For the past few years, I have participated in a local photo contest.
This year the categories are Flora and Fauna, In the Air, and Activities in the Park. They also have special sections for black and white and special effects photography.Â I can enter three pictures in each category.
Here are the Flora and Fauna pictures that I have decided on so far.Â Now to narrow it down by two and figure out some good titles for each.
If you want to see the show, the pictures will be displayed at Concord Mall from noon 25 Jan until noon 1 Feb 2013. “Opening Night” is from 5:30-7:30 on the 25 of January. This year, all the “big kids” will have at least one entry each in the “Youth Category”.
Allan had a business trip to Chicago yesterday.Â Once the kids were in bed, I experimented with a new idea I found.Â I am not sure when or where I heard the term “Platinum”, but I liked how it looked.Â I did a little research on how to do platinum effect and discovered it looks really neat on scenery.Â Just for fun, I tried it on a people picture.Â The results were impressive!
I have had this idea for awhile, but could never made it look the way I wanted.Â Today I had a little bit of time to play, and experimented with getting the picture just right.Â It is not my usual style, but I like the uniqueness of it.
To make it even more fun, Andrea is blowing bubbles on our winter sledding hill.
Just for fun, I started playing around with this picture.Â I am not sure which one is the most appealing, so I was wondering what other thoughts were.Â You can see larger pictures in a slide show by clicking on any of the pictures.
Then, would youÂ please comment on your favorite picture and why?
The kids and I met some friends at the park yesterday to go sledding together.Â We met at the perfect time!
I usually do not let the kids sled if the hills are too crowded, I have heard of too many accidents.Â But, while it was a lot more crowded then when we normally go, it was not over crowded. The people on our hill were very considerate of each other, which makes sleddingÂ a lot more fun.
I was not comfortable with the kids taking Megan sledding, though she really wanted to go.Â After watching the crowd and seeing other little ones Megan’s age enjoy going down hill, I let the girls take her down.Â She smiled and screamed the whole way down.
I enjoyed being able to practicing taking action shots.Â I am a lot happier with these sledding pictures than the ones that I normally get.Â I discovered a few mistakes, and am looking forward to taking the kids again and seeing how the next batch of pictures turn out.
(If you want to see the larger picture, just click on a picture.)