Oh no…say it isn’t so! I can’t believe that the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges are coming to an end.
I’m incredibly sad that this is the last weekly photo challenge. The photo challenges were my inspiration for starting my blog.
I went back to look at every photo I’ve submitted for the challenge and was pleasantly surprised. I can clearly see the development in my work as I learned different photography techniques.
I will miss the weekly challenges because it was instrumental in my growth as a photographer and for that I’m forever grateful.
For my “all time favorites”, I decided to post my very first photo for the challenge, the most popular weekly photos by year, and finally one of my personal favorite photos.
MY FIRST WEEKLY CHALLENGE PHOTO
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual Prospective
MOST POPULAR WEEKLY CHALLENGE PHOTOS BY YEAR
2013 Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns
2014 Weekly Photo Challenge: Room
2015 Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself
2016 Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve
2017 Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting
2018 Weekly Photo Challenge: Place In the World
One of My Favorite Photos
Where’s my place in the world? Any place where I’m on vacation!
I just returned from a 7 day cruise to the beautiful Caribbean. The cruise ship stopped at several locations, but my favorite was St. Maarten. Although the island is small, it’s actually home to two different countries (France and the Netherlands)!
The views of the ocean were spectacular and the beach, very relaxing. It was the perfect place to connect with nature.
I was sad to say goodbye to this quaint island, but I definitely will visit again.
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Wow! I can’t believe we’re at the end of 2017.
There were many times when I wished I could get out with my camera more. However, when I review the year through photos, I’m amazed at all the photo ops I experienced.
A few highlights included learning more about studio photography, capturing a big wheel bicycle race, exploring the metro tunnels, and photographing holiday lights.
Here are just a few of my favorite photos from 2017. I hope that you enjoyed them too!
Here’s my entry for this week’s photo challenge windows!
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Hail the Sunshine! A photo from the beautiful sunflower fields close to my home.
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Here’s a fun throwback for this week’s photo challenge “Texture”.
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I recently went to the National Building Museum to experience an unusual and creative exhibit known as the Hive.
The Hive is built entirely of wound paper tubes (over 2700 of them) that are recyclable, lightweight, and renewable. The tubes vary in sizes and reaches a height of 10 feet. The paper tubes interlock to create domed chambers and a stunning visual effect.
The coolest aspect of the “Hive” is that in its’ smaller chambers, there are tubular instruments ranging from simple drum-like tubes to chimes suspended within the space demonstrating its’ unique acoustic properties. Here are just a few of the fun pictures I captured!
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The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Delta” which symbolizes transitions. The photo I chose for the challenge was from a recent visit to the Harbor at sunset. I think it fits the challenge perfectly because there’s nothing more beautiful than a day transitioning to night.
What represents Delta in your life?
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During a visit to the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., I was moved when I saw a life-sized sculpture by artist George Segal. The artwork is known as “Bread Line” and it depicts a difficult time in US history, the Great Depression.
A quote from the GMU website sums it up perfectly. This artwork “records the conditions of poverty while also celebrating the persistent human spirit of survival in even the most difficult of circumstances”.
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