Lens-Artists #82: Capital

For this weeks challenge, guest challenger Viveka of My Guilty Pleasures has chosen capital as our challenge. When I saw the challenge I immediately thought of my Dad and his quest to take photos of all 50 United States Capitals. I’m taking the challenge literally and have chosen a few shots of state capital buildings I’ve taken through the years.

I inherited many of my traits from my father including his love of travel and his love of photography. I have so many memories from my child hood of him taking photos with his Minolta 35mm camera. He would send the rolls of film off in the mail to be processed into slides. When he got them back our family would gather around to see his slide show. Through the years he accumulated thousands of slides.

After Dad retired, he and Mom continued to make road trips all around the United States. His goal was to photograph every state capital. And he did!

I never had that goal when we traveled around the United States but whenever I had a chance I would snap a shot of a state capital. I only have a few and some where taken through the window of the truck as we drove by.

This post is in memory of my Dad and his slides of all 50 U.S. Capitals.

Columbia, South Carolina
Capitol of West Virginia in Charleston
Charleston, West Virginia
State Capital in Madison, Wisconsin
Capital Building in Juneau, Alaska
Capital Building in Juneau, Alaska

Many thanks to guest challenger Viveka for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Capital


14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists #82: Capital

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your dad’s story with us. I think you have done your father’s very happy here with your gallery. Thanks once again, a lovely post.

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  2. I love your story this week Beth. We inherit so many things from our parents, I love when something reminds me of that. My dad truly loved nature and always made a point of mentioning its beauty wherever it occurred. I got that from him and am always thankful about it. It makes me smile that your dad accomplished his goal and I can just see you guys waiting for the newest set of slides showing up!

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    1. Those slide shows were fun and continued after my brothers and I were grown with families of our own. I didn’t mention he also went to all 159 county seats in Georgia and has slides of each courthouse.

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