As the day to begin the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge began to draw closer, I was worried that I wasn’t going to ever find something green that was interesting enough to take a photograph of. But when you walk around with a camera, you eventually learn to train yourself and fine-tune your eyes to notice little things that you may not have noticed before. Of course, most of the leaves are still green and the grass in our part of the world is green… it’s a colour that we end up taking for granted all summer until it gradually fades with the cold winter weather and we find ourselves wishing it back again with all our might come Springtime.
I took my camera along with us when my parents (who are visiting from England at the moment) Mikey and I took a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Mikey was wearing a green shirt, which was actually unintentional but ended up working beautifully. The water that the penguins were swimming in at the zoo had a green hue to it too, and then the day after our little zoo trip we spent the day outside, in the beautiful weather at a nearby park with a picnic. Plenty of green and so many beautiful shades, I might not even have really paid attention to it otherwise.
I’m excited to announce that I’m teaming up with the lovely and talented Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and Alicia of Project Alicia for the brand new Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge – a colorfully inspiring autumn photography challenge aimed at capturing the beautiful shades of autumn.
Just a few details:
All are welcome regardless of experience, time commitment and whether or not you’re experiencing fall at the moment.
Simply share your favorite images inspired by the autumn shade of the week each Friday and grab our button while you’re at it.
At least 50% of your image must contain the color of the week; the autumn shade being the main focus of your photo. Selective coloring discouraged.
The linky will remain open from 12:01am CST Friday – 11:59pm CST Wednesday. Link directly to your Shades of Autumn blog post or Flickr photo. Feel free to share your photos in our Shades of Autumn Flickr Group as well.
Next week’s theme will be yellow. For a complete list of upcoming themes, head on over to the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge page.