Three Years of Blogging and a New Photo Challenge

 

It´s every year the same – I open my notifications folder and am completely surprised to see that WordPress is congratulating me on another year of blogging. 🙂

This time it´s my 3rd anniversary and I have to admit that I never thought this would happen when I started my blog “Art Expedition” in 2015.

I want to thank all my friends and “followers” (still feels totally weird to use this word but there you go) for their wonderful friendship and support.

THANK YOU!!! 🙂 🙏 💕

 

And what better way to celebrate my anniversary than by creating a whole new challenge for all of us?

I had lots of fun doing the “7 Days B&W Photo Challenge” last time, but there was something that kind of bothered me, and that was, that the rules explicitly excluded photographing people.

As it happens I actually don´t have a problem with not photographing people, quite the contrary, I´m very happy to concentrate on architecture, cityscapes, flowers and animals.

But that´s just the thing: if I want to improve my photographing skills I have to learn to get out of my comfort zone sometimes and direct my lense on something much more challenging, don´t you agree?

And what could be more challenging than Street Photography?!

So this is my challenge: take up your cameras and go out to make some photos of people!

And just to be clear – you mustn´t know any of these people! So no staging with your better-half or some grandkids that happen to be completely incidentally and utterly conveniently around. 😉

Everyone´s invited to join me and I hope you´ll have lots of fun with this challenge!

 

And here are the rules of the “7 Days B/W Photo Challenge – Street Photography”:

  • Thank the person who´s nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.
  •  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).
  • The photos should be in b/w.
  • Nominate as many people as you like

 

And here comes my first contribution to this new challenge of mine:

 

legs

(Berlin Schöneberg, 2018)

 

 

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88 thoughts on “Three Years of Blogging and a New Photo Challenge

  1. Congrats Sarah on your 3 years blog anniversary. I’m so glad to be one of your many WP friends. It is a pleasure to read and to get to know you a little bit more through each post. You are definitely a person who deserves to know better. And your B&W challenge is awesome! By the way, I became interested in journalism after discovering the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the pioneers of photojournalism. It is a little bit crazy at work for me at the moment and I don’t have much time blogging but I will get back to you with the challenge in September.

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    • Thank you very much, Dominique! I´d never have thought it possible to have this blog for so long now! And I´m beyong grateful for the wonderful friendships I have found here, yours being one of the very best. 🙂
      Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my photographic heroes!! And I´m not suprised at all that he kindled your passion for journalism.
      Take you time with this challenge – you can do it whenever it feels right. I already look forward to see your pics!
      Hope work will get a bit less crazy soon and wishing you a beautiful and relaxing Sunday, dear friend! xoxo ❤

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      • The work is indeed quite intense these days. There is also a wonderful surprise waiting for me soon. You probably know it already: Darren will visit me in Montreal in September and two other WP friends will join us! So I have a lot of preparation to do in order to be available and have a good time with them. I can’t wait to see them! I hope that one day I will do that with you as well. xoxo

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      • That’s such wonderful news, Dominique! I’m sure you all will have a splendid time! How I wish I could join you! But there will be a time for us as well, I’m sure of it! xoxo 💗💗💗

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    • Thanks so much, Marlene! Thankfully these surprises belong to the pleasant kind. 😄
      Hope you’re well, I have been thinking of you because of the heat. It’s quite unbearable around here.

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  2. Happy anniversary. I’m so glad you started (and continued) your blog. I love seeing the wonderful, creative things you do, and really value our friendship. This is a great idea for a challenge; I’m not comfortable photographing people either, but this is the perfect “excuse” to get me out and snapping 😀

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    • Thank you so much, Su! If it weren’t for blogging I would never have met you and now I simply can’t imagine not knowing you and calling you my friend – it’s truly one of the best things that has happened to me in these last three years. 😍
      And I’m sooo glad you will join the challenge and I can’t wait what you’ll come up with!! I’ve been reading a bit about street photography lately and now know that it is perfectly normal not to feel comfortable with it. But the more you do it the easier it’s supposed to be – well, we’ll both see if that’s true.😉 xxxxxxx

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    • Thank you very much, Jacqui! And I can only hope that I’m over the hump now! 😁
      I also love converting pics to b/w, makes them always so classy looking.😊

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  3. Sarah – the bottom part of the person is so artsy – and I am not just saying this – it was such a cool shot and I zoomed in (those are some trim calves – ) also in b/w it was interesting –
    Oh and happy anniversary 🎈🎈🎈

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    • Thanks so much, Yvette! These calves are spectacularly good looking, aren’t they? She must either do a lot of workout or simply run around in these shoes all day long. 😄
      Have a fantastic weekend! 🌺🌈

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      • Yeah – I think they were curious to me – like not too athletic (cos those are usually rock hard) and yet so fit – maybe just slender naturally – and sad to say this -‘but our country continued to get larger and it even shows up in the calves – so maybe I was like – oh is that what a normal calf should
        Look like? Hahah
        Side note – thinking of your challenge on my drive home I grabbed a few photos – people shots – and one dude was resting in a driveway and gave me the peace sign! I’ll be back to share later

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      • LOL! But I have to add that you don’t get to see many calves like these either around here, or I don’t. 😉
        How awesome that you were inspired to make some people shots too and even more awesome that the guy gave you the peace sign! Look forward to see it! 😊

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      • well I have another post almost ready and will do the peace sign guy late r- if that is cool –
        and can we post more than one image in a post – the seven days in a row will not work for me – but I can share street shots – (I am sure you are flexible but sometimes challenges are designed for a certain flow)?

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  4. Congrats, Sarah, and I’m so glad we’ve connected, too! Love this photo, but I’m with Jill, the first thing I noticed was her heal and those holes. 🙂 I’m going to pass on the challenge, but I look forward to seeing more of your awesome photos! Hugs 💕🌷😍

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  5. Many congratulations Sarah! Thank you for sharing your work with us and here’s wishing this beautiful blog many, many more!!I love this picture, something so alluring about street photography, eager to see more from you:)
    Hugs

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    • Thanks so much, Divya! 😄 Blogging has been a wonderful journey so far and meeting so inspiring friends like you is truly the best part of it!
      Wishing you a very happy day and a fabulous weekend, my friend! Hugs! 😄💕

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