Back at the very end of February I decided to take on the March Photo Challenge. Since the only thing I do on a very, very regular basis is breath, I figured making it through a full month of posting daily photos would be quite the accomplishment.
And for me, it is.
Well, for the first 25 or so odd days.
There may have been a couple of snafus in there, and then there was the whole leaving for vacation thing (which had not been decided upon at the beginning of the month, otherwise I doubt I would have tried to tackle the challenge, given that I would have, at best, intermittent Interwebs access while lolling about on sandy beaches, am I right?) but overall, it was a month of learning for This Girl. In no particular order:
Lessons I Learned While Participating In the March Photo Challenge:
- There are only so many objects in one’s house that you can shoot and then somehow twist their symbolism into something of a deeper meaning than simply being a photo of Mr. Coffee.
- And I don’t even like coffee. Mr. or otherwise.
- My camera phone takes surprisingly decent pictures.
- Granted, those pictures were then typically heavily edited, but decent base pictures nonetheless.
- Sometimes I am forgetful, and posts would not happen until the absolute eleventh hour.
- Wait, no, I already knew that. Scratch this one off the Lessons Learned list.
- When you take pictures of your shoes while sitting at an airport bar, people start looking at you a little funny.
- I am no Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz. I will never win a Pulitzer for photography. (Or anything else, for that matter.) But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a love for photography all the same.
Would I do it again? Yes, yes I would. I like forcing myself to think and see things around me in different ways. And then again, some days you get lucky and the perfect photo opportunity presents itself, which is a pretty cool feeling.
Did you participate in a March photo challenge? What was your experience like?