Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

This week, the challenge is to....Photograph the Places You'll Go I know this challenge is a bit "out there". How can you possibly photograph places you've not been to!?...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered This week I've been back home visiting family and doing a bit of storm chasing - the midwest U.S. has had some wild weather! I've been driving around back roads and seeing some history amongst the nature. This week, the challenge is to.... Photograph Something Weathered

Lucky Light

When I posted the photo above of Jackson Falls, a comment made by one of my Facebook followers struck me. Paraphrased, he said that I was so lucky to find such good light. I wasn't sure how to respond to his comment. Yes, in some ways I was lucky in the weather and the lighting conditions I found when I hiked down to this waterfall, but the light he's responding to isn't just a matter of luck....

Weekly Photo Challenge: Falling Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Photograph Falling Water I'm out photographing waterfalls this week. Spring's been wet and that, in my area, leads to waterfalls. I'm out in Shawnee National Forest hiking up and down trails to find these elusive waterfalls. By which I actually mean hiking down and then UP trails - it's the nature of waterfalls that they start "up there" and go "down there". To photograph them, I generally have to be at the bottom. Sigh....

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Garden

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Garden It’s finally spring where I live! The trees are budding and the first of the spring flowers are in bloom. The air has the smell of spring. I’ve gone out this week just to breath it in. I’m shaking off my winter photographic blahs. This week, the challenge is to go out and...Photograph In the Garden

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something that Doesn’t Belong

This week is one of those odd-ball challenges: Photograph Something that Doesn't Belong I think I’m tapping back into my childhood and remembering a bit from the children’s show Sesame Street where they show a series of objects and challenges the children to find the thing that doesn’t belong. I can even hear the song in my head "One of this things doesn't belong..

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

This week's photo challenge is a focus etude -- Photograph Eyes. One exercise in the Focus section of my book 32 Photo Etudes is to focus on eyes. Whether you like to photograph people or animals, capturing the eyes are key. Our eyes go directly to any eyes in a photo, so it's important to practice getting a sharp focus where it counts.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

This week's challenge is to: Photograph Sequences. Sequences set up a story with a beginning, middle and end. This challenge is perfect for showing how to do something - everything from cooking a recipe to creating a piece of art to changing a diaper (I dare you! 🙂