Columbus Museum of Art

I recently spent an afternoon at the Columbus Museum of Art with my grandmother and Adam. It was my first visit and I really enjoyed it. While being a smaller museum, the quality of work and themed rooms really made the visit unique. My favorite pieces were those of Dale Nichols (top image: with his insanely smooth brushstrokes), Agnes Martin (middle image: I’ve always been a fan of hers), and William Wegman (bottom image: most known for his photography, he had one of those postcard pieces displayed). Do you enjoy art museums? I get a rush while walking through but I know it’s not everyone’s favorite past time.

Boston

Even though the majority of my trip was spent on Nantucket, I was able to spend an afternoon in Boston! Kellyn and I took the ferry/bus back to Boston on Thursday and I was able to see a bit of the city. The highlights: finally meeting Rachael (and her beautiful baby girl), eating oysters, traveling with Kellyn, and all the lovely shops we visited. I hope to return for a longer trip with Adam soon. What’s your favorite city? Mine is a tie between London and NYC. I definitely need to spend more time on the west coast. It deserves a chance too!

Celebrate Good Times

You’re an inspiration and I’m lucky to have such wonderful parents. Happy 26th Anniversary! Love you both.

Nantucket

Last week I ventured out to Nantucket to visit one of my best friends, Kellyn. It’s absolutely gorgeous out there and I was treated to sunny, 70 degree weather. After leaving, I realized that I could easily get used to living right on the beach, living without allergies, and eating seafood every day. View more photos here.

#30dayphoto : Let’s Break It Down

I love stats. I thought it was pretty interesting to break some of the details down. Especially the fact that there were WAY more dog photos than cat photos. (GO DOGS!) When compiling all the information, I excluded myself from all the totals and only used data from the submissions that made it into the daily posts on MY blog. Obviously, I know that a lot of you posted to your own blog and maybe even finished the challenge successfully but it would be way too much work to incorporate all of that data.

These are the 5 participants that submitted a photo EVERY DAY for 30 days to MY blog:

  1. Cobi – Columbus, OH
  2. Jon – Austin, MN
  3. Josh – Indianapolis, IN
  4. Megan – Indianapolis, IN
  5. Melissa – Columbus, OH
The day that received the MOST submissions was Day 5 (Whatever You Want with 35 photos) and the two days that received the LEAST submissions were Days 25 & 26 (Whatever You Want & Playing With Shadows with 14 photos each). Overall, I thought the challenge was amazingly successful and I was blown away each day at the quality and talent. Compiling and creating each day was a lot of work and I really had no idea it would take me about 1.5 hours/day to host. I think it was worth it. I have plans to host a few more smaller photo challenges in the future. You can view all of the days here or click on the sidebar button “The Challenges.”
In order to make the challenges even better, I’d appreciate it if you would take this 10 question survey. Feel free to take it even if you didn’t participate in the challenge and just enjoyed visiting the blog to see others’ work. I know a few of you on Twitter expressed interest in future challenges.

#30dayphoto : Day 30

Day 30: Yourself…30 Days Later. The 30 Day Photo Challenge is officially over! Can you believe it? To me, it went by incredibly fast and I can’t believe it’s October already. Obviously, compared to Day 1, there is a substantial amount of people that didn’t make it into this post but we still loved seeing all of your submissions. Meet the photographers:

1 Adam | 2 Jen | 3 Josh | 4 Megan | 5 Maisy | 6 Benji | 7 Chris | 8 Susan | 9 Bree | 10 Martin | 11 Joe | 12 Cobi | 13 Jon | 14 Nicole | 15 Melissa | 16 Candace

In a bit, I’ll be posting a fun infographic + a short survey for all those that participated or just enjoyed following along so be sure to come back in a few hours!

#30dayphoto : Day 29

Day 29: Clouds! I love the variety of clouds in this set. Sometimes a cloudy day is perfect and other times it’s nice to see only a few in the sky. I love #6!

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Tomorrow’s post will be of the last day! Day 30 (Yourself…30 Days Later). If you didn’t get a chance to submit your self portrait, you still can! Just submit them by tonight (9pm EST).

#30dayphoto : Day 28

Day 28 : Incorporate Motion. To me, motion in photos makes them more candid and a better reflection of what was really happening. I think this set is a great example. Your favorites?

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Tomorrow I’ll be posting Day 29 (Clouds) and Tuesday will conclude the challenge with participants’ self portraits…30 days later. Make sure to check back all week with updates on my trip to the east coast and a fun infographic about the 30 Day Photo Challenge.

#30dayphoto : Day 27

Day 27: Natural Light. I pretty much only shoot with natural light. I really admire those that can handle studio and artificial lighting well. I am not one of those people. What do you prefer?

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#30dayphoto : Day 26

I’m baaaaack! I’ll be posting more about my trip to Nantucket and Boston next week but for now, let’s finish up this challenge! The 30 Day Photo Challenge is officially over as of today (since it’s the 30th) but I’ll be posting Days 26-30 over the next five days. Today’s post is Day 26 which was “playing with shadows.” Your thoughts?

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It’s kind of weird that you all won’t be sending me submissions for tomorrow but I’ll be posting all the submissions for Day 27 (Natural Light). Be checking back until Tuesday to see the challenge finished up. On Wednesday I’ll be posting a fun infographic to share some stats from the challenge and other interesting facts. Maybe even a survey so that I can host an even BETTER challenge next time.