Photo of the Week

Photo Of The Week - Over The Rainbow

Jul 9, 2020
Candice Schilz

You have to be in the right place at the right time when trying to photograph a rainbow. But on Wednesday, June 24, Candice Schilz of Knox was where she needed to be to capture this image of a rainbow over Bass Lake which is WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Candice says that the day had been beautiful and then a little thunderstorm moved in before the return to sunshine which created the rainbow.

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Nightly Walk On Campus

Jul 2, 2020
Becky Baxter

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features one of the lakes on the campus at Notre Dame. The sun reflects on the water as people in silhouette walk along the shore. Thanks to Becky Baxter for capturing this image during one of her nightly walks. We'd like to see your photos too. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Heavy Clouds & Streaming Light

Jun 25, 2020
Dawn Burns

WVPE's Photo of the Week features a balance of darkness and light along the shores of Lake Wawasee on the morning of May 15, 2020. Thanks to Dawn Burns for this submission. She says the scene struck her as being strange and beautiful all at the same time as she waited for the thunderstorm that loomed. 

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Fog On The River At Sunset

Jun 18, 2020
CJ Beutien

WVPE's Photo of the Week captures an image of fog on the St. Joseph River at sunset on Northside Blvd at 32nd Street in South Bend from last month.

Thanks to WVPE listener-member CJ Beutien for sharing this photo with us. 

Do you have an image to share? We'd love to see your submissions. Just email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Bony Clouds?!

Jun 11, 2020
Michael Darnel

You never know what you may see when you look up. That was the case for Michael Darnel of Granger this week as he captured WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. He says he was working in his garden Tuesday morning, looked up, and saw the clouds forming what looked like an  `X-ray' of a spine and ribs in the sky.

Photo Of The Week - Mishawaka Riverwalk

Jun 4, 2020
Roberta Hudson Strachan

An image of blue skies, white clouds and the St. Joseph River caught the attention recently of Roberta Hudson Strachan of South Bend. 

She provided this Photo of the Week submission. She says she was walking across the bridge on Main Street in Mishawaka and stopped halfway, getting lost in the beauty of what she was seeing. She captured this picture that provides a view of the Mishawaka Riverwalk on May 29th. 

Are you capturing images to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - Peeking Out

May 28, 2020
Scott Opasik

WVPE's Photo of the Week is in the spirit of "Where's Waldo" this time around. Thanks to Scott Opasik of Lakeville for this submission. He captured the image last spring just east of Lakeville.

Scott encourages you to find what is hidden among the mayapples in the photo. He says the black cat peeking out kept a close eye on him and his dog as they walked past and he was able to snap this picture.

Are you capturing images to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Bonneyville Mill

May 21, 2020
Candice Parker

A building at Bonneyville Mill County Park in Elkhart County is framed by blossoming tree branches in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.    

Thanks to Candice Parker of Granger  for this submission. 

The  photo was taken on Candice's drive home from work in Shipshewana on May 15th. 

Bonneyville is home to Indiana's oldest continuously operating grist mill that still produces stone-ground flour.  

Are you capturing images of spring and nature in bloom or of area landmarks? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Spring Is In Bloom

May 14, 2020
Heather Story

Spring has sprung in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Thanks to Heather Story for the image she submitted from Buchanan, Michigan, or as she calls it "Red Bud City." Heather captured her photo in Buchanan on the evening of May 7th as the trees were just beginning to bloom and as the grass was greening up.  

Are you capturing images of spring and nature in bloom? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Not Out Of The Woods Yet

May 7, 2020
Ashley Henderson

An image captioned "Not Out of the Woods Yet" is WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Thanks to Ashley Henderson of South Bend for this submission. Her caption not only works as a photo description but also is a nod to the current pandemic conditions. Ashley took the photo April 20, 2020, at Notre Dame.

