Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Photo A Day Challenge Pictures... (Day 1 - 7)

Ok, so week one is over and I'm not sure that I'm totally happy with what I came up with, but I guess that's why it's called a "challenge," right?

I've noted a few observations from this process already:
  •  I am using my iPhone camera a lot more than I expected- Not that there is anything wrong with it, but I love using my Canon SLR camera, and that's where I feel I need my skill building to happen. But of course, its just turning out that my cell phone is soo much more convenient to carry around than the bulky SLR. Its taking nice pictures, but I almost feel like I'm cheating or not taking real pictures. Does it matter what camera I'm using? I will figure this out as I go.
  • Instagram-  Speaking of cheating, I am also falling in love with Instagram. I feel like that wonderful little app just makes it that much easier make my simple pictures look sooooo cool and they're all kept in one location. Almost too convenient! But this is what makes this app such an awesome feature too! Ugghh...should I be conflicted about this?  PLEASE ADVISE!
  • I'm finding that its not always easy to find something to shoot. Maybe I'm not thinking out of the box enough to make the daily themes speak to me. But that is part of the challenge that I wanted so I will be working harder on that. I've got a few weeks to go and I'm looking at various inspirations.
Ok, so lets get to the pictures...

 I decided that to avoid picture overload I am just going to post my February Photo a Day Challenge pictures weekly so here are they are:

2/1- Day 1 of Challenge- Self Portrait
Took this with Instagram on my iPhone, and tried different poses,
but liked the effect I picked on this one.

 2/2- Day 2 of Challenge- Breakfast (unprepared)
I started of taking pictures of the cereal in my bowl as
I was eating and staring at the ingredients themselves,
and I figured I'd look at breakfast this way.

2/3- Day 3 of Challenge- Something you Adore
I love this cross that hangs over my chimney,
but I adore what it obviously signifies through prayer, thanks and reverence. 
God is so good to me. I am truly blessed!

(2/4) Day 4- Something Green
I thought I'd try this as a night picture, but these are the hardest to take.

(2/5) Day 5- Something You Wore
It was Superbowl Sunday, and my hubby requested I wear one of his favorite jerseys
for the party we were going to. I wore it with some comfy leggings and my boots.
I didn't end up wearing the flower...too girly for football. ;]

(2/6) Day - Something that makes you smile
 Chocolate (especially Hershey Kisses) will ALWAYS make me smile...
enough said! ;]

 (2/7) Day 7-  I took a chance at both themes for the day

From List #1- A Fruit
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. I love these little apples. 

 From List #2- My Favorite....Group
For those of you who know me well will know that I LOVE The Monkees.
I have loved them since I was 5 years old, and will always have a crush on Davy Jones!
So this was my chance to stick them into this challenge.

So there it is...Week 1 of my February Challenge. I'm looking forward to next week, and again looking to see what I can do different with each theme. I'm really trying to expand my horizon and I hope to take a step towards that. 

I hope you enjoyed your first week's challenge. PLEASE send me some of your pictures and I would be happy to post them here. 

What are your thoughts? How was your first week? Did you have the same observations, or did you have some different ones? Honestly, lets discuss!!  I think this would be great learning information, don't you?? Lets compare our thoughts so write to me or comment below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy picture taking!!

From my corner to yours,


My Captivating Images said...

I don't think you should be conflicted. Use what you want to when you want to. Maybe make it a goal to take one DSLR pic a week and then when you are use to that move to 2 or something like that. :) Enjoyed your images.

Sandy said...

Oh, I'm so glad you said that! ;] That's a good suggestion and I'm going to work that in. Thanks for stopping by!