Monday, January 11, 2010

popinjay - Photochallenge - HOPE

My Twitter/Bloggy friend Michelle is hosting a weekly photo challenge. I've really been meaning to dig into my photography a little bit more, so I though this would be a great way to jump back in.

The challenge will work like this:

pop⋅in⋅jay--noun--a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter.

In other words, blogging. ;)

Isn't that what this personal blogging is all about? Me. Me. Me. For this photo challenge, that's perfect. We're going to dig inside of ourselves and do some "concept photography."

I'm going to give you a word and you're going to take a photo of something that describes the concept of the word.

  • You CANNOT take pictures of your kids or your pets for this challenge. Or anyone else's kids or pets. I know they're precious, but they make your creative bone lazy. Let's get outside of the box. Let's be challenged.

So, with that, this week's challenge was hope. I had a great idea right off the bat, and was ready to go. It was going to work out perfectly too, because I needed snow, and we were to get a dusting of this snow on Friday. And then we didn't. And then the weekend completely got away from me, and I didn't take the photo. i didn't take any photo.

Technically, therefore, I failed at this week's photo challenge. But, I decided that I wasn't going to let that keep me from posting, so I dug out a photo from my archives, from this past September, which I think strongly exemplifies the idea of HOPE to me. In the middle of a concrete jungle, right in the heart of downtown in the old mill city I live in, I found this:

I sort of love this photo for it's simplicity and power.

Anyway, so I cheated this week...sorry Michelle. I promise to actually go out and take a photo next week. Pinky swear.

Next week's word, btw, is ALIVE.

You can find out more about this photo challenge, and see what all the other participants (those who didn't cheat like I did) took pictures of, by clicking here.


Amber @ Classic Housewife said...

Hm- is that cheating? I mean is IS your photo. I nearly did the same thing but didn't want to risk it. =P I say we ask the judges. ;)

Oh, yeah, and GREAT photo, too, by the way. Wonderful symbol of hope. =)

~michelle pendergrass said...

The judge says she'll let it slide this time because it's a great example of hope!! ;)

And I gave you a month of words to try to help the situation out!

What I really appreciate is the fact that you DID participate, because that means a LOT to me!

heather said...

I love this photo--so unexpected, so hearty yet delicate.

PBNJM said...

No children?? I'm not that creative! good job with yours!

Elaina M. Avalos said...

This is definitely a great picture of hope!

lissa said...

I think the photos works well for the theme

I might just join in next week

larkswing said...

Goes along perfectly! I really like how well it does!