Hood Photo Challenge

a 52 week project, year 2


February 2015

Week 35 Smile!!

This weeks challenge is simple, take a picture of something that makes you SMILE!! Enjoy.


Week 34, Monday, Tricia

Ok I am caught up now and I am hoping to stay up to date now.  This picture was taken in my own back yard of our slide, mulch and grass.  This is an area that my kids and I have been enjoying so much lately since we have had dry weather. 

F2.5, ISO 800, 1/2000

Week 32, Tricia, Saturday

OK now that some of the craziness at our house is calming down and I can start to get caught up.  This was my leading lines photo I took right before I got sick.  I am not super happy with it but I am hoping this week I can get my camera out some more and start taking pictures again and use some of these techniques.  I think this photos actually has too many lines in it so it make it hard to focus on the subject. 

F 2.5, 1/600, ISO 800

Week 34, Sunday, Guest Post – Philip

Spent the weekend at Pacific Beach with our daughter and her family. This was our first time there. This is obviously a very popular place with many taking in the beautiful sunny weather although it was a bit breezy. Not suprising for the Pacific coast. There were signs of previous beach fires with this very interesting char pattern on a burnt stump that produced specular highlights in the bright sun. I also tried to capture the juxtaposition of standing tree along the edge of the hill behind it in the curve of the decaying stump. The wind-blown sand surrounding it also had the characteristic textural pattern produced by wind and wave. If I had waited longer, it would have also included cloud patterns that were forming later in the afternoon. The char pattern reproduced as desired but I should have stepped back further to include more of the sand surrounding it and raised my vantage point to give more of a break between the stump edge and the tree behind it. Possibly even revisiting this location later in the afternoon. A beautiful day with family was my priority so this photo op was a bonus. This Michigan guy was impressed by the Oregon coast. So different from Lake Michigan beaches.

f/4, 1/2000, ISO 200, SOOC

Week 34.  Texture

For this week, lets do something totally different.  Take some pictures that show texture.   Try and get a couple different textures.     Be creative.   Have fun.   Keep it simple.    (meghan, will this help you not break your own rule??? :)))

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