This last year I followed a few photographers who were working together on a 52 week photo project together. Â I thought the concept was really fun and somewhat genius for helping with motivation and accountability. Â Each week there was a theme and each photographer would interpret it their own way and then link to the next photographer in their circle. Â
A 52 week photo challenge may not seem like that much of a challenge, not nearly as daunting as a 365 perhaps; but for me, it will take effort and dedication to complete it each week for all 52 weeks. Â I’m really excited! Â So each week there will be a new theme and this week’s theme is morning. Â This week actually posed a bit of a challenge for me because my daughter was sick, and then I became sick, followed by a bout of food poisoning = horrible week in the health department. Â Normally, I wouldn’t want to save my assignment for the last minute, but today I was able take a few shots of what would be typical for me on any given winter morning.
I live in Oregon and in the winter, it is fairly dark. Â I wake up at 7:15am and it is still mostly dark and doesn’t really reach full daylight until closer to 9am. Â I don’t generally take pictures of sky, but this morning I was desperate for ideas and there was a bit of blue (rare occurrence in a Pacific Northwest winter) at about 8:15am.
By this time, my daughter Eva was nearly ready for school and being silly, as she frequently is in the morning. Â I love her eyelashes, they give me eyelash envy. Â So I take pictures of her looking down…intentionally. =)
And after walking her to school, I sat down to enjoy my breakfast — a Starbucks chai tea. Â Also at the table was leftover orange from Eva’s breakfast. Â It’s this time of year that I really appreciate far off foods, as frowned upon as that may be. Â If we ate entirely local–there would be no fruit in the winter here and that would be really difficult. Â So I sat there thinking of how grateful I was for this southern orange and the farmer that grew it. Â However, I ended up putting it away because I’ve been stomach sick and didn’t think an orange would sit well.
So I just enjoyed my chai tea.
And then I went back to bed. Â Because that’s what sick people do.
Up next, see what a morning looks like for Ms. Traca Miller, a photographer from Stephenville, Texas..
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