52 Week Photography Challenge

Anyone else participating in the 52 week photo challenge hosted by Dogwood Photography?  It started at the beginning of 2017 but don’t worry if you missed a few weeks.  If you’re interested, go ahead and jump right in!

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Each week focuses on a different theme designed to improve your photography skills.  You can find the full article and a list of weekly themes here on the 52 Week Photo Challenge website.

Themes so far this year have been:

  1. Rule of thirds
  2. Straight out of the lens (no photo editing)
  3. Artistic landscape
  4. Tell a story using a mirror
  5. Take 10 pictures of the same object from different angles, distance, etc.

If you decide to participate, I’d love to see some of your pictures!  My week 1-4 pictures are posted above.

Happy picture taking.

 

 

Veterans Day

Today marks the 98th anniversary of the end of WWI.  It is also Veterans Day in the U.S. which is a national holiday designated to honoring and thanking those who have served in the U.S. military.  A huge “thank you” to all veterans.  I hope you had an amazing day and got to enjoy the weather as much as I did.

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November Morning

I woke up early today to go to a craft show.  I didn’t stay long but I did buy a homemade soy peppermint candle and a homemade Christmas card.  It was a cold morning, but it was sunny and there wasn’t much of a breeze, so it didn’t feel too bad out.  After I got home, the sun was still low and it was casting interesting shadows.  So I grabbed my camera.

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Anyone started their Christmas shopping yet?  I’ve only bought three things so far and I have A LOT more to go.  I really enjoy buying things for other people, but the problem is coming up with gifts that a.) they don’t already have and b.) they’ll like.  Wish me luck!

Shadows and Light

I went back to the park yesterday to take some pictures.  I was hoping to get some practice with my macro lens by taking pictures of flowers and other small things, but there wasn’t really anything small that stood out to me.  Instead, I used my favorite lens, a fixed 50mm high aperture lens (f/1.4), to take pictures of some really great light.

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I hope you’ve had a wonderful June so far.  June is my favorite month and I’m looking forward to a long, warm, and productive summer.

Orlando

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a weekend trip to Orlando, Florida.  We were only there for 48 hours, but it was REALLY nice, especially since it was about 30 degrees warmer there than at home.  Here are some pictures I took.

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What are your travel plans for this year?

Purple

I am part of a group of photographers called “Cities in Color Project”.  It’s meant to inspire us to get out and take creative pictures of objects of a certain color each month.  This month’s color is purple, so yesterday I went back to the greenhouse to see what I could find.

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It’s a fun group to be part of, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a particular color, especially in the middle of winter.  The greenhouse, however, can always be counted on to provide interesting and colorful subjects.

I’m not sure yet which color March is going to be, but stay tuned!