Unfortunately, this was another week when I didn’t have enough time to get out and take a new picture, but I’ve decided not to be too hard on myself as long as I’m doing something each week toward getting better at photography. And this week, not only did I touch up the lovely photo above, I also participated in the Ames Camera Club abstract competition. It was very informal, with no real winners selected, but the judge did pick 8 of the 30-ish pictures as good examples of abstracts, including one of mine (posted here). Although we don’t always interact that much at camera club (when there are speakers, for example), last night was a lot of fun and everyone was really supportive of everyone else’s efforts.
I decided to work on this picture this week because I’ve had so much fun with taking abstract photos for the competition. I think I’d like to try to keep looking for interesting shapes like this to photograph. This particular picture is part of a wooden walkway at the top of the mountain containing the Mammoth Caves, near Hallstatt, Austria. I had a great time visiting Europe with friends and am having fun attempting to sort through the hundreds of pictures we took too!