This week, Amy is asking us to find a place where a river runs through it for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. We always seem to be drawn to water on our travels and, very often, rivers feature quite a bit on these trips. There’s something fascinating about a river as it makes it’s way through so many different kinds of surroundings, from the quiet countryside to the bustle of a big city. The first two shots of the Bad River and its tributary,Tyler Forks, were captured at Copper Falls State Park in Wisconsin.
The next three images are of the Eau Claire River at the Dells of Eau Claire in Wisconsin.
The next two places are a little closer to home. The first is the Des Plaines River as it flows placidly through Joliet, Illinois. The next is the Fox River tumbling over the dam at St. Charles.
Normally, the Chicago River would just be gearing up for a busy season of river traffic but who knows what things will be like for the next few months. I’ll miss these familiar sights. I’ll be staying put for the foreseeable future, but these rivers will keep flowing on. Stay safe, everyone.
Your series of rivers captured the beautiful river flow and how these rivers run through many places with colorful nature surrounding. Love the 4th image especially. The Chicago River photo is magnificent!
Thanks, Amy! I miss my trips downtown but hopefully things will return to semi-normal sometime.
Great series – love the Eau Claire especially!
Thanks, Ann-Christine! It is a beautiful spot, as I and a couple of hundred other people discovered on that particular day. It probably isn’t so busy these days.
Such an interesting watery collection. Love the reflections and the power shown in the tumbling water over the rocks and how the Chicago river seems cowed by those magnificent buildings…love the clock!
Thank you, Marianne! Yes, you’re right, the river seems very humble in comparison to the surrounding buildings. It’s usually very busy during the summer months, with all the tourists going up and down but I’m sure it will look quite different this year and I hope that many of the small business owners along the waterway will be able to survive these difficult times.
It’s the world over I’m sorry to say…all businesses small and large are going to struggle. Selfishly, I find it all very sad that my life which was wonderful just a few weeks ago will now never be the same again in my lifetime and it will take years for my children and grandchildren to have the lives that I want them to have. Life will be different and all I can hope for is that it may be better…opening their eyes to the fantastic world we live in and enjoying and appreciating it all…here ends my sermon!!!! Sorry about that…just got carried away with my thoughts! x
That’s ok, Marianne. I feel the same way.
Those Wisconsin river photos are so wonderful and tranquil.
Thank you! You wouldn’t think so to look at the pictures, but at the time the Dells of Eau Claire were packed with people. I’m sure it’s very quiet there now.
I am sure it is quiet now. Stay safe.
Beautiful photos. Well done.
Thanks, John! Hopefully the pictures in the photo files will hold out until I can get back to taking new ones.
Another great series of images. You have a wonderful collection.
Thanks, Tom! I have a feeling I’ll be relying on the photo archives quite considerably over the next few weeks. I’m so glad that you are able to get about and share your pictures with us.
Love the contrast with the different locations of the rivers. Have to say the one in the City sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s still weird to think of those as rivers. Now, the one that’s tumbling,,😃 that’s a river! Nice post.
Thanks, Pat! As a child, growing up in London, the Thames was only river I knew, so the Chicago River was like home away from home for me. I love watching the hustle and bustle of life on and around the waterway but I also enjoy the beauty of a river running through the countryside. Hoping I get to see both in the not too distant future.
The ones that are narrower and are mostly in the country side are much more musical😊