Sunday, January 2, 2011

January's theme: SHAPES Week 1

Here it is.. the first MONTH long theme for 2011 for Sunday Shutterbugs. (you can go here to read more about the changes) This month the theme is SHAPES.

There are shapes ALL around us both indoors and outdoors. They can be soft or hard. They can be square or round. They can be man made or something you find in nature. All you need to do is find some that look interesting and post one.

Don't forget this is a MONTH long theme. So even if you post one this week you can come back and post a new totally different SHAPE photo next week.

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Oh... and make sure you post something in the comments that directs us to your photo. For some reason we can't use Mr Linky the same way we did last year.

Edie's Photo:

I had every intention of going on a nice long walk and finding some shapes near my home. However just as I stepped out my door it started raining. Luckily I have this plate that is right outside so I stayed in the rain for 5 minutes taking some photos. The cool thing is that since this is a month long theme I can still go on that walk in the next week and see what other shapes I can come up with.

Corinna's Photo:

Please leave the link to your photo in the comments section!

New Year! New Set of Shutterbug Challenges

Well as you can see it has been awhile since Corinna and I posted anything to this site. It's not because we didn't want to, though. Life just got a bit busy for us the last month of the year so we decided to take a little break from the blog and spent the time focusing on our families and all the necessary holiday stuff.

Now that the holidays are over and a new year is upon us, Corinna and I are ready to start posting challenges to Sunday Shutterbugs again. This year, however, we are changing things up. First of all, we are not going with an A-Z theme anymore. The A-Z themes were fun, but to be honest there were a few letters where it was just dang hard to come up with something. Also, some of the themes were very limiting in terms of what we can do, and we know if they were limiting us, they must also be limiting to you guys as well.

The other thing we are changing up is the length of time for each theme. You would think that one week would be a long enough time period to take ONE theme picture, and on some occasions it was just enough time to complete the theme. However because of our jobs, our families, the weather, the shorter winter days there were many weeks we found ourselves scrambling until the very end and ending up with only a couple of decent shots. Then there were weeks where we wish the theme could have continued longer because the theme was so broad or so inspiring, that it was tough to narrow it down to just one photo. In general we just needed more time.

Therefore, from here on out Shutterbugs is doing MONTH LONG themes! Corinna and I will pick a nice general theme to do every month. The themes can be anything, it's just a matter of whatever floats our boat for the month, but the themes will be very broad with plenty of possibilities. We will still be posting photos every WEEK, and we will still be posting a NEW photo every SUNDAY. So this means that we each will be posting a total of 4 photos relating to the theme.

Hopefully this change will give us (and you) a chance to really play with the theme and explore the possibilities, and make it so it's easier for everyone to participate. :)