From Clicking to Creating — 20 Comments

  1. Hello, I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful photography in the new year.

    Enjoy your day and new week.. Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year!

  2. My challenge is finding either the people or landscape I desire. However, maybe the subjects that can give me a challenge are everyday objects right under my nose! That will be a challenge to make the everyday extradordinary.

  3. We wish we could spend more time working on photography, but with work and sports, we are limited. It does seem that our photos do continue to improve at least, but yours are phenomenal!

  4. What a wonderful idea. I’m in! I do not have a blog, nor am I on facebook (too afraid of the time suck) so I’ll comment here. I am a fan of a local artist (Deb @ Blue Twig Studio) who encourages everyone to select a word (or words) of the year as a tool to grow and nurture yourself. I just realized my word for 2018 is “Photography”! :-)

    • Lauri, I was thinking about you, and the photo challenge. I would love to see what you do, and the only way to share photos in the comments is with an online link to the image. If you have, or start, an account on one of the photo sharing sites like Flickr or 500px then you can link to your photos and we can see what you created. The Dogwood challenge is also on Flickr as a group.

        • The link works great if I click on your name in the comment. Another way to do it is to place the link in the actual comment after you write it. Then others can know that is a clickable link, and see the photo too. It’s going to be a fun year!

        • Ok, this has been good for me to get all the bugs worked out. I have fixed the problems you were having, I did a test comment, and it’s all working now. You should be able to place a link in the comment form by pasting, and it will now accept two links.

  5. Hi Mary, My responses to your new letter are being returned as “undeliverable”. Is there a problem on your end?

    • Apparently there was, I tested it and got the same thing. It should be fixed with the next blog mailing though. Thanks so much for telling me.

  6. Great idea. I always love seeing your take on the challenges. I think I’ll print out the PDF. Thanks for the links. Miss that you guys didn’t schedule any shows in Cave Creek this winter. We’re heading over to Yuma and Havasu next week and I hope to get the camera working again. With no precipitation this fall in the Phoenix valley, the desert is looking rather dry and sad and less than photogenic.

  7. What a great idea! I can’t wait to learn about your process–especially choosing and framing shots.

    I am a terrible photographer and probably always will be. But I know I’ve improved over the years. And it’s not a bad goal just to get better, right?

  8. I love this idea. I’ve had great difficulty making myself find the time to learn more about post-processing. It seems that you’ve really nailed that so I know that I’ll learn from you.

    I’m a bit overcommitted for the early part of 2018… so I’ll have to evaluate how much I can contribute. Also, we have lots of travel planned and rarely have internet access while camping :( I love the travel but I have to account for blackout times in the scheduling of my year!

    You’ve come so far Mary! I’ve advanced too but not as fast. Every year, I put new photos on our electronic frame, and my husband is wowed by how much I improved in the previous year. I never see it as clearly as he does!

    • You are a great example of the more you shoot, the more you learn. I would love for you to participate when you can. I have had to “batch” some of my posts in the past due to internet stuff. The Dogwood challenge would be a good one for you. It’s more advanced, and last year I learned some new stuff and stretched myself farther. It’s fun to look for something different to shoot too.

  9. Sounds like a great idea! I like learning new things. Though my photography skills are mostly limited to my phone’s camera, I do occasionally use my little Canon point-n-shoot with a few bells and whistles. Maybe I’ll try the 2lilowls once in a while. I just can’t commit to anything additional right now. And, other than Ducky and Shadow, my available subjects are pretty limited.

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