At the end of last year I discovered Photochallenge.org. This is a small group of photographers who set forth a weekly challenge to other professional and amateur photographers. What I was drawn to with this weekly assignment is that is pushes you to try new techniques and get out and take pictures on a weekly basis. I'm taking part again this year and will also do a quick blog post about each of them. The rules of the challenge do require that these are new pictures, not from your back catalog. With my busy work schedule, I may not be able to get out each week and do this, so I will likely add a few of my older photos on the blog--taking the opportunity to look at the plethora of pictures I've taken and actually do some processing and weeding.
Week 17: Steadfast
The challenge for this week was to be a black and white photo inspired by the word steadfast. The definition of steadfast is: 1) Firmly fixed in place 2) Not subject to change 3) Firm in belief, determination, or adherence.
This is a tough concept for going out and picking a subject. But found two that I though worked!
1) The Last: This little farm sits right outside my neighborhood of cookie-cutter homes, steadfast in its perseverance. I usually shoot this farm facing the other direction--looking at some trees rather than the clone homes popping up next to it--but this time I changed vantage points.
2) Guardian: What is more steadfast that the bald eagle? Repopulated after being endangered most most of my childhood, now a common vision of beauty in rural Minnesota. And hey, 'Merica! I took this shot at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum at a raptor photography class this weekend and figured it fit the theme!
That's it for this week!