Monday, 5 July 2010

Challenging times

And no, I don't mean today's teaching!!

Shimelle's class has begun (woo-hoo!) and to kick us off we had a couple of quick photo challenges.

First up, we needed to pick a photo that makes us smile. I straight away thought of a recent photo that I've shared here before:


This makes me smile because I love silhouette photos and was so pleased to have my own! It reminds me of a lovely holiday, and (of course) it's of my The Children :-)

And then we had to grab our cameras and take a 'spontaneous' picture. Time limit of 5 minutes - just grab and shoot! I was wondering what to photograph, glancing round the room, and my eye fell on the Terry Pratchett book I'm (still) reading (on account of not having much spare time, as you know!). Instead of just taking a pic of that book though I decided to snap my Terry Pratchett shelf of my bookcase:


(Except that he's written so many books that there are an extra dozen or so titles on the next shelf too!)

So, whether you're doing the class or not, why not just grab your camera and take a 'snapshot' - a photo in a snap? I'd love to see your pic :-)

10 comments:

Rachel B said...

Great pictures Mel, I love the picture of 'the children'. I am so excited to see what we are going to learn with our trusty cameras!!

Gemma* said...

i love silhouettes too :) Looking forward to shimelles class!

Rachel said...

Great photos. I'd forgotten this class started today. I think i'll start tomorrow.

Ruth said...

You can see my favourite photo over on my blog now, finally got around to uploading it. Still have to do challenge #2! Gorgeous shot of The Children.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I loved seeing your sillhouette photo in the forum & can see why it would bring a smile to your face!! Just lovely! Can't wait to see what the first prper prompt will bring..can you?!!

Cheri said...

great shots Mel! I posted on the forum for a shot I love, but didn't do the 5 minute snapshot. Just not feeling inspired. Will start tomorrow with the prompt we just got.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely!
Rinda

Amy said...

They are both fabulous!

Anesha said...

Wonderful photos, love the fist one. Great angel on the second photo!! Have fun with your class.

SarahLP said...

Love your silhouette picture - an absolute classic. I'm going to miss being in class this time.. have fun!