Thursday, December 15, 2011

Photography Challenge Week 20: Self-Portrait

It's already the last week of Laura Beth's Photography Challenge at A Step in the Journey! The theme this week is self-portrait. I thought about using this photo of my shadow that I didn't notice until I looked at the picture:

but instead I played around with taking my picture in a Christmas ornament.

Thanks to Laura Beth for hosting the Photography Challenge. I've learned more about my camera, but have much more to learn. I may have to search for a new challenge to join!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Photography Challenge Week 19: From a Distance

Three weeks since my last blog post? Time to get back to it with a photography challenge post with photos taken from a distance. When I went Christmas shopping last weekend, I left the kids home with Barry. It's about an hour's drive to good shopping, and there are dozens of photographic opportunities between here and there. Like Minnesota landmark Split Rock Lighthouse:

We often see ore ships on Lake Superior. This ship was anchored by Duluth when I was heading back home again:

The sun was setting:

And the moon was out (love the color of the sky here!):

See more photographs taken from a distance at A Step in the Journey.