July Photo Challenge 27-31

The end of July found me overwhelmed with the final stages of a project at work that seeped over to my home hours.  The extra minutes that I had to take pictures seemed to evaporate, and the final five topics (numbers 1 through 5) were “on the fly.”  But I liked that the limited time actually…

July Photo Challenge: 16-26

I have to admit that I like that the alphabet assignment has really required more creativity with my subjects –only one cat this time. #16. P is for … Paranormal. My niece and I took a trip to the Bigfoot Discovery Project and Museum in Felton, CA.  I hadn’t thought about sasquatch since I was a…

July Photo Challenge: 1-15

The challenge this month with Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day brought a bit more of my creative nature.  It’s A through Z and 1 through 5.  At first I thought “Hey, this will be easy!” But then those weird letters started, or the subject that I thought would work … well, it simply didn’t. One of…

#JunePhotoChallenge 16-30

Now that I am taking more photos, I am also starting to branch out and take chances with my shots–different angles, more blur, and riffs on topics.  It was a fun month.  And I’m looking forward to see myself grow. #16. Vibrant On our last trip to Paso Robles, we visited Tablas Creek where we enjoyed…

#JunePhotoChallenge: 1-15

Another month Fat Mum Slim‘s Photo a Day.  I also joined the Facebook group– FMS Photo a Day–which quickly made me realize that I need to step up my game.  This month I learned that I often have a great idea for a photo, but finding time to actually take the picture has been my downfall.  I…

#May Photo Challenge 1-31

It was a fun month of following Fat Mum Slim‘s photo challenge. I discovered a lot about the importance of paying attention to the time of day.  Lounging around in the morning put my shots at between noon and 4 o’clock.  Beautiful blue skies became white glares. Shadows blocked out beautiful faces.  Colors simply didn’t read…

#AprilPhotoChallenge: 16-30

It  has been a great month for photography.  And I think that my photo skills are growing. My most frequent limitations have been when I have great ideas for a shot, but my time is limited or the weather is uncooperative. #16. Glass Mid-April brought 80 degree weather and blue skies to the peninsula.  Burgers and brews…

#AprilPhotoChallenge: 1-15

My friend and I continue the challenge with a new list and posting it on FB. This month’s challenge is Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day Challenge.   I have become a big fan of her page.  I recommend checking it out. #1. Yellow It was a windy and chilly day at the Toledo Botanical Garden with…

#MarchPhotoChallenge: 22-31

I took a trip back to the Great Lakes at Easter and had a good time continuing with the photo challenge.  While my pictures still show my amateur status, I loved photographing bits of places that mean a great deal to me. #22. I Wore This #23. Feet My pal Elvis and I enjoyed the sunny afternoon. #24. Color…

#MarchPhotoChallenge: 11-21

The creative juices have been flowing. #11. Beverage. #12: Comfy #13. Planning #14. This is Lunch It was too windy to enjoy our little snack on the beach, so we sat in the truck and watched the waves roll in.  My beloved had leftover shrimp cocktail that his mother had made.  She makes it much…

#MarchPhotoChallenge: Catching Up

Last year, I bought a DSLR.  Nothing special. A Nikon D3200.  A photographer told me it was a good starter camera for someone like me who has been using a pocket Canon superzoom for the last fifteen years.  After purchasing the camera, I audited an introductory digital photography course with a friend who was finishing up some units at…