Category Archives: Daily Post Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

“For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and scale in your photos. Perhaps you live in a place with mountains, and want to highlight the size of the homes in relation to the dramatic landscape. Or, conversely, if you live in a city, how do the buildings change when you place a smaller object, like a cup or a toy, in the front of your frame? Can you make them appear smaller or, conversely, can you make them look like the biggest skyscrapers in the world?”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/scale-2/)

We came upon this impressive sight around the corner from our house.

And by “we”, I mean my Aunt from Texas and me, and by “around the corner from our house”, I mean at the Museum which is within walking distance (NOT literally around the corner, and not that we walked…)

Scale.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

“Your inspiration this week is windows. Use a window to frame your shot. Show us what you see out the window from the place where you usually blog, use a window to give structure to your photo, or make a window itself your subject.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/windows-2/)

I have discovered a joy of taking pictures of run-down buildings and rusty things.  Hey – they are cool!  Here is what was once, I believe, a chicken coop at Spring Valley Ranch where we spent our 2-day photography workshop.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

“This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/layered/)

Here we go.  This image was a bit of a struggle to upload this morning.  Not sure why.  So, here is its tale.

This image was taken just after sunrise in the Cypress Hills area in Saskatchewan.  It was perfect, as the sun was out and there was fog over the hills, and we were all at the top of a hill looking down over this valley. Our photography workshop leader was extremely relieved as we did not have a lot of luck with sunsets and sunrises over the weekend.  Damn clouds!  But this was a great time to show shadows and layers.

So, here is my interpretation of Layered for this week’s photo challenge…oh, it was also a mite chilly that morning, but we didn’t notice too much as we were all so excited by the fog!  And yes, this is the big-girl camera in action…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

“This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be monumental, minor, or something in between. We can’t wait to see your contributions.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/satisfaction/)

Nothing says “satisfaction” like a peacock in a tree 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

“For this challenge, interpret the theme “bridge.” You can go the same route as I did and capture any type or style of bridge where you are, or go deeper and take a snapshot of something or someone that acts as a bridge in your life: a link, a connection, a mediator.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/bridge/)

I haven’t done one of these in awhile, but I had a few bridge pictures from the vacation, so I thought, hey…this is a good time to get back to this challenge!

These are all shots of the bridge running from near the National Gallery in Ottawa to the Canadian Museum of History in Hull/Gatineau.

Here is the bridge from the Peace Tower

From the Rideau Canal Ottawa locks

From Parliament Hill

Up close and personal as we walk across the bridge on Canada Day!

From the Gatineau side at the Museum

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

“This week, share your take on “dense” — you could focus on a natural landscape like I did, or take the theme in a different direction, from a sweaty crowd at a rock concert or a busy avenue during rush hour to a fresh loaf of bread, waiting for someone to take the first bite.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/dense/)

Dense with blossoms…finally!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

“Experimenting with our point of view in a photograph allows us to establish a setting, tell a specific story, or rethink our own perspective. This week, consider your point of view as you respond to this challenge’s theme, “Atop.” If you’re physically on top of a thing or a place — a mountain, a skyscraper — what type of scene do you want to share in your frame? Consider, too, other interpretations of “Atop” — what does it mean or look like to be on top of a soapbox? A bestseller list? The world?”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/atop/)

Views from “atop” the stairs.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

“This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life. You should by no means limit yourself to edible stuff — You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/a-good-match/)

A VERY satisfying pairing…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

“This week, hunt for shadows and incorporate them into your shot. The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic. We look forward to your submissions!”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/shadow-2017/)

Taking advantage once more of the amazing snow pictures I took yesterday!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

“This week, show us what being alone means to you. If you’re finding yourself surrounded by too many people, or too many sensations, or too many obligations, take a quiet moment for yourself. Seek solitude, and reset. Or, perhaps you find yourself isolated too often, and solitude evokes negative emotions that photography can help you work through.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/solitude/)

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