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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

February Photography Challenge Part Two — Photographing Winter in Grand Rapids

Doing a daily photography challenge forces me to be mindful of my surroundings and to pay attention to the textures, details and little nuances of my every day life.  I think it is a good lesson in remaining present and in the moment.   Here are days 5-8 of the February 14 Challenge.

A photo a day challenge by dena robles, michigan photographer

1. Time, 2. Morning, 3. Hands, 4. Curled

Anna-Karin - March 4, 2014 - 8:38 pm

I am sure you are so tired of this long lasting cold winter. I on the other hand love seeing these snow filled photographs.
The texture on that birch tree is really captivating. I have always loved that kind of tree, as they only live in climates that has cold winter weather.As I now reside in the deep south I miss seeing these kinds of trees. Great job capturing your winter days!

Paula - March 5, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Love the way you see this long cold and snowy winter we have head. Your Photography Challenges are a great way to stay inspired all year long. Beautiful work!

Sherri - March 7, 2014 - 12:27 pm

I like these a lot! I love the details that you were able to capture and the soft feel and nature of the photos.

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