“How will you interpret weathered? Will you capture a lined, smiling face as you practice street photography? A piece of beach glass worn smooth by the waves? A snow-covered path carved by the wind? Have fun with your interpretation!” (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/weathered/)
“This week, we’re proposing something a little different to celebrate the end of the year. Instead of a specific theme or topic, we invite you to share your most meaningful photo from 2017. This isn’t necessarily the “best” photo you’ve taken this year — feel free to post your most technically accomplished photo of the year if you’d like, but we equally encourage you to think about other parameters. From the photo that generated the most reactions on your blog to the one that has the deepest emotional pull on you, define “favorite” in whatever way works best for you. Your chosen image doesn’t have to be one you’ve already shared in a previous Photo Challenge. Anything goes, as long as it’s a photo from 2017. If you want to share several images, that’s fine too — a “best of 2017” gallery could be fun if you can’t settle on one photo.” (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/2017-favorites/)
As I sit here, waiting for supper-making time and watching various NYE TV shows (we have a LONG way to go here on the West coast, I thought I would show you some of my favourite photos I’ve posted from 2017. To keep it manageable for you, and for me, just one per month. This was NOT easy as I take a lot of pictures 🙂
Anyway, here goes!
And, Happy New Year to you all!!
“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…)
“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.
“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…
“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 🙂
“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!
Here is the bridge from the Peace Tower
From Parliament Hill
Up close and personal as we walk across the bridge on Canada Day!
From the Gatineau side at the Museum
“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!!
“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.
“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…