Black & White Photo Challenge

I’ve seen this challenge going around lately about posting a black and white photo every day for seven days. The rules are that you post a black and white photo of your life, with no people, and no explanation. You’re also to challenge someone new each day.

I have been nominated by Anni (Gluecksgeist) on Instagram, Lee (Golden Pink Journal) and Pat (Kindergarten Knowledge) on WordPress. I have really wanted to do this challenge, but following on from my 30 Days of Photography Challenge, I didn’t want to do this everyday for a week as it felt too similar. Instead, I’ll put them all in one post!

Here we go!

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I tag anyone who wants to take part.

That’s all for this post!

Angela.

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30 Day Photography Challenge Wrap Up

If you’ve been following me for all of last month, every five days you may have noticed that I posted snippets from a photography challenge I decided to do. It was so much fun, and I loved getting to interpret each prompt. The challenge also led me to multiple photo excursions, where I would spend up to an hour just snapping away, and learning more about my new camera.

Now let’s get to all the photos. Get ready.

Day 1 – Self Portrait

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Day 2 – What You Wore

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Day 3 – Clouds

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Day 4 – Something Green

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Day 5 – After Dark

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Day 6 – Obsession

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Day 7 – Changes to Come

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Day 8 – Routine

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Day 9 – Someone You Love

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Day 10 – Childhood Memory

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Day 11 – Something Blue

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Day 12 – Sunset

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Day 13 – Cannot Live Without

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Day 14 – Eyes

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Day 15 – Silhouette

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Day 16 – A Good Habit

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Day 17 –  Technology

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Day 18 – Your Shoes

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Day 19 – Something You Want

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Day 20 – In My Bag

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Day 21 – Faceless Self Portrait

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Day 22 – Inspirational

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Day 23 – Patterns

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Day 24 – Animals

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Day 25 – Strangers

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Day 26 – Close Up

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Day 27 – Celebration

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Day 28 – Flowers

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Day 29 – Black and White

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Day 30 – Self Portrait

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That’s all of them! I’ll be honest, this challenge was so much fun, that I’m already looking for another challenge to do!

I love all of these, but my favourites are …. Which one is yours?

Angela.

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30 Day Photography Challenge – Days 26-30

We’ve reached the end of this photography challenge. Here’s the final five photos.

Day 26 – Close Up

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I have a lot of close up photos of food and objects. I’ve shared a few in this challenge already, so I wanted to try something else. I saw something on Pinterest where ‘photo-ception’ was happening. This is what came out of my experimentation. A close up of my face on my phone camera, and the rest of me holding said phone.

Day 27 – Celebration

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The most recent celebration for me was my sister’s wedding, so obviously for this prompt, I was going to choose a photo from that event. I decided on the shot of the rings, cause then it’s clear what the celebration is about.

Day 28 – Flowers

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Again from waiheke, but I can’t help it. The gardens were amazing, and I had to show off more of the lavender field. I took so many photos of the flowers, this was one of my favourites.

Day 29 – Black & White

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If you’ve seen my latest baking post, then you may recognize these cookies. While messing around with photos for the post, I played with filters. I ended up not using this black and white one, but I really like it’s spooky effect. So at least I can show it in this challenge!

Day 30 – Self Portrait

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Another self portrait to round off this challenge. I couldn’t think of anything creative or different to do, so I took a regular camera selfie with my tripod. I took it in the sunroom, cause I like the background with the white brick. You may recognize it from my current profile picture.

So yeah, that’s all the photos from this challenge! I want to do an official wrap up post for this whole challenge in a few days. So you guys can see all the photos in one post! That being said, I have really enjoyed doing this, and I plan to do another one at a later time. If you guys have interest in photography, definitely give this challenge a go! You don’t need to post it, but just use the prompts for inspiration 🙂

Angela.

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30 Day Photography Challenge Days 21-25

I’m up to the last batches of this challenge! Here’s the next five.

Day 21 – Faceless Self Portrait

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This was another early photo I took. I wanted a photo of me holding the camera, and the flash popped up. I really like how it came out though. You can’t see my face at all, since I’m holding it to my face. It fits into this prompt pretty well.

Day 22 – Inspirational

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One evening, I turned around and saw the some impressive cloud formations.It was a pretty inspirational sight. I also realize that I have an insane number of pictures of clouds.

Day 23 – Patterns

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I was trying to think of what I could do for patterns. There are some cool wall patterns I was considering, when I went through food photos. I love how restaurants display food. So much effort goes into it, and it always looks amazing! I count this as a pattern, since it’s repeated, technically 🙂

Day 24 – Animal

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Ducks are one of my favourite animals. They’re just cute. I was lucky enough to get close to this little duck and snap a photo of him/her.

Day 25 – Strangers

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I don’t really have a photo of strangers. I’m not in the habit of taking photos of people I don’t know. That being said, I do have a lot of scenery photos, and sometimes other people are in it. So here’s my strangers photo.

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That’s it for this round! The last one will be up on the 31st!

Which one was your favourite?

Angela.

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30 Day Photography Challenge – Days 16-20

Here’s the next five photos in the photography challenge!

Day 16 – A Good Habit

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This was taken a few days ago in Waiheke. I like to go for walks. Sure, it may be because it gives me a lot of photo opportunities, but it’s a form of exercise. It’s one I enjoy and often do. I would constitute this as a good habit.

Day 17 – Technology

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When my brain struggles for photo ideas, I keep going to flat lays. What can I say, they’re fun and aesthetically pleasing to look at. I gave this one a shot, incorporating technology I use on a daily basis. That’s my phone, iPod, laptop, and I would count a pen as a tool of technology as well. Just the old school kind!

