Friday, May 14, 2010

Picture Spring - 30 days of soulful seasonal celebration

During the month of April I participated in Big Picture Scrapbooking's "Picture Spring - 30 
days of soulful seasonal celebration". It was a wonderful online class that gave daily "inspiration" to awaken the inner photographer and to celebrate the surrounding beauties of Spring. 
I tried to do every assignment, but life got away from me. I did accomplish most of them. Some other assignments can be found here, and here.
Here are the rest of my photos.

The first day we were to take 30 steps from where we were at that moment and snap a photo. This is my lovely cherry tree. It makes me smile every time I see it.

We were to find spring pastels. This is Lydia's closet. She is a lucky little girl, don't you think?

Finding Springtime shadows.

"Awakenings" - finding evidence of new life. Taken on the first day where the buds were really making their entrance. 

The tree we planted when we first moved into our home. 

April showers.

Self portrait.

This is not some fancy cropping. My multi purpose lens broke, so I only have my prime lens. Thus, this is as far as I could hold the camera away from my face. Ignore the eye brows. I'm going natural until I can get in for a wax and a much needed facial.

One day we were to take a photo of our current "projects". This is my springtime office, and my little blog is my current project. That and learning my new camera. (Obviously)

As if you haven't seen this photo enough, this was the day we were to photograph "into the sun".

The assignment was to take a photo as if looking from another persons point of view.

We were to photograph spring fabrics. I found this display in a trendy section of downtown Chattanooga.

We were asked to catch light in someone's eyes. (Isn't he darling?!?)

The assignment was to photograph a charm that had personal meaning. I ended up taking that a bit farther....

The assignment was to look for "daily rounds". The simple and beautiful circles around us. However, on this particular day, this was the only "round" I was interested in.

One day we were to lay on our backs and photograph the sky.

"Mommy? Why are you laying down in the grass?

And finally, on the last day we were to take a photo of flowers. My hydrangeas have just started to bud, but my neighbor's yard is full of them in full bloom. I was so tempted to leave with an armful, but I settled for just a few shots instead. 

That was fun. Can't wait to start "Picture Summer". Want to join me? Scroll down to find out how.


Unknown said...

LOVE LOVE ALL THE PICS. especially the swing one and that chubby baby. ;) P.S. I am a new follower of yours. Jenn

TGS said...

I have that same picture of my little girl, looking down on me saying "what's wrong mommy?" Too funny.

Rach said...

I love your photos. I'm redoing my blog and I have to know what templet you have it on. I love the TWO side bars on each side. Please to tell.

Brittany said...

Amazing pictures! I wish you could find someone to help you give AWAY a SLR camera....I've wanted one forever and can't afford it! I've been saving for awhile and something else always comes up (of course!). For now, I'll just be jealous. ;)

Natalie Jane said...

Maile - I've never seen a templet with two side bars. I did it manually in HTML and it took FOREVER to figure out.

Wish I could help, but I have no idea how to do it again.

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