.com

When we think about the subject “Nature”, just what does that entail? That is what will make this collection of photos so cool, is that it encompasses things like scenery, close-ups, animals, things that are unique with the earth, or things we only notice with a macro lens, and many wonderful things not created by man. Let’s take a look at this week’s collection of winning photography:

scenic view of snow capped mountains during night
Photo by stein egil liland on Pexels.com
a man wearing red jacket doing peace sign
Photo by Michael Block on Pexels.com
brown mountain covered with clouds
Photo by Nick Wehrli on Pexels.com
Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash ——– The bloom of a philodendron prince of orange plant against a dark background. This was only meant to be a picture for my fiancée to share and I accidentally made art.
Photo by Caitlin James on Unsplash
domestic horses grazing in paddock in mountains
Photo by ArtHouse Studio on Pexels.com
silhouette of tree under half moon
Photo by Adrian Lang on Pexels.com
Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash

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Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash
Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash
shallow focus photo of pink and brown jellyfish
Photo by Pawel Kalisinski on Pexels.com
rocky coast and mountains during daytime
Photo by ArtHouse Studio on Pexels.com
lightning strikes
Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com

nature animal park birds
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
close up photo of blue flower
Photo by Gilberto Olimpio on Pexels.com
abstract blur branch christmas
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: “AMAZING PHOTOS FROM THE INTERNET”

Photo by Matt Palmer on Unsplash

There are amazing photos that go around on the internet, whether they be from personal photographers, or from free photo websites, or social media. As I browse through the various photos on the internet, I see some that just need special recognition. This week’s “PHOTOS OF THE WEEK” is a collection of photos that I have randomly collected to show you. They are all just amazing photos, and some are somewhat newsworthy. The above photo, I thought, was a photo of the crazy fires going on in California and Oregon, only to find out that this a photo of the fire in Tasmania last year (2020). The face of the world is changing with these fires, and some great photos have been coming forth from those fires.

Here is some more amazing photos, I am sure you will enjoy:

Photo by Andy Vu from Pexels
Pexel Photo by Trace Hudson
Fashion models of the avian world © webguzs/Getty Images —— Striking plumage, dramatic tail feathers, long down-curved bills, that indefinable certain something… You can see why bee-eaters are considered among the most beautiful of birds—and highly prized by photographers. There are about 25 species of bee-eaters that live throughout tropical and subtropical parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. They”re medium-sized and both males and females sport similar jewel-toned plumage. This group perching in Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania is mostly made up of the northern carmine variety—with blue-green heads and mostly red bodies—plus a few European bee-eaters seemingly for accent color.
Photo by Sajad Nori on Unsplash
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Photo by Jeremy Bishop from Pexels
Old Farm implements still standing – Photo by Lanny Cottrell / 123Photogo
Photo by Baptiste on Unsplash
Photo by Andreas M on Unsplash
Photo by Daniel Mirlea on Unsplash
Photo by Marián Šicko from Pexels

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A Pexel Photo by SNAPWIRE
A Pexel Photo by Pixabay
A pexel Photo by Pixabay
Photo by Kourosh Qaffari from Pexels
A Pexel Photo by Filckr
Photo by mark broadhurst from Pexels
Photo by jonas mohamadi from Pexels
A Pexel Photo by Pixabay
Photo by Jenna Anderson on Unsplash
Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash

Don’t miss tomorrow’s blog! The last of “50 subjects in Photography”. All 49 have been done, and this would be the last one of this series. I hope you will enjoy this one on “A series of 3 related Photos”. See you tomorrow!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: AMAZING PORTRAITS:

Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash

You know there are some wonderful “portrait” photographers, who, for some reason, hardly ever get their photos out in the world for people to enjoy. And they will even go to websites where they can post their portraits on a free basis just to get their name out there, and to give examples of some of the great work they do.

Today, on the “Photos of the Week” we will put together some amazing portraits from some real good photographers. Fun to see the beauty in people.

Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash

There is a lesson to be learned in posting all these portraits. This is a “training session”. As I was posting these portraits, the thing that made the best portraits stand out, were the ones with great lighting. The photographer knew his or her stuff well, and used the best possible lighting to enhance the portraits of these people. True skill, and it’s a good lesson in all of these photos today.

Photo by calicadoo on Unsplash
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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash
Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash
Photo by Church of the King on Unsplash
Photo by Nurpalah Dee on Unsplash
Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash

The next group is under the category of “faces”:

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Photo by Radu Florin on Unsplash
Photo by Milad Shams on Unsplash

Above you will see 51 different photo subjects. I never knew there was so many different subjects in photography. BUT…. I have done a special “teaching and learning blog” on all of them, up to BIRDS. I will be doing that one tomorrow, and as you can see, there is only a few left. If there is some of these you would like to learn about, go back to previous blogs, or hit the search bar at the top of the page.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF MOUNTAINS!

