Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Paris Metro, descent, stairs, arches, public, transportation, curve

Descent // Paris Metro {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Paris Metro, descent, stairs, arches, public, transportation, curve

I think I could just photograph every aspect and component of Paris! Everywhere my eye went, it was pure beauty, and this angle of the Metro was no different! The red pop from the staircase adds a little extra oomph! My dear friend Katrina Kennedy at Capture Your 365 always encourages we photograph red, and I love the impact it has here 🙂

Cheri Lucas Rowlands over at The Daily Post has inspired this post through the “Descent” photo challenge. Be sure to check out other interpretations here, or my previous challenge entries here.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Paris Metro, descent, stairs, arches, public, transportation, curve

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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

To check out more interpretations of “on top” click here. To see my past photo challenge submissions, click here.

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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 // eerie photos from the Louvre, Richelieu wing, St. Valerie holding her head

Eerie // Louvre Art {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // eerie photos from the Louvre, Richelieu wing, St. Valerie holding her head

When I read The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie, I immediately thought of all the ghouls and creepy things that came with Halloween. But then I remembered a couple of shots I took on my last day in Paris, inside the Louvre. I loved these images, but never really knew what I was going to do with them. Thank heavens for prompts making me think outside the box!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // eerie photos from the Louvre, Richelieu wing, monks carrying a fallen Crusader

We had just a couple of hours at the Louvre before we had to head to the train station to continue our adventure in the South of France. My girlfriends and I decided to go our own ways in the Louvre as we all wanted to see different things. On my way about, I got a bit twisted around, but luckily found these sculptures that caught my attention in the Richelieu wing.

Have you photographed anything eerie lately? Be sure to play along with the Daily Post!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates // Rosarito Beach Hotel pier, rusted, pacific ocean

From Lines to Patterns {Photo Challenge}

“From Lines to Patterns” is the theme for this weeks challenge at the Daily Post. I decided to dig through my archives to feature some of my faves : ) Here’s a little sampling of Balboa Park, Paris, our old palm tree, kindergarten art, and the Rosarito Beach Hotel pier. Enjoy!

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PS. The Daily Post’s “Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns” is full of inspiration. Check out the other entries here, or feel free to check out my previous photo challenge entries here.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Inside // Ladurée Macarons and Decor {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decorA visit to Ladurée in Paris, France was highly recommended on our trip earlier this year. When our champagne tour was canceled due to snow, a visit to Ladurée, right off the Champs-Elysees, was a perfect activity to fill part of our day. Being inside the walls of this bakery was decadent in every sense. The macarons, the champagne, the decor — all of it was divine! Definitely a must on every visit going forward!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Inside the walls of Laduree in Paris, France, macarons, desserts and decor

Have you been to Ladurée? In Paris or New York? I’d love to hear about your experience, too! Which flavor was your favorite? Mine was definitely the caramel à la fleur de sel – yum!

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PS. The Daily Post’s “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside” was a perfect prompt for me to share these photos. Be sure to check out the many amazing and inspiring entries. Warning: so much good stuff, you may want to grab a cup o’ joe and enjoy the visual and virtual journey!