Saturday, December 5, 2009

photo challenge

Photo challenge #3: pick a theme.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this one. It made me think. And challenge myself. It made me look at my photography differently. Rather than just going out and taking photos of whatever grabs my eye, I had to keep in mind one single word: hope.
I had chosen my theme of "hope" the day just popped into my head as I was driving. And I knew right away. Because I have to say...I needed to change my focus. I needed to focus on hope...and not the trials. I will admit, I wasn't sure I'd find a whole lot of hope with it being winter and all. Trees are bare. Flowere are dying off. Plants are hubernating. But...that's a part of it right? The challenge? So I set search of hope. And I found it...
Hope for growth. Hope for beauty. Hope for strength. Hope for life. Hope for future. Hope for love. Hope. It's everywhere. All you have to do is look for it.
To see the other amazing women taking part in this challenge visit sweet Camilla's blog for a list of links.
And for the last assignment...visit Carolyn's beautiful blog. Maybe you'll want to join in, too!
Thank you, ladies, for doing such a great job hosting! It's been an amazing project.


Patricia said...

Wow Michelle, it's wonderful!
I love the subject and how you've changed the way you look!

Happy Sunday

Diane said...

Hope! And you could find some -- a lot of it, and good looking, too! -- in winter. That's pretty great. Well done.

Neuroknitter said...

Wow Michelle!! 'Hope' was an excellent word and you certainly captured its essence in your images! I love the hearts you found!

Thank you for reminding us that there is always hope!

Florali said...

So nicely done! Beautiful monochromatic hope with heart.

Anonymous said...

I love it. Nice Pictures

Kelly said...

What is there to say...beautiful as usual!! xx

Earth Mama said...

What lovely pieces of nature you have. It is a beautiful collage that flows together so nicely from the color to the content.


Bloom fine art fotografi said... selected a lovely theme and did a great job.The detail of the of the heart in the stone is beautiful.The light play and the all comes together so beautiful.
I feel hopeful.
Thank you for sharing and for your kind words.

anmarie said...

I love how your images work together as a grid. Despite the winter weather, there is a richness to the color you've captured. Thanks!

Rose Notes said...

Michelle, this is just fabulous, not only the gorgeous images, but your heartfelt words. You went out into the unknown and came back so very rich. What a cache of beautiful images and don't you love the grid?
Thank you!

Nancy said...

hope - a beautiful theme. love the heart in the sand.

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

You have picked a great theme... it makes beautiful photos even more beautiful when you put the word HOPE as what you see in them... all in the eye of the beholder. I am glad you are part of the project. Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

i'm late, i'm late....

hope is my favorite word. and plants always remind me of it. how no matter how desolate it gets, they always spring back to life if you are patient.

this was a hard one.....can't wait to see what you do next week!