Hello, everyone! By the time I have posted this, I will have placed my new blog design up, refreshed nearly all of my pages, and will be off from my laptop for most of the time, since I have finals coming up. I am proud and glad to present to you today a little idea that has been running around in my brain for awhile: The Summer Photography Challenge!
The idea? It's pretty simple. Throughout May 18th up to August 30th, try to take a photo of nearly everything that I have on the list below, and then, around the end of the challenge, go on ahead and write a post featuring all of the photos you took. If you aren't in the summer season for all of you people in the southern hemisphere, then go on ahead and take on the challenge anyway! I'll also be posting a mini challenge every two weeks or so. Isn't it awesome?
Ignore my edited thumb; there was something weird on there that I had to just try to blur it out.
Here's the thing that I want to get out of this, though: it can be easy to take photos of nearly all of these things if you go and search for them, and that's not the point of holding this challenge. Don't go looking to take the actual photo; let the moment come to you without you being necessarily conscious about it.
When I went to Disney World last December, my family went to watch a light show at Epcot known as IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth three times. The first two times my family went, I constantly was in this rut of whenever there was a firework, I was literally like a dog on squirrel alert.
That drained the fun out of enjoying the show. So, the third time, I placed my camera away and watched the show, and the total experience was surreal. Don't go searching, just let it come.
Ready to join? Want to join? Then go on ahead! And if you want, you may go and post this badge on your sidebars to help spread the word. I'm sorry that it isn't as epic as a Wilderness Explorer badge. :)