Having just returned from a weeklong trip touring some of our country’s greatest sights, I am still sorting through the almost 1500 photos I took. I posted daily highlights on facebook, but will post more and some of the daily stories here.
Today’s #365photo is a pretty holey leaf on the lawn when I took Coe out this evening.
After yesterday’s post about how I am so uninspired for my in my new surroundings, @karikennedy gave me the idea of taking on the mundane. The timing of her text this morning couldn’t be perfect since I was eating my Sunday avocado toast. By happenstance I had grabbed a pretty green plate.
So here for awhile, you’ll be enjoying my daily life. Well, that is after a weeklong photo journal of life of the road driving Mrs Daisy.
There’s a challenge going on all over the Internet, people challenge each other to take a black-and-white photo representing life for seven days. No people and no explanation. My friend Grace challenged me and I was so excited. I love taking pictures and looking at life through a camera lens.
Taking photos in black-and-white forces you to look at shadows and light a little differently than you normally would. It makes you look a little deeper.
Back in high school I loved playing in the darkroom and loved what I could do in black-and-white. These days since my primary camera is my phone I rarely do anything intentionally in B&W. I’ve been playing with the filters on my iPhone camera and with Hipstamatic and have figured out my phone can do so much more than I knew.
I am going to try and keep this up for a bit. For the first few days I challenged a couple friends, but today I’m challenging you. And by you, I mean all of you. Let’s see what you can do. What does your life look like in black-and-white? Don’t make me call you out. Post it in the comments section if you want.
If you need some motivation or ideas there are all sorts of photo challenges floating around but here’s a few I have followed.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is one I’ve done for years, but have fallen away from lately.
Cee’s Photography always has a challenge going.
There’s always the self-motivated Project 365 or post-a-day…
Sometimes I know instantly what photo speaks to the week’s challenge, other times it takes an ah-ha moment. This was one of those…
There were all these puddles last weekend when Coe and I went for our walk. The ice was just floating in the paw and shoe prints.
In response to this week’s photo challenge.