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365 Day Photography Challenge: Revised and Continued. Week Nine

I know, I know. I totally lost track of the 365 day photography challenge and here we are a year later with a very incomplete 365. So I want to try again. I had fun with it last time, but things got busy and I lost track of time and couldn’t keep up.
We’ll use the same list but I am only going to post 1 photo per week, rather than trying to keep up with a new photo every day. So Instead of a 365 Day Photography Challenge, it will now be a 52 Week Photography Challenge!
And I know this IS a couple days early, but I am giving ya’ll a head start here!

The same rules apply:

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

Once you take your photo you can upload it and post a link in the comments of that week’s blog post, OR #ErynneNicole on Instagram.

To restart this 365 Day Photogaphy Challenge / 52 week Photography challenge  the theme shall be… drum roll please…

52 Week Photography challenge

This image is full of lines. Look at it:

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52 Week photography challenge “Lines”

Up, down, sideways they are everywhere. It is perfect for this theme. Here is how it came to be:

I was at the Laundromat this afternoon. It was almost empty and I was bored. I was thinking about the theme I had decided on and I realized how many lines were in front of me. I was honestly a little shocked it took so long for me to notice. So I took out my camera, I second guessed this decision for mere moments before I made the personal decision to take more pictures in public with no obvious purpose (we’ll see how long that lasts). I decided that in this moment the odd looks 2 other people in the building were giving me was worth it.
I love this laundromat. I mean honestly, if I have to go to one, it has to be this one. It is owned by this sweet older woman. She always greets me with a smile and asks how things are going. The inside and outside of the building are a bit grungy looking, but the owner works hard to maintain cleanliness within. The truth is that it’s an old building and it is showing it’s age, with the exception of the washers and dryers which are newish. With age, as with most things, there is no escaping the grunge that develops.

Spend the week thinking about “Lines” and how you want to portray them. There is no right or wrong. Everyone has their own unique perception of how it could be displayed.  I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Seventeen

It’s official, Spring is here!
So in honor of spring’s arrival, I hereby declare this week’s theme to be….

52 week photography challenge

 

In Texas, sure signs of spring are the thunderstorms.
Honestly, this is my favorite time of the year. With the arrival of spring comes the Texas Storm Season. I LOVE Texas storms.  I remember when we lived up in the north east. I missed the storms from home. Nothing compares to the raw power that emanates from the glorious show that the skies release in Texas. I have always had a fascination with them, since childhood.  The nice thing is that now, when I see a good storm developing I can take action. I grab my gear, find a good location and take photos.

Texas Storm

I realize that I did post this photo to Facebook already. Honestly I was so excited about it that I just had to share!

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

 

I would really love to see what you come up with for “Signs of Spring”. So please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

 

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52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Sixteen

Last week was my youngest daughter’s 5th birthday. This week is my 32nd birthday. So in honor of these two glorious days. I hereby declare this week’s theme:

52 week challenge

 

My mom, Marye from Restless Chipotle, helped me out by putting together an amazingly adorable tea party for my girl and her friend, who also turned 5 last week. So my photo this week to represent “Celebration” is from that tea party!

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They were ADORABLE! I just have to say, mom really outdid herself!

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

 

I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Fifteen

Ahhh, the hustle and bustle of Spring Break. Here I was thinking that this was the week for students to have time to spend time with their families and relax away from the stress of teachers and assignments due.  I must be living in a fantasy world. My oldest daughter had so much homework and school projects to do last week she forgot about a couple of them. She had a friend over for several hours yesterday afternoon trying to finish up a joint project they were assigned.

That being said, I finally had a chance this morning to follow through with this weeks theme:

52 week challenge

and my photo

52 week photography challenge

There is nothing better than starting your morning with a good cup of coffee and some music that makes you happy!

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

 

I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

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52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Fourteen

My oldest daughter had a sleep-over this weekend.  I forgot how loud and energetic 12 year old girls can be.  They were a lot of fun and seemingly had a great time themselves. They even let my four year old join in the sleep-over antics for a while, but when it came to bed time my little one was no longer having fun.  Which brings me to this week’s picture.  It was taken during a very dramatic protest of bedtime from my youngest daughter.

The theme:

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My photo for the week:

Photography Challenge

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

 

I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Thirteen

I know,  I missed last week.  I was sick the week after my return, and I have spent this past week trying to catch up on housework and such.  Thankfully all seems to be in order now. So on to week thirteen!

