January 2020 Photo Project

I’ve been thinking about the kinds of projects I could start in the new year, and one of my intentions is to use my camera (my big camera) more. I am going to take this one month at a time. After googling for a significant amount of time and getting caught down some amazing photography rabbit holes, I have decided to embark on a black and white photography challenge.

This actually makes a lot of sense to me since

1) I don’t use black and white photographs very often

2) it’s January in Northern Minnesota and cold and dark inside and out

3) I have some awesome black and white filters I’d love to try out.

I think this will be a fun project and could lead to some amazing photos!

I’m also going to be following a 366 Photo A Day prompt challenge, co-hosted by one of my favorite bloggers/Instagrammers, LaShawn! I haven’t decided if I will use my Nikon, my iPhone, or both, but I’d love to do a monthly round-up at the end of each month to see all the different shots!

Cherish Everyday Project 365 january prompts

Alpaca Farm

This morning we braved the mist and rain to venture out to Stella Alpaca Farms.

We met three very friendly Alpacas, and some that were more interested in their lunch.

I bought a pair of fingerless gloves for the cold winter days that are just around the corner.

Walk in the Backyard

We took a walk tonight in between rain showers. Avery and Hannah took turns taking photos with my phone. (Lauren was back on the patio playing with ponies. She didn’t want to get her feet wet by walking in the grass.)

Avery was showing Hannah some of the photos that were taken.

Avery is taking a photo of Hannah.

Hannah is posing for Avery. All in all, they didn’t do too bad. They still have a lot to learn about posing, composition, exposure and focus, but it took me years to get to where I am, and I’m still learning!

I found some presets in a folder on my old hard drive so I thought I would try them out again. I think I like them! #CascadePresets

Flowers at Kiwanis Park

We put Lauren on the bus this morning (last week of summer school!) and drove across town to Kiwanis Park to waste time before the college bookstore opened. We only spent about two minutes here because it started raining. In the few minutes it took me to drive back to the college, it was full-on pouring when we went into the college.

We also picked up some garbage left around the park. With the amount of trash cans all over, there is NO excuse not to pick up after yourselves.

These red ones were my favorite (other than hydrangeas, of course) but I have no clue what they are!

Most of the flowers were a little scraggly looking, but it’s been awhile since we’ve have rain and it’s been pretty warm. There was about one decent flower in each kind, but they were still pretty!