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: 15

I cannot believe that I have stuck with this for 15 days! I have downloaded a new camera app and it has allowed me to take tonight’s photo with more lighting than my regular cellphone app. This was once the home to an awesome small town restaurant that unfortunately could not compete with the larger towns that are less than 30 miles away. This small town is where hopes and dreams of business owners come to die. Part of the reason why I don’t freelance for my area. Now what I’ve just learned is that I need to practice more using this app, work on organization and storage, and get a tripod of some sort for the phone. I think my color palette for the color theory portion of my project is monochromatic and hex codes are listed below from left to right.

#594622
#F2AE2E
#A65712
#591902
#1C0801

365 Day Project: 14

I’m really wishing I had lenses and a tripod for my phone. UGH! What I see and what my phone see are two different things. Especially now that I have my new prescription glasses. I’m trying to take photos in such a way at night that doesn’t have to much grain. If I try to edit the grain out then I lose detail so it was several attempts and an hour screwing with editing to get what I was somewhat pleased with the bridge and lights image tonight. Being from Texas I will FULLY OWN being a winter weenie and will not get out of the car unless it was an emergency. I’m hoping as it warms up I’ll get out of the car and perhaps improve the grain on night photos. As always the hex codes for my complimentary color theory palette portion of my project are listed from left to right. I’m finding that it’s getting to become rather easy for me to pick that palette out and need to try to push myself for other palettes. Happy Monday everyone (if there is ever such a thing).

#195F88
#30D9C8
#8C683B
#261412
#732222

365 Day Project: 9

It’s freezing outside. I don’t mean freezing, but F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G! With temps dipping into the lower single negative digits and my eyes still feeling a little burn and blur from the dye I thought I would try a little up close photos without a macro lens. I decided that I need to get a mini tripod for my phone and a macro lens. I’m working my way towards certain gear. You can help by just buying me a coffee. Moving on, tonight’s photo (because I AM A WINTER WEINIE and I’ll own that) is a bracelet of Odin’s ravens taken indoors with minor editing. The color palette I’m absolutely in love with because it reminds me of an old detective movie. Oh, I do down save the images for better loading time across devices and to save on media space. I’m wondering though, am I developing a certain style? Should I go outside the comfort zone with editing?

#0D0D0D
#F2ECD8
#BFAE99
#8C7C68
#594E34

365 Day Project: 8

My husband assisted in driving me around so I can continue my project. I had my eye exam this afternoon and had my eyes dilated for the first time. That sums up what I was able to see. I picked this image because the colors were easy for me to decipher shapes with my dilated pupils. I think I was even able to nail an analogous color palette. Hex colors are listed below from left to right. Off to bed to rest my eyes…more on that later. Have a great evening.

#D9073F
#EE6F51
#F2D852
#BF9A2A
#A67314

365 Day Project: 7

The weather here in Wisconsin (or at least my area) is SUPER icky right now. Cold, wet, rainy, and windy doesn’t exactly scream for me to get out of the car. I figured the only way to get better at taking photos at night with my phone is to get out there and do it! Trying to work with framing, composition and figuring out lighting options on my phone proved to be a difficult task. Especially when I’m trying to capture photos without someone calling the cops on me (yeah I live in that kind of town). I think this would be a monochromatic palette or Analogous. I’m not going to lie it’s giving me a bit of anxiety trying to figure out which one. The hex codes are below from left to right. Have a great night everyone!

#BFB960
#BF946F
#733C30
#401713
#0D0000

365 Day Project: 6

What a long night but I wanted to post this before collapsing in bed. I wanted to try to catch a unique angle of the bridge. I’m not too happy with this but I accept it as it was something new for me. I wish the town I lived in had just a bit more. I would kill for some decent graffiti. Maybe some food photography would help get me out of the funk. What do people take pictures of with their phones these days? I wanted to try my hand at choosing a monochrome palette for my color scheme. The hex codes are listed below from left to right. Have a great night everyone.

#52567B
#666B93
#BCC2DC
#E9F3F3
#FCFCF2

Productive 1st Week

I can’t begin to say how proud of myself that I am with the first week of the year. Unfortunately, I may not be able to keep to the schedule today due to outside obligations. This morning, I got up early and read the book that the kindred is covering for the book club meeting. Heroes of Asgard is a short book and easy read because I’ve heard these stories and variations from different sources. The Kindred is also supporting each other in their healthy choice of lifestyle. I’ve already been working with Weight Watchers and decided to participate to help lose the pesky 20lbs that just can’t be dropped. For this week I’ve participated in and accomplished the necessary goals with the kindred and learning journey not to mention my own personal (not daily) study of the Havamal. Oh, I even did my time on the treadmill.

The 365-Day project has been awesome and shitty all at the same time. I can take an awesome picture one minute and WTH was that photo the next. The Skillshare class helped a great deal and I have a couple more that I want to watch. The best part is that they are all short and cut right to the chase so I can learn, try, and grow through a swift transition. Trying to remember all the tips and tricks is what I need to try harder at. Maybe making my own notes or flashcards to carry will help like little-reminding nods. I think my favorite photo is from day 4. The puddle experiment was scary to try but I’m glad I did. I’m glad I stepped out of the car. I have a horrible feeling that today’s photo won’t be all that great because of the events I have happening today.

The short story that I wrote made me feel good. It was great to write something other than the journal entries, weighing-in, or Havamal study. I already have an idea for the next one and hope that I can keep it short.

My comic…Oh my! All I can say is that the app I found took longer for me to draw with than doing it by hand. My goal was a simple stick figure comic to bring a little chuckle but it was lacking. I can either watch the tutorials or go balls deep and do it by hand. If I’m going to do that I need to stop by the store and either get a small sketchbook or a grid composition. I did find my Wacom tablet and pen in the garage so I’ll try my next one with that.

How did your first week of working towards goals pan out for you?  I’m going to work damn hard on making sure I get a photo for my 365-Day project. Happy Sunday everyone.

 

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

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