Wednesday, January 15, 2014

365 Photo-A-Day Challenge: Week 2

I actually had a lot of fun with the prompts for this week's photos. It seemed to always work out well - if I didn't have a single clue what I was going to take a picture of for that day, something would randomly pop into my mind and I'd be golden. When that happened to me, I got my best photos, whether it was first thing in the morning or right before I went to bed at night.

Day #8: Game

This game has been something of an addiction of mine since I received it this past Christmas. I also got Pokemon Y as well, which I was so sure would become an addiction because I'd finished Pokemon White and I needed something else to play, and the trailers for Pokemon Y had looked pretty great.

I do love Pokemon Y, but this game has become much more addicting for me, not to mention much more fun. For those that aren't familiar with the Rune Factory series, it's basically a fantasy version of Harvest Moon - seriously, it's even made by the same company. Among the things you can do there's still farming, growing crops, making friends with the people in your community and working towards finding a partner and raising a family. But in the Rune Factory games, instead of your typical livestock there are various monsters outside the parameters of your town/village that you can fight or even tame and bring back with you to your farm. This game has a compelling story line as well, so when you're done your daily chores you always have a goal that you're striving towards while you continue to level up.

Day #9: Peaceful

Maybe this is just my personal opinion, but I think there is nothing more peaceful than a Christmas tree after all the hustling and the chaos of Christmas and all the holidays has long since reached its end.

Day #10: Stacked

Those would be the school books I had just picked up from the Brock University bookstore that day when I was done with class. The sad thing is, all of the books that I'm supposed to read this term are in there XP Think I have a total of 17-18 books for this semester, only 3 of them being anthologies where I'm only reading excerpts and not the entire thing.

Day #11: Stem

I had trouble for a while trying to think of something to take a picture of for this prompt.When I thought of "stem" I immediately pictured some sort of plant, which is an increasingly difficult thing to photograph in the middle of January in Canada of all places. Then my mother happened to give me this idea: the stem of her wine glass.

Day #12: Stripes

You can probably guess where I was sitting when the idea for this photo hit me, so I'm not gonna go into detail XD If it makes you feel any better, I was standing, not sitting, when this photograph was taken. I think the curved metal towel rack kind of helped to make this picture look a bit nicer than it would have otherwise.

Day #13: Glow

Now there's a very specific reason why there are two photos up for this day.

The idea for "glow" came to me while I was pondering over it, as I was walking to school early Monday morning to get to my bus to take me to class. I happened to look up at the sky, and the beautiful sunrise, the idea hit me, along with the caption, "Just before the Glow . . ."

The first photo is the one I actually tagged for the Photo-A-Day challenge. It was taken from the sidewalk looking towards the Target of the Welland Seaway Mall. I used a filter to bring out all the colours that could be seen. I had to really zoom with my cell phone camera to get a good shot which is why it looks a bit odd. The picture would've been taken around 7:05 or so.

When I got to school it was about 7:35 or something like that. And right before me was another beautiful view of the sunset, only after some time had passed from the first picture. I took the picture, and I didn't even need to add any sort of filter; it came out perfectly all on its own.

Day #14: Modern Convenience

Let me tell you, I had so much trouble coming up with something for this picture. I came close to taking a picture of my dirty dishes and adding a caption where I was wishing for some sort of robot to do them for me, which doesn't really make sense or fit with the prompt pretty well. Plus nobody wants to see a photo of your dirty dishes, not even with a nice Instagram filter.

Then I thought to myself, "What has been my favorite innovation since sliced bread, aside from my smart phone (because I will NOT take a mirror selfie, I will not do it!)?" Then it hit me; my favorite thing to have for breakfast every morning!

These pancakes are great. Maybe pre-made pancakes seems a little gross, but trust me, they're only gross if you try to make them in the microwave. I always heat mine up using my convection oven, and with a little butter and syrup, they are absolutely delicious, not to mention they take no time to make. It's much better than the peanut butter bagel that used to be my only breakfast item for a while . . .

That's all my photos for week 2! Looking forward to showing you guys what my week 3 photos will look like.

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