Photo Challenge #1 / Leading Lines

20190101ma_0057“At End of the Pier” / Theme: Leading Lines

A little about this photo…

One of my first photos of 2019! Went down to the lake on January 1st and captured this shot. Among many others. I had a hard time figuring out which photo to use and which prompt to start the year off with! Well… this is the one I chose. The lighthouse at the end of the pier.

In the summer, this place is packed with people. On a cold winter’s day, we had the place to ourselves. (This is Lake Ontario, by the way. If you look closely, you can see the city of Toronto off in the distance.)


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Photo Challenge #52 / From a Distance

20181103ma_5948“Celebration” / Theme: From a Distance

A little about this photo…

These are the fireworks over Niagara Falls. I took this photo back in November, but I thought it was appropriate to save for the time between Christmas and New Year’s.

Please note all the people taking video or whatever with their smart phones. It’s funny, but I always think to myself: Why don’t those people just relax and enjoy the firework display instead of trying to capture it in a picture? Then I look down at my big DSLR camera and shut my mouth!


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2019 Photography Challenge

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A whole new year is coming up. And that means another photography challenge with a whole new set of prompts.

Come join me, each Saturday, in posting a photo. Above is a list of the prompts to help inspire us. The order of the photos won’t matter. In other words, you don’t have to start at the top and move toward the end. For this challenge, you may pick any prompt on the list and start with that.

Bonus! If you count the number of prompts, you’ll find there are more prompts than necessary to complete the year. That’s because I find it a little easier to complete some prompts over others. So, if there’s one that’s really stumping you, no worries! You can skip it.

Want to join me? Please make sure to include the tag #2019picoftheweek so I can check out your posts! I’d love to see what kind of photos you come up with.

See you in the new year! 🙂


List of Photography Prompts for 2019:

Frozen
Wonder
Mist/Clouds
Here I Stand
Peek-a-boo
Rule of Thirds
Historical
Isn’t it Ironic?
All in a Row
Road Worthy
Solo/Duet
Under Water
Leading Lines
Take a Seat
Urban
Technology
Round/Square
Which Way?
Pick a Colour
A Long Time Ago
Sunshine
Flower
Feet/Hands
Hidden
In Good Time
Opposites Attract
All’s Well
Good as Gold
Rainy Day
Bridge
Decay
Hello!
It’s Hot
Sunrise/Sunset
Bokeh
A Small World
Three of a Kind
My Favourite Things
Silhouette
Macro
In Your Hand
Pop of Colour
Nighttime
Delightful
Home Sweet Home
Soft
More Please!
Natural Beauty
The Great Outdoors
Delicious
Authentic
Playtime
Legacy
Enigma
Serenity
Contrast
Up a Creek
In My Book
Celebrate
Into the Woods

Photo Challenge #51 / It’s Pretty

20181117ma_6277“Tree Lights” / Theme: It’s Pretty

A little about this photo…

Magical Christmas trees made out of lights. The only thing that would make this photo prettier would be for there to be snow on the ground! (By the way, these are part of the Festival of Lights display in Niagara Falls.)


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Photo Challenge #50 / Black and White

20180819ma_4789“Bump, Bump, Bump” / Theme: Black and White

A little about this photo…

This shot was inspired by A.A. Milne. “Here is Edward Bear coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way… if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it!”


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Photo Challenge #49 / Warmth

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“Fireside Chat” / Theme: Warmth

A little about this photo…

I saw this amazing fireplace in the lobby of a store. I just happened to have my camera with me, so I took a snap. I’ve been wanting to get a fireplace for my Warmth prompt, and it turns out that this is that photo. 🙂


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Photo Challenge #48 / Light

20180709ma_3869“Grampa’s Lamp” / Theme: Light

A little about this photo…

I love this light! It hangs in my grandmother’s home. My grandfather (apparently) put it together from a kit way-back-when. I love the pattern on the ceiling. And I like how you can just make out the photo in the background. (My grandmother and her sister when they were kids in their matching dresses and their bobbed hair! Grama’s the one on the right.)


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Photo Challenge #47 / Sun Flare

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“Nautical Starburst” / Theme: Sun Flare

A little about this photo…

On the shores of Lake Erie…. a little bit of sun flare brings this composition together. This is one of my favourite tricks when I have to shoot at noon or in the middle of the day. I love creating a star burst and getting that sun flare!


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Photo Challenge #46 / Sunset

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“Lighthouse at Magic Hour” / Theme: Sunset

A little about this photo…

On the shores of Lake Ontario…. this lighthouse is a favourite subject of mine. But I rather like how the colours and clouds came together for this shot. I’ll be the first to point out that it’s not the most stunning sunset shot I’ve ever seen. But I do like muted colours, so I guess that’s why I picked this photo.

P.S. Some lighthouses are tall and imposing. This one’s rather cute, don’t you think?


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Photo Challenge #44 / Look Up

20180928ma_5331“Starry Sky” / Theme: Look Up

A little about this photo…

This is the Great Hall, located in Queens, NY. It was constructed for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Housed in the Hall of Science, its theme was Rendezvous in Space… hence the blue glass that makes up the walls of this giant room. And it really is a giant room (something you can’t quite grasp from the photo). During the World’s Fair, the exhibit featured Frank Capra’s final film projected onto a suspended screen. Apparently, when the film ended, two space modules performed a docking maneuver overhead!

I have two photos and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. So I decided to put the second one below…

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