Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Pacific Ocean from Newport Coast Villas

On Top // Water Views {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Nice, France, Cote D'Azur, beach, ocean, city, village,

Morning view of Nice, Cote d’Azur, France

While traveling, or even enjoying the sights in your hometown, do you take photos encompassing the scenery? Many times I tend to focus on the details (flowers, people, food, etc), I sometimes forget to take a step back and take it all in!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Pacific Ocean from Newport Coast Villas

Afternoon view of Newport Beach and Newport Coast Villas, California

Views from “on top” are a great way to make a DIY postcard from travels near and far, don’t ya think?! Thanks to the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: On Top, I figured it’s a fantastic prompt to share some of my more scenic shots from the past year.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // view of Paris from top of Eiffel Tower

Evening view of Paris, France from the Eiffel Tower

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // many mini Eiffel Towers with Olaf from Frozen as staged by 7-year old daughter

Monument // Eiffel Tower (of course!) {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Eiffel Tower on a beautiful spring day 2013

My version, March 2013

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // many mini Eiffel Towers with Olaf from Frozen as staged by 7-year old daughter

My 7 year old daughter’s version, February 2014

Couldn’t resist posting these both for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument. I think I went a little nuts buying Eiffel Towers for my girls when I was out there last year!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Old world, retro, vintage vibe in Montmartre Paris, B&W

Street Life // Montmartre, Paris {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Old world, retro, vintage vibe in Montmartre Paris, B&W

Street life photography isn’t much of my strength, so I had to go into the archives for the challenge this week. I will say I loved getting this vintage retro vibe in Montmartre, in the north hills of Paris, last year on a fantastic trip with friends! I blogged a different capture of this vintage car rolling down the street here.

Have you seen the other street life submissions over at The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Street Life? Check them out here, or my past photo challenge submissions here.

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // blue and green decorative glass art piece found in Hearst Castle

Object // Cheeky Art {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // blue and green decorative glass art piece found in Hearst Castle

While visiting Hearst Castle last year, I was captivated by all the beauty every where we turned. Of course all the amazing architecture and art were beautiful objects to desire, but even in the gift shop, the object of my attention turned to the colors of this decorative and colorful glass art piece. As I came in for a closer, angled shot, I realized I was getting quite a cheeky bum in the background from another sculptural art piece, which of course made me laugh! Yes, I totally regressed to my 7- and 4-year olds’ humor : )

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // blue and green decorative glass art piece found in Hearst Castle

Are you playing along with the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Object? Check out other submissions here!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hearst Castle

Grand // Hearst Castle {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hearst Castle

On our trip north for Thanksgiving vacation, we decided to take a mini vacation and visit Hearst Castle. We stayed in Cambria and had the best time! While visiting the castle, I was in awe over every facet! Although I’ve been there several times, as a child and adult, the grandness was not lost on me!

We ended up enjoying most of our day there and even took in the movie at the end of the tour giving great insight into William Randolph Hearst, as well as Julia Morgan, the architect who worked on the castle for 28 years. She was amazing and grand in her own right! My 4 year old has been loving playing with blocks and building, and she was really engaged during the 40 minute film. Maybe we have a future architect on our hands : )

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

Light // Backlit and Colorful {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and when I read the prompt for the Daily Post “Weekly Photo Challenge: Light” I thought – perfect, I’ll do Christmas lights! I’ll get some bokeh! Maybe even some candlelight! Then I realized um, that would entail actually having our tree up and house decorated. And that’s a no go, so even though I waited til the very last moment to submit my photo {in hopes of getting said decorations up!}, I realized I’ve been busy at the beach with amazing photo sessions featuring our lovely natural light…

So here are a few of my favorite recent shots featuring the magnificent sun light and beautiful colors it provides.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

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PS. Be sure to check out the amazing and inspired photos submitted for this weeks challenge!