Is your photographic ‘Self’ lamenting the demise of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge? Are you perhaps looking to share your creativity and photographic skills with other bloggers?” Itching to get snapping great shots again?
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge
Starting January 11th, Something to Ponder About will be hosting a new Weekly Photo Challenge, with photo and travel blogger, Snow, from the blog: The Snow Melts Somewhere.
The new Photo challenge is going to be about community and interacting with other bloggers, sharing everyday things from our world. You don’t need to be a pro to participate, either. Mobile, Point and shoot or SLR photography formats are all perfectly acceptable. Your blog doesn’t even have to be about photography, in order to participate.
Snow will kick off the challenge with the first prompt, on her blog, on Friday, January 11th, and then Something to Ponder About, a.k.a me, Amanda, will post a prompt on alternate Fridays, thereafter.
Why Fridays? Because we have decide to call the challenge: ‘Friendly Friday!’ Woo hoo!
How to Join the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge
We’ll come up with a suggested theme each Friday, and post a photo that we think fits. After that, you post photographs based on your own interpretation of the theme, and publish them in a new Blog post.
Write as little or as much, as you wish, to accompany your photos.
To make it easy for the host bloggers and others to find you, title your post “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)”
Post a comment at the Host’s Friendly Friday blog post that includes the link to your Friendly Friday blog post, the one that you published on your blog. [ N.B. please ensure it is a link to the actual post, not just a link to your blog itself.
That’s it. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Let’s have some fun!
It has been a while since I posted a photography post, but I have been chatting to another blogger about hosting a photography challenge recently, so thought I would get back to the swing of posting photography. I will soon be leaving for Japan, so I will sneak in this post.
The Task: SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF BRIDGES.
Well, the blogger did ask.
Bridges are a popular motif.
A connection between two worlds.
A fascinating angle for photographers.
I tried to find some different photos in my collection for this challenge.
I like the angle where it looks like the Merlion is hosing the folks on the bridge, and indeed on a humid Singapore day, that spray of cool water is indeed refreshing!
A rather abstract edited version, which seems to exude atmosphere.
“A Bridge Too Far” – site of World War II battle over the Rhine and movie with Robert Redford.
A different type of natural bridge, except the arching rock pathway that led to this natural feature in Australia, completely fell down and left several Japanese tourists stranded on the rock for several hours, or at least until the helicopter came and airlifted them to safety.
In Denmark, a wall spoke to the world, and the world spoke on the wall!
2000 wooden boards were used to create an interesting visual barrier, around a construction zone, in the center of the city. The purpose was to create an interactive pixel screen that could be personalized, by each member of the public, in an artistic way.
The so called “Happy Wall” is made up of colored recycled card that would change colour by reversing the card. One could then leave one’s mark, on the wall, using statements or words, even a personal message. Or you could simply create a pattern using color.
The only limit was one’s imagination
How many scaffolds can claim to raise awareness of public issues, and boast they they are recycling materials, adding to public awareness and creating a public interactive art installation? Add the social media aspect of the Happy Wall, and art has meshed with technology!**
The wall was the concept of Thomas Dambo, who used materials from the 2013 Roskilde Music festival in a creative way. His artwork is amazing!!!!
Something really inspirational to ponder about.
**Postscript: The Wall will be there until around April 2015
I try to keep in mind the Rule of thirds when taking photographs, but it doesn’t always work. My old point and shoot Cannon used to have a grid overlay that I could see in the display, assisting me to frame and compose photographs.
The weekly photo challenge asks us to use a SLR or smartphone to produce a Bokeh effect, which is my assignment this week. This is what I have so far, and I’ll hopefully add one or two more in coming days…..