I have been looking forward to participating in Donna's Personal Photo Challenge this month. March's theme is "Words and Letters" and that is right up my alley! Words? I love them!
I have been noticing photo-worthy words all month, I have mulled over lots of ideas, and I took around a hundred pictures. But then, when I chose my favorites and began to process them, I realized that "books" was my sub-theme!
Here are my choices for this month's challenge, all taken with my Canon Rebel T3 and all edited in PicMonkey.
The first subject is a vintage book, a gift from a friend. I decided to add a cup of Lady Grey to my composition, for what better way to enjoy a book on a chilly afternoon than with a cup of tea? I cropped my image for greater focus, boosted the saturation, and warmed the colors slightly.
I love the burst of color in this basket of cookbooks that sits on the bottom shelf of my kitchen island. Again I cropped. This time I increased the contrast a little, and cooled the color.
This last photo features a portion of our collection of picture books. (A smallish portion, actually.) I chose to go with an artsy feel for this one, selecting "HDR" from PicMonkey's special features.
If you'd like to kick your photography up a level, then I'd invite you to try one of Donna's monthly challenges! Although Donna herself is a photographer extraordinaire, she has encouraging words and helpful comments for all who participate.
Thank you, Donna, for another great challenge!