More Challenges

August Challenge

08/05 – messy

I went back-n-forth on various possibilities for this theme. Nothing seemed to sit right with me. I put it off so long that I thought maybe this would be one of the days I skip. And then I walked around the yard last night. I spotted this mess of cobwebs in the opening of the split rail fence… I had my messy.

iheartchallenge-messy Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 70mm, f/8, ISO 400

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Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 70mm, f/8, ISO 400

08/06 – two

This one has a dual meaning for me. Yes, it is two leaves on the path along the Mohawk River but it is too darn early for the leaves to be falling. Come on Mother Nature, it is only the beginning of August!

iheartchallenge-two Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/60s, 17mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

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Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/60s, 17mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

08/08 – blurry

Blurry could be an easy one… put the camera in manual mode and capture an image out of focus. That would have been my last resort. Luckily I remembered something I had read about using plastic wrap to create a unique view through the lens. I crinkled it up (as best you can plastic wrap) and covered the front of the lens. A quick walk across the road at sunset and walla!

iheartchallenge-blurry Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/80s, 24mm, f/8, ISO 800

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Nikon D7100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/80s, 24mm, f/8, ISO 800

08/09 – horizon

Being the lazy person I was this weekend I didn’t venture far from my yard after dinner. Good thing I have a nice view of some multiple horizons across the Mohawk Valley from my house. A zoom lens and a nice sunset help!

iheartchallenge-horizon Nikon D7100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/160s, 105mm, f/8, ISO 1600

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Nikon D7100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/160s, 105mm, f/8, ISO 1600

For those of you keeping score at home, yes, I skipped August 7th. I am still working on the relax image. Every time I get comfortable in the chair to take a nice relaxing picture I fall asleep… maybe tomorrow.

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4 responses to “More Challenges

  1. Go Mike! Love how you’re doing this challenge. I’ve been willy-nilly collecting shots randomly and telling myself I will figure out how to present them later! I’m at the beach in Maine this week so I’m finding lots of pics I think will work and hoping I remember which one I wanted for each word, lol!

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