I am challenging myself to post a photo each day of the year. I am hoping that this challenge will encourage me to keep my eyes open for the wonders around me, document a great year and improve my photography techniques.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

BYP52 2015 Week 4 ISO: Lincoln Theater at Night

BYP52 2015 Week 4 ISO: Lincoln Theater at Night

2. Intertwined

2. Intertwined

Deja_vu: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Deja_vu: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Circles: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Circles: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Alpha: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Alpha:  January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

First signs of Spring

Renewable: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Renewable: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

BYP52 2015 Week 3: Shutter Speed , Freemont Slow Shutter

BYP52 2015 Week 3: Shutter Speed , Freemont Slow Shutter

 I ran out of time on this one. Needed a tripod to get this right. But this is what I got. Did have fun playing with the settings as I explored. Will continue to try as the weeks go on. I do like how I can see the person beyond the speeding car. I wish though, that I could have been steady enough to have the people to the left in focus. (Maybe they were moving too.)

Monday, January 19, 2015

37. Repetition (and Reflection )

37. Repetition (and Reflection ) The flooded fields are making for great reflection shots. Added the repetition of the poplar trees in the background.

31. Fill the Frame with Color: Color on a Winter's Day

31. Fill the Frame with Color:  Color on a Winter's Day Most winter ( and Fall and Spring) days are rainy and gray in the Pacific Northwest. So when the sun finally shines, it is a celebration. Love this coral bark maple on a rare blue sky day.

Go: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Go: January 2015 Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Monday, January 12, 2015

BYP52 2015 Week 2: Exposure : Witch Hazel

BYP52 2015 Week 2: Exposure : Witch Hazel


 The sun finally came out today so I went to one of my favorite gardens to experiment with exposure. I overexposed the photo to get the white background and highlight the image.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

17. A Building in Black and White (Barn with Flooded Fields)

17. A Building in Black and White (Barn with Flooded Fields)

January 2015: Repeat: Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

January 2015: Repeat:  Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

January 2015: Dawn Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

January 2015: Dawn Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0

52 in 2015 Challenge 11: Moon over Skagit Flats

11. Moon (Morning moon over the Skagit Flats)

2015 Week 1: Focus

Week 1: Focus

I kept hoping to get outside and play with my camera this week.  And I did some of that.  But the weather was gray and drizzly and not best for this assignment. Decided to play with the idea of focusing on something in the background and blurring the foreground.  I was limited by the light I had and no available tripod so it isn't as clear as I would like.  But I think that I got the hang out of how to do it.

This is a pair of socks I am working on.  Gray drizzly days are much more conducive to knitting.  :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

01-01-15 New Year, New Challenges

25. A Beautiful View: Conway, WA

I believe that this is now my 7th year to participate in a photo challenge.  Last year was rough.  I wasn't part of a specific challenge and I was just kind of making up the rules as I went.  I am firmly in the habit of looking for and taking photos daily.  So even when I didn't get them posted every day, those good habits didn't suffer.  But I did often find myself sitting down a few weeks later and posting a few week's worth at once.

This year promises to be a challenging year in other areas of my life.  I foresee being able to post meaningful pictures daily to be a bit of a challenge with the schedule I will need to keep.  With that in mind, and my need for some kind of inspiration and direction, I have chosen to participate in a few other challenges that will help me grow as a photographer and reflect on my life as a learner without the need to necessarily process pictures daily.

So stay tuned as I tackle a few new goals and challenges and continue to learn and grow.  Here are the things I plan to use as guidelines and goals.

1. I am a faithful, but lazy photographer.  This year, I want to really practice and learn the technical skills to make me a better photographer.  I want to move my camera to manual and really learn and understand how to use all that my camera has to offer.  Instead of working for daily shots, I am going to work on picking some exceptional shots that took a little more effort than point and shoot.  Among other things, I plan to follow the Boost Your Photography 52 Week challenge focusing on a different skill each week.

2. I am also planning (if time allows), to participate in a few topic challenges to help me keep looking for new ways to see things.  I have joined 2 new Flickr Groups, 52 in 2015 and Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2.0.  Hopefully, being a part of these groups of other photographers will be a great challenge and inspiration.

Here goes....

Friday, December 5, 2014

11-30-14 Property Hunters

11-29-14 Icy Okanogan

11-28-14 Orchard

11-27-14 Quilted Sunshine

11-26-14 Found Truck

11-25-14 Reflected Photographer

11-24-14 Bridge over the Suiattle

11-23-14 Snowy Suiattle

11-23-14 Snowy Suiattle

11-22-14 First Snow at the Cabin

11-21-14 Over the Shoulder

11-20-14 Icicles

11-19-14 Candy Crush

11-18-14 Taking Care of the Little Ones

11-17-14 Frozen

11-16-14 Flooding on the Skagit

11-15-14 My Teacher is a Husky Fan

11-15-14 My Teacher is a Husky Fan

11-14-15 Home Sweet Home

11-13-14 Soggy Startup Snowman

11-12-14 Cabin Progress

11-11-14 Barn Reflections

Monday, November 10, 2014

11-10-14 Olympic Fall

11-10-14 Olympic Fall

Sunday, November 9, 2014

11-09-14 Raspberry Jumble

11-09-14 Raspberry Jumble

11-08-14 Supervising the Pine Panelling

11-08-14 Supervising the Pine Panelling

11-07-14 Down the Suiattle River Road

11-07-14 Down the Suiattle River Road

11-06-14 Blueberries and Pumpkins

11-06-14 Blueberries and Pumpkins

11-05-14 Blueberry Sunset

11-05-14 Blueberry Sunrise

11-04-14 Skagit Sunrise

11-04-14 Sunrise in Skagit Valley

11-03-14 A Girl and Her Arduino

11-03-14 A Girl and Her Arduino

11-02-14 Jared and Alyssa in Big D

11-02-14 Jared and Alyssa in Big D

11-01-14 Eye on Dallas

11-01-14 Eye on Dallas

10-31-14 My Sweet Parents

10-31-14  My Sweet Parents

10-30-14 Lone Star Feed

10-30-14 Lone Star Feeds

10-29-14 Star of Texas

10-29-14 Star of Texas

10-28-14 The Heart of Texas

10-28-14 Heart of Texas

10-27-14 Old Town Nacogdoches

10-27-14 Old Town Nacogdoches

10-26-14 Nacogdoches Mural

10-26-14 Nacogdoches Mural

Sunday, October 26, 2014

10-25-14 Samish Barn

10-25-14 Samish Barn

10-24-14 Fallish

10-24-14 Fallish

10-23-14 One pumpkin and a red barn

10-23-14 One Pumpkin and a Red Barn

10-22-14 Potatoes

10-22-14 Potatoes

10-21-14 Pumpkins

10-21-14 Pumpkins

10-20-14 Sunrise

10-20-14 Sunrise

10-19-14 Red Barn in Rain

10-19-14 Red Barn in Rain

10-18-14 Flooded Field at Sunset

10-18-14 Flooded Field at Sunset

10-17-14 Double Promises

10-17-14 Double Promises
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