As usual, my photographic month was weighted towards food and flowers — with a little festivity thrown in.
Despite our family’s commitment to celebrate Christmas simply, and with gifts of time and creativity, I still got to the 25th feeling a bit crazy and harassed.
But the last week has been calmer. Auckland has emptied out as people head to beach towns for New Year celebrations. I’ve eaten well, exercised, and found time to read a couple of books that are almost due back at the library.
I began taking part in Max’s The Changing Seasons challenge almost two years ago, and have really enjoyed the way that creating monthly posts has made me look at and think about the themes and direction of my photography. But — more importantly — I love reading others’ posts.
Max has decided to retire from hosting duties, so from January 2018, I’m going to try and fill his shoes.
Max, you’ve done a great job, and I really hope that you continue to share your changing seasons here. I particularly hope you’ll share your music.
For anyone who’s contemplating joining The Changing Seasons, please do!
You don’t have to post every month, and it really is a good chance to reflect on the passing months.
The structure is pretty straightforward and has a couple of different versions.
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
In the meantime, I wish you all a very Happy New Year.