2017 PhotoChallenge.org Week 42: Wheel of Photography

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I recently joined a new (to me) photo challenge at PhotoChallenge.org. For this challenge, you are supposed to take a new photo for the challenge and not dip into your archive. For this week, we got to spin the double wheel of photography. I got Street Photography and the Color Orange. I know that this is not what is meant by Street Photography, but I’m not sure I’ll make it downtown this week, so this is as close as I might get. This is a street close to my home. (It’s almost urban, so it should count, right?)

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs of Fall

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In the northern hemisphere, tomorrow (September 22) is the first day of fall. The weather is turning cool, the kids are back in school, and the foliage is putting on a brilliant color show. Fall is my favorite time of year. It has my favorite holidays (Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the build up to Christmas). I love pulling out sweaters and drinking hot chocolate. I even look forward to the first real snow fall (though I’m completely sick of the white stuff by January 4). Welcome, fall! Please hang out with us for a while.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE OR…) OF THINGS THAT MEAN FALL TO YOU.

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.

Sunday Stills (and Travel theme): Fall Foliage (Autumn)

Fall leaves in Scotland

For more from this challenge, visit Sunday Stills: Fall Foliage.

**Updated 11/11/14** I’m adding this to another challenge: Travel theme: Autumn.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Twins

Twin fall leavesI have always been fascinated by twins. As a child, I wished I was a twin. (I also wished I had blonde hair, dark brown eyes, and a metabolism that let me eat whatever I wanted — like my sisters — but that’s how life goes.) I love it when I come across twins in nature, like these leaves.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF TWINS.

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dead Plants

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Whenever we come across a dead tree, my husband loves to take photos of it. I have to admit that I’ve come admire the stark beauty of dead and dying plant life (yes, I know that’s an oxymoron). It can add startling contrast in the midst of life. It can accentuate a bleak landscape. In a forest, it is also a sign of the cycle of life. As the old trees and plants die, they decay and enrich the ground so that new life can thrive.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT INCLUDES DEAD OR DYING PLANTS.

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.

A Photo a Week: Changing Seasons

Changing seasonsWe’ve been very lucky this year in Utah. We’ve had a beautiful fall season. Usually, fall around here lasts about 3 days and is a muted brown. However, this year we’ve had a full spectrum of colors around the Salt Lake Valley and in the mountains. Soon, the snow will start flying, and we’ll have to wait until mid March or early April for signs of spring.

Post your favorite photo that represents a change of season (any season) and put the link in the comments here to share. Tag your post with “photo challenge” and “postaday” so that others can find it easily.