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TWiP: Driving and Swimming

The Week in Pictures

Welcome to TWiP, aka This Week in Pictures.

This week, the boys and I have been out a lot. We took few short trips and a longer one, all of which has meant there’s been plenty of driving and plenty of swimming. Yep, it’s definitely summer!

(FYI, my Project 365 this year has changing monthly themes. July is “Summer” and I am using Tracey Clark’s daily photo prompts from her Picture Summer class.)

Saturday

Instagram: The best part of the magazine section as far as I’m concerned 🙂

365: Summer 5/31 – Tall Drink of Water – (Translation: Capture the details that make a drink refreshing) Four years ago when I did this prompt, I took a picture of a blended coffee drink. Nowadays, though, I’m a convert to ice water. So refreshing 🙂

Sunday

365: Summer 6/31 – Wide Open Spaces – (Translation: Take a picture of a vast landscape.) I was going to use by back yard, photographed from low on the ground, but I realized I did that exact same thing last time I did this project. So instead I chose the sky. I’m not entirely sure the sky qualifies as "landscape" technically, but it certainly qualifies as "vast!"

Monday

365: Summer 7/31 – So Subtle – (Translation: notice the understated colors of summer.) I guess there’s not much about a bright orange lily that is understated, but I like how there are subtle variations of color within each petal.

Tuesday

365: Summer 8/31 – Treasure Hunters – (Translation: take a picture of natural artifacts you’ve collected.) These days, when we pick things up off the sand, they don’t make it in the house. We have a perpetual collection of treasures still in the beach buckets in the back of the van.

Wednesday

Instagram: Yes. Yes it is. #lifeisgood

365: Summer 9/31 – The Shape of Things – (Translation: take a picture featuring a favorite shape). I am drawn to circles a lot.

Thursday

365: Summer 10/31 – Making Memories – (Translation: take a picture of a summer memory you want to look back on, and try to give it a dreamy feel in post-processing.) This morning we had our collaborative mp3 cd in hand, and set off on a little adventure. For processing, I used a photoshop action I found on deviantart by Jules1983, called Cinnamon. I’ve been playing with that one a lot over the last few days.

Instagram: Settling in for the night with a library book from home.

Friday

365: Summer 11/31 – Treat Yourself – (Translation: Do something special for yourself and capture it.) I took myself to my favorite used book store and came home with a couple of treasures from the crafty aisle.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

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