Kickstart Week…2

In my short adventure into blogging, I’ve made a substantial observation:  blogging is a challenge to keep up with…for me at least.  I always have the best of intentions of writing a post about each photo I take.  I like to write and I love to take photos so it should seem only natural that accompanying my photos with a story behind them should come easily to me.  And generally it does, but that story or blurb usually accompanies my post on my Facebook photo page for my daily photo.

My challenge to myself is to use this new (to me) blogging platform more frequently and effectively.  That was and is the purpose of beginning this “Kickstart” series.  My hope is that I force myself to get out and shoot each Monday, morning or evening, then come home and process the photos.  I want to have a theme that I adhere to, albeit loosely in some cases, and I will summarize the session the following Monday with both my photos and a story.  My hope is that by doing this I will expand my creativity by having a week to think up a theme, then one day to execute it, no matter the conditions.   If conditions are ideal, then I should have no problem.  If they are poor, I’ll think on my feet and hopefully come away with some new perspectives and solutions.  I anticipate no problems as I have found that conditions are very often ideal.  Except when they aren’t, which is almost ALWAYS!  So…thinking on my feet it is!

Unfortunately, I have a feeling dealing with less than ideal conditions while shooting will be the least of my problems.  Picking a theme, well that will be challenging at times, but I’ve got a list to work my way through already so no problem yet.  Taking the photos?  NO WAY…that’s the best and most fun part!  Editing the photos?  No, no problem there.  My real challenge is going to be consistency and sticking to a schedule.  I started this idea a month ago.  As we all know, there are 4 weeks in a month and as this is only my 2nd Kickstart post, well…you get the idea.  But, with some discipline and dedication, I truly believe this weekly project will help my greatly.   So, without further ado, please enjoy this week’s Kickstart photos:  Mount Washington at First Light.

 

Morning twilight:  The city slowly awakens.  Cars begin to slowly creep into the city as a morning barge begins its journey up the rivers.

Morning Twilight: The city slowly awakens. Cars begin to slowly creep into the city as a morning barge begins its journey up the rivers.

Purple Dawn:  Pre-sunrise color very often shows itself in a variety of colors.  On this day, purple was the color du jour.

Purple Dawn: Pre-sunrise color very often shows itself in a variety of colors. On this day, purple was the color du jour.

The sun finally crests the horizon.  A small aperture and the sun being partially blocked by the skyline allow for a small, yet beautiful sunflare.

The sun finally crests the horizon. A small aperture and the sun being partially blocked by the skyline allow for a small, yet beautiful sunflare.

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