As I mentioned in last week’s post, I’m participating in a photo-a-day challenge in the month of April! I won’t be talking about it all month, but since I just finished the first week, I wanted to share some of my photos with you.
Each day has a certain theme or topic to stick do, but aside from that, you’re free to take a picture of whatever you want! I’m having a lot of fun with it so far. Anyway, without further ado, here are my photos from the first week!
Day 1 – Yellow
I immediately knew what I was going to use as a subject for this picture. This yellow vase in our kitchen always seems to make the room a little brighter!
Day 2 – Looking Down
Originally, I wasn’t sure what to do about this one. It was dreary weather outside, so I couldn’t really do anything with that, so instead I focused on the pattern of the floor in our house.
Day 3 – Starts With “A”
An apple. So original, am I right? Even though my subject was a little less than creative on this one, I tried some different things with lighting and perspective, and I like the way it turned out!
Day 4 – Cool
I admit it, I’m not really sure what I was thinking about this one. But I did think that the way my desk lamp shone through my water cup was pretty cool, so in my book, that counts.
Day 5 – Thank You
I’m a bit of a sentimentalist, so I keep almost every card or letter I’ve ever received. A few of my favorites (including many “thank you” notes) have made it onto this note-holder-thing.
Day 6 – A Building
When I first saw this one, I thought I would go for a walk down the street in my neighborhood and take some photos of whatever buildings caught my eye, but as it turned out, I didn’t have time. Later that day, when we were at church, I snapped this photo of our building, and I’m actually really happy with how it turned out!
Day 7 – I Sat Here
After having a hectic few weeks at school, I finally had some time to relax. Yesterday afternoon, I set aside a little bit of time for movie-watching (Thor, if you’re wondering), and I really enjoyed it. It was nice, not having to worry about anything for a few hours!
Day 8 – Pair
I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about the old beat-up sneakers aesthetic that really intrigues me. So naturally, I had to use a pair of Converse as the subject for this theme.
I think one of the coolest things about this challenge is that it’s making me appreciate things in a new way. Sure, I walk on that tile floor all the time, but I never really noticed the pattern until the other day. Or that picture of my view from my bed – sure, it might not be the most creative photo, but I think it captures a lot about me in just a glimpse of the wall across from my bed.
Normally at the end of my blog posts, I try to say something that encourages conversation, but to wrap this one up, I think I’ll just say this: take some time to appreciate the “normal” today. You might notice something you haven’t seen before.
See you next week!