Ashley also happens to be one of the many brides-to-be being affected by the pandemic. Her plans for her wedding ceremony scheduled for tomorrow had to be drastically altered as a result of the virus.  

Are you capturing images documenting life during the pandemic? 

Photo Of The Week - Through The Window

Apr 30, 2020
Cindy Bradley

WVPE's Photo of the Week is an image of social distancing. Thanks to Dan Buck for submitting this photo on behalf of photographer Cindy Bradley. In the picture. Helen Buck, of Mentone, gets as close as she can to her husband, Alton Buck, as they visited through the window of his room at the Peabody long-term care facility in North Manchester about a month ago. When she went back last week to wish him a happy 84th birthday, they could only wave to each other through the closed window.

Photo Of The Week - A Sign Of The Times

Apr 23, 2020
Ann Umbaugh

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week is indicative of what many of us are seeing at area parks. Picnic tables stacked up as another reminder of social distancing. Thanks to Ann Umbaugh for this submission. She captured this image on Wednesday, March 25th at Cobus Park. She says the tables used to be in a pavilion there, but are now stacked on the lawn. 

Are you capturing images documenting life during the pandemic? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Snow In Spring

Apr 16, 2020
Jeanette Saddler-Taylor

Today our Photo of the Week is certainly fitting for the weather outside. It depicts snow in spring. This photo of  snow and a daffodil and a leftover Easter decoration sums it up pretty well. Jeanette Saddler-Taylor submitted this image taken outside her home in South Bend on April 15, 2020. Jeanette is also a regular contributor to our Michiana Chronicles feature. She says she is referring to this picture as "Mother Nature's whomp upside the head!"  

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Art Outdoors

Apr 9, 2020
Mike Morehouse, Niles

Thanks to Mike Morehouse for this week's Photo of the Week. He sent in a photo of a painting he created last week in Niles in the woods at Silverbrook. Mike was practicing "plein air" painting, which is the act of painting outdoors.  A great idea during this time of social distancing. He said he was channeling his inner Bob Ross. Mike also sent along some Facebook live videos he created while making his painting. Links are below. 

Photo Of The Week - Temporary Snow

Apr 2, 2020
Patti Jo Terpstra

WVPE's Photo of the Week is of a recent temporary snow in late March. Thanks to Patti Jo Terpstra for sharing this image. She says seeing the snow "was truly an uplifting simple joy." And that's something we all could use a lot more of right now.

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Photo Of The Week - 'Iceberg Swans'

Mar 26, 2020
Paul Steury, Goshen

 

WVPE's Photo of the Week comes from a pond in Goshen. Paul Steury captured this image late in November of 2019 right outside his back door. The waterfowl are featured prominently. Ducks in the foreground and swans in the background. Paul calls them "iceberg swans."  

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Social Distance Kayaking

Mar 19, 2020
Sam Lima

WVPE's Photo of the Week is a scene of serenity and calm on the St. Joseph River from the seat of a kayak. Thanks to Sam Lima for sharing this shot he captured on St. Patrick's Day at the Twyckenham Bridge in South Bend.   

Sam says he is trying to spend time in nature away from others during these unprecedented times. 

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Lake Wawasee Tranquility

Mar 12, 2020
Dawn Burns

It's been a crazy week between the markets, coronavirus and primary elections.  So let's all just take a deep breath and enjoy a tranquil sunrise. This image comes to us courtesy of Dawn Burns of Syracuse, Indiana. Dawn captured this scene on Lake Wawasee on August 5, 2019, at 6:31am when it was a balmy 62 degrees. She says she was struck by the quiet and still nature of the lake that morning with what she calls a perfect balance of mist and color. Dawn says she happened upon this image during one of her regular morning walks to the lake.

Photo Of The Week - Frozen Fruit

Mar 5, 2020
Dave Coulston

WVPE's Photo of the Week is of frozen fruit in Berrien County. This image was actually submitted to us late in 2019 by Dave Coulston of Niles. The snow and the fruit captured in this image seem representative of how the seasons can clash. A timely reminder as we look ahead to the offiical start of spring on March 20th. 

