Many months ago I came across an online photography forum called Digital Photography School. I think I ended up there when I was looking for more information on white balance. Any who, I signed up for the weekly e-newsletter from DSP and have quite enjoyed the variety of articles written by a host of photographers from all over the world. The forum also poses a weekly challenge...a photo assignment with a theme. After poking around on the discussion boards a bit through December, I decided that with the turn of the calendar maybe I would participate in the weekly assignment if for no other reason than to help me keep shooting even through the winter months when my camera can lay untouched for days (even weeks) at a time.
Last week I submitted my first photo for the theme "Brand New". I had just started knitting the Dashing Mitts for Scott so I chose knitting as my model.
To my COMPLETE surprise, my photo was featured as one of the two runner-ups for the winners of the "Brand New" theme. Funny because I wouldn't consider this one of my better photos for a number of reasons. Even so, I have gotten several nice comments about the photo...and quite a few new contacts on Flickr. Mostly knitters...wouldn't you know. (I should note, you don't actually "win" anything but the recognition. But hey, sometimes a little recognition is nice!)
I decided it might be fun to post the photos I submit for each weekly assignment here...you know, so you can see what crazy ideas are keeping my camera shutter clicking. The current assignment drawing to a close is "A Spot of Color." I guess I took it literally...
Next week's assignment..."Still Life: Food". Oh how I wish it were the season of fresh produce!
I should note, thanks to a respiratory bug that keep my recliner bound for a good part of 2 days last week...the Dashing Mitts have been finished. I have yet to take a final picture of them...