Friday, January 08, 2010
Foto Friday~the first of the New Year!!!
It's Foto Friday here again, the first of 2010!
We took a break for the holidays with the plan to share a few exceptional shots on our first Foto Friday back.
I was so busy during the holidays, I didn't get a single shot that was exceptional. Nor did I try.
I had to scrounge around to find SOMETHING holiday-ish to post.
A bad case of grand plans that never got set into motion.
So here they are.
One particularly white snowstorm, we were playing outside when Corynn suggested we take pictures of snowflakes. Why, in all my years, had I never thought of that? I didn't think I could do much without a macro lens but gave it a shot anyway. We grabbed a black hat we had and started catching. Have you ever taken a close look at a SINGLE snowflake? I was shocked to find out you could see details even with the naked eye! After such an amazing (and elightening) activity, I promised there are going to be lots more snowflake studying and photographing this winter. I would love to do a better job capturing their beauty. So thanks to my six-year old for being MY teacher!
Reading in the glow of the tree.
We went to an amazing Museum at Christmastime (more on that to come) and I LOVED this display. Truly stunning.
Let's see who else has something to share!!
For those of you new to this blog (or to Foto Friday's in general), each Friday we get a new photo challenge to work on for the week and we post our photos the next Friday and link back up here. The goal is to get behind your camera and to begin, as you practice, to view subjects in a different light. To extend yourself and your concepts and ideas. To create ART instead of just snapping a picture. And to do it all while having FUN.
You may use the above button within your post and your link must be a DIRECT link to the post, not just to your blog. (That way-if newcomers check out old links they will still be directed to the actual photos and not a completely unrelated, albeit current post.) Because of the nature of the challenges, I would encourage you to challenge yourself WITHIN that Foto Friday week and not dig through archives for appropriate photos, after all, the point is to EXTEND ourselves.
I can say from experience, you start participating in Foto Friday's, not only will you get lots of practice but you will get a whole lotta support and encouragement dumped on you in the meantime. We have got a great group of cheerleaders here.
This week's challenge is...............................................
oh RATS. I just USED my snowflake photo!!!! argh
See you on Friday!!!! :-)