This week, Ann-Christine has chosen Hideaway as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. My hideaway may seem strange to many but this is my take on it. Being rather an introvert by nature, I feel more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it and photography seemed like an ideal hobby for me to pursue. I like the feeling of invisibility that it gives me while looking through the viewfinder, as though I’m the only person in the place. So that’s my hideaway, wherever I happen to be, behind the camera, which in this instance was Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
I’m sure that’s true for most of us Sue – photography invites us to see and share our world while keeping ourselves private. This is a beautiful spot, the colors throughout are marvelous!
Thanks, Tina. I’m glad you understood my point of view. I wasn’t sure if it would come across.
The views from your hideaway are beautiful, Sue!! 🙂
Thanks, Indira! It was the perfect day for a visit to Cantigny. The weather was great and, as it turned out, was also ‘free day’ at the park.
Lovely butterfly and bluebird shots!
Thank you! I was surprised that the butterfly was in such good shape. They usually look a bit ragged this late in the year. And the bluebird was totally unexpected. I haven’t seen too many around here. I wanted to stay and take more pictures as it seemed to be returning to the same spot each time, but there were other people waiting to take a shot and, with social distancing in place, I had to move on.
You’re lucky you caught them in photos. The mountain bluebirds that nest on our property are notoriously camera shy.
I love your ‘take’ on the topic. The photos are all really lovely. They are all very interesting and you’ve captured autumn in all its amazing colours and events. Your hideaway is indeed a very special place…thank you for letting us in.
Thank you, Marianne! Cantigny is one of the few places here, now, where you don’t need to pre-register to visit, so it’s great for one of those ‘on the spur of the moment’ trips.
Sort of hiding in plain sight, Sue? And your photos are lovely 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Jo! Yes, the camera is my cloak of invisibility.
Mine too 😊💕
Lovely pictures……but the link to the theme was a touch problematic I thought. 🙂
Thanks, Tom. It’s not always easy to take these challenges too literally. Unlike some, I don’t have a second or summer home and there are few places in the immediate area where you can go to get away from everyone. To be honest, I rarely feel the need to hide away, I have so little contact with people on a day to day basis anyway. So I’ll stick to my original thought. My camera is my hideaway.
Fair enough. 🙂
Thank you, Sue, for sharing this beautiful hideaway. Great photo captures.
Beautiful images, Sue!
Thank you so much, Jyothi.
Hi, Sue. I’m like you–an introvert. I think I like photography for the same reason. Beautiful images!
Thanks, Patti. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who likes to hide behind the camera.
Ooooo. GREAT selection of photos. Well done.
Such beautiful images, Sue!! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Sylvia!
I like your nature shots in all of your posts and this was a clever take on the theme this week – like a fall
Thank you! I’m glad you liked my viewpoint on this challenge.