happy canada day, canadian friends!
because july 1st falls on a sunday this year, the retail world’s schedule is all topsy-turvy: stores are OPEN with the usual hours today, but everyone is CLOSED tomorrow, our store included. so, i will work today and enjoy a free day tomorrow!
canada day celebrations at columbia lake are being held today – any locals going over for the fun and games?? we have our annual loft-y rooftop bbq this eve, and when the fireworks show starts at 10 pm tonight, i’ll have prime viewing from the condo casa windows!
well, today is the first day in 30 days that we do not have an official photo of the day – the 30 photo challenge ended yesterday. and now we’re on to a new month! i ♥ july to pieces and hope we have a hot, humid, sunny month ahead of us.
tomorrow we will discuss july plans; today, we’re going to take a quick look back at the 30 day photo challenge – call it “the best and worst of,” if you will.
the top three favourite posts (i like when i can make myself chuckle as i blog-write!):
day #11: what’ll it be, what’ll it be…
day #13: as random as you can get
day #14: the eyes have it
the three entries that
sucked were not that exciting:
day #7: unas manzanas -> i discovered i’d rather photograph scenery, shoes or people than fruit in a grocery store!
day #16: you can imagine a waterfall, ok? -> some anonymous person left a snarky “zzzz” comment on this one!
day #29: zero shades of grey -> i hate it when a plan fails to come together!
the two most labour-intensive days:
day #6: towering baby food -> building and dismantling my baby food wall took a good 20-30 minutes
day #18: classic -> arranging my shoe-flower was a half-hour job!
two entries that came together effortlessly:
day #5: look down, way down -> i knew i wanted to shoot this photo right from day one
day #22: the look of love -> first shot, and the emotion in the photo surpassed my hopes
one fun entry:
day #1: self-portrait -> i enjoyed making silly faces!
one major disappointment:
the unreliability of my little camera!
i am super glad i took on the photography challenge. i expanded my vocabulary (bokeh! sunflare!) and i liked having a specific assignment to pursue for each day, yet still having lots of creative license to interpret as i wished (some days more than others!).
i thought we were presented with a good variety of subjects to go out and chase down. all scenery or all technical terms would have been boring.
i do not think i improved my skills, per se, but i did put more thought than usual into lighting and photo composition – i will try to keep these photography elements in mind from here on out.
there are a number of photo challenges out there if you just google “30 day photography challenge;” i would be interested in trying another one again some time…like, in a few months!
happy sunday, happy holiday!