Photo Blogging Challenge (July 2016): Photographer’s Choice
I don’t know about all of you, but July has been a hot one in my area — and when I am on my travels!
And honestly, me and heat don’t mix too well. I’m not a fan of the humidity, anyway. I can deal with heat to a point — but when it gets hot, humid, and sticky? Not so much. It also means I don’t necessarily want to go outside so much, which makes me happy that the theme this month was Photographer’s Choice. That way, it’s a tad more open for me to fill in the blanks.
Believe me — I basically could have made this post Baseball: Round 2. Alas, I decided against that.
These type of themes, which I’ve done a few times in the year’s I’ve run this challenge, are usually fun. It gives people a chance to take photos of things they enjoy and share different things. So I’m looking forward to this month’s submissions.
For me, I did a few things I love, but one photo I went way outside my comfort zone and did some “street photography.” I have a hard time in situations like these because I feel like I am going into situations that should be more private. However, in this situation, I had my doubts as to the truthfulness of this person. First, his dress. Second, when we walked past him a second time, he had walked away from his spot to have a smoke — and was on a phone. The phone looked like a smart phone. Let’s just say I had my doubts on things, so I didn’t feel bad taking this image. Plus, public area, so …
Overall I enjoyed this month’s photo challenge and it will be fun to see how others tackled the theme.
Anyway, without any more commentary, here are my five for the month. Please make sure you stop back here in a day or so and check out all the other links to go visit others and hopefully comment!
1. Round and Round
On a trip to New Hampshire/Maine to visit some friends, I forgot the top part of my tripod. So, to get this long-exposure shot, I had to utilize a lifeguard stand and try and stay as still as possible. I’m happy in how it came out.
At a game in Lehigh Valley, we had seats just in front of the bullpen. It made for some pretty cool photo chances, but I liked this image before anybody even got there — just a few baseballs and the rosin bag on the mound.
Here’s Cameron’s monthly appearance. I met up with Cam and his folks during a Fourth of July Celebration in a neighboring town and he was on the playground, having a blast as usual.
For one of the local fireworks displays, I actually went with the tripod and remote to try and capture the shots. I was happy with how this one came out.
5. Street life
I explained this one a little above, and I’ll let the photo speak for itself.
There are my five and I look forward to seeing what others had this month!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below. And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!). Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too!
Also, don’t forget to get back here tomorrow, June 1, for the June theme!
NOTE: I set up a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
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