Day 18 – Your Shoes

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This prompt is pretty straightforward. I gotta take a photo of my shoes. So I grabbed all of them and lay them out. I was considering wearing a pair, and then taking a photo that way, but I was happier with this one.

Day 19 – Something You Want

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So this could be a photo of many things. Food, makeup, other material things. Instead, I went with another Waiheke photo. I want to travel, to be on holiday with loved ones, experience different things and see new places. I wish I could do it full time, but alas I cannot.

Day 20 – In My Bag

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Another straightforward prompt. Also a post I did a while ago. However maybe I should do an updated one, cause I carry different things around now. This is my Moana Road blue satchel bag. I use it for work. On any given work day, this is what you’ll probably find in my bag. Book, pens, keys, water bottle, phone, wallet, ipod and then a few care products. Lip balm, concealer (for touch ups) and a hairbrush.

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That’s it for this round! The next five will be up on the 26th!

Which one was your favourite?

Angela.

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30 Day Photography Challenge – Days 6-10

Here are the next five pictures from the Photography Challenge I’m doing!

Day 6 – Obsession

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I have obsessed over many things and activities in general, and blogging has helped me find more things to obsess about. So I had to include a photo with a lot of things. Some things I have obsessed over are photography, blogging, stationary, Harry Potter, wedding, makeup, travel, and many aesthetic things in general.

Day 7 – Changes to Come

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This one was hard for me, cause I had no idea what to do. Lots of things change, seasons, clouds, people, etc. Instead, I tried to make a simple photo. I put in an empty page from my notebook. This is the one that I’m using for doodles. I hope to fill it up with lots of random things soon.

Day 8 – Routine

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There were many options for this one too. I am a creature of habit, and I love my routines. I decided to stick with one of my favourite parts of any routine. A delicious breakfast, and my morning coffee.

Day 9 – Someone You Love

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If you weren’t expecting a picture of Rory, then you may be new to my blog. Fun fact, this was the first ever picture I took with my new camera 🙂

Day 10 – Childhood Memory

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Again, I was trying to think of what to narrow it down to. I couldn’t do a childhood home or room, since we moved around a million times and I can’t go breaking into any of those old houses. A childhood toy? I think I gave most away. Then I looked at my shelf. Good old Harry Potter. So many memories of reading those books. Sitting in cars, at home, at school, while walking home from school (I used to read this while walking home and it wasn’t the best idea, I bumped into a lot of things). Harry Potter has a special place in my childhood, and now.

That’s it for days 6-10. I’ll post the next five on the 16th!

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Which one was your favourite?

Part 1 – Days 1-5

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Collage

The theme for this week’s Daily Post is Collage.

I could only think of one photo I had that might work for this.

It’s of a street art based around awareness of shark finning. Basically when we go for walks outside the centre, the kids love to stop by this. Which is how I was first made aware of it.

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I am also very fond of the photo collage feature we can use on WordPress, I use it so many times. In fact, I’m gonna use it now to show some more spots around Wellington!

Look at that collage! 😀

Angela.

Bridge

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The theme for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Bridge.

Seems straightforward enough, so for my interpretation, let’s look at some photos of bridges that I seem to have collected 😀

Bridges have a habit of showing up in my travel photos, as well as random photos I take day to day.

Some bridges are necessary to explore natural habitats that shouldn’t be disturbed. Like the pancake rocks in the small village of Punakaiki, in the South Island.

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Some bridges you find in parks. They’re small, and when I see one I have to cross it, and also get a photo of it. The one below is me and my brother in Pollard park, taking a photo of my mum down below taking a photo of us.

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Here’s the photo of my mum taking a photo of us on top of the bridge. Inception.

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Some bridges are meant to be for trains only. But you gotta make your way across it to continue hiking your way to Machu Picchu. Now it’s an adventure.

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Some bridges you find closer to home. In Zealandia, they have a long suspension bridge that you shouldn’t run across, but you want to.

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They also have a bridge built on top of the skinny dam that blocks the lake from running over the rest of Zealandia.

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Some bridges you don’t really think about. Like when you drive under one or over one on the motorway or highway.

Other bridges are landmarks, so you can’t help but notice them. When you visit, you feel obligated to take a photo of it, as it’s recognizable in both day and night. I don’t even need to say which bridge this is.

Some bridges are tiny ones in park that cross a stream, but you can bet that I will get a photo of it.

You can also bet that if I’m travelling with my husband, if I’m going to take a photo of a bridge, a lot of the times he will be in it. Whether he ran onto it to pose, or he just happened to be there. He’s in them a lot 🙂

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Bridges are pretty awesome, and if you see one, take a photo of it. Cause why not?

Angela.

Delta

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The theme of this week’s Photo Challenge is Delta. Another theme I was unsure of how to interpret. In the original post, they suggest sharing a photo “that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time”.

For me, I immediately thought of clouds.

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Clouds are our first reminder of the seasons.

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We often look up to determine what the weather will be.

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Lately, the clouds in our sky have been full and dark.

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Excuse how dark this one is, I was focusing on the sky

They look impressive, and hold a sinister promise of rain.

But soon, they will pass. Bringing back blue skies, fluffy clouds, and giving the sun another chance to shine.

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Clouds are a reminder of the changing times. They’re always moving, never keeping still, changing throughout the season and even throughout the day. They are a friendly reminder that we’re all just hanging out on a spinning ball in space 🙂

Angela.