Ok, so time for an explanation.
I was really enjoying the photo challenge. I was taking pictures and adding cool effects using an app called, “EyeEm”. Free. Awesome. You get the picture…ha. Wow, I am in a corny mood, I guess.
So here is what I learned and why the last week wasn’t in photo form.
1) I have a better appreciation for those who have the photographer’s eye. I definitely do not, but it was fun, anyway.
2) It’s challenging to take pics of one subject for a week. I might try a different one a day next time I do it.
3) I prefer painting pictures through writing than through actual visuals.
4) “Hope” is far too abstract a word for me to decipher in picture form.The verse I posted from Hebrews for today is the best explanation of hope we have as Christians. It was getting harder with each day and by the time I got to the week of “hope” I wasn’t seeing it as easily as the other themes.
5) The topics I picked were both abstract and concrete, which made it a bit of a challenge some of the time. I know people far more talented than I who could have taken pictures of “hope”, but I wasn’t sure what this looked like in the settings I was in.
6) Even though I was a very busy traveler in the month of January, when I wasn’t away, I was a homebody. I went from home to work and back and that was it. It made it a bit more challenging to have more opportunities to take pictures.
7) I am a shy photographer. This is not a revelation. I probably could have taken more adventurous photos, had I not been concerned about people watching me or not wanting a photo of them. I was also careful not to get faces of people, but rather movement and candid shots. This is a skill that I enjoy, but am not comfortable with, hence my hesitation at times.
8) Peace was the easiest of the 4. I don’t know if it was because it was the start of the new year or a perspective I continually strive for, but I had no problem taking those pictures. Ironic, considering how much we focus on the turmoil in our world, huh?
Overall, I enjoyed the photo challenge. Next time it probably will be a smaller amount of time and more variety in pictures. There were some great moments that I captured and reflected on and I am thankful for that.
Anyone else take on a photo challenge in the new year? How did you pan out? What have you learned?