In the spirit of reviving my poor, neglected blog, I have joined a small group of photographers in the undertaking of a monthly photo challenge for the year of 2012. For each month, a color theme has been designated, and on the 26th of that month, every photographer in the group will post their themed images. Instead of being presented with only my perspective of that month’s theme, you are presented with the perspective of the entire group, as at the bottom of our posts, we link to the next person in our circle of photographers, so that if you choose, you can keep clicking and see our very different visions of the same theme! Fun, right?
The theme for October is Orange and/or Black.
October is a BUSY month for photographers, and this photo embodies the reason, for me. The light and leaves make for a gorgeous backdrop. Gone are the sweaty and buggy sessions of summer. The holidays are fast approaching – it’s time to seriously think about gifts and cards! All a recipe for a busy month full of FUN sessions!
But it’s always nice to pause and take in the little things. Every morning, I walk my son to the bus stop, and I’ve noticed, little by little, it’s darker and darker when we’re making this walk. At the beginning of the month, the sun was peeking out just as the bus was picking him up. And now, it’s about 15 minutes after I get back home that I see the sun. As I was walking back home one early morning, I saw this beautiful leaf sitting up in our grass, with the sun lighting it from behind, causing it to simply glow, and I had to capture it. I suppose I looked funny lying on my stomach on the driveway, but hey, my neighbors are probably aware by now – I take a lot of photos!
On a sidenote, the darker it gets as we make our morning walk, the more I’m reminded of safety. Please remind your children often that they cannot depend upon drivers to see them. They must be safe, and vigilant, to protect themselves. And have a happy and SAFE Halloween!
And there you have it! Next month’s theme is Brown and/or Yellow/Gold! Subscribe to my blog to get instant notifications of future posts, and comments are very welcome! Keep the circle going! Check out the next photographer in the circle, Elizabeth Loman Haynes, and her interpretation of this month’s challenge: http://elizabethlomanblog.com