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: Vintage

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The vintage look is very popular right now. It’s a fun look to play around with. Most photo editing software will come with canned vintage presets you can apply to your images. In Photoshop, I use Curves, contrast, and saturation to get the vintage look I want. It’s fun and challenging at the same time.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) OF THAT HAVE OR USE A VINTAGE LOOK.

Note: Older photos you can in that naturally have a vintage look are welcome, too.

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: Zoom

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted the Draper City Park’s Tree of Life in the Lights challenge. This week. I’m posting the same tree, only with a closer zoom. It’s amazing the details you can see in the zoomed picture: the individual lights, some of the expressions on the people’s faces looking at the tree, the leaves still desperately clinging to the branches. This week’s challenge is to find or take two shots of the same subject, with one zoomed in to show greater detail and a different perspective.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE TWO (OR MORE…) PHOTOS OF THE SAME SUBJECT AT DIFFERENT DISTANCES.

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: 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.)

Snowy cabin

Snow cabin Snow cabinMy grandfather built our family cabin in 1954. It’s located in the High Uinta Mountains in the National Forest. It’s a bit isolated (cell phone reception is sketchy at best, and only down the mountain a mile at the highway), but it has electricity and cold running water (indoor plumbing, it’s gonna be big). As a child, my family would spend most of our summer vacation time here.