A Photo a Week Challenge: State of Confusion

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Spring in Utah is like living in a state of confusion. Each year, the fruit farmers live in constant dread of late spring snowstorms and hard freezes that could wipe out their entire crop. The day after my tulips opened, we had a crazy snowstorm that blanketed our garden with about an inch of snow. Fortunately, the next day the temperature was in the 50s and the snow melted. At least we don’t have to water the gardens yet.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS THAT FEATURE CHAOS OR CONFUSION.

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.
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A Photo a Week Challenge: One of these things…

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Who remembers watching Sesame Street as a child (or with your child) and hearing “One of these things is not like the others. Which one is different? Can you tell?” It always amazes me when I come across perfectly matched things to photograph, but more often we find that what we are capturing is almost perfectly matched. These fellows are at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii. The poor statue on the far right end even looks distressed that he has lost his top.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS THAT FEATURE MISMATCHED SETS.

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: New Photo, Open Topic

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It’s been a very tense couple of months, and I’ve found myself not taking my camera out with me as much as I used to. So for this week’s challenge, I decided that I needed to take a new picture. Of anything. Just get the camera out and take a picture. Well, today is mine and my husband’s 9th wedding anniversary. We’ve been wanting to get a Traeger smoker/grill from some time and finally decided that for us, at least, the 9th anniversary is the grill anniversary (not the pottery one, as all of the traditional lists will tell you). Today, my loving hubby smoked and then grilled a couple of elk pot roasts on our new toy. The meat was delicious, and we couldn’t be happier with our purchase (unless it could have cost a little less money). And just in case you were thinking I should post a picture of the grill, maybe next time.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A NEW PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF ANYTHING YOU WISH.

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.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: 12’s a Crowd

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Large groups can be challenging to photograph. This amazing group of high school students are all accomplished musicians who will be playing in their school’s concerto night next month. I had the privilege of photographing them, individually and as a group, for the poster and program. We had a lot of fun, and they seemed to really get into the “hey, do a crazy pose” shout out.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF LARGE GROUPS.

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs

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A couple of weekends ago, we headed to Chicago to visit our daughter and son-in-law. We had mild weather, which made it possible to visit some really fun places in the Windy City. One of the most fun places was the Billy Goat Tavern, made famous in the Saturday Night Live Olympian Restaurant skit. Of course we had to get a picture of the sign. Signs are wonderful subjects for photos. They are as varied as the human imagination.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF SIGNS.

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.

2017 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge Week 49: Contrasting Colors

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This week’s challenge is use the color wheel to find contrasting colors. I brought some clementines to work for breakfast this morning and realized that my blue mouse pad is the perfect contrast for their orange.

For more from this challenge, visit the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge 2017: Week 49 Contrasting Colors.