Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Wide Photo Walk ~ NW Indiana Nature Edition

So, every year there's this event for anyone who like to take photos called Scott Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk. And yes, it does actually happen all over the world, on the first Saturday of October. If a person wants to lead a walk, all they have to do is apply. Anyone interested in joining a walk, just needs to find one and register. There is a handy map to help find walks near you. It's a free event (They do ask for a donation to help support Springs of Hope Orphanage. Any money raised through donations or shirt sales goes directly to the orphanage, although it is not required) and any skill level is welcomed to join.  It's just about getting out, exploring the world around you, making new friends, and most of all, taking photos! Oh, and there's a photo contest after the walk with some fantastic prizes!!
This year makes the second walk I've lead, and the third walk I've participated in. The first walk I led was in Whiting, Indiana. While I'm more of a nature photographer, I though that would appeal to more people. My plan was to walk through historic downtown, and a park on the lakefront. Well, the park part seemed to go over better, so this time around, I decided to stick with what I know. I created this years walk for Bailly Homestead/Chelburg Farm in Porter Indiana. It's a beautiful place that is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and has historical significance for the area. And I was pleasantly surprised to get more registered walkers than my past walk! So here are my photos from the walk, and I need to pick ONE of these for the contest ( think I have in narrowed down to five, lol)...

I think this cow is safe for life... I mean, he has a heart on his bum! How sweet is that?

I love the all the different colors on the shore.. Oh, and we were visited by a curious snake while we were on a bridge over the Little Calumet River...

Scott Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk

Bailly Homestead/Chelberg Farm; National Park Service

Now for next year, I'm seriously considering leading a walk at Potato Creek State Park. It's a bit of a drive out of my area, but it's a wonderful park full of wildlife..

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