Last week I created a list of weekly challenges for myself to get me back in the mood to do some shooting. The challenge for the week of January 26 was the word “boxes”.
I decided to use my smaller camera, the Nikon D5000, so I could carry it with me every time I go out. Since I work from home I don’t get out of the neighborhood much, but at least this week I had something besides my iPhone with me when I went anywhere.
I found this challenge to be harder than I had anticipated. There are lots of boxes out there, but trying to tell a story with them or make them interesting is another thing altogether. I thought of some ideas for posed shots that I would have liked to have done, but just didn’t have the time to put that kind of shoot together. But I’ll make note of the ideas and maybe revisit them later.
Here are some of the shots that I took this week. All were processed in Paint Shop Pro X7, some with Topaz plug-ins.
A collection of wooden boxes that I own:
Compressed boxes lying behind the local Sears store at the mall:
The box office at the Lyric theatre in Tupelo:
Mailbox 308 on an abandoned building in downtown Tupelo:
Box on the railroad tracks in Tupelo:
New storm shelter box installed after the tornado of April 2014 came through our neighborhood:
The challenge for the week of February 2 is the word “fresh”. This should be interesting! Join me and play along! Just post links to your “fresh” photos in the comments below. All photos for the challenge must have been shot between 2/8/14 and 2/8/15, although they could have been processed later.
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