PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGES – DAY 9

The topic for #FMSPHOTOADAY was Paper.

This is a paper ornament I received for Christmas.  It’s actually a recycled/upcycled book.

Book Tree

Book Tree

 

The topic for #7SDDPHOTOADAY was “white.”  Here’s a glass of white wine.

White wine

White wine

 

Photo A Day Challenges – Day 7

The topic for #FMSPHOTOADAY was “street.”

This is a photo that I took during one of our motorcycle rides during the summer of 2012.

Shoup Road

Shoup Road

The topic for #7SDDPHOTOADAY was “I adore.”  This is Olivia, a three month old hedgehog that my husband gave me back around Thanksgiving. She was an early birthday present. I adore hedgehogs.

Olivia

Olivia

Photo A Day Challenges Day 6

For today’s challenges I actually dug into my photo archives.

#7SDDPHOTOADAY, the topic was CHALLENGE.  In the summer of 2011 when I finished the radiation treatments for breast cancer, I signed up for my first ever Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Worried that I wasn’t getting enough training, I decided that hiking up the Manitou Springs Incline would be an excellent way to train for the 40 mile Avon Walk.  This is me just before we began the hike. I did make it to the top (and I hiked it once more that summer). Oh and I did complete the Avon Walk, too.  This September, I will be walking in my 3rd Avon Walk – this time in Santa Barbara.

#7SDDPHOTOADAY - Challenge

#7SDDPHOTOADAY – Challenge

The topic for #FMSPHOTOADAY is “Mine.”  Here’s a rare picture of my men.

#FMSPHOTOADAY - Mine

#FMSPHOTOADAY – Mine

 

Photo A Day Challenge Day 5

For #7SDDPHOTOADAY  – the topic was “3 things about me.”  I think these three things describe me rather well.

3 Things About Me

3 Things About Me

For #FMSPHOTOADAY – the topic was movement.  These two seldom stop moving.

Movement

Movement

 

Photo A Day Challenge Catch Up Day 4

The topics for both challenges for day four were very similar “My View” and “The View From Here.”  On Day Four I was in a day long professional development (one of the reasons I’m behind on these posts.)

This is the view from the school where the PD was being held.

View

View

January Photo A Day Challenges – Day 2

For #FMSPHOTODAY – Day 2 the topic was “something new”.

New Books

New Books

For the #7SDDPHOTOADAY Day 2 the topic was “fresh.”

Fresh Fruit

Fresh Fruit

Today was a little hard. But that’s what I like about these challenges, they make me think outside of the camera lens. And of course sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw. I’m just an amateur photographer, but I firmly believe taking good photos is more than just technique. You need to use the camera in your mind as well as the one in your hands.

 

2013 Photo A Day Challenges – Day 1

One of my goals for 2013 is to do more with my photos and to pay more attention to this blog.  With that in mind, I decided to participate in some of the photo a day challenges that I’ve seen floating around the web.

The first challenge I found is hosted by Fat Mum Slim

#FATMUMSLIM

#FMSPHOTADAY@FATMUMSLIM

The photo assignment for day one of this challenge is simply “Today.”  Here is my photo.

Bear & Stogie

Bear & Stogie

This is how my first day of 2013 began and my husband’s last day of 2012 ended – me snapping a quick photo with my D7000 of Tony (aka Stogie) and our friend George (aka Bear) attempting their first cigar of 2013.  I say attempting because, well even men are sometimes smart enough to know when it’s too cold to sit outside and smoke a cigar.

7SDDPhotoaDay

7SDDPhotoaDay

Another blogger that I follow is doing this photo a day challenge. I really liked some of the things they have on their list, so I thought I would give it a shot, too.

They are using instagram, which I’ve signed up for, but have never used. I’ll just post mine here.

Today’s assignment is a self portrait.

Me

Me

I took this photo with my iPad, uploaded it to fotoflexer and gave it a poster like effect.  I thought it helped to hide the old lady chin that I seem to have developed. Anyone who knows me, knows that a self portrait of me reading a book, is some cultures say “SPOT ON.”

Signing up for two different photo a day challenges may be a case of biting off more than I can chew, but I won’t know until I give it a good try.

 

 

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