Alphabet Photography: Revisited

Clearly, I have not been keeping up with my alphabet challenge. I started hitting a rut and couldn’t take pictures I felt lived up to my raised expectations of myself and winter has put a serious limit on the hours of daylight I’m available to take pictures.

With that being the case, and because I’m in the midst of a huge blog re-vamp, I’ve decided to change this challenge for the remaining half of the alphabet (but dammit I will finish it!).

Instead of taking two weeks for each letter and taking as many pictures as possible, I will take one week, and take just ONE really good photo (well I will take more than that, but my goal will be to get one usable one).

These will now happen on Sundays – “Snapshot Sundays” I will call them. So I’ll do the first one (with the letter “L” tomorrow!)

Let It Snow!

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I love that morning after it snows (*cough* sleets), and you wake up anxious to see what it looks like outside. I still feel like a little kid. Except now I still have to set an alarm, and check on the roads to make sure staying home is acceptable. Which it totally was today. It looks like snow on the ground, but it’s actually solid ice. That’s not the stuff you sink into when you walk on it. I left no footprints where I went today.

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These were all taken at Shelley Lake…1.5 miles from my apartment. Yes, I walked. It was cold. And probably not worth it because everything looked a lot less sparkly white than I had envisioned, but I used it as a challenge – try to find some decent shots in a very dull, desolate…grey place.

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Everything was so grey. Half of these I converted to black and white because the only color in them to begin with was a tiny hint of green or brown in the trees.

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I liked this spot because the lake was frozen over here.

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I saw no humans outside today. It was very deserted…and peaceful

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I swear the geese thought I was crazy. Look at them all huddled up together…

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I love this shot because I didn’t have to stage it. That branch was just laying there begging to be photographed.

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