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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

It’s been a busy few weeks off my blog. I enjoyed my break but I am glad to be back. While I was gone, I went on a safari in Tanzania.  This is the first photo from that trip that I have edited:

ISO 800 200mm f/9.0 1/1000

It’s a Thomson’s gazelle in Ngorongoro crater. It’s fair to say that this was a trip of a lifetime for me.  I think it’s also fair to say that I will be editing photos from this trip for awhile. This photo I straightened, did a levels adjustment, and sharpened a bit. It’s the latest addition to my Picfair portfolio.

I like to think that I am growing as a photographer and blogger. Over my break I changed  the theme of my blog. If you have a minute to give it the once over and let me know what you think, I’d appreciate that. My older theme was retired and I was actually having some trouble getting my posts to look how I wanted, hence the change.  Also, thanks to Jessie, I discovered a new photo challenge that I am going to give a try this year. I’ll probably incorporate most of those posts in with this weekly photo challenge, but it gives me something additional to think about as I am taking and editing photos.

I’m looking forward to another busy photography year. I do hope you will follow along.  Feel free to leave a comment about my photo or my blog’s new look in the comment section.



71 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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  2. What a remarkable trip you got to take! I look forward to more photographs from it.

    As for this theme: single-column themes work great for photo blogs because it lets the photos take center stage. So this theme works great.

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  3. I like both shot and blog theme – very fresh and easygoing. I do not think I will change mine anymore – because the reader keeps everyone away from it. Or at least I am convinced people does not see my front page anymore. A pity, because a new theme always feels refreshening and you put much work into it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the “new photo challenge”. I was looking for something to take me out of my comfort zone and try something to spark my renewed creative spirit. I’ll probably also use my Daily Post entry for Week One, since it matches the theme of vision for 2018. 🙂

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  5. Hi — welcome back, Amy.
    I like the gazelle edits and look forward to seeing more form the safari.
    also -t hat new challenge sounds fun – I looked at the site you linked and it is pretty cool to see the full 52 weeks already set and ready to go. Best wishes with it and HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  6. I checked out the blog theme – looks good – and only one suggestion – not sure if they offer it – but maybe do a rotating photo for the header?
    even tho I love the one that you chose.

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    • It doesn’t look like it has that feature, although nothing to stop me from changing it up like quarterly or something. As usual thank you for giving me something to think about. I actually went through several photos before settling on that one. You do have to think about the format of the header and then also how it interacts with the title of the blog.

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  7. I left Africa feeling that every person on earth should be required to go at least once as it is such a life-changing experience, don’t you think? Words don’t quite get the job done, nor do photos, no matter how wonderful they are. Nothing can prepare you for seeing a herd of elephants close up, or a tower of giraffes gracefully crossing the veld. Thank you for the magical reminder!

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  8. Magical photo! You captured a moment there. We went to Kenya many years ago and I remember the joy of seeing the animals so lively in the morning. I like the new layout of your Home page. It is clear and accessible.

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  9. I really like the new and clean look of the theme Amy. Your trip sounds astounding. When we went to Africa last year it was our dream trip and so can relate to the excitement. A beautiful photo and I look forward to many more.

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  10. That is an extraordinary photo Amy. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us from Tanzania. The Captain lived there for two years (sadly, before I met him) and our boat (Amandla which means ‘To The Victory’ in Zula) is decorated with his beautiful wildlife images from there. The place sounds absolutely magical. While we will sail to Africa this year, I do not think we will make it as far north as Tanzania…so I’ll just have to go there next time around.

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  11. I love the new theme, Amy! It’s a great way to showcase your thoughts and your art. And – Tanzania?! how fun. I’m so excited for you. Looking forward to seeing your photos as the year goes on. Plus, kudos on doing a new photo challenge. I have something parallel I’m doing for a writing challenge in the new year, and maybe I’ll do a blog post on it, since I found your inspiring! 🙂

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  12. Hi, I have read some of your blog posts and I absolutely love the writing and photos. I am currently a safari guide in South Africa and am trying to share my photos and experiences with everyone. It would be greatly appreciated if you have a look at my blog samhankss.wordpress.com and let me know what you think. Many thanks in advance.

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  14. NorCal Zen says:

    I like your blog theme. Your photos and story gets the attention it needs, I like the simplicity and clarity. I was looking into changing my theme a couple days ago, but i haven;t found a new one that speaks to me yet.

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