Friday, October 5, 2012
Nurture Photography Autumn Challenge: Green | Week One
I am so excited to be joining Kristi of Live and Love Outloud and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for their Nurture Photography Autumn Challenge! It begins today and continues weekly with a new prompt through November 16. I really look forward to the challenges they host each season as they truly do challenge me not only to think creatively and artistically (which doesn't come natural to me, by the way) through their different prompts each week, but also to improve on my photography skills.
This week's prompt: GREEN.
When I think of Autumn, I don't normally think green. Bold, glowing colors such as red, yellow and orange are more what I envision. But as I looked around, I realized there is still a lot of green just trying to hang on to its color as long as it can.
I found the leaves of wild vines still green and hanging on tightly to their branches.
I spotted some trees that change colors later than others.
And then I found these. The fruit of the black walnut tree.
Inside the textured green exterior lies its fruit, the black walnut.
I have to be honest though, while I was thrilled to find these to photograph for this challenge, they are really quite a nuisance. They fall from the trees, scatter about on the ground where they rot, turn black and get mushy and in turn, it makes mowing our yard a bit of a challenge.
But, for the sake of this challenge, let's just focus on their beauty.
I really love and look forward to these seasonal challenges and want to thank Kristi and Rebecca for the great deal of time and thought they give to each one - I especially appreciate the autumn and winter challenges that they and Alicia of Project Alicia coordinate. I am not in any respect a lover of cold weather, so when the temperatures drop, I tend to stay indoors in the warmth of my home. These challenges push me to get out of my "zone of comfort" and focus on the beauty that each season offers.
If you want to join us, you can link up with Kristi or Rebecca. Or if you simply want to be inspired by Autumn's beauty, you can visit their blogs or the Nurture Photography Inspiration board on Pinterest where they will be showcasing some of their favorites. Hope you join us!