October 2017 Monthly Word: MONOTONE

Well, September flew by with a blink of an eye! Maybe it’s the shorter month, maybe it was the great weather. Whatever the case, September was another great month. We were finally able to take the van out for overnight travels, and I think that’s been the major highlight of last month! And with that, My Month of Texture has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

October Month of MONOTONE

Well, this is another word I’m crossing off my “photo word list”. Like last month’s word, this is one I’ve wanted to try for quite awhile, but wasn’t sure if I’d be able to pull it off for a full month. I’ve always tried to use this personal monthly photography focus to challenge me to see the world in a different way, so there’s no time like the present! I’m thinking along the lines of Colour meets Minimalist. We’ll see how it goes!

So, I’ll be dedicating October to my month of MONOTONE. I would absolutely love to see what ideas you come up with, too, so 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 #MyMonthOfMonotone and #MyMonthOfOctober.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | October 2017 monthly photo challenge word - MONOTONE

Here’s to a month of MONOTONE!

August Photo Challenge: HAPPY Recap

August feels like a distant memory at the moment, and so ends that monthly photo challenge. This post is later than I would have liked it to be, but van work and regular work and travelling has taken priority for the first half of this month. August was my month of HAPPY and, looking back at the pictures, I feel like I captured my month fairly accurately.

So here’s my HAPPY recap for you.

The August Photo Challenge took me…

… from early morning climbing sessions to early morning training sessions…

… from Monday morning breakfast dates to morning journaling sessions…

… from celebrating weddings in Abbotsford to Pride in Vancouver…

… from getting the water system installed in the van to having our first breakfast in the van…

… from exploring the city on bike to exploring by foot…

… from enjoying the calm morning sunrises over the water.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | August 2017 Monthly Photo Challenge - Happy recap

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

Happy picture-taking!

September 2017 Monthly Word: TEXTURE

Whoa, September already? I can remember last year’s September like it was yesterday! August was a great month, filled with fantastic weather, lots of climbing and so much van progress! And with that, My Month of Happy has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

September Month of TEXTURE

I may have mentioned it before, but I have a page in a notebook, with a running list of monthly word ideas. I’ve had this word on my list for quite some time, now, but always felt nervous about using it. Would I be able to come up with a full month of pictures? Will I get bored with it, or find it too difficult? Silly, I know. Then, I saw this post on the Digital Photography School website. They used the word TEXTURE as one of their weekly photography challenges, and the pictures were gorgeous!

So, I’m finally crossing this word off my list, and dedicating September to my month of TEXTURE. I would absolutely love to see what ideas you come up with, too, so 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 #MyMonthOfTexture and #MyMonthOfSeptember.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | 2017 September Monthly Word - Texture

Here’s to a month of TEXTURE!

July Photo Challenge: URBAN ART Recap

July has come to an end, and so has my monthly photo challenge. It was my month of URBAN ART and tried to find the best and the brightest art that our city has to offer. If I’m honest, I could probably have spent a full year, photographing all the great art around town!

So here’s my URBAN ART recap for you.

The July Photo Challenge took me…

… from mural-wrapped buildings to painted silos…

… from city beaches to prairie landscapes …

… from life-sized sculptures to larger-than-life sized displays…

… from native art to modern art…

… from fun typography on buildings and structures.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | July 2017 monthly photography challenge - URBAN ART recap

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

Happy picture-taking!

August 2017 Monthly Word: HAPPY

Well hello, August! Are you in full-on summer mode, like we are? We’ve been soaking up the sunshine and have enjoyed a July filled with climbing, vacation, birthday celebrations and exciting van progress. And with that, My Month of Urban Art has come to and end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

August Month of HAPPY

This is the month when the West Coast usually shines. The days and nights are warm, and we still get daylight well into the evening. If you’re like us, and enjoy the warm months more than the cold, then I’m sure you’ll find many things that put a smile on your face.

So, I’m dedicating August to my month of HAPPY, and I would absolutely love to see what puts you in a good mood, 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 #MyMonthOfHappy and #MyMonthOfAugust.

Here’s to a month of HAPPY!