I’ve been reading Beth’s blog I Should Be Folding Laundry for a long time now. A while back she started a photo challenge called You Capture, in which she gives us all a theme and we try to take shots on that theme. I’ve really been interested in participating but every time I try to take a so-called “artistic” shot, I think it sucks and is just embarrassing and I can’t bring myself to post them here. There is just so much great photography out there that I’m ashamed to display my own feeble efforts in public.
Plus, it is SO embarrassing to have to explain to Sir Monkeypants and the kids why I’m suddenly taking weird slanted shots of toys and flowers and other stuff around the house. I feel like a total douche.
Still. I have a nice camera, and I’m interested in taking better pictures. I’m also interested in learning more about post-processing and how it can improve photos. And I keep telling the kids you get better by practicing. I think it’s time I followed my own rules.
So this week, I bring you my first ever official participation in You Capture.
This week’s theme was the colour red. I found a ton of inspiration on the walk to my kids’ school.