• Verde Canyon Railroad
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Spare

    When I saw that this week’s photo challenge was “Spare“, I started thinking about whether I had an old photo to use. Because the example used for the photo challenge from The Daily Post was a desert vista it made me think of my trip to Arizona last summer. I started browsing through my photos from my trip and lo and behold I came across photos from my day trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad that worked perfectly for the challenge. Most of the hills and expansive landscape around us consisted of dry and arid land with the red rocks peeking through. Yet, in the center of this canyon lives…

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    Photo Challenge: Shadowed

    Looking for a shadow or the right circumstance to get a good picture that plays with light and dark is not easy. I feel like a lot of times when those shots happen it’s unplanned and just so happens to end up being a really cool picture or you spot it spontaneously and take a picture so when I saw that the new photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Shadowed” I knew I was in for a challenge. Shadow, from natural light, that isn’t for lack of a better description boring or ordinary is really difficult and can feel forced. I spent the week taking random pictures of the shadow…

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    Photo Challenge: Warmth

    My first response of 2015 to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge is a new decorative addition to my bedroom. The challenge is Warmth. There’s so many pictures that can encapsulate warmth – a roaring fire, a tropical locale, a loving couple to name a few. On my day-after-Christmas shopping trip, I stopped at Target to grab some essentials I browsed through the home decor section. My bedroom was recently repainted and I am in the process of rearranging, redecorating, etc. I saw this wall hanging on sale and had to have it. As I was waiting to check out, I saw that the new challenge was Warmth and I knew…

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    Photo Challenge: Angular

    For the latest photo challenge from The Daily Post, I really couldn’t think of anything good. The challenge is “Angular”  and I had no ideas! So the best I could come up with were these stairs in my house. We have been doing some remodeling and these are our new stairs. They used to be carpeted and wood color bannister and posts. Now the posts are white, the bannisters are stained mahogany and the stairs are oak with a mahogany stain as well. It’s not the most creative interpretation of angular, but I like showing off the new stairs and the perpendicular lines of the posts meeting the steps is a nice view.