I found a 52 week photo challenge on MCP actions blog. I havent gotten it started until week 13, but I find the challenges are fun, exciting and reasonable to do one photo a week as apposed to the daily challenges.
The perfect way to get out of a photo rut is to challenge ones self, and seeing the work that is submitted by other photographers helps to spark some creativity. The examples I have seen submitted by the photographers doing this challenge are fantastic and I am once again getting excited by photography. We will have to wait and see if I can keep up with these fine men and woman .
Iowa is known to have a little peak of spring in mid February. A glimmer of of hope. 70 degree temperatures. Just the think to give you a break from the winter chill.
This day I took a ride with a friend to Red rock lake and Dam. This little old school house was noticed along the way. The warm sunshine was wonderful, and we spent some time in the school yard taking pictures.
This last year has been such a difficult one, and I have had a hard time getting back in the drive to go out for photo drives and explore my creativity. I read some tips in getting motivation back, and one was to take a drive every week looking for subjects. This week I took off Thursday even though the skies were gray and by the time I went home i had chased the clouds away. Didn't have gas to go far, so I went to Winterset and visited a few barns again after the recent snows.
SO...this weeks installment is a Madison County Barn Tour of sorts. lol You can see my foot prints at this barn, facing away from the road and surrounded by other smaller buildings that don't do it justice I finally gave in to the desire to find a way to the other side of her to get the angle I wanted. A warmer day and someone as company I might have been brave enough to go inside the open door and look inside...Today was not the day.lol