Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Rainbow Over South Bend

20 hours ago

Doug Mappin took a photo of an outstanding rainbow -- and almost a second one! -- over South Bend on Monday morning for WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Doug says he was on his way to work while listening to WVPE and noticed the colorful arc nicely framing the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in South Bend.

 

Now it's your turn to take some pictures of your own! Email them to us at photo@wvpe.com to be considered for this feature on our website.

Photo Of The Week - Swans Swimming

Apr 8, 2021
Geneele Crump

Swans on the water in Dunlap provide a great focal point for WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Thanks to Geneele Crump for this image. Geneele's name may be familiar to WVPE listeners. She is a long-time underwriter and supporter of the station. She took this photo earlier this spring. 

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at photo@wvpe.com

Photo Of The Week - Student Sunrise

Apr 1, 2021

A class assignment resulted in a great photo recently at the Elkhart Academy. ​The science class headed outside to look for beauty in nature, and a sunrise image is what ​student Savannah Tennison came up with. Thanks to the academy science teacher and Savannah for sharing this photo.

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at photo@wvpe.com

Photo Of The Week - Spring Arrivals

Mar 25, 2021
John L. Trapp

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week captures an image of 'Spring Arrivals.'

Thanks to John L. Trapp of Buchanan for sharing this image he took earlier this month near Buchanan. 

Photo Of The Week - Stunning Sunrise

Mar 18, 2021
Melanie Helmuth

Earlier this week, on Monday, a lot of people in Michiana captured images of a particularly beautiful sunrise. You may have seen some of the many shots that were posted to social media. Thanks to Melanie Helmuth of Goshen for WVPE's latest Photo of the Week that is yet another example of that gorgeous sunrise. She snapped this photo at Fidler Pond in Goshen. Melanie says many days during work, she drives past Fidler Pond and sees amazing sunrises, but never gets to stop. Monday she was off work and decided to finally stop and enjoy the sunrise! We're glad she did. 

Photo Of The Week - Morning Frost On Sidewalk

Mar 11, 2021
Christine Guth

The patterns of nature can be intricate and beautiful. That is what Christine Guth of Goshen discovered one late February morning on a sidewalk on Goshen's East Monroe Street. The frost had created an amazing paisley-like pattern for nearly a block. Thankfully Christine captured an image of it which is featured in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. 

  

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Lighthouse In Winter

Mar 4, 2021
Candice Schilz

With our recent warmer temperatures, this is an icy reminder of the February chill. Thanks to Candice Schilz of Knox for this Photo of the Week that she captured at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan, on Feb. 20th. She said hundreds of people were out walking that day in spite of the cold. The beauty of the lighthouse is a draw for people, even in winter.    

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Dawn At Fidler Pond

Feb 25, 2021
Elaine Hooley

What a pretty shot of dawn breaking over Fidler Pond in Goshen. Thanks to Elaine Hooley of Goshen for sharing this image which is WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.  She captured this scene back on Feb. 8th around 8 in the morning. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - February At The Beach

Feb 18, 2021
Greta Hurst

This time of year we usually don't get a lot of beach photos submitted for our WVPE Photo of the Week. But this shot at Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan, from earlier this month is a great one. Thanks to Greta Hurst of Baroda for sharing this photo she captured on February 6th. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - Snowy Farm Scene

Feb 11, 2021
Skip Barnett

Winter solitude is on display in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Thanks to Skip Barnett of Goshen for sharing this image that he captured from the Pumpkinvine Trail last week. Every season offers some great photo opportunities in Michiana and winter is no exception. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - January Kayaker

Feb 4, 2021
Chris Britton

A lone kayaker on "The Big Lake" (Lake Michigan) on a cold but calm evening is featured in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.  Thanks to Chris Britton who captured this image on January 29th while he was at Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph.

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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 - Horse On The Horizon

Jan 28, 2021
Becky Baxter

January blue skies dominate in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Thanks to Becky Baxter for this image that she captured on Sat., Jan. 23rd in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park on the Notre Dame campus. Against those blue skies you see a bronze sculpture of a horse that was created by sculptor Deborah Butterfield.

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - Glass Houses

Jan 21, 2021
Cyndi Holther

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week captures an icy image that the photographer took on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Shipshewana. Cyndi Holther of Sturgis was inspired to take this shot by laying on the cold sidewalk to get just the right angle. To quote her, "Brrr!" She calls the photo "Glass Houses." 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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 - Winter Grazing

Jan 14, 2021
Neil Boston

 

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a snowy pasture. Thanks to Neil Boston who captured this image outside of Bristol on January 3rd. He says he took the photos with a Pixel 5 phone. The picture could be a timeless image. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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 - Cardinal In Winter

Jan 7, 2021
Larry Ford

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a Northern Cardinal sitting in an ice-covered bush. Thanks to Larry Ford for sharing this image that he took on January 2nd in his back yard in Elkhart County just south of Elkhart. Larry says the bird's crest was raised and that it often sits in this bush if its mate is at the bird feeder. Larry says the male cardinal maintains a lookout for her.