Photo by Brady Bellini on Unsplash

The mountains we have all around us are beautiful. God has provided these mountains to give us the extra beauty to the earth. People want to climb them, hike in them do everything they can to enjoy the vast beauty in our mountains. And of course, photographers are always including these beautiful mountains in their photos, and have come up with winning photos. Let’s take a look at these amazing photos for PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:

man in red jacket standing outside of the cave across the three mountains
Photo by S Migaj on Pexels.com
mountain photography
Photo by Chris Czermak on Pexels.com

“What a funny world we live in when we won’t turn our phones off, yet we get excited to see we’ve hiked far enough to lose service.” – We Dream of Travel

back view of a person standing on a vast green grass field
Photo by Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com
bird flying over rocky mountain
Photo by Gianluca Grisenti on Pexels.com
young mongolian male musician playing dombor in valley
Photo by ArtHouse Studio on Pexels.com
aerial photo of castle beside forest
Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Pexels.com
gray and brown mountain
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

In a recent survey, it was asked how many subjects are there in photography? The result of that survey was a list of 51 different subjects. 123photogo is blogging about every single subject on that survey. That list is below:

aerial photo of city
Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Pexels.com
trees near body of water
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Photo by Lanny Cottrell, Editor of 123PhotoGo
Photo by Alberto Restifo on Unsplash

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” – Anatoli Boukreev

Photo by Alberto Restifo on Unsplash
adventure arid arizona barren
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
brown mountains
Photo by Roberto Nickson on Pexels.com
dawn landscape sunset sand
Photo by Erick Todd on Pexels.com
adventure autumn california country
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
person waking on hill
Photo by Krivec Ales on Pexels.com
black and brown mountain
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
snow landscape mountains nature
Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com
dramatic mountain slope with rapid mountain river
Photo by ArtHouse Studio on Pexels.com
red and gray pagoda temple
Photo by Tomáš Malík on Pexels.com
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artist unknown
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK BEST OF WILD ANIMAL PHOTOS

Photo by Syed Ahmad on Unsplash

What is the definition of “wild Animals”? In the scope of what we are doing for this “Photos of the Week” anything that is not considered a pet, is a wild animal. Now as we put together this collection of the latest wild animal photos, the question will come up: “were these taken at the zoo?” And, there is no way that I can tell, unless I see that the animals look like they are in a zoo. So, I will try to keep these wild animal photos…WILD! Enjoy!

Photo by Federico Di Dio photography on Unsplash
Photo by Ian Parker on Unsplash ——- Juvenile king penguins under a dramatic sky

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Photo by ray rui on Unsplash ——- One of the 5 kings in Africa
Photo by Geran de Klerk on Unsplash ——— The locals call him Cyrus. I was lucky enough to get a stare-down from him on an afternoon safari in the Kruger National Park. What an amazing creature and moment.
Photo by Rohan Makhecha on Unsplash ————- While driving along the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff I came across this beautiful herd of Rams.

A RECENT POLL QUESTIONED PEOPLE WHO WERE INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY, TO FIND OUT WHAT SUBJECTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY THEY WOULD LIKE TO LEARN. AND THEY CAME UP WITH 51 PHOTO SUBJECTS, INCLUDING TAKING PICTURES OF BOOKS, A MEAL YOU’VE EATEN, ARCHITECTURE AND A WHOLE LOT MORE. I AM GOING TO DO A SPECIAL BLOG ON ALL 51 SUBJECTS FOR EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEARN. THESE 51 SUBJECTS WILL BE POSTED FOR A LIMITED TIME, SO, MAKE SURE YOU YOU READ THOSE BLOGS DAILY NOW. JUST GO TO http://WWW.123PHOTOGO.COM . WE WILL BE HALF WAY THROUGH THESE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. A LIST OF ALL SUBJECTS IS POSTED BELOW:

Photo by Dennis Buchner on Unsplash ——— This otter popped out of a hole in the ice with this sucker and ran across the ice and slid into another hole and disappeared
Here is the list of subjects of different photographic subjects. At this point I have done all the left side except for “An Insect” which I will do tomorrow (Thursday 7/8/2021). These will be left for all to read for only 1 month after I have finished them all, and then all of them will be ready to be put in a book for all to have for their own personal learning.
Photo by Bruno Ramos Lara on Unsplash
Photo by joel herzog on Unsplash
Buffalo grazing on what good grass is available. ——- Photo by Lanny Cottrell Photography —– Antelope Island, Utah
Photo by Harshil Gudka on Unsplash ——– The Matriarch – covered with mud.
Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash ——- The king of the jungle has something to say!
It’s easier to scratch your behind, when you have big antlers to reach it with. Photo by Aaron Cottrell – —– Photo taken in Yellowstone National Park.
Photo by Magdalena Kula Manchee on Unsplash ———- Giraffes crossing heads taken on safari in Tamzania.
Photo by Anna Mircea on Unsplash
Photo by Subhadip Kanjilal on Unsplash ——- The eye of a hunter
Photo by Kerin Gedge on Unsplash ——— Yet another Australian Water Dragon to add to my collection.
closeup photography of wold lying on ground
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
close up of rabbit on field
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
brown squirrel on gray tree trunk
Photo by Maddie Franz on Pexels.com
Come back again tomorrow, as we go through the 51 subjects about photography. Tomorrow will be on the subject of: Insect photography. And then we will be half way done with the list.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: THE BEAUTY OF ICELAND!

Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash
Photos of the week, has been in the running for a while now. One of the most beautiful countries in the world, gets it’s debut today as PHOTOS OF THE WEEK! I hope you enjoy learning about this wonderful, scenic country.
cascade cliff clouds dawn
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
water falls
Photo by S Migaj on Pexels.com
body of water between mountains
Photo by Matthew DeVries on Pexels.com

Iceland is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight.

agriculture asphalt beautiful clouds
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
black and white birds on green grass
Photo by Till Rottmann on Pexels.com
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The Capitol of Iceland is Reykjavik, a beautiful town.

Over 10 percent of Iceland’s territory is covered by glaciers, which includes Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Due to its volcanic origin, the country’s nature features gushing geysers, natural hot springs, as well as lava fields spreading as far as the eye can see. The volcanic activity of Iceland made international headlines in recent years with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 and the Grimsvötn eruption in 2011. Iceland’s numerous rivers and waterfalls are harnessed to provide cheap and environment-friendly hydroelectric energy.