WPC{2011} Knock Out

My first year blogging, my brother said I should have a weekly theme.  And the Weekly Photo Challenge was born.  After taking 52 photos, I was spent.  And when I say spent, I mean I didn’t even want to pick my camera up for a long time.  But after thinking it over and discussing things with then PodMate, I decided it was time to start a new weekly challenge, a different weekly challenge.  So the WPC{2011} was announced and I crossed my fingers that others would play along.

And did people play along… I’m happy to say we had over 200 members in our Flickr Group!  Now, not everyone posted, not everyone commented but we still had a following and it felt great.  But what was even better than the number of people who were intrigued with the idea, were the people who, week after week, shared their photographs.  And they didn’t just share images.  They shared their voices – kind words, encouraging comments, critiques – oh there were so many wonderful comments!!!  I looked forward to not only seeing what other Challengers had captured but I longed to see what words they dropped in the boxes below.  And I have to say we had one helluva group of folks checking in weekly.

But when we closed out the year, we closed out the WPC {2011}.  Bitter sweet.

WPC {2011} Mosaic

My goal for the weekly challenge has always been to push myself.  Granted, you don’t get something great every week.  Sometimes just finding time to take a photo is a challenge in and of itself.  But the times you think something up, roll up you sleeves and actually pull it off – those are the ones that count most.  The ones you pat yourself on the back for.

As much as I’d love to recount every week, I’m not going there.  It would be extremely boring and I’d lose the five people who read my blog.  I instead went with a mosaic (just like last time) – it shows the different thoughts and different perspectives I’ve experienced throughout the challenge.  And, also just like last time, some fun facts about my challenge photos:

  • 6 photos include my doggins
  • 4 include friends and family
  • 7 photos include my fantastic co-workers
  • 6 are self-portraits
  • 8 of them are food focused
  • Taken at home: 25
  • Taken at work: 17
  • Taken in another country: 1
  • Taken in a bathroom: 1

Thanks again for another wonderful Weekly Photo Challenge!  If you’d like to see all 52 posts, click {here}.  And if you’re looking for a weekly themed challenge for 2012, check out this Flickr Group by amysuda.  I’m going to try my best to keep up with them!

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January 5, 2012 - 10:25 am

katie o. - Well done!!! So proud of you for sticking to it two years in a row. The world of 52 week challenges will miss you!

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