Random adventures through my life... in all their glory and splendor.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Photo Challenge Days 26 - 30

Day 26: Close up
So Dad, Is this close enough for you?
Day 27: From a Distance
Kites on Mackinac Island
Day 28: Flowers
Flowers are easy to find in Michigan in July. I took a lot of flower shots but I like the near silhouette look in this one, just because it's different.
Day 29: Black and White
Other than cropping, I really didn't mess with the other pictures much. This one, though, I had to play with the settings to get the football nice and dark.
Day 30: Self portrait
I liked the idea starting and finishing the photo challenge with the same topic. Then, I guess in theory, you can see how much you've improved. In this case though, I really like my Day 1 picture of myself more than any of my final portraits. Now, maybe it's because I did it in 5 days and not the full 30 so my artistic eye didn't have as much time to develop. Or I'm photo snob now and I'm so hip I don't even like my own stuff any more. There is another lesson in this though, sometimes the first shot is the best. Many of my final choices were actually the first, most spontaneous shots. So I guess the moral is, when in doubt shoot it anyway.

1 comment:

jur said...

Okay, seriously, some of these pics brought tears to my eyes, and not always the ones you'd think. Okay, some were just because of the strong memories... hey, you and your wife were part of those back then... but some are just beautiful. Yo's toes. Chris in the sunset (I don't think she's orange...)... The Bear... I like.
Hey. Don't you think the Gardners should come to Indy sometime?