 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - Fresh Snow

Dec 31, 2020
Samuel Lima

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week is entitled "Fresh Snow." The image was taken on December 29th outside Dillon Hall on the campus of Notre Dame by Sam Lima of South Bend. Sam has contributed several great photos here at WVPE since we started our Photo of the Week feature. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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- December Sunset

Dec 24, 2020
Melanie Helmuth

There's something about a December sunset. The latest WVPE Photo of the Week features the sunset along the Millrace Canal in Goshen. Thanks to Melanie Helmuth for this image she captured on the evening of December 18th from River Race Drive in Goshen as a flock of geese winged their way through the photo. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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 - Goshen College Holiday Lights

Dec 17, 2020
Bob Toews

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our Photo of the Week. Bob Toews of Goshen snapped this photo of the crescent moon framed in the Goshen College entrance on the morning of December 10th as he walked into work. Bob works at the college in the registrar's office. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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 - A Blast Of Color

Dec 10, 2020
Beverly Matiko

A blast of crabapple color in Berrien Springs, Michigan makes for WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.

Thanks to Beverly Matiko for sharing this shot she captured on December 3rd. 

Beautiful blue skies like that will be increasingly rare as we are just ten days away from the official start of winter. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - The Scene On Thanksgiving Day

Dec 3, 2020
Katie Gotfried

With Thanksgiving behind us and the December holidays in the offing during the pandemic, it's a time for reflection. WVPE's Photo of the Week offers a scene of tranquil reflection captured on Thanksgiving Day by Katie Gotfried on the Notre Dame campus. If Katie's name sounds familiar, you may recognize it from some of the previous Michiana Chronicles she has contributed here at WVPE. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Photo Of The Week - Steeple In The Sky

Nov 26, 2020
Philip DeAngelis, Arkos Design

Patterns of ripples and ridges in the clouds appear almost perfectly in the sky around a church steeple in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.

Philip DeAngelis who is an architect with Arkos Design in Mishawaka captured this shot at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in downtown Mishawaka on November 18th. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

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Photo Of The Week - Swans At Sunrise

Nov 19, 2020
Nancy Ehret

Another beautiful sunrise is the focus of our WVPE Photo of the Week. This image is called "Swans at Sunrise" by WVPE listener-member Nancy Ehret who took the picture on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

 Nancy says she took this photo in the Mud Lake area north of U.S. 12 in Cass County's Mason Township just off of Tharp Lake Road. We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Stunning Sunrise

Nov 12, 2020
Jenna Liechty Martin

The latest WVPE Photo of the Week takes us back to Monday, Nov. 9th. If you are on any kind of social media, you no doubt saw plenty of sunrise photos this past Monday. The skies over Michiana were simply stunning to start the week. Thanks to Jenna Liechty Martin the Executive Director of Camp Friedenswald near Cassopolis for sharing this image. She took it from the camp in the area of Shavehead Lake. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Just Look Up

Nov 5, 2020
Todd Efsits

This week's WVPE Photo of the Week reminds us that if you just look up, you may see something beautiful.  Todd Efsits of Elkhart did just that on October 22nd in front of his home by the St. Joseph River. Blue skies, sunshine and autumn leaves combined to create the image Todd captured. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - A Spooky Sight

Oct 29, 2020
Paul Lawson

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week is definitely channeling a Halloween vibe. This image of the Orr Mansion in LaPorte County comes to us courtesy of Paul Lawson. Paul says the mansion is on the outskirts of LaPorte. He describes it as a gorgeous goth mansion. He says he captured this image from outside the gate with a zoom lens.

 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - An Autumn Bike Ride

Oct 22, 2020
Jill Collins

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week captures the colorful image of an autumn bike ride in Michiana. Thanks to 17-year-old Jill Collins of Sturgis, Michigan, for this submission. The photo was taken on Oct. 12th just north of Goshen on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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 - Turtles On The St. Joseph River

Oct 16, 2020
Bill Spalding

Turtles on the St. Joseph River last month captured the eye of Bill Spalding. His image taken Sept. 7th along the river on Northside Blvd. just west of the Twyckenham Bridge in South Bend is WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions 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. 

Stacie Cole

It's that time of year to keep warm by the fire on autumn evenings. That is exactly what Stacie Cole of South Bend was doing at Howard Park last Friday night.  Stacie took a load off and put her feet up to soak it all in. 

Are you capturing some great images of autumn in Michiana. If so we'd love it if you would share some of those with the WVPE audience. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - Through the Trees

Oct 1, 2020
John L. Trapp

We are starting to see hints of fall and autumn colors in our latest Photo of the Week. Thanks to John L. Trapp of Buchanan, Michigan, for this shot that he captured on a rainy day late in September at the Galien River County Park in New Buffalo Township in Berrien County. John says conditions that day gave the image an impressionistic quality. 

 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Jeanette Davis

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week comes from along the St. Joseph River at Riverfront Park in Niles, Michigan. Jeanette Davis of Niles captured this image of a bee on a flowering plant near the water on September 14th.

With the onset of autumn, please consider sharing your images with us as you snap a shot of the changing colors. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

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