Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The 31st Day: Retrospective

Well, that's the 30 days. It got a little tight at the end there - I struggled to take a photo every day, and used found objects in my flat a little more often than I would have liked. Nonetheless, I whimsically used one of the photos from this challenge for the monthly competition at my camera club, and it won a gold medal under the theme "Unusual Angles"!

It was a good to be forced to take a photo every day. For all the courses and lessons out there, nothing improves you like just getting out (or staying in) and simply taking pictures.

I'm looking forward to relaxing for a bit and getting back into taking photos when I feel like it, rather than on a schedule, but in time I can definitely see myself doing a challenge like this again.

Here's the list of topics, by the way:
Day 1: Self Portrait
Day 2: What I wore today
Day 3: Clouds
Day 4: Something green
Day 5: From a high angle
Day 6: From a low angle
Day 7: Fruit
Day 8: A bad habit
Day 9: Someone you love
Day 10: Childhood memory
Day 11: Something blue
Day 12: Sunset
Day 13: Yourself with 13 things
Day 14: Eyes
Day 15: Silhoette
Day 16: Long exposure
Day 17: Technology
Day 18: Your shoes
Day 19: Something orange
Day 20: Bokeh
Day 21: Faceless self-portrait
Day 22: Hands
Day 23: Lensflare
Day 24: Animal
Day 25: Something pink
Day 26: Closeup
Day 27: From a distance
Day 28: Flowers
Day 29: Black and white
Day 30: Self Portrait

Why yes, that is a Thinktank Retrospective pictured... Coincidence? ;)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Day 25: Something Pink

Found out my flat has like, nothing pink in it. And it was a busy day. Good thing I have a ninja-like knowledge of the colour wheel.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Day 24: Animal

Well... used to be an animal. Now it's an animal's skeleton/musical instrument.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Day 21: Faceless Self-Portrait

Meh. This one didn't turn out quite like I had in mind... some post-production helped. You get the idea.

Link to image on iPad. For attribution's sake.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Friday, 1 July 2011

Day 12: Sunset

Yeah... Sunset in Cape Town, this time of year. Sure. I was lucky it wasn't raining.

Had to settle for just getting outside and taking a few shots at the time the sun went down. It was actually quite pleasant, and the light was really nice and dusky. :)

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Day 11: Something Blue

Sad crate is sad.

Who know why sad crate is so blue?

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Something literally blue would have been sooooooo cliché....

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Day 10: Childhood Memory

Back when we were kids, my sister and I didn't have alarm clocks. The parents (well, usually just Mom) would get up at some unearthly hour to go downstairs and do those things that parents do, like make vast quantities of tea. As morning wore on, this Nepalese yak bell would sound the call to get up. Despite it's appearance, it's actually quite sonorous and musical.

It was a far more pleasant sound to wake up to than my modern alarm, lurking in the background.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Day 9: Someone You Love

Hmm, a girl must have come up with this list. A guy would have had "Day 9: Someone whose ass you kicked."

Unfortunately, everyone's whose ass I've kicked stays the hell out of my way nowadays, and I don't have the telephoto lens I would need to capture a photo of them before they skittered out of sight. (And anyway, for this challenge I've restricted myself to my - speaking of love - beloved EF 50mm f/1.4.)

So the specified topic, then. My dear mom brought a "photo-mobile" back from the US for me, and it has turned out to be very useful for a little collection of picture of people and things I love.

(That's her, bottom right.)

Of course, the mobile has been labeled a little weird by some, but the really weird thing was getting the photos printed out.

I mean, who does that? :)

Monday, 27 June 2011

Day 8: A Bad Habit

A VERY bad habit:

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Mmm, that stuff will kill you... ;)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Day 3: Clouds

Gloomy, gloomy day today.

Pity clouds wasn't the topic the day before:

Cloudy day

Four more on Flickr...

Monday, 20 June 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 1: Self Portrait

So today marks day eight in my month-long photography challenge. Every day, I've been taking s picture according to a specified theme, and I'll be posting them from today, a week delayed (to give me the chance to get them off my camera and online).

The idea came from a good friend of mine whose blog still has no name after all this time.

The link also has the list of upcoming photo themes, so you can peek ahead if you like.

Let's see if I can make it.

The first day was a self-portrait, not my favourite topic.