Saturday, July 26, 2014

Elevate the ordinary

Ah, elevate the ordinary.



If any of you remember this far back, in April 2012, Mandy and I did Superhero Photo and straight after that finished, we did Elevate the Ordinary.

I did it as best as I could during winter (but it was harrrrrrrd forcing myself to go outside). At that point I couldn't take photos inside at all.

I've been trying to complete this course (the one after Superhero Photo) for two years, and finally I'm nearly there - I have a few more lessons and then I'm done.

It will be done by the end of July because I put it on my list :)

Well, it's been great.

I've found the lessons refreshing but also affirming. Because it seems I already elevate the ordinary in a number of ways, most notably I totally honour my obsessions.

The other day I was playing with blur (!) and when I looked at my camera, I'd taken about 284 photos in about 30 minutes.

So lovely.

I can't wait to pick through them all for the gems.

Speaking of obsessions, colour is another one of those obsessions.

If I see something cool, I go back there to take photos.

The kids and I have been on two colour photowalks. It's SO fun! Just Connor and me for the blue one, and then the other day all three of us on a pink photowalk.

It's just too much fun.

The photo above is the ugly bit of wall.

But me? I see potential in that ugliness!

This!

Colour!

Rust!

Texture!




And that's when I dragged the kids back there to take some photos.



How are you elevating the ordinary in your life?
Not necessarily with photos, but with anything.

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, LOVE K's pink against that background!!!

    I was just thinking about Superhero last night. I sure loved that (with a huge shout-out to MandyH!). I would love to do it again!

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    1. Did you save your emails? I copied and pasted the content into a doc so I have it in Word and I can redo any time I want :)

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    2. I sooooo wish there was a weekly(?) scavenger hunt with an open board to post and share. Just an unending, weekly hunt where people chime in as they feel compelled to.

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    3. Start it! I'll join you :)

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  2. Oh I love that "ugly" beautiful wall. Great pics. I almost always work with the ordinary - it's what life is about. And I now feel with a person that miss a limb after my camera was stolen.

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    1. I'm deeply deeply sorry about your camera! Flip - I'd be distraught. Hope there were not too many photos on the card not yet downloaded. You're insured?

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  3. Love the green of C's fleece against that "ugly" wall ;)

    xxx

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    1. A sure case of beauty is in the eye of the beholder :)

      he has LIVED in that thing this winter!

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