We'd love to see your images too. 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Great Scott!

Feb 27, 2020
Scott Doty

WVPE's Photo of the Week comes from Scott, Indiana, which is in our listening area. It's a small unincorporated community in LaGrange County's Van Buren Township. It's on the Pigeon River near the Indiana Toll Road about a mile south of the Indiana-Michigan border. 

This image was captured by Scott Doty of Sturgis, Michigan. He took the photo on his way to work in Middlebury on February 21st. 

We'd love to see your images too. 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Frozen

Feb 20, 2020
Tony Straw

Ice accumulation on branches of a tree near Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver back in January of 2020 make for an impressive image in our Photo of the Week.  

Thanks to Tony Straw of Culver for this submission. 

We'd love to see your images too. 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Photo Of The Week - The Golden Dome

Feb 13, 2020
CJ Beutien

One of the most photographed places in our area is, of course, Notre Dame. This Photo of the Week captures an after dark image of snow on the Golden Dome on campus. Thanks to CJ Beutien of South Bend for this image taken on February 6, 2020. 

We'd love to see your images too. 

Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Photo Of The Week - A Snowy Oliver Mansion

Feb 6, 2020
Bill Spalding

The Oliver Mansion in South Bend looks good any time of year, including in the winter when there is snow on the ground. Thanks to Bill Spalding for this submission. He actually captured this image late last year. 

We'd love to see your images too. 

Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Photo Of The Week - Bright Light & Backyard Snow

Jan 30, 2020
Dave Coyne, Goshen

Goshen artist Dave Coyne submitted WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. This is an image Dave captured on the back deck of his home on a snowy January night a couple years ago. All of us have some favorite photos that we took that may not be recent, but stand the test of time. 

Do you have a throwback photo you just can't bear to delete? If so, let us see it. We'd love to see your recent images too. 

Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

William Talcott

Our latest Photo of the Week comes from William Talcott. He captured this wintry snow covered image at Pinhook Park in South Bend a couple years back. The snow appears undisturbed, except for the shadows being cast by the trees. 

We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - A Rainy Night In Goshen

Jan 16, 2020
Cyndi Holther

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a rainy night in Goshen on January 10th of this year. Bright lights and reflections on the wet pavement make for a colorful photo submission by Cyndi Holther of Sturgis, Michigan. 

We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Gary King

Our latest Photo of the Week comes from Gary King of South Bend.  This is an image taken at Turkey Run State Park, Trail 4 on December 28th of last year. The sandstone formation caught Gary's eye.  What has been catching your eye as you take pictures on your cell phone?  We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Sunrise From Christmas Morning

Jan 2, 2020
Susan Bannwart

As we celebrate the new year, we look forward to sharing your photos in 2020. Our first image of the year comes from Susan Bannwart of North Liberty who captured this image of chore time at sunrise on Christmas morning in 2019. 

Please share images with us via email at wvpe@wvpe.org. Remember to provide a caption.

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - Sunrise Before Snowfall

Dec 26, 2019
Ashley Henderson

Our final Photo of the Week of 2019 was taken earlier this month by Ashley Henderson in her backyard in South Bend. She captured this image at sunrise just before the clouds moved in and before the snow began to fall. 

We look forward to seeing YOUR images in 2020. Please share them with us via email at wvpe@wvpe.org. Remember to provide a caption.

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Photo Of The Week - WVPE Holiday Edition

Dec 19, 2019
David Murray/WVPE

This week our Photo of the Week allows us to share our holiday greetings with you. This is an image of the station holiday card for 2019 designed by WVPE Account Executive David Murray. Please know that throughout the holidays and into 2020, your local NPR station will be here for you to inform, entertain and inspire. We wish all of you the best of the holiday season.

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