Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tombstones or Cemeteries

Honoring the fallen from the Battle of Bentonville during the American Civil War.

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Side view above

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Front View above.

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Here is a quote from Wikipedia on the casualties of battle:

“During the battle, the Confederates suffered a total of nearly 2,600 casualties: 239 killed, 1,694 wounded and 673 missing. About half of the casualties were lost in the Army of Tennessee. The Union army lost 194 killed, 1,112 wounded, and 221 missing, for a total of 1,527 casualties. The wounded were treated at the house of John Harper, with 360 unknown confederates buried in a mass grave next to the Harper family cemetery.”

The Fotos are Fun but the battle was not. For more entries, follow this link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water

When you have ice in the water, you think of winter, but this photo from Alaska was taken during a summer cruise by the glaciers, so this photo only counts for water.


The next photo is from our neighborhood in 2010 just after the first snow of the season:

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Here there is only frozen water in the form of snow.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View from the Back, Bottom or Underneath

Here we are behind and underneath an iconic  Carnival Cruise Ship smokestack.


And here we see the back of the departing Princess Cruise Line ship Caribbean Princess, sailing out of Cozumel, Mexico:

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Of course, we were on our favorite cruise line – Holland America and their wonderful ship the Nieuw Amsterdam.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Good and Bad

For today’s challenge, I thought a return to the Badlands of South Dakota might be appropriate. My wife and I visited Badlands National Park in August of 2008. It was the last day on a wonderful nine day bus excursion that started in Salt Lake City and wound through many of our wonderful national parks and monuments. On the last day we visited the Badlands, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore.

Here are two pictures from the badlands (the Bad) and one additional picture (the Good in the Badlands).




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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Big and Small

Timing was critical on this photo. I wanted the prow of the Carib Princess to line up with the prow of the Nieuw Amsterdam. The shutter was just a hair early, but I think the shot is even better than I hoped, because the black background from the Holland America Line ship makes a crisp border for the tender boat crossing in front:


I also like the splash of color from the buoy and the bulbous bow just peeking out above the surface of the water by the anchor chain.

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