Tags: bi-weekly challenge
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Abstract/Patterns
I'm poor with abstracts, but thought this would be a good one.
If you like it good.
If you don't like it, also fine.
Abstract View (more likely a pattern, in this case, of cracks in an asphalt trail)
I wasn't sure how to approach this challenge. Patterns are pretty straight forward but abstracts are a whole different thing. In the art world abstract is "a painting or sculpture (read image) that does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world - even in an extremely distorted or exaggerated way". What do you all think?
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Abstracts/Patterns
A simple photo of some bubbles
Oh, the thumb? Nothing to do with the challenge, just a sign I saw on a truck.
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Remember When
Remember when the grass was green? Remember when the roads were dry? Remember when you could walk on the sidewalk without fear of falling down? Remember when you could go outside without six layers of clothing?
I do, it seems like it was only yesterday.
WAIT!! It was only yesterday!
These were taken last night and this morning.
Yep, we got dumped on.
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Remember When
Sub-title: How Geeky are you?
Just think how far your smart phones have come.
(Equipment pictured from the 'at work' museum.)
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Still Life
Remember the good old days, when planning a trip meant poring over books of destinations, brochures of attractions, maps showing routes on how to get there? Well thanks to technology, at least part of of the planning is getting simpler.
Challenge: Bi-Weekly Challenge - Still Life
Challenge to run from 1/16 to 1/31
Still life is one of my favorite types of photography. You can control where the objects are. You can control the lighting. You have complete control over nearly everything. It is one of the easiest forms of photography. It is also one of the hardest. If something isn't right, you can only blame yourself.
So, my challenge to you, photographicans, is to set up, and shoot some still life. You can choose any type of objects you wish, any setting you wish, any time you wish - the choice is yours and yours only.
I wish I had some dazzling pictures for examples; but, alas, I don't. So I'll give you this mediocre photo, taken while on vacation. Cracker Barrel. I did have control over the objects, I could move them where I wanted (and did.) I did have control over the lighting - flash, no flash, shadows, etc.
Again, this challenge runs from 1/16 to 1/31
Best of 2011
You know, it really is hard to pick a best shot. Especially when you have some shots that are dear to you for reasons other than being technically good. In the past I've come up with the method of looking back at all the comments on stories and seeing which shot got the most (positive) response and resonates with me as being good quality for myself. Well, I haven't been on here much and certainly haven't posted ALL of my shots of 2011 (though I think I did post most of what I considered the cream of the crop here). So with that factor I'll pick my best shot.
With other factors I'll make categories (and cheat having just one best of 2011 shot ;-)
Shot with the most views (188 since Sep 20) on my Flickr for 2011, and probably my best shot at the Redneck Rumble this year (if not best in all the years I've been going): Pretty in Blue
My best and favorite shot from my trip to Savannah this year: Inside a Savannah Mansion
Best Abstract (also taken in Savannah): Shadows on the Wall
Best shot with the 'tubes (since my best of the best was with an actual macro lens): Light me up Daisy
Best shot with my Diana: Bike on the Beach
Best shot with my newest toy camera, the Spartaflex: Good Cheap Junk
Sorry I haven't been here much, but maybe 2012 will be better. I started strong last year taking photos of new and inspired subject, but fell flat these past couple of months. Also, maybe life will stop getting in the way, right? Just for a little while so I can get the camera out again ;-)
Happy Shooting and may everyone have a blessed 2012!
Challenge: Bi-Weekly Challenge - Your Best of 2011
Challenge runs until 1/15/2012
The old year has ended and the new year has just started. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish everyone a Happy New Year, may it bring you lots of photographic opportunities.
Now it is time to review our photography skills, contemplate where you're going, and show us what you believe is your best shot of 2011.
So, select your very best photograph you took last year and show it to us.
Only the best of your pictures.
There will be no voting. No categories.
Only your very best photo that was taken last year.
This challenge will run until 1/15/2012
This is what I considered my best shot of 2011.
Taken in the late afternoon, the hawk part of animal rehabilitation group.