Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge:#15 Cropping Tips

Honestly, I thought this challenge would be easy peasy. I spent the better part of last week snapping photos here and there and came home only to find they weren’t really that great. I went into my archives and pulled out these two:

It was difficult to decide what I actually wanted and could keep in the picture. The more I tried to crop, the less definition I seemed to have…

Here are two I took this week:

did learn a lot these last two weeks. Fiddled with the settings on my camera a bit, played with the fine and digital zoom options. One thing to note is that it is winter, and the earlier you are out to take the pictures, the better they will be (more light, less grainy). And snapping miscellaneous pictures, hoping to just crop out the crap, just doesn’t work.

Thank you for the lesson 🙂

For Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge #15: Cropping tips


A Photo a Week Challenge: Romance

Merriam-Webster definition: an emotional attraction or aura belonging to an especially heroic era, adventure, or activity. Yes, I had to look up the definition :).

 I don’t think the candle needs an explanation…

The cardboard house was a gift to my daughter from my MIL. The coloring of it has turned into a family affair and the feelings I have while we are doing it, are nothing less than romantic.

For Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge: Romance

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Symmetry

Things I learned this week:

  • It’s bloody cold out! Cameras are hard to operate with gloves. I was able to take the first two photos before my fingers (and camera) were freezing up.
  • I was hoping to find some pictures from my archives to fit this challenge. The reflection is the only one I could find.(Definitely something to keep in mind for future photos.)
  •  I couldn’t resist taking the last photo. My daughter had placed her blanket over the coffee table and I thought “gee, look at that symmetry.”

    For Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Symmetry