The new year has been a busy one and I am ashamed I have not been back sooner. I've been trying to keep current with everyone and have not always commented when I was in a hurry, but I've tried to let just about everyone know I was arround. I hope the new year is being good to all of you.
I've decided to start doing the weekly photo challenge. After the Blog Father departed AOL, Marie decided to keep the tradition of the weekly Photo Challenge alive and is graciously hosting this friendly competition.
The theme for this week's challenge will be Hometown, suggested by Donna.
Select a photo that best represents "Hometown"
This could be something you love about where you live, either your hometown, home state, country....anything that shows your home. It is your interpretation of "Hometown" or "Home"
Repeat from another post....
[Marie: "Examples; NYC, the city skyline at night. or Could be a seaside cottage, or country home..... I recently was part of a photo challenge & was asked to suggest a theme.
This was mine "Home is where the Heart is"]
You may add something about why you chose this photo.
All entries must have a description of the photo, including when it was taken (the year) & where. Anything that would be of interest to visitors checking out your image.
There are two catagories, beginner and advanced. I wanted to enter in the beginner catagory, but I've posted enough pictures over the last three years that I fear I'd get booed out of J-Land. I swear, this is true: When I went out this afternoon to shoot the picture for this challenge, I had to read the manual all over again for my camera. I decided to shoot in a file format I've never tried before and it has taken all afternoon and evening to get to the point of posting a final result.
So, My entry is in the advanced catagory and it is a waterfront scene on the Savannah River.
This is a picture of the Convention Center as seen from River Street on the waterfront of the Savannah River taken today, January 22, 2008 at approximately 3:30pm. I wanted to take a shot of River Street, but the sun was at the wrong angle for a great shot and I suddenly realized that most of the visitors to our city go to River Street, not Hutchinson Island where the Convention Center is located. That means that the view they take home of Savannah in their minds is of the Convention Center as seen from River Street. The tall buliding to the right of the frame is the Westin Hotel.
There are some tugboats docked on a River Street warf in the lower left hand corner of the picture. These belong to the Moran Company. There are only two tugboat companies on this river so these boats are a very familiar sight to native residents.
Given my track record, I know you won't believe that I am going to post each and every week now to do this photo challenge. You know, you may be wrong there. It was fun getting out and shooting today. I wanted to enter last week's challenge but events conspired against that happening. I'm glad I put things aside today and got out there. I had a blast.
I'll be posting again in a day or two because I have chosen a topic for Judy's Artsey Essay Contest and will be entering that this week as well.
Until then, take care and get out and have some fun with your camera if you have one.