My Week of Photos

One of my goals this year is to pick up my DSLR and use it every single day. To help me along the way, I will mainly be using the daily photo prompts from Capture Your 365. But every now and then, I might use another photo challenge list or get a little creative on my own.

This week, I pretty much stuck with the list from Capture Your 365 except for one (and I will let you know which one that was). So here is my week of photos to share with you:

 f/1.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 400 with 50mm lens

f/1.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 400 with 50mm lens

Day 6 - Pushing Myself: I fell out of my routine of walking at least three times a week during the holidays, but our January winter weather is not cooperating. Well, to be honest, we really do need the rain here in California. So I guess I will just keep a better eye on the weather and schedule my walks on days when I know it shouldn't rain.

 f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO 400 with 50mm lens

f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO 400 with 50mm lens

Day 7 - Good For Me: I have been using the MapMyWalk app for some time now to record my weekly walking activity. I love being able to see the progress I have made.

 f/2.0, 1/160 sec, ISO 800 with 50mm lens

f/2.0, 1/160 sec, ISO 800 with 50mm lens

Day 8 - Where I Stand: On these cold winter afternoons, I like to treat myself to a hot homemade drink, with whipped cream of course. After all, those calories that I burn on my walks have to be made up somewhere.

 f/2.5, 1/125 sec, ISO 800 with 50mm lens

f/2.5, 1/125 sec, ISO 800 with 50mm lens

Day 9 - A Relationship: I am getting ready to work on two big quilting projects, so I needed to do some calculations and some test blocks. A quilting ruler and a rotary cutter are the perfect match for a quilting project.

 f/2.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 800 with 50mm lens

f/2.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 800 with 50mm lens

Day 10 - Monochrome: a monochrome photo is one that can either be black and white or one in varying tones of one color. Since we had homemade waffles for breakfast on Sunday morning, I thought they would be the perfect subject for this prompt.

 f/2.5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 100 with 50mm lens

f/2.5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 100 with 50mm lens

Day 11 - Complimentary: since it wasn't raining on this day, I found a couple of complimentary colors in my home and took them in the backyard to use the natural daylight. Looks like I didn't quite focus on my subject very well. That is why we practice, right?

 f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO 100 with a x2 macro lens

f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO 100 with a x2 macro lens

Day 12: the prompt for today was draw. Since I couldn't think of anything to capture using this prompt, I decided to try out one of my new macro lenses. These lenses screw into my existing 18-55mm lens. I am looking forward to experimenting with these more this year.

So that is my first full week of photos using the Capture Your 365 photo prompts!

Are you participating in the photo challenge? Be sure to share a link to where you are posting your photos. I would love to see how you capture these same daily prompts!