Perception Collection | Week 1 |

Monday, April 28, 2014

Row One Reflection: tdsuth | living_in40 | tempusfugitrapidus ; Row Two Tiny: mawlovesbsd | laurenkeim | whitneyxsarah ; Row Three Negative Space: atha_94 | melissasovey | beemer123 ; Row Four Found: nmsullivan0909 | bedsidesign | delyndaw ; Row Five Architecture: hildi74 | lynnfalo | pkimball60s Row Six Down Low: ladnermelanie | nobelandpond | sandrat212 ; Row Seven Memoryjenni_429 | lifeandonlocation | maggiemuses

Monday. Monday. It's here again. Thankfully this weekend ended up being a productive one and my goals for the weekend were accomplished. Phew, it's been a few weekends since I have been able to say that. Which is even more fabulous because this week is suppose to be beeeeauuutiful. I'm talking lots of sunshine and temps in the 80's. I am hoping I've cleared enough space over the weekend to get out and enjoy it this week. And I think I did. While I did spend most of the weekend working, I did take a little break and we went and saw the Bears movie on Saturday. Which validated my opinion that bears are so cute until they look like they could kill you. The movie was filmed in Alaska, where I spent a couple summer months camping and cleaning fish, and we would tromp through the dark forest covered in fish guts back to our camp. As adorable as a couple of little bear cubs are, bears are one of my worst phobias (I was once chased by a bear in Idaho), how I made it through my Alaskan adventure remains a complete mystery to me. The whole time I was watching the movie I was taking mental notes - don't go to meadows, rivers, mountains, and most definitely not in the early spring when bears come out of hibernation and are very hungry. In fact just don't go back to Alaska. Ever. (no offense Alaska, you just have a lot of bears.)

We also finished our first week with the instagram challenge. It's been so much fun. The reason I personally wanted to do it was because I love taking photos, and I wanted a reason to take more, and more purposeful ones at that. It's definitely helped. I often drive by something and think "i should pull over" or "that would be a great photo" or "i should go 'here' to take some pictures" - but I rarely act on it. This has been the push I needed to do those things. And I am hoping that it will become my instinct and habit, rather than falling back on excuses for not doing so. I think I mentioned that Lauren and I were prepared for it to be pretty small group for our first time, but that it in fact turned out to have quite the little following. With that we decided to split the featured photos into two weeks rather than one. And still. It was so hard to choose which photos to feature. It was like trying to pick a favorite child (and having three I can tell you, you really do love all your children equally, even if differently), this was a nearly impossible task. Having said that, I have already started collecting photos from the second week. So check back next Monday too when we feature the second half of the challenge photos. Also be sure to visit Lauren at Still+Life today and see her picks. And thanks so much to everyone that has joined along! If you haven't joined and want to, you are more than welcome to join anytime, play catch-up, or just pick a couple of prompts. You can see more info here and check out all the photos in the collection here.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm having so much fun, aren't you? I love looking at the photos you chose, all shades of blues and muted tones. Isn't funny how we gravitate towards things?

    And you're thing with Alaska and bears? Awesome.

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    1. yes, so much fun! i can't believe we are heading to the end already!

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  2. I think being a city kid through and through, bears were not something I ever feared, because they only existed in a very abstract way for me. Real, but not anything I'd ever encounter. I mean we camped growing up, but last I checked bears didn't hang out in Wildwood, NJ (although now that I think about it, the name alone implies that they would!).
    Really loving the perception collection tag so much. And I even participated! Ha, finally, right? I might have cheated by squeezing the #table tag into photo. In truth I really wanted to show off his living room AND join the club at the same time ;) xo

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    1. when i was little there was a giant bear pelt on my aunts wall, next to the bobcat. eek. i love the nature and i do love animals. i just don't like running into them in the wild - which i have done, and hence my phobias.

      i am so glad you joined, even if only for a day. maybe you can post one for "joy" being as, well, you know what that day falls on. and your brothers house, i am still thinking about it. i think you should do a house tour on your blog someday! xo

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  3. I enjoy what I see here, Christine. I knew this was going to be an interesting project.

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  4. This has been such a fun challenge, Christine. Thank you for featuring my photo in this post and on IG!

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  5. this is a great challenge, and I love your selection of images. can't wait to see more!!

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    1. thanks petra. there's some really great ones i have already made a mental note of to include in the next round-up. xo

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  6. This is such a fun challenge! Thank you so much! The pictures are all beautiful! Now that Bears movie, I'm going to have to watch it.

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    1. the bears movie was really good. the cinematography was just breathtaking. and i assumed the whole time that they must have "planted cameras" to do all the filming but at the end they showed footage of filming and they were right there! just feet away. amazing.

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  7. Congrats on the success of your photo challenge - it was so fun to see what everyone posted for the daily themes

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    1. i am pretty sure a picture of ryon could still fit in there somewhere ;)

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  9. Aargghh silly me * am still not use to with this touch screen phone,sometimes ..I didn't mean to press delete button,it happened anyway..am sorry :-) I just want to say Thank You Christine for featuring my picture, it was my pleasure and Laura ..Thanks again, I had a blast!

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