November 2017 Monthly Word: BLACK and WHITE

Another month down, and we’re creeping towards the end of the year! One minute it was Thanksgiving and the next thing I knew, it was Halloween. October was another great month. Aside from a few days of torrential rain, the weather was actually pretty great, and I always find it helps boost our moods. And with that, My Month of Monotone has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

November Month of BLACK AND WHITE

Like the last few months, I’ve slowly been crossing words off my “photo word list”. Whenever I want to focus on Black and White, I can usually find an excuse not to. Like, when spring finally comes around, I want to be dazzled by the first signs of colour. During the middle of summer, I want to see all the green grass and blue sky! During the fall, I want to see all the gorgeous autumn colours! I feel like November might be a great month for this prompt – the potential for lots of colour is usually fairly low in November 😉

So, I’ll be dedicating November to my month of BLACK AND WHITE 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 #MyMonthOfBlackAndWhite and #MyMonthOfNovember.

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Here’s to a month of BLACK AND WHITE!

September Photo Challenge: TEXTURE Recap

September felt like a whirlwind month. The start of school (for some), and work (for others). After enjoying the dog days of summer, getting back into a daily routine seemed to ramp up quickly! September was my month of TEXTURE and I tried to spend the month looking into all the nooks and crannies of my everyday.

So here’s my TEXTURE recap for you.

The September Photo Challenge took me from …

… Climbing inside on textured plastic to climbing outside on the good stuff.

… Looking at the delicate texture of plants and flowers to the rough and gnarly texture of rocks and wood.

… Feeling the smooth, yet textured grip of a climbing rope to marvelling at the peeling bark of the Arbutus tree.

… Realizing how much metal we cross every day.

… Looking past the paint, to the texture of the buildings, themselves.

… Enjoying the ripples across ocean waves.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | September 2017 monthly photo challenge - Texture recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | September 2017 monthly photo challenge - Texture recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | September 2017 monthly photo challenge - Texture recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | September 2017 monthly photo challenge - Texture recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | September 2017 monthly photo challenge - Texture recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | September 2017 monthly photo challenge - Texture recap

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

Happy picture-taking!

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.

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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.

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Here’s to a month of TEXTURE!