Yesterday’s post was the beginning of a five-day challenge that I agreed to attempt. Actually, it was the beginning of two such challenges. You see, I’m as good with challenges as I am with awards. I always think they sound cool, I agree to complete them. Then whenever I start, I think about it, think about it some more, over-think things for a while and give up.
A couple of months ago Cordelia’s Mom (CM) nominated me for a challenge that involved posting five black and white photos on five consecutive days. I thought “easy-peasy” I take photos almost every day. I have thousands of photos on Flickr and thousands more on my iPhone, but then the thinking started. I had a bunch of posts planned. I didn’t have a five day opening. I didn’t want to overtax my readers. I kept putting it off.
Just when I thought that one more challenge would go by the way, Amy nominated me for the Five Photos Five challenge.
Amy’s challenge suggests that I should tell a story about five photos over five days. CM’s challenge was just to post a B&W photo. In the post about my father yesterday, I was planning to use a photo that my daughter Faith took of me when we were in Pittsburgh. That photo just happened to be black and white.
That seemed like a good place to start.
This is story number two. I thought it was only fitting to feature a picture of Faith. I have lots of pictures of her taking pictures because she
takes soooo long works so hard to get the camera in the right place. Sometimes she kneels. Sometimes she bends. Sometimes she goes where people really shouldn’t go, but she usually gets the shot she wants. Below are two photos from the group she took of this bird. By the way, Faith’s photos are available here and here on her Flickr site.
I’m supposed to nominate a fellow blogger each day for both of these challenges, but I’m worse at nominating than I am at doing. If you want to play, please join in. I am going to keep the next two stories short, and I will finish these challenges on Thursday, maybe with a picture of a door.