A Photo a Week Challenge: View from My Front Porch

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So, in the spirit of full disclosure, this is not the view from my current front porch. This is the view from my mom’s house, but I have lived there. Whether you have an amazing mountain landscape, a friendly (or not-so friendly) neighbor’s house, or a cityscape over-look from 30 floors up (or more or less), there’s always a story in what you see from your own front porch (or balcony).

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS THAT FEATURE THE VIEW FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR (OR BALCONY OR FAVORITE WINDOW).

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: White

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For the northern hemisphere, this time of year usually bring the flurry, white stuff flowing (or sometimes pelting) from the heavens. Here in Utah, we love to see the mountains snow-capped and looking festive for the holidays. They also mean live-giving water for the coming spring and summer months.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS FEATURING THE COLOR WHITE.

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: Into the Woods

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There has been a recent rash of productions of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in our neck of the woods lately. My stepson just finished a production (his last in high school) where he played the Mysterious Man. If you haven’t seen a performance of this musical, it’s well worth the time. Anyway, all of these productions of this play got me thinking. For the Memorial Day weekend, we headed up into the High Unitah Mountains and saw some amazing scenery (check out the twisted tree we came upon). I wonder what it would be like to be wandering around these woods on foot in the dark with no modern help to guide me. This is bear territory (not wolves, like in the play), and you have to be careful of cougars, too (the animal kind, not the BYU variety).

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF WOODS OR WOODED AREAS.

Do you live near a wooded landscape? Is there an amazing forest just beyond your property line? Do you have to drive (or fly) miles to see trees that haven’t been landscaped to within an inch of their lives? What else can be considered a wood or forest? New York has been described as the Concrete Jungle. Is there a Steel Forest near you? Have fun with any concept that represents “woods.”

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.

Sunday Stills: Bad Weather

Bad weatherIt seems like every time it snows, I run outside my office building and take a picture of this poor tree. This is from mid-fall before all the leaves dropped. It doesn’t show up all that well in the pictures, but it was snowing pretty hard.

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-bad-weather/

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Frozen

Frozen branchUtah rarely gets freezing rain. This morning we woke up to one of the worst commutes in a long time. The airport is shut down, and the city is slowly deciding to send people home and shut down.

This branch is outside my kitchen window, looking into the backyard. I was fascinated by how the ice has encased the wood.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS WHAT FROZEN MEANS TO YOU.

So many things can freeze: water and cold temperatures, fear, surprise, photography (a frozen moment in time). Blog an image that represents frozen to you, whether it’s weather related or not, and post a link to your find here.

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Winter chill

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On Tuesday, Salt Lake City was hit with the first big snowstorm of the season. We received about three inches of fresh powder in the valley, and the ski resorts are bursting with joy over the dump in the mountains. Here, it takes a fall of at least 1-1/2 feet before the city shuts down, so it was a bit dicey getting home.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS WHAT WINTER IS FOR YOU.

So, what does winter chill feel like to you? I know that some readers are gearing up for summer and thoughts of winter are probably the last thing on your mind. And others never see a flake of snow all year. Get creative. Have fun with it. If your “winter” consists of a slight dip in the temperature, think kindly on us poor souls who will be buried under mounds of the white stuff for the next six months.

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.

(Yes, I stole these rules from The Daily Post Photo Challenge. I hope they don’t mind.)