Challenge Me Tuesday
As I mentioned in my previous post, Tuesday is an incredibly busy day in the world of photography challenges. Since my google reader is acting up today, I’m not sure if I have the time or patience to create separate posts for each challenge – besides, you guys would quickly get tired of the updates. Instead I thought I’d replicate my process from yesterday and also introduce you to some new challenges that you may or may not have heard of. 

First up is Trendy Treehouse’s Shutterlove Tuesday. The theme this week is “sports.” I dug into my April 2010 file and found a fun shot of my niece playing t-ball. I think she’s one of the only girls on her team…and definitely the only one with a PINK cap. She really looks like she’s having a good time here, and I love the effect of peaking through the fence.
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Next up is a new challenge called Beep. Beep. Beep. Click., hosted by Flat Yeast Bread. This is another great opportunity to get in front of the camera via a self-portrait. I took this shot during my photo walk. I was intrigued by the old doors we saw while walking around downtown…and then thought it’d be a great opportunity to get IN the picture. Speaking of self-portraits, my friend Jessi regularly posts her own self-portrait on her blog, The Old Nichols Farm. Once a month, she hosts Facing Myself – that linky should be going up next week for the month of August so check that out!
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This next one is a photo I just shared from my photo walk on Saturday. I was peering through a wall to capture this beautiful mural. Upon a second look, this is actually a “sweet shot” and I thought it deserved to be singled out for Sweet Shot Tuesday over at My 3 Boybarians. This is also a great opportunity for me to redirect you over to this week’s In a Yellow House Photo Challenge that I happen to be hosting today and for the month of August. This week’s theme is Urban, so stop on over and submit a photo (linky open until Saturday night).
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For more Sweet Shots, go to:
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Finally, I wanted to share this shot with you, taken on my photo walk, for Communal Global. To be completely honest with you, I kinda wanted to have a portrait session with this guy walking in the photo…but, I was a tad bit nervous that I would get mugged. I recalled seeing him as I was taking a picture of some chairs. He was so masculine, so confident. He was also scary. As you can see, he had his shirt wrapped around his head. What you can’t see is the definition in his abs – this guy is crazy built…with the heat, I wasn’t about to tick this guy off. So, as he continued walking down the street, I snapped a picture of him. When I think of downtown Durham, he symbolizes a lot of the culture in this area.
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I may also be entering the above photo in this week’s Black and White Wednesday hosted by The Long Road to China. Although I’d like to believe that I’ll have a chance to do a little more shooting and processing before tomorrow, the reality is that I’ll be out of town all day. 

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**Update: I found two shots of this same guy in our Durham Photowalk 2010 Flickr Group. These shots are so incredible that I wanted to share them with you. It also appears based on these shots, that the guy may actually be burned. ***

I still have a number of other challenges to link up to today including Touch Up Tuesday, Perceptive Perspective and Simplicity (there is also RAW(e), but I haven’t decided if I want to link up yet or not), but I have a job to do…so that’s all for now. In the meantime, I’ll link up to a couple of blog hops.

If you’re visiting from one of those blog hops, welcome! Come in…look around…make yourself at home (you can follow me if you’d like). Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by and I’ll be sure to return the favor. Have a great day!

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    Thanks for the links! I love finding new blogs to follow and love photography! You take some awesome shots!

    I really like the 2nd pic! It took me a second to figure out the angle, but it is truly a good pic!

    Cool photos – and I’m just now noticing your photographer’s logo in the bottom corners of them – it’s very cute!

    Hi, Ashley!

    I am a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along.

    Love to see you stop by and return the favor.


    Awesome as always…I especially love your nieces expression in the “sports” shot!

    Great self-portrait Ashley, and thanks for the linky love!

    Your b&w shot is just unreal. So contrasy and so… I don’t know. I can just feel the heat coming off the concrete. He certainly would have made an awesome model for a shoot!

    great shots Ashley! Love your self portrait and I’ll admit that third picture took me a while. LOL

    i am with you girl
    would love to photography that guy on the street as photography skills increase does nerve increase also???;)

    These were great!!!!!!!!!!!

    So many challenges.. so little time! Love them!

    Yummy, I love that door in your selfie!

    Honestly Ashley!! How do you do it?? All the link ups and the awesome shots!!! I admire you..:)

    Wow…that’s a lot of linking!!! I’m liking ;D I really, really love that b/w shot you’ve posted for us at Communal Global…what a striking young man. One starts to wonder about his story…

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Stunning photography! I’m a follower. :)

    Hope you’ll come visit me soon and follow back.
    Lisa xoxo
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    Wow, you are on top of those photo memes! I’ll have to check out those ‘new-to-me’ ones!

    The shot of your niece make me giggle…she looks like she’s having so much fun! I really like how different all your shots are – they all have their own moods and stories!

    Love the self-portrait! And it’s clear how much you love your neice, with your photos of her – she’s lucky to have you as an aunt!

    Fun memes!! I love the urban one. I hate self portraits (I have a HUGE nose) so I may not participate in that, ha… YOURS is super cute though.

    I love the man walking down the street…great shot!

    Oh my I love that pic of the guy walking. Love. It!

    The lines in this B&W are amazing! Great shot. I’m so glad you found me, I really think I’ll learn a lot from you. Thanks :))

    It’s a photo feast over here! Love it!

    The man in the street…so arresting. That’s the kind of person that I’d love to ask them about their story.

    I missed this post today, love all the photos! I love the sports one, but I think my favorite is the last one, I am a sucker for black and white, I love it!!

    Beautiful shots, as always!

    (Wow, I didn’t know there are so many photo challenges out there! Thanks for sharing.)

    Love your self-portrait! Very creative!
    I really like the last photo. It has so much personality and is perfect in b&w!

    looove your blog i am adding you to my roll<3 I also wanted to let you know I am going to start a Share It Saturday blog share, if you would like to know more here is the link<3

    All awesome shots as always.

    Thanks so much for the info on the different challenges. I’ve just really started blogging and these really help me to relate my photography to my writing.

    Thanks again.

    I saw your link on Lisa’s b&w Wednesday. All your photos are fab! I love the black and white one. You can really see how cut that guy is. Wow!

    Many blessings~
    Osborn Odds ‘N Ends

    Hi Ashley…I have no idea how I found your blog, but I’m glad I did :) actually, I think from b&w wednesday. anyway! I love your shots, your pictures are beautiful!

    Hi, I just found your blog! Stunning photos :)