Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Last one - yay!

Ruth's challenge of The End/Final for yesterday, our last day, had me kind of flumoxed. I took a shot of my book with the bookmark near the end, but meh, took a shot of a stack of files about to be picked up by a client, again meh, so like Ruth, I wound up in the garden. I took a wet, wilted peony (sp?) slumped down on the ground, but I liked this shot a little better:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Something Blue

Second to last challenge! Patti gave us what should have been an easy one today - "blue". It was just too gloomy all day for anything indoors, but I managed to find these little blue flowers in a planter in our front yard.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

fresh and ...

Sitting here watching Hellboy 2, b-o-r-i-n-g, figured I'd get my 2 photos of the day posted while I waste my life away. Ruth's challenge yesterday was "fresh" and today's purchases fit the bill nicely:

My challenge for today was simply to take a B&W photo. I usually convert my color photos to B&W but today I took them in B&W to begin with, just to see if it would make a difference. I don't find it does. This is just a sad little bundle of twigs by the sidewalk, waiting for garbage day.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Learned a new photography term

Thanks Patti, had no idea what "ghetto lighting" was before your challenge. I wonder though, seems like kind of a racist term for it, no? ;)
So I was out yesterday and was only able to take a few quick shots before bed. I kind of like these two, but not sure if they're good or not. The flowers were taken in my bathroom with just the sconce for lighting, and the bottle uses my reading light.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The heat is on

I had an idea for my photo for my challenge today, which was "heat". I wanted sweat on a glass. I tried it with water first and liked the effect. Later I did it with my drink-of-the-day, Cranberry Sangria with Sourpuss Raspberry (slurp!). Problem with the evening drink was that I couldn't leave it sitting there long enough to get really sweaty - I had to drink it!

Anyhoo, I liked 3 of my shots and couldn't chose so I revisted Ruth's challenge from yesterday and combined the 3. :)


Ruth's challenge for yesterday was diptych or something to that effect, which I just called dipstick because I couldn't remember it for the life of me. Anyway, the idea is to put two similarly themed photos together to present as one. I think...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ugh, this is not going very well

I can't say I'm enjoying these photo challenges that much, but mainly because I'm my own worst enemy and I want to better myself and be happy with what I get. Yesterday's and today's photos? Bland, dull, meh.

for yesterday's challenge of backlit and/or silhouette, I'm posting 2 because I couldn't pick which one was slightly less dull than the other:

And today's challenge of red & white, found this while at the public pool with Alex' class this morning. It was either this or the Cdn flag. Yay.