Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth

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Chicago, Illinois

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting texture. What textures will you share?

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New York, New York

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New York, New York

If you want to see more fun, smooth fotos, click here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

 

Even when I’m fasting, like today, my eyes love to indulge.

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide

 

Chicago, my sweet home, offers loads of sights. Here’s just a few.

 

 

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a few wonderful posts:

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Near The Bean, Far from the buildings

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Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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Photo Workshop

Reflection and Distortion

Under Cloud Gate

Exerciser

Prairie & City

Spitting Fountain?

I used a Groupon from Digital Photo Academy. Our instructor, a Chicago Tribune street photographer, was pretty good offering simple tips like suggesting we shoot from the hip, shoot from very low or very high, forget the rule of three, overexpose now and then for cool effect. Composition was the focus (excuse the pun) though we got some technical tips too.

The photos I took where I broke the usual rules weren’t that good. I will try them more though. The beauty of digital is that it costs nothing to goof around.

We started at The Cloud Gate, a.k.a “The Bean” and then went to the law by the Pritzger Pavilion where the city offers free yoga, pilates and zoomba lessons on Saturdays in the summer from 9 to noon.

We explored parts of the park I don’t frequent like the zig zagging bridge and the Lurie Garden with its wild prairie flora. We took some photos by the bridge by the Art Institute and continued to the very cool Crown Fountain.

The instructor did lose some of us three times so I’d say that part of his teaching needs work. It did get rather hot towards the end. If they offer this class in the fall, that’s the time to take it.

Millenium Park is fabulous in the summer though. It’s everything a modern park should be – a place to play, eat, drink, unwind, cool off, relax, renew and of course, people watch.