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!

Monthly Word: January 2017

Happy New Year! I think we can all agree that 2016 was quite a tumultuous year, all around, and we’re ready to see what 2017 will have in store for us.

My Month of MERRY has come to and end, and we’re into a new month and a new year. December was full of lights and travel and family and good cheer, I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

January Month of MINIMAL

Most people start the new year with resolutions and good intentions. More often than not, this includes reducing and paring down and, in general, less. Less indulgent food and more exercise. Clearing out the clutter and cleaning up the home. The word MINIMAL seems to be at the forefront for many people.

I have wanted to use this prompt for quite a while now, and I think that January might be the best and appropriate time to try it out! I love the look of a clean, uncluttered space – it’s something we’re constantly working on achieving. Sometimes it’s a battle, other times it comes quite easily.

Have you ever tried to include less in your photographs, instead of more? Here are some of my ideas for a Month of Minimal:

  • Muted or monotone colours
  • The use of negative space (reducing the background, to control the point of focus)
  • The use of macro (filling up the picture with only one thing)
  • Clean lines
  • Landscapes

Here are some examples of what I’m thinking about:

So, I’m dedicating January to my month of MINIMAL, 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 #MyMonthOfMinimal and #MyMonthOfJanuary

Here’s to a month of MINIMAL!

November Photo Challenge

November has come to and end, and so has my November photo challenge. Although it takes me a bit of time to organize the monthly photos (downloading, re-sizing, putting into collages), I really do enjoy the process. I love being able to scroll through the month and see how well I managed to put chosen word into pictures. I’m totally in love with my Geometry pictures! Be prepared to keep scrolling and scrolling, because I seem to have thoroughly enjoyed the November photo challenge so there’s a few to see 🙂

So what did my November monthly photo challenge of Geometry look like?

The November Photo Challenge took me…

… from looking for patterns under my feet to above my head…

… from climbing to campus training to TRX-ing…

… from baking with swirls to chopping into shapes…

… from Monday walks on the beach to anniversary dates around town…

… from marvelling at the talent of Vancouver artists to enjoying Vancouver’s architecture.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | November photo challenge - Geometry

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

I shared my new monthly word(s) already, so you can expect my social media feeds to be filled with lots of Merry. 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:

#MyMonthOfDecember

#MyMonthOfMerry

Happy picture-taking!

Monthly Word: December 2016

Woah, we’ve officially entered the last month of 2016. Time, you are a quick one!

My month of GEOMETRY has come to and end, and we’re onto something new. The other day, I was thinking about my monthly word series, and how it always takes me a week or so to get into the groove of a new month. For the first few days, my eyes are still looking for the previous month’s prompt, and it’s not until the third week I feel like I’m finding my groove. A friend of ours told me she was loving my Geometry pictures – I have to agree, I’ve loved that prompt, too! I’ll share the full November photo round-up in a few days time.

December Month of MERRY

It’s December, and for many of us, that means a month of parties and celebrations and lights and food and family. What better way to celebrate, than to capture all things MERRY!

Our calendar is filling up already. We’ll be hunting for the best Christmas lights in the city, and enjoying gatherings with friends and family. We’ve got trips planned out of the city and out of the province. We’ve got our eye on good food and drink, and we’re looking forward to it all!

Thus, I’m dedicating December to my month of MERRY, and I would love to see how you’ll be enjoying the season, as well. If you’d like to join in, please do – the more the merrier! (see what I did there?)! I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfMerry and #MyMonthOfDecember

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | December 2016 Photo Challenge - Merry

Here’s to a month of MERRY!