A Photo a Week Challenge: At the Edge

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So many photos are taking on the edge of things: cliffs, shores, piers, lives. As photographers, we have the opportunity to capture timeless, solid views and brief, passing moments — all at the edge of something. This view is the edge of the pier at Daybreak Lake, part of a newer community in the Salt Lake Valley. The lake is a perfect setting for photo shoots, but I also found serenity in the bare scene itself.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO FROM OR REPRESENTING AN EDGE.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

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This week, we’ve been asked to use something usual in our world as a frame for our pictures. For my frame, I used the windows on the front of Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, home of the Utah Symphony.

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Older than 50 Years

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Almost everything you see in Europe is over 50 years, so I had a lot to choose from. This one also works for last week’s locks and clocks. 🙂

For more from this challenge, visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Older than 50 Years.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Clocks

We just came back from an amazing trip to one of my bucket list travel destinations: Switzerland, home of the precise time keepers. When traveling through this beautiful country, you can’t help but notice that the Swiss will put a clock on any tower. While it is not difficult to lose track of time while looking at the scenery or walking through a cathedral or castle ruin, you don’t have to search very far to find the time.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF CLOCKS AND VARIOUS TIMEPIECES.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

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Flowing water and waterfalls are constant reminders of the power of gravity.

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less).

A Photo a Week: Civic Buildings

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My husband is a structural engineer, which means I take a lot of pictures of buildings. Some he has worked on, some he hasn’t. This picture is the Scott Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City. This is a building that my husband worked on. I really lucked out when taking this picture. The sky and sun both cooperated. Weather can wreck havoc when you have to take pictures of buildings, especially large buildings, like courthouses or capitol buildings. Civic buildings are usually interesting and beautiful pieces of architecture, designed to add to a cityscape, so they can be fun to photograph.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE OR…) OF CIVIC BUILDINGS.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography. Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.