Twenty blog posts in November. Each post on a different theme. This was a chance to re-activate my moribund blog with new material and learn some photography at the same time.
I was surprised and pleased that I was able to complete the challenge. I learned new photo techniques from the other bloggers taking the challenge, and I remembered some tricks, and “rules” that I knew once, but had forgotten over time.
The themes and posts were:
- Home: My Rocker, Mac, and Books
- Street: Alma, The Great Divide
- Water: Scout House, Maritime Palo Alto
- Bliss: Dancing on the Great Lawn, Treasure Is.
- Solitude: Alone, but not Lonely
- Connected: Mozart and the Hoover Institute
- Landmark: Courtroom Drama in Redwood City
- The Natural World: Lunch, Carp and Big Birds in Oakland
- Warmth: A Fall Day, Quilts and Rugs
- Mystery: Alma Street, Palo Alto Noir
- A Pop Of Color: Red, Of Course
- Architecture: At Stanford It’s Gotta Be Greek
- Moment: Stopped At Union and Columbus, Northbeach
- Swarm: Watching the Tour de France
- Landscape: View From My Dining Room
- Treasure: Windhover Contemplative Center, Stanford
- Glass: Selfies at the De Young Museum
- Edge: Blue Stones and Stainless Steel at Stanford
- Double:Two Lamps Lighting Mt. Washington, NH
- Triumph: Virtual Trophies for Bloggers
I must: Remember to think a moment about light and composition. And, before I click, pause to give the autofocus a chance to lock onto the subject and turn green. That shouldn’t be too hard.
–note to me.