365 Day Project: 37

I’m awfully exhausted (but I predicted an exhausting week with my schedule) for some reason so my photo was done quickly, however, I did scout for a subject. I was trying to work quickly because I was already losing what little light there was in this state. Winter is always so dark and drab. Even when the sun is out it’s just an obnoxious depressing feeling. I want to shoot stairs but there really aren’t any architecturally cool ones in my town. There are some apartments that are pretty old so I guess I’m going to be the designated random person that walks in, shoot with a cell phone and walks out.

I choose this one particular because I wanted to be mindful of the grid on my smartphone’s camera app. This building looks like it could invitingly eat a person even during the summer but when it’s dreary out it looks more like a ‘nope’ situation. The light in the lower left corner of the building makes you wonder who or what is there. This structure is actually an assisted living facility that is under new management for the 5th time in 7 years that I’ve lived here. There’s got to be a reason but it’s almost like everyone signed a gag order.

I encourage you to do something that helps you be creative today. If I can get out there and try so can you. Even if it means taping 2 toothpicks together and calling it a house. Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Complimentary color palette codes: #295061, #213D52, #F2F2F0, #D9A577, #BF8C6F

365 Day Project: 36

Today’s subject isn’t all that interesting but I enjoyed playing with perspective and composition in this image. I kept the rule of thirds in mind and tried to get the bus to lead the eye towards the doors. I edited the image for a little more dramatic flair and was pleased with what I was able to achieve and all with a smartphone. The hex codes for the complementary color palette are listed below from left to right as always. Have a great evening, guys.

#BF303C, #59518C, #272840, #D9966B, #BF4A30

365 Day Project: 33

I went COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone today. I chopped my hair off and took a picture in front of people! Instead of a trim, I wanted something different. I’m working up the guts to get a selfie but for now, trust me…it’s short. I could feel people staring at me but I’m glad I got the one side of the shop before people were seated in chairs capturing a nice perspective. I wanted to do a Noir feel of editing but I would lose my color to a black and white image. I’m still happy with this though and my hair. Hex code palette gave me a surprising 60’s vibe of complimentary colors. Happy Saturday Y’all.

#BA8BD9, #5FA0D9, #A69B03, #A69563, #734002

365 Day Project: 27

Today was a day to stay inside and trying to find something that piqued my interest to even attempt to photograph was challenging. It’s dark in the house with the sunblocking curtains and the plastic we put over the windows (obviously UNDER the curtain) before WINTER STORM BETH moves her subzero-blizzard-bringing ass to town this evening. Last minute errands are a must just in case we are snowed in. I found a sliver of light and the amber of the owl gives a nice warm ambiance. Obviously, again, I used a monochromatic palette all warm colors.

#F49C00
#F2600C
#591404
#F21F0C
#A60A0A

365 Day Project: 17

I think I need to make taking pictures during the daylight more of a priority after work. I thought about doing it during my lunch breaks but A. There isn’t anything interesting where I work and B. If I’m driving around I don’t get to eat my lunch and for a dieting gal like me, that’s not good. Although I did learn something about my town that I haven’t noticed in almost 7 years. Our library has a name! And a cool name at that! I think the palette is complimentary but only because of one color but the codes are listed below from left to right. Happy Thursday everyone!

#1E1940
#273273
#5079F2
#5C8EF2
#F2c1B6

365 Day Project: 16

I have never wanted to throw my phone in a field so hard and far in my life! I just wanted to try and capture a decent sunset image. I swear this small town was purposely built to not see a decent sunset from ANY corner of its boundaries! I did settle on this one and was able to get a really bright complimentary palette. Hex codes for the colors are listed in order from left to right.

#1A2650
#1F438C
#F2E41B
#F2AB27
#D96704

365 Day Project: 5

I think I’m going to have to rearrange my calendar. Saturdays are the worst for me to try and get anything done because that is the day that my husband and I use to get chores and errands done. I’m going to start with my Day 5 of my 365-Day project. I finished the Skillshare class to help me better my cell phone photography. I have a couple more I want to watch and there are things that I would like to get. If you would like to help please buy me a coffee or search my Amazon wish list. Anything will help. Let’s move on.

So the class project wanted the students to photograph their town. This was tough because my town isn’t all that great. As in, when we get our stuff together we are moving out of this town. This image was the only one that I felt comfortable sharing. I was only comfortable going out and looking weird taking photos because my youngest daughter was there for support. The hex codes for my color palette choice is below from left to right.

#66A3D9
#85C8F2
#F2F2F2
#F2D22E
#F2E2C4

365 Day Project: 4

Today I accomplished most of what I wanted to get done because I was in such a hurry to take today’s photo. I panicked because I was losing light. I have found a new excitement in this project’s objective trying to push myself to do more. Go outside my comfort zone and for this one I actually got out of the car! I took several photos but this is the one that I kept coming back to. I almost cried because what I tried WORKED! This is a puddle image!

I still have a long way to go and now I want to look into preventing graininess and better night cell photography. The hex codes are below and I think I nailed a split complementary color palette. Have a safe weekend everyone!

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#F2AEAE
#260C1F
#524973
#F1F2C4
#A65644

365 Day Project: 3

I am more pleased with today’s photo than the first two. I found a great Skillshare class that doesn’t take to much of my time and offered some great pointers in the first few sections that I watched. Before I we headed out I made sure to download the two apps that were suggested.

I actually went outside to take this photo after the family and I had pizza at our favorite place. Just used the first one that the instructor demonstrated but WOW. I worked with lighting and composition and then did some editing in the app. I didn’t add all the extra edits because I wanted to capture pure color tones. The Hex values are listed below as I still haven’t found a way to have them added on top of the swatches. I think I even managed to pull off a triadic¬†scheme.¬† Was there improvement? I hope so. No gallery posting because WordPress is giving me a hard time.

#8C4A56
#6F9ABF
#F2EA79
#D9A23D
#A68B6A

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