The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has been a staple on my blog since January 2015, when I began submitting to its new theme each week.
This is the last week that the weekly photo challenge will prompt bloggers like myself to stretch our imaginations and take a photograph that depicts the theme. The last theme, appropriately is All-Time Favorites, where we are to share our favorite images from past WPC posts.
This was one of my first entries into an amazing world of photo blogging! Expressive Dock Eagerly Awaits Visitors
Not only did this photo pop, but it was one of my better attempts at a decent blog post title.
Here are a couple of fan favorites and one of mine:
These photos are different in nature but all seem to have unusual features: a downward focus to catch both shadows and reflections; a fleeting moment in space, or a macro shot of Mother Nature in action. This is the creativity the WPC inspired in me, to think and see like a photographer every minute of the day.
The weekly photo challenge was responsible for providing me with hundreds of followers over the years and was instrumental in improving my photography over the last three years, and I credit it for linking me with so many other amazing bloggers who share their photos in posts each week. I will seriously miss this blogging event!
I must give a special shout-out to a fellow blogger and Northern California neighbor, Frank at Petaluma Spectator Blog.
When I began shopping for a REAL camera, I reached out to Frank by e-mail asking what camera he used for the WPCs. Not only did he share the information on his favorite camera (Panasonic Lumix FZ300, which I purchased), he sent several messages with the links to good photography practices. And he even sent me a hard copy photography book!
Without Frank’s help and inspiration, this amazing world of photography I find myself in would not be the same. My photography has certainly leveled up all because I developed a relationship with a fellow blogger on the subject.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Elliott Erwitt
Although I hate to see the WPC go, I thank the WordPress team at the Daily Post for the support and prompts to help new and veteran bloggers stretch our wings and soar!
Stuck for ideas? Why not join these photo challenges hosted by your fellow bloggers?