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Project 365 week 6
Playing catch up with this series right now, more will be coming soon
Another beautiful day on the golf course with the girls.SInce the letter for today was "S" I could not resist the "Splash" shot of one of my daughter's friends. Still keeping in the tradition of not having recognizable photos of children in my project, I think this proves you can follow the rules and still come up with something interesting. My thanks goes out to the girl's golf team for all their patience as they helped me complete several days in my project.
If taking camera near water...
"T" for tap. Although there are a gazillion items that start with the letter T, I had a difficult time today trying to find one. Tomorrow I am sure that I will think of at least 80 photogenic subjects that begin with this letter. But since I was outside in the yard and really did not have a tremendous amount of time to search- I grabbed the first thing I saw that I could make work.
This photo was greatly anticipated. When I started the alphabet theme there were several days that I thought may be an issue. "U" was one of them so I put a lot of thought into it. Upside down was the subject- and my daughters helped me pull it off. My youngest sat on the swing as her older sister lifted her by the ankles until she was completely upside down. I had to be sure that my oldest daughter's legs were hidden by her sister's hair to get the shot I wanted, but I also had to take the photo quickly as my youngest daughter was turning several shades of red.
For today's photo I went in search of a VW Bug on our local car lots. Wouldn't you know that just a week prior there was a 1960's bright red original Bug sitting on the lot (probably for 3 months or more) but of course it had sold. I could not find another of the old style so I had to settle for the new version.
The water fountain in the local park made the subject list today for the letter "W". I shot several photos while I was here and just was not happy with any of them. I wanted to slow the shutter speed down and get that wispy look to the water that I always thought was cool but the sun was high and bright in the sky and I could not use a slow shutter speed without getting washed out white photos. So I dug out my sunglasses and shaded my camera with my jacket- putting my sunglass lens over my camera lens and giving myself some artificial shade was just enough to capture this shot.
I took a little bit of liberty with today's theme. X is a tough letter, so I used an Xmas light for today. Took a little bit of digging in the holiday decorations to find one but once I did the shot went smoothly. I used the macro setting on my camera and turned off the flash. Putting the single bulb in front of a black piece of poster board made it stand out a bit better.
Today was a fun shot. I promise no chickens were harmed in the making of this photo. "Y" for yoke (or yellow). This photo was taken using my trusty clip on shop lights, a white plate and a white piece of poster board. Upclose and personal with a macro setting on my camera and you have a cool "Y" themed photo.
"Z" for zipper. Although I used the same set up to take this photo as I did yesterday, I changed my setting to shoot in Black and White to add a bit of drama. I took countless photos of this zipper from many different angles. It came down to this photo only because it was a view of a zipper that you just do not have very often but people will still recognize it.
Another week down
The alphabet series is now complete and I am starting a number series next... one tree, two birds... kind of like the 12 days of Christmas... not sure how high I will take this series yet.
until next time....
"May you always have a seashell in your pocket and sand between your toes"