Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project (now in its second year), where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.
This week’s prompt is Sign.
I took this from my bedroom, in my 27th floor apartment.
I need to get out more. Or at least, lug my camera with me when I do.
In case you’re like, what sign? It’s that red and yellow one, the Shell logo. Yes, we live in an apartment overlooking a huge highway.
I’m jealous of you who have views of the beach. You, with the mountains. And you, with all those trees in front of you. I get a highway and buildings (okay, there are SOME trees right there).
So, before I took this photo, I was, oh shit, I haven’t taken any photos for this week’s prompt! I was going to cheat and find something from before, but all my photos are on the MacBook Air I no longer use. Which reminds me, I need to retrieve the thousands of photos there before the laptop really crashes. It doesn’t work so well anymore. Ack.
I digress. Sorry, I’m all over the place this week. I just had a post at Mamalode published, and I exhaled when it did. It was a tough piece about my mother. Have you read it?
I also have my final piece published on Everyday Family, where I share 5 tips to photograph newborns. Yes, the twins are featured! I had to quit my writing position there, my first paid writing gig, because I just can’t manage the weekly posts anymore. Four kids and all that. Sigh. Would you head over and read it? Thank you.
Next week’s prompt is Table.
For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.