Category Archives: Photography Challenges 2013 – 2014

What I See From My Back Door – A Challenge From C

A couple of weeks ago Cecilia, over at The Kitchen’s Garden, posted a challenge.  [yes; I’m a bit behind on this. who’s surprised?]  She wanted to know what we see from our back porch or back doorstep. C lives on a beautiful farm and when she looks out from her back porch she sees a garden, an orchard, fields and barns, and even Queenie her gentle old cow.

Hummm. Look out my back door and you see the grill, a table and chairs, and the wall of the neighbors garage. My  house is kind of odd-shaped and the back door and kitchen door both open onto a little patio that is closed in by the house walls on three sides. To look into the back yard you must cross the patio and go around the corner.

I didn’t think a shot of the neighbor’s garage was very exciting so I put a little twist on C’s challenge and took a couple of detail shot of what was outside my back door the other day.

Veggie Kabobs and Pork Chops

Veggie Kabobs and Bread

Don’t you just love it when the weather allows you to cook dinner outside?


Photo Challenge – 15 Minute Photo Challenge

I found this idea on a video from the awesome folks over at Adorama it’s a 15 Minute Photo Challenge.

The idea is fairly simple…

1 camera

1 lens

1 location

15 minutes to shoot

All you do is grab your camera, attach a lens, go to an interesting location, and shoot for 15 minutes. You’d be surprised how many shots you can get in 15 minutes; they’re just not all going to be good. 😦

When your 15 minutes are up head back to the computer to take a look at what you’ve got; do what editing you feel needs done and share your favorite shot!

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I didn’t feel up to venturing out the other day so I did this challenge in the near empty room that will become my new space. (at least I hope I get to move all my things in there before the year is over)

After you all guessed the textured paint on the wall with no trouble at all I’m sure you’ll figure out what this shot is just as easily.

I’ll have to try this again in a much more interesting location one day.