Week 26: Distortion

First things first: WE’RE HALF WAY THERE!!!!  Week 26 marks the half way mark for the WPC {2011} Challenge!  If you started in January and have 26 photos, congratulations!  If you’ve joined along the way and kept up, you deserve a pat on the back too.  The important thing to note though, is that there’s only 26 more weeks left!

My photo for this week almost didn’t happen.  I know.  The blasphemy of missing the photo for Week 26.  Shame shame, know my name.  The main reason was because I had no idea what to photograph.  No idea.  I experimented my heart out.  Long exposure while zooming.  Shooting through glass.  Shooting through more glass.  Water in glasses.  Every shot I got, though it had “distortion,” was boring.  The focal point was bland therefore the effects I tried did nothing. Boo.

Last night I strolled around the house looking for something to help me distort my photo.  I picked up a few more glasses.  (Which, by the way, was the silliest and most ineffective way to experiment this week.  Glasses?  Really, Brooke?  Step away from the stemware.)  And then I saw the silver scoop on my flour canister.  And wandered out on the deck with it in my hand.  Speaking of the deck…

Here is my distortion:

Week 26: Distortion

Finally.  I snapped something I was satisfied with.  But then came problemo numero dos: my card reader drive on my tower didn’t read the card.  Or any other CF card for that matter.  Gah.  So I uploaded the photo this morning on my handy-dandy orange card reader at work, did a little Picniking and there you have it.

Distortion.  Bended image.  Reflection.  Self-portrait of me and Mac.  And a almost completed pergola.  Yay pergola.

Definitely go check out the Flickr group to see how everyone else photographed “distortion”.  I’m hoping there are some wicked photos because even though I like mine, it’s not the caliber I was hoping for.  And don’t forget to leave comments – we lurve comments.  For Week 27, the new subject we’ll be photographing is NIGHTTIME.   Oooh… and I think I already have an idea… this is way better than distortion.

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June 29, 2011 - 9:26 am

katie o. - I like it! It almost looks like one of those garden spheres. Very cool!

June 29, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Amanda - Love it!

July 11, 2011 - 11:11 am

Becki D - This is awesome. I so fell off the photography challenge bandwagon, so just now saw this. I love it!

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