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Photography 101: September 2012

I was having a tough time coming up with a coherent theme for September’s Photography 101 challenge.  I had just gotten back home from an amazing exploration of some of our National Parks and I could not seem to concentrate on the website.  I searched current events for inspiration, but there are so many different things happening now it was difficult to focus on one particular event.  Do I go with the olympics concluding in London?  School beginning for most.  The weather changing in some parts of the country.  Leaves starting to change colors.  All of these are themes that I began to explore, but they all led me astray, until I realized what I should be basing our September challenge on…the sky above us.

The exploration of our universe has been in the news of late: NASA, the Mars Explorer, the passing of Astronaut Neil Armstrong and the Blue Moon.  Now I understand that not everyone is a closet astronaut, such as myself, so to focus the challenge on the technical side of space would be very difficult.  Instead, I have focused on elements that most people are extremely familiar with:

  • Aquarius
  • Aries
  • Asteroid
  • Capricorn
  • Cancer
  • Comet
  • Gemini
  • Leo
  • Libra
  • Moon
  • Pisces
  • Sagittarius
  • Satellite
  • Scorpio
  • Star
  • Sun
  • Taurus
  • Virgo

All of these are terms that you may have heard at some point, but you will definitely need to think outside the box in order to visualize these subjects and make them a reality in your camera.

Friendly reminders:

  • You are not required to complete the entire list.  Submit what you want and have fun doing so, no pressure.
  • You can submit and replace pictures you have already sent in.  You should constantly be looking for that perfect idea.
  • The first picture submitted for each subject will be featured as the background for that particular topic on the website.
  • You are allowed to submit your pictures earlier than the last day of the challenge.