Did you have your camera out this month? Maybe the phone? Anything?
I sure hope so as it was time to snap away!
Understandably, these types of themes often are ones where people can really shine. Though direct themes can be fun and challenging, these open-ended ones can produce some great stuff.
My goal this month was to attempt to just snap away a bit more. Unfortunately, I didn’t do it as much as I hoped, but I did do it more than in the past few months. By doing that, I had decisions to make. I had between 8-10 images I would have liked to use, but I trimmed it down to five.
One thing I have to say is this — for this challenge this year, I have been sticking to my phone. But as work got closer to being normal, my main camera back out and I realized how much I miss that aspect of photography. Some things you just can’t replicate with a phone or a point-and-shoot etc. I’m going to try and start going out with my camera a bit more for a photo day here and there. Now, I can’t say it will be all the time as it’s still tough and clunky to carry all that equipment at times, but I definitely would like to get back into that aspect again.
Alas, this month I didn’t necessarily need the main camera as I had a bunch of selections I was stoked about. They are below and I hope everybody who took part this month enjoyed the theme!
Stay safe and healthy! My five are below!
1. Fall colors
I was recently walking a local park and trying some of these new geocaching “lab adventures” and came upon this tree. What colors! I’ll say this — as crappy as 2020 has been, this fall is producing some of the best colors my area has seen in a few years. Maybe that’s a sign that things will get better? Here’s hoping.
2. No sidewalk!
For those of you who have followed me, you may know I love signs. I especially like when “homemade” signs are in spots where you’d normally see a “real sign.” This was no exception. If you look in the distance, you can see the other side has a traditional and correct orange sign.” Loved this.
The things you can find put out on a corner. Not sure what happened to it, but it wasn’t here too long, I don’t believe.
4. End of the line
I recently went out to check on some geocaches and then decided I would go place a few more on a trail where I have several. I placed two more and anticipated a few more and then … looks like the two will be it!
5. Found it
Through most of this pandemic, I haven’t been out geocaching. It just hasn’t been of interest to me. In the past couple of weekends, I’ve gotten out to do a few. I also have an adventure lab cache I am working to place, so I’ve been out exploring a little more. This was the final of a puzzle I had solved a long time ago. Though it made for a nice little photo, it was definitely not where it was supposed to be as it was out in the open. I placed it back after logging in and headed off. I am trying to get back into it a bit as there are a bunch of news ones around me I haven’t found.
And there are my five for the 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! NOTE: We have 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.
Make sure, too, to come back tomorrow to see October’s theme! (SIDE NOTE: I think starting in October, I may go the direction I go with the Food Blogging Challenge — put the theme at the end of the results post. I am not sure yet, as I think some people do like the separate post for the theme, but I am thinking about it).
Photo Blogging Challenge: September 2020 results
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I haven’t heard about lab adventures?
That tree is spectacular, love it! Enjoy the fall!
Amazing shot of that tree. We don’t really see that in Southern California, so that is kind of special.
Have fun with your Adventure Lab. I’ve already created two of them near me. I also enjoy doing them, especially now since you don’t have to touch anything, yet you can still get outdoors. It’s like getting five virtual cache finds.
Also, I understand the not geocaching thing. I almost stopped entirely, but at least I found one in the month of April. It’s been picking up again, as I just finished the month of September with 88 finds.
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That maple tree is stunning! Our trees are just beginning to turn here in middle Missouri. I hope it’s a lovely Autumn…sort of a consolation prize to the rest of the year. I really don’t know anything about geocaching but it looks like fun. Hope you can get back into it soon.
Mrs GeoK / Denise says
Stunning fall colour on that tree. We did get in several “fall colour” hikes in the Canadian Rockies, but there’s nothing quite that red in this part of the world.
I’ve been wondering about the Adventure Labs…have a new phone on order, delivery some time in November, and look forward to trying one shortly thereafter. My 2104 vintage phone just doesn’t cut it in terms of speed/battery life!
I like your idea of putting the next month’s theme at the bottom of the current month’s results post. Looking forward to your decision.