Baseball season is upon us again, and our house is in full baseball fever. The prompt this week just so happened to be "framing" , and there are plenty of opportunities to practice that on the ball field. Here's a few of my favorites.
And just for fun... no framing in this one.
April in Washington is Tulip season. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is amazing and I truly believe everyone should make the trip to Mt. Vernon at least once. Unfortunately, living in the South Sound makes Mt. Vernon a heck of a drive. There is an alternative closer to home, luckily. The Degoede Bulb Farm in Mossyrock, WA is also home to an impressive field of tulips this time of year. In addition to the field is a beautiful show garden and nursery. Considering it is also less than half of the drive, I'm a huge fan.
When I saw the prompt for week 13 was "lines", I knew the Tulip fields would fit the bill perfectly. We've had a very mild winter and early spring, so the tulips have bloomed early. There are still quite a few unopened though, so the show will only get better in the next week or so.
This weeks theme was centered composition. I wasn't feeling particularly inspired to pick up my camera this week, but I managed to at least grab this shot of my kiddo out at Woodard Bay. I promise this is not the only shirt he owns... he just seems to like this one. LOL.
This week we are exploring negative space. In other words, any area of the photo that isn't the subject. I had always thought of negative space as more of a blank area of a photograph or painting. So ordinarily I wouldn't have considered this photograph as containing any negative space at all. It's been a bit of an eye opener and a challenge for me to try and create something with negative space that is more than just blank background. Not that there is anything wrong with blank background, but I wanted to push myself to try something a little different with the theme than I would usually think of.
Next week is our tenth wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe a decade has gone by already. Although our story really stretches much longer than that, so I suppose that is why it feels as though 10 years has just flown by. We met when we were 11 years old, "dated" for a few months when we were 13 (as much as a 13 year old can really date), and then dated seriously our senior year of high school and through college. We finally got married after 5 1/2 years of dating.
Karen Buchanan is a hobbyist photographer in the Olympia, WA area.
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