February Photo Challenge: Pairs Recap

February has finished, and so has my monthly photo challenge. It was my month of Pairs and today I have my Pairs Recap for you!

It took me a few days to get into the swing of it, and I may have stretched the use of the word to its limits in some cases. But I like the pictures I ended up with, nonetheless 🙂

So what did My Month Of Pairs look like?

The February Photo Challenge took me…

… from Quebec to Ontario to Central BC…

… from people watching to people working…

… from coffee + muffins to coffee + oatmeal…

… from beer + pizza to homemade bread + jam…

… from training + hangboard to training + rings…

… from pairs of bikes to pairs of shoes…

… from the sunrise to the sunset.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | February photo challenge - PAIRS recap

And just like that, we’re into March and a new challenge word! This month is all about TODAY and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!

March 2017 Monthly Word: TODAY

Does the short month of February catch you up, too? Throw in a long weekend, a few travelling site visits, and a stay-cation week, and the month feels like it’s over before it even began! And with that, my Month of PAIRS has come to an end, and we’re into a new month. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

March Month of TODAY

A few years ago, I started with a photo-a-day challenge. Each day was a different picture with a different prompt. Sometimes the days’ challenge was easy to complete, sometimes it felt a bit forced. Regardless, I loved taking daily pictures! Just like this monthly photo challenge, I was forced to look at the world from a different perspective every day.

This month’s challenge is going to be a bit of a throw-back to my original photo-a-day start. We’re going to focus on the word TODAY! No specific prompt, just take a picture of what you’re up to today. What inspires you? What did you find interesting today? What do you do in your quiet times? Did something catch your eye? Snap away!

So, I’m dedicating March to my month of TODAY, and I would love to see what catches your eye, too. If you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfToday and #MyMonthOfMarch.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March 2017 Monthly Word - Today

Here’s to a month of TODAY!

January Photo Challenge Recap

I first started this monthly photo challenge a year ago. Thus, this January photo challenge marks one full year of completing these photography challenges – it’s gone by so quick!

It was my month of Minimal and, again, I really loved how this month played out. I think our weather probably contributed to this because we had snow… so much snow. And for Vancouver, this is completely unusual! It’s all people have been talking about for the last month, this includes both Vancouver-ites and the rest of the country (because we’re so ill-equiped to deal with the snow, we tend to make the news). Regardless, it gave me some pretty good photos 🙂

So what did my January photo challenge of Minimal look like?

The January Photo Challenge took me…

… from lots and lots of sunshine to lots and lots of snow…

… from travel to the BC interior to Ontario to Quebec…

… from breakfast to baking to coffee…

… from Monday morning walks to Friday afternoon climbing…

… from pops of colour to muted tones…

… from lots and lots of white.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | January photo challenge - Minimal

And just like that, we’re into February!

I shared my new monthly word(s) already, so you can expect my social media feeds to be filled with lots of Pairs. If you’d like to join in the adventures, that would be awesome – we already have a few people joining in the challenge! If not, just looking at pretty pictures works too 😉

I’ll be tagging them all with:

#MyMonthOfFebruary

#MyMonthOfPairs

Happy picture-taking!

Monthly Word: February 2017

February marks one year of My Monthly Photo challenges! One year ago, I knew what I wanted to get out of it (which was to push me to think more creatively) but it felt like a slow process to me. In the last few months, I feel like I’m getting into the groove though, and I love it! Who knows how long I’ll keep this going, but I’m entering year two, and my Month of MINIMAL has come to and end, and we’re into a new month. January was full of muted tones and simple beauty, I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

February Month of PAIRS

I have a list of words that I keep written in a book, of monthly photo ideas. More often than not, I don’t know what the next month’s word is going to be until a day or two before. This month was no different.

I was throwing out ideas to Jonty yesterday, telling him what I had in mind and he (very politely) shot most of them down 🙂 We started brainstorming, and he ended up coming up with February’s word! So for this month, we’re going to focus on the word PAIRS

Here are some of my ideas for Month of Pairs:

  • Two of a kind
  • People or animals framed in a shot
  • Pairs of shoes (!!)
  • Things that go together (Peanut butter and jam? Coffee and a treat? Weekends and climbing?!)

So, I’m dedicating February to my month of PAIRS, and I would love to see how you’ll interpret this prompt, as well. If you’d like to join in, please do! I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfPairs and #MyMonthOfFebruary.

Here’s to a month of PAIRS!

December Photo Challenge

December has long since come to and end, and so has my December photo challenge. Although we’re only a few weeks into the new year, somehow it feels like December was a lifetime ago. It’s no doubt that many people had a hard time with 2016. While there were certainly a number of events (global and personal) that made us happy to put 2016 behind us, I only have to look at my December photo challenge to see that we still have much to be thankful and grateful for.

Looking back through the month, I can remember what was happening in each photo, and I remember how I was feeling – Merry! Isn’t that the point of taking pictures? To conjure up those memories? Maybe that’s why I’ve been enjoying this monthly photo challenge so much. So be prepared to keep scrolling and scrolling, as there are a few pictures to go through 🙂

So what did my December monthly photo challenge of Merry look like?

The December Photo Challenge took me…

… from lots and lots of sunshine to lots and lots of snow…

… from travelling locally to travelling nationally…

… from baking Christmas treats to consuming Christmas treats…

… from visiting with family to visiting with old friends…

… from being relaxed to enjoying each merry moment of the month.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December Monthly Photo Challenge

And just like that, we’re well into January!

I shared my new monthly word(s) already, so you can expect my social media feeds to be filled with lots of Minimal. If you’d like to join in the adventures, that would be awesome – we already have a few people joining in the challenge! If not, just looking at pretty pictures works too 😉

I’ll be tagging them all with:

#MyMonthOfJanuary

#MyMonthOfMinimal

Happy picture-taking!