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February 2014 Photography Challenge — Tortured photographer trudges through winter

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

Trees people.  It’s all about the trees.  Trees in winter, trees bending low in ice, trees covered in snow, trees bare and trees creating shelter.  Trees in words, trees in shadow, trees in reflection.  Trees waiting and wishing for a glorious spring time and a beautiful summer.  Like me.

This is the end of the February 2014 Photography challenge.  One of these days I will publish the February challenge from a few years ago.  But really, I would rather do a photo challenge in AUGUST!!!!

all finished with the 2014 February challenge, dena robles grand rapids photography

1. look up, 2. landscape, 3. black and white, 4. smile

xoxo dena

February 2014 Photography Challenge — Instagram and iPhoneography

Okay, I kind of like this quote:

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
Carl Reiner

This is one of my favorite sets of 4 photographs in the February 2014 Challenge.  I mentioned in the first post of this series that I added a small degree of difficulty to the challenge for myself.  Hopefully the theme is apparent.  Is it outdoors?  No.  Is it winter?  nope.



1. movement, 2. bokeh, 3. animal, 4. water

Almost done!

February 14 Photography Challenge — Grand Rapids Michigan Photographer

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

This is Part 5 of 7 of the February ’14 Photo challenge.  The Instagram based challenge is based on a photo a day prompted by a word.  Counting my way slowly to the first signs of spring in what feels like the longest and harshest winter I have endured.


Grand Rapids photography of the long witner in nature by Dena Robles

1. old, 2. pattern, 3. silhouette, 4. child

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