Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental

The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Experimental.  This theme is really a blank slate, it can be interpreted in so many ways.  When I was trying to decide what direction to take this challenge in.  I thought I wanted to experiment with lens flares.  Shooting directly into the sun is something I never intentionally do.  So trying to photograph a subject that is back-lit by the sun is something completely new to me.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, so for me, this is certainly experimental.

Below are a few photos that I took for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge “Experimental”

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Experimental (1 of 3)

Experimental (2 of 3)

Experimental (3 of 3)

Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

For someone who maintains a blog dedicated to drawings and photography one would think I would’ve participated in a Weekly Photo Challenge before now.  Oh well, one only has so much time…

Below are a few photos that I took for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge “Temporary”

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Pen and Ink Pine Cone Study

To me, one of the main indicators that Autumn has arrived is pine cones.  I pick up a few arm fulls each year to use a fire starters for the cold evenings when we decide to warm our home with a fire.  Autumn is, by far, my favorite season of the year.  I always look forward to the crisp and cool air, the brilliant colors of the leaves, and it is also my favorite time of year to stretch my legs on a good hike in the mountains.

I wanted to produce another pen and ink sketch today.  So I decided to sketch a pine cone.

Pine-Comb-Study