Photo Challenges for 2013
Have you given thought to or revisited the photo challenges you signed up for way back in 2012? Some of the ones I participated in have concluded and won't be restarting in 2013, some I just couldn't find the time for, and some - well they appeared to be so clickish (I wasn't "in" the right inner circle) - so I didn't feel the need to contribute regularly. I don't have delusions of successfully completing a 365 project, but like the challenge of contributing more - somewhere - so I joined a group on Flickr (I'm even thinking of being a rebel and not following the suggested prompts either). However I will continue to participate in a few challenges that I felt the blogger/originator truly wanted to connect with others and took the time to comment on each photo submitted. With all that being said - here is the first posted photo for 365/2013 (I have taken more, but they are still living in my camera).
Although it is not a masterpiece - it is a representation of what I often see driving my area's roads - endless pastures and rolls/bales of hay - all enclosed with barbed wire fences. This particular day (Jan 2) was chilly, drizzling, and grey. Winter along the Texas Gulf Coast isn't our prettiest time of year - the grass dies and we don't receive any snow to replace all the ugliness with a pretty winter scene - it is mostly mud (sometimes frozen mud). I put this image into sepia tones to warm it up - for myself.. I don't care for the cold wetness and with this treatment I still project the same feeling - drab - but it doesn't feel as flat.
I have found a 52 project that I'm hoping will be fun and will strive to contibute more to flickr & the craziness of Instagram. Let me know how you are feel about continuing with photo challenges - or have you burned yourself out on them?