Trying a Photo Challenge is a Challenge

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

I’m not a photographer. I take photos (mostly on my iPhone) because it’s convenient. The other day I managed to clear out my cluttered inbox and came across a course/challenge from the SITSgirls and decided I could use some tremendous skills in photography.

It began today and I read the information and took two pictures as per their instructions centering the subject in one


and then utilizing invisible gridlines to have the subject centered in an intersecting area.


I think I prefer the latter since it affords a bit of depth and context for the subject (Bible, journal, pen and coffee mug). I call it, “Waiting”.

I know they are rather blurry and well, I haven’t learned how to tend to that issue, yet.  : )

Here’s hoping I learn much to put into practice. I’m thankful for the opportunity to try my hand and eye at a new creative endeavor.



  1. I love the subject of your photo. I seem to take a lot of shots my Bible and pen and coffee cup as well. And the one on the stairs is just a neat perspective. Looking forward to seeing more throughout the challenge.

    • Hi Karla,
      Thank you for your comment. I am excited about gaining some good info through this experiment with SITS Girls to put to good use in taking pictures for my blog posts. I’m looking forward to seeing your similar photos since we have a common bond. Yippee!

  2. Please let me know when you resolve blur! Your photo looks great. I too struggle with blurry images. I have this high powered camera yet my image quality is inconsistent.

    I am coming to you from SITSgirls photography challenge. Hope to see you around my blog. Please say hi while there.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment and commiserate on the blur. I used to own a 1982 Minolta and had various lenses and techniques for practicing. Fast forward to me now having a basic digital Minolta with only one lens that stays attached AND my over 50 vision and I have got some learning to do! Best wishes on you as you solve your blur. Keep me posted!

  3. Oooo that second photo is amazing!! The rule of thirds makes a huge difference! 🙂

    • Thanks, Stephanie. I agree with how it enhances a photo. I’m glad to be learning some great tips! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment with me.


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