I can hardly believe it’s been a year since I started this blog. The format has changed since that first post but it’s still all about the pictures for me. I can’t say I’m learning and improving by leaps and bounds but I am still plugging away at it.
To be honest, sometimes this blog seems a bit like a chore rather than fun and games. Other times it is a blast! I still love taking pictures and I am so very grateful for a specific subject each week. It pushes me to think and be creative, but more importantly it makes me want to improve my skills – not just snap a good or okay picture.
I’ve had my ups and downs with the blog, even considered shutting it down on more than one occasion. Then I force myself to take a few pictures for the photo challenge and before you know it, I’m all excited about it again. Not so much the blog itself really but just taking pictures. I know that I will NEVER be a professional photographer and I really don’t want to be a professional. But I do want to be able to take a picture that I am proud of and can call my own.
Okay, enough of the jibber-jabber.
I’ve been a little behind on my submissions to Shutterboo’s photo challenge but hope to be back in the swing of things now. Week 32’s subject was “lines” and quite frankly I just drew a blank (get it? blank line, hahaha) when it came to ideas. Finally I settled on this submission, late but nevertheless completed.
While I’m not just busting at the seams with happiness over it, it works and I can call that week done. I actually wanted to photograph a line of people waiting to get in the bathroom but just couldn’t seem to pull that one off . Oh well.
Next up for Week 33 was “urban”, again blank. I must be going through a photo slump. It would have been nice to venture into downtown Nashville for a little random photo shoot but that didn’t work out. So I settled for taking a picture of the hospital building I work in. I wasn’t crazy about the idea but then I took the picture and
loved it! The symmetry makes me happy (that’s how I scrapbook too – symmetrical) and the additional reflection in the glass adds to the symmetry making me love this picture!
Week 34 is “abstract” – what? How in the world do you photograph abstract? Well this certainly will be challenging. Wish me luck! Talk to you next issue!
In celebration of my blogivesary here are a few of my favorite pictures from over the past year! Hope you enjoy the look back
Gravel Road – my first upload and still a favorite!
still love my splash cup too!!!
You know I had to put one of my Rileigh girl in here!!!!
And what would the year have been like without our little friend the cicada?