Last Sunday I took an early morning trip downtown, part of it was spent wandering slowly through city streets and the other part walking along the shore of Lake Michigan.
The morning was bright and warm, in direct contrast to the dreary days that followed. Light from the low sun bounced off the ripples on the surface of the lake and its breezy waves. The calls of water birds hung in the air, startled by my being there, splashing as they beat their wings and took off into the sky.
As much as I love being in the city, I enjoy the closeness and community of everything, there are still times when the crowded streets and tall buildings can feel overwhelming and oppressive.
When the city structures feel as though they are pushing in on me from every direction I like to put them behind me. I’ll go to the lake and instead feel as though I am entirely covered with water and sky.
Don’t forget to stop by at Kristi’s blog, Live and Love Out Loud, this week for an awesome tutorial on Aperture.
I’m teaming up with Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and Alicia of Project Alicia for another inspiring adventure as we photograph our way through spring with the Nurture Photography Challenge – a seasonal photo challenge series chock full of tips and tutorials, inspiring weekly prompts, personal feedback and encouragement.
Just a few details:
All are welcome regardless of skill level, camera equipment or geographic location.
Share your favorite images inspired by our weekly prompts each Friday and grab our lovely button while you’re at it!
The linky will remain open from 9am Friday – 9am Thursday CST. Don’t forget to visit and comment on the previous entry in the linky list.
We’re sharing the photography love and showcasing our talented photographers by pinning some of your lovely photos to our Nurture Photography Inspiration Board.
The Nurture Photography Challenge has taken to Facebook! Stop by, “like” our new Facebook fan page, ask questions and share your work on our wall as well.
We love Instagram just as much as you do! We’ll be on the lookout for your beautiful winter photos, so be sure to use the #nurturephoto hashtag. We’ll share a few favorites on Instagram each week, sending a little bit of love your way.