Sunday Six Has Moved . . .

Just a reminder that all future posts can be found at IdyllExposure.

This week's Sunday Six is already there!

Let's Go, Y'all . . . It's Moving Time . . .

You can now find all my former posts, and all the ones to come at Idyll Exposure. The new blog is still shaping up, but it's coming along.

For those of you who use a feed reader and want the RSS Feed, here it is:

Please come along! I'll miss you if you don't!

2010 Virtual Photowalk

I've participated in some sort of photo challenge the last two years. This year, I participated in two! For 2010 I'm also going to attempt to participate in two photo challenges. I'd really like to stick with the Sunday Six challenge that Helen created. Although, I think I'm the only person who is still posting!

The new challenge for 2010 isn't a daily challenge like 366 or 365. It was created by some of the same photographers who joined in this year's 365 challenge. Here's what they've come up with:

All participants in the 2010 Virtual Photowalk are encouraged to maintain a blog and post photos as frequently as their schedules and desire allows while exploring their own photographic growth and path.

Each month we will be posting a new list of 15 themes for inspiration. Periodically, we will have some additional postings that go ‘Beyond Themes’ with inspiration more focused on technique, skills and process (think macro, black and white, etc.). You don’t need to use the Themes or Beyond Themes inspiration to participate in the Photowalk; they are there simply for inspiration if you wish to use them.

We’re also working on some additional plans to allow for some group “Show and Tell” with constructive discussion for the group at large – more on that later!

There is no requirement to post a photo for each theme, they are just there to help expand your photographer’s eye and help you look at your world with a different point of view. Look up the words in a dictionary – you’ll be surprised to see the many different meanings and it might help spark a new direction for you. Post as many or as few as you want, repeat themes if you’re driven to capture multiple examples. Seek out creative interpretation of the theme and use this list to push the limits of your imagination, but most importantly, seek out photos that stand on their own as good photography.

Here's the theme list for January, 2010:

Doors & Windows
Looking Down

I think the first list sounds pretty intriguing! Lots of possibilities for each of these themes.

So, come along for this ride if you like. I may not hit each theme, but I'm sure to get a few interesting photos in the mix! :)

Final Tally

So, the end of 2009 is here and the "365 in 2009" challenge is practically over. I'm stopping my total at 287. I know that I could go back through many of the photos I've taken over the past year and find other themes, but I think I'm too tired. I started off strong, but the move in June and July really threw me off and I just never caught back up. Although, lacking only 78 themes isn't too bad.

With that said, I'm stopping with my 365 total and moving on to 2010's photo challenge. The format for the upcoming challenge I'm joining is a little different. I'll post more information about it in a day or two. Sunday Six will likely continue as I go into 2010.

Lastly, there will likely be a blog change around here. I will be republishing my entire blog into a more photo oriented blog either here or at Wordpress. I just haven't made up my mind! When I know . . . you'll know, too!

See you soon . . .

Photographer (287 of 365)

A shadowy shot of yours truly. Oh, and I am totally in my PJs in this photo. You can get away with that in the country. :)

Dessert (287 of 365)

These are pecan tarts. I made them as one of several desserts for a Christmas dinner my Mom was hosting. Since I had to head back to Atlanta before the dinner took place, I didn't even get to taste them! I hope they were good!

Times Gone By (286 of 365)

My Mom loves antiques. I found this old pull toy for her several years ago in a random, little antique store.

Gatherings (285 of 365)

This is the Christmas tree at my Dad's house. We gather here every Christmas Eve to celebrate!

Sport (284 of 365)

Sailing is not a sport that I've ever been involved in. It is, however, a sport. I originally hoped to shoot some of these model sailboats for the kite theme. However, none of them had the little kites you often find on sailboats. Sport works, too.

Clocks (283 of 365)

This is my new clock. The clock face is actually only 1/4 of a typical clock face. The fact that you have to imagine the rest of the clock is part of why I love it.