I have had plenty of time to contemplate this week’s theme and I finally made a decision. Which by that way, was more difficult than it should have been! I finally decided on one so here it is:
52 week photography challengeAnd here is my photographic contribution:

Photography ChallengeHere is a little explaination of my choice:
1. Vintage Camera. I love them and am obsessed with trying to collect them.
2. Books. I love to read and these are just a couple of my favorites.
3. Nail Polish.  I spent 30 years of my life picking at my fingernails. I finally managed to break the habit and now I am obsessed with nail polish.
4. Coffee. I have pictured in here coffee beans and a can of Japanese vending machine coffee. I love coffee and my prefered method of making it is with whole beans bought from independant roasters then grount and brewed in my french press. However, my sister-in-law when she was stationed in Japan sent me a couple of boxes filled with canned coffees. I love them.
5. Shoes. And heels are even better.
6. Chocolate. Need I say more?
7. Anything pink. I love pink. It is my absolute favorite color!!
8. LUSH. My mom (Marye Audet-White) introduced me to LUSH years ago. I have been hooked since.  When I am having a rough day, my most favorite thing to do is to take a very hot bubble bath with LUSH.  The product pictured here is a penguin which is even better because I love them.

I have spent a little time this week with my own, so I would like to share them with you. I would LOVE to see what you consider your “Guilty Pleasure”.

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

 

I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Twelve

Well, I spent this weekend stranded and fighting to find a flight home in Boston. That was a little bit of an unexpected twist to my weekend. We were supposed to fly out Saturday night. We ended up flying Boston at – New York to Austin, then My husband and Papa picked us up and we ended up driving to Dallas. It ended up being a 14 1/2 hour traveling extravaganza that i have no desire to repeat anytime soon. I am still trying to recover my energy, but I am very thankful to be home with my family. I missed them like crazy!  So needless to say, I am running a couple of days behind. I did however, remember to take my picture while I was away. Are you ready?

This week’s theme is:
Week twelveAnd here is my contribution:
Photography Challenge, Breakfast

 

 

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

 

I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Eleven

Wow, this week passed so quickly! I can’t believe it is already Sunday night! To be honest today kind of got away from me. Initially I had no plans other than to lounge around the house and do nothing! Well, that didn’t happen at all.  We spent the afternoon and evening with my family, eating pizza and making last minute plans for a trip I am making with my siblings this week. Now, on to the good stuff, aye?

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

Once you take your photo you can upload it and post a link in the comments of that week’s blog post, OR #ErynneNicole on Instagram.

Considering that Valentine’s day is just a few days away, I thought that this week’s theme should fit appropriately. So without further ado,  here is this week’s theme:

Week Eleven

Honestly, I fell in love with the following image. Then I played around with it a little bit, so it is digitally altered.

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I am really pleased with how this came out! And she had so much fun taking it!
I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

52 Week Photography Challenge – Week Ten

I don’t know how many people really say this, but, it is a gorgeously dreary day in Texas.  We even have a wintery mix in the forecast. I love it. I keep turning to look out the window just in case snow flurries begin to fall. I am a sucker for a dreary day when I can open the curtains or sit at my favorite coffee shop and watch the rain fall. It makes me happy. I can’t explain it, but no one ever said I was “normal”. I promise.

If you are just stumbling across this,  here is the deal. I am encouraging everyone to join me in a 52 week photography challenge! This is a great opportunity to get your camera out and take some pictures! I will post a theme every Sunday and all entries are due by Saturday.  Rules?

  1. Take your time.  Decide what you want to take pictures of. You have an entire week to prepare. However, try not to wait until the last minute so that you feel rushed.
  2. Be creative.  Set up the shot and express yourself. Everyone sees things unique to themselves. How do you want the image to be seen?
  3. Have fun! Photography has always been fun for me. Even as a child. It is important to enjoy what you are photographing because your mood can effect the quality of your image.

Once you take your photo you can upload it and post a link in the comments of that week’s blog post, OR #ErynneNicole on Instagram.
I am ready for week ten, are you? Here we go!
Photography Challenge

Photography Challenge

I love how this came out. I was taking pictures of my youngest wearing her new self-picked out outfit I love this pink and red combination!

I would really love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in the comment section below or  post it on Instagram. If you post to instagram make sure to  caption it with the week’s theme and  tag  me @ Erynne_Nicole and add a #ErynneNicole !

Makayla

I know the Holidays are weeks past but I hope you all had very happy ones!  I know mine were. My brother was home from Japan so we spent a lot of time with my family.  It was wonderful. He left today, but I am so thankful for the time he was home. It had been a couple years since we had seen him last.
For Christmas I received (from my brother) a ColorMunki system to calibrate my monitor.  I have been having issues with the colors and brightness ever since I was gifted with this monitor.  Now it is, in theory properly calibrated and my hope is that it now shows an accurate representation of my work and allowing me to show it at it’s best.  The fact the the colors were so off was a major hindrance for me. It really discouraged me and I had little desire to take pictures knowing they weren’t going to look like I wanted them to. Now on to the good stuff.

In November I had the amazing opportunity of photographing a good friend’s brand new baby girl, Makayla. She is absolutely adorable and one of the most peaceful babies I have encountered.  She was easy to work with and slept almost the entire time. I am so glad that I got to spend part of the day with her and her family.

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 Erynne Nicole