Daily Record Weekly Wrap-up, iPhone, Photography

Daily Record Weekly Wrap-Up: Week 9

You won’t necessarily be able to tell from this week’s gallery but I was sick with a cold for several days this past week. I’m feeling better now, but it took a toll on the number of photos I took this week, as there were a few days that I didn’t take any.

Welcome to this week’s installment of my daily photographic record.Β Posts in this series will be photos from the week before, roughly Friday through Friday. This, once a week, wrap-up post will publish on Sunday. The photos for this post will be in a gallery format, they will have all been taken on my phone. The captions on the photos will be an indication of the photo-editing software used to edit them, or simply “as shot” for those that are unedited.

Writing a weekly wrap up with a gallery is a way for me to gather my thoughts on what has caught my attention in the previous week. It will be a way of filtering through what I am thinking about photographically. I’ll also be able to come back to these posts and look at what trends emerge over time.

As with all my posts, your comments are welcome. I appreciate your interaction with my work here on this blog. It is my intention to publish in this series on Sunday. Every Sunday that is possible. Looking at my year, I already know there are some weeks where I will not be close enough to my technology to make a post possible. In an effort to keep this project pleasant for myself, I won’t be attempting catch-up posts.

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38 thoughts on “Daily Record Weekly Wrap-Up: Week 9

  1. Nice photos – especially the blossoms. I know how feeling poorly can get you down – I had the flu the week before last and it really put a hex on me and my movement. Last week, I had a lingering cough… but it’s going away. Spring is here and it’s casting warmer temperatures everywhere – longer and warmer days are ahead. Have a great week – peace.

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  2. Amy, loved seeing the tree-flower blossoms here, we have huge cherry-tree blossom time here as well. People are going ga-ga over the historic tree grove on the Univ. of Washington campus. I was there last week and it was a mob scene. I got one good iphone photo that I might try to put up on the blog. … or maybe Instagram!

    I’m enjoying your series of photo-collages. That reminds me, last week I met a retired photo-journalist, originally from Spain (was part of the resistance under Franco), who had worked in Beirut during the war and other places like that. Whew, what a lot of energy he has, still! We are working together on a small neighborhood activism issue, and I was asking him about his work as a photojournalist. He mentioned he used to get the specs for how many photos and what size from his publication editor, and then off he’d go to get the story.

    I asked him how he got started, and he told me, chuckling, that he was a childhood fan of comics books, and that led him to create a three-part photo essay on whatever the story was he was covering. So the first two photos might set up the story and the final photo would clinch it. I’m not saying it right, but I hope it gets the idea across. He said it’s different from just taking pictures at a scene. It’s developing a narrative that can be told without words using carefully chosen images. I thought that was very interesting and I had never heard anyone describe it like that.

    When I looked at your collage from this week, with the sky, the mini-car, the gravestone, the archway, the two flowering trees, it reminded me of JosΓ©’s story. Maybe it’s helpful to your process, since it seems very similar!

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    • That’s a really interesting approach, the comic book three-part essay. I have never heard it articulated that way. I also find it interesting that he would get the specifications from the editor first. That makes complete sense to me.
      I found that your comment was maybe in line with the post I am working on this morning and will hopefully be publishing within the day. It’s an edit where I am completely changing the storyline of the photo via the edits that I have applied. The weekly wrap-up series has its root in the discipline of just taking more images as a way of improving. I do find though when I go to write the actual post, I find myself looking for story threads. It’s an interesting structure vs. no structure dilemma.
      Those trees at UW are beautiful this time of year I am sure.

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      • Yes, I was also struck by JosΓ©’s connecting photo essays with comic-strip panels. It was unusual!

        I love that you try new things and it inspires me to try new things as well, Amy! I feel fortunate to have a small group of blogger-colleagues who I think of on an almost-daily basis, and whose work and insights are part of my work and insights. It’s a terrific gift! πŸ™‚

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      • Hi Theresa, You left this comment pretty much as I wandered away from this blog for about a week, so sorry about the delay in responding. I just wanted to agree with your comment here as I also feel like I have a group of bloggers that I feel like very much influence my work, both through what they are working on and on their constructive comments they leave regarding my work. It’s a gift that I feel like I wasn’t really expecting when I first started this blog.
        Cheers, Amy

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      • The conversations. People like you have been so generous in continuing to thoughtfully respond in the midst of the rest of your life. πŸ™‚ As a writer, especially, it’s hard to avoid feeling isolated. The community has been surprising, as you have said!

        Have a great week!

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      • Yes, I feel like people have been very generous with their time here on this blog as well. It is easy to feel isolated as a photographer too I think. I hope you had a nice week, mine was a bit busier than I was expecting, but that does happen from time to time πŸ™‚

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      • Ah, my week was busy, too, and in fact I told a friend I needed to cancel another out-of-town event that I was planning on next Mon-Wed. When I added the time to pack and travel (driving), both ways, I just thought, I can’t face it. My friend was disappointed, but she has two others coming to her retreat, so she’ll still have collaborators. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Amy!

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      • Yes, it was too bad, yet at the same time I am really looking forward to the next couple of days at home with an open schedule, cleared because I thought I would be away! πŸ™‚ I really have some momentum going on a new novel project, and I’ll be interested to see how far it takes me in the next 48-72 hours!

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  3. wanted to also thank you for reviewing lady by the river on Goodreads –
    I apologize for not thanking you sooner – I was not on goodreads for almost two years – oh wow
    but I fixed that now (although sometimes it just seems like there are too many social media platforms and I am not even on that many of them – I bet some folks with lots of social media accounts are good at juggling –
    anyhow, appreciate you reviewing the book
    πŸ™‚

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