This morning I awoke, praying that the rain would break for a few hours so that I could take my camera for a walk and complete my January challenge. Well, I did manage to enjoy a nice long walk for a few hours, but the rain was relentless. I got absolutely drenched.... but there is something magical about walking in a forest when it is raining. The rustling of the wind through the trees, the pitter patter of the rain falling from the branches, the squelching of the sodden ground beneath your feet.
I was hoping to take a few photographs and return home to select a nice one, but the rain was unforgiving, so I only managed to capture a small handful before returning the camera to the security of my damp rucksack. There were moments where I wished I could climb in there myself.
My contribution to the challenge is a solitary raindrop on a tree branch. The reason I have chosen this to symbolise "One" is that the photograph captures one raindrop in a rainstorm, and this one raindrop decided to fall on one branch on one tree in a forest full of trees. We all get caught up in the craziness of day to day living, and sometimes we forget that we are all like this raindrop - unique and individual.
I have been overwhelmed by the interest shown by you all about taking on the photograph challenge. The participants so far have excelled in their responses and all deserve recognition for their very own unique interpretations of "One". Please click their links below to visit their blogs and enjoy their wonderful photographs.
Amy Palko - Lives Less Ordinary - Scotland
Muse - Xanadu - America
Michelle Rusin - Rusin Roundup - America
Crystal - Choc Mint Girl - Malaysia
Zhu - Correr Es Mi Destino - Canada
If you have participated in the challenge, then be sure to send me a link to your "Challenge" post, by one of the following methods:
i) Send an email to me on firstname.lastname@example.org;
ii) Leave a comment on this post;
ii) Leave a comment in the chatbox on the right hand side bar of my blog;
I will be sure to add your link to the above list of participants. For those of you that haven't yet completed the challenge for January, it is not too late!!!!!! Please be welcome to join in the challenge. The more the merrier!!!
Okay so, now it is time for February's challenge. I have tried to come up with a slightly easier subject for February, and have decided on "PATTERNS". So switch on your imagination and I look forward to sharing your great interpretations.
So the idea is, by the end of February, to take a photograph that in some way, manner or form represents “Patterns”. The post title will simply be “Photograph Challenge February 2008 – Patterns”. Also include a brief explanation of how the photograph relates to the subject. The photograph doesn't need to be outside, it can be of somebody or of something around the home.... it just needs to represent the theme of the month.
When you have posted your challenge, be sure to send me a link so that I can include it on my February Challenge Post!
Also, I would like you all to start thinking about a subject for March. If you have any suggestions, then email me on email@example.com and I will include them in a poll during the later weeks of February. The one with the most votes will be selected as the challenge subject for March.