Love photography, but not entirely sure how to get the best out of your camera? The 2014 Photography Challenge is just what you need! Each week there is a new challenge and a new theme. This challenge is a great way to not only learn new techniques with our digital cameras, but to think harder on subject matter. And it is a fun way to share the beautiful photos that you take! I’d love for you to follow along!
Last week, our challenge was “Once Upon a Time”. Our challenge was to interpret that phrase any way that we would like. And the photos submitted were fabulous! We looked at vintage photos, fantasy themes, timepieces and memories. Click here and see the beautiful photos submitted! I updated that post all week long, so be sure to check out the new photos! Thank you to all who took the time to submit their beautiful photography!
This week our theme is: “On the Road Again”
I actually had a different photo lined up for this challenge. Then the great snowstorm of 2014 hit Atlanta and shut us down for a good two days. My commute home took six hours, struggling through jack-knifed semi trucks, thousands of stranded vehicles and sheets of ice. Say what you want about southerners and our inherent fear of a snowflake. If the highways are not treated, and 2 million commuters hit the road at the same time, it is a perfect storm of chaotic disfunction.
My six hour commute paled to those that spent 24 hours plus on the highways stuck in their vehicles with no food or water in 15 degree weather, the busloads of children in the same predicament, and the frantic parents waiting to contact them. The great city of Atlanta froze in place with this winter storm. I titled my photo “Rearview”. Let’s hope that the city and county officials look back in their rearview mirrors and learn from the mistakes made last week.
This photo was taken with my Canon SX30IS, and edited with the free software at Picmonkey.com.
So how did you do?
It’s not too late! Email your “On the Road Again” photos to me! Check out the Submission Guidelines. I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include. If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site! I will be taking “On the Road Again” photo submissions all week! Feel free to send your original photo!
Next week’s theme for the 2014 Photography Challenge is “The Blues”. See the bottom of the post for more details!
On the Road Again…
On The Road Again – Old School
Taken at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg Ontario ~ Stephanie – Ontario, Canada
This photo was taken in the Badlands in 2011. Wild donkeys were looking for free handouts. ~Natalie – Central WI
No matter how many horses under the hood this mustang hates when there there is snow on the road again!~Amy Pemble- Missouri
A quaint little road in the hills close to our home. Each fall we make a trip to go see if it has changed any in the last year. Around here, there’s nothing prettier than quaking aspens in the fall. ~Louise Miller
So technically it is more of a track than a road but this is on the way up to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland. ~Emma, Leeds, England.
Yes this really is a road in northern Arizona. Look at the bottom of pic, my chihuahua scouting the way. I now live in Idaho.~ Kenny Myers
The Little Red Train is the Best way to Tour St. Augustine, Florida. “Old Town is beautiful and the Narrow Streets with the old homes and buildings are great to photograph. A Great Ride for the kids too. ~Thellis Houck- Casselberry, FL
Pat took this picture on I-40 between Nashville, TN and Memphis, TN a couple of years ago. Traffic was at a standstill for more than 5 miles. Fortunately, we were headed in the right direction and “On The Road Again and Moving” after a great Gal Pal Adventure. ~Pat Materna
Here’s me leaving snowy Detroit and headed to Pharr, TX (pronounced “far” …and it IS far, far away!!) ~James Tanis
One of the few sunny days in January 2014 – Which way to go when going straight ahead is no longer an option? Two Snyder Girls
Grandson loves to have popcorn and a movie when we are on the road. Took this photo with my phone when he was intent on the movie he was watching and eating his popcorn. ~Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK- Cats, Kids and Crafts
I just came across the Photo Challenge and strangely enough, this was the picture I took this morning coming back from running errands. It’s not the best quality since I took it with my phone, but the snow-laden trees were so beautiful I had to try to capture it. Photo taken February 4, 2014 ~Sarah Franzen- Bedminster, NJ- Sezen Your Life
Still some life left under the hood of this old truck….photo taken in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. ~ B. Webster
Three’s the charm. When I saw the first picture like mine, I thought it was mine! Maybe I submitted it in a dream? Then I saw the second one and realized there are three of us who love to photograph roads leading through snow encrusted trees.
Mine was taken on a back road near Harpers Ferry, WV. It looked magical when I came around the curve and saw it. I had to snap it. It continued to be magical as I drove down the road. Every time I look at this picture, I’m right back there.~ Jane Jenkins
Next Weeks Theme: The Blues
As with all the challenge themes, you can define this anyway you would like. The blues could be the color blue, a sad memory, or even music. What would you like to share? Would you like an example?
Want to share your photo? Email your “The Blues” photo to me! Check out the Submission Guidelines. I will post your photos here next Sunday along with any information that you would like to include. If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site! I will be taking “The Blues” and “On the Road Again” photo submissions all week! Feel free to send your original photo!
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