Sunday, July 22, 2007

The 360 challenge becomes a 180

CattyCat suggested a photo challenge that I thought might be fun. The idea is to find a spot, don't move from it except to turn in a circle and from that one point take pictures of what you see. It is suggested that you take at least 50 photos.

I found myself on Saturday morning at the Village Baking Company for my usual morning coffee, journaling, and reading. It was a beautiful morning, not at all hot yet, so I sat outside. I sat at a table that had me right up against the outside wall of the bakery. It occurred to me that I couldn't do a 360 set of pictures but there was no reason why I could not do a 180. So, for the next hour on and off as I sipped coffee, journaled and read, I also took a series of about 60 photos.

The further idea was to display the picture in such a way that one picture would contain several, sort of like a mosaic. Well, I haven't been able to figure out how to do that yet but my zoombrowser program has a photostitching option that worked nicely. The following four panoramic photos are actually a series of pictures stitched together. I thought the results were really interesting. I have several more photos to still stitch together but this is a start.

Give it a try. This is really fun and you see the world in an entirely different way. Oh, and be sure to click on CattyCat's link to let her know when you have completed the challenge. She's keeping a record at her site so that we can see what others are doing.



















15 comments:

Annie said...

Hi AnnieElf, One really does get the "feel" for the place where the photographer finds herself. It's a challenge that I might try to meet iin the next day or two. I'll have to think where I might stop and rest and turn, turn, turn. Annie

CattyCat said...

Annie, please be sure to tell them to leave me a comment so I can create a list of all doing this.

I like how you collaged your photos. Looking forward to seeing the rest. Isn't it amazing how much there is to see at any given spot we stand. If we only look.

LisaOceandreamer said...

I do plan to do this, perhaps later in the week. It makes you really SEE what's around you, not just as a quick glance.
XOXO

PEA said...

That is so neat!! Goodness knows I love taking photos so I should give this a try! lol xox

Mary Timme said...

I got really into it, too! It was fun, and I surprised myself by learning more about my new BGC and what I'm doing as well as seeing. I ended up with going to two places totally different and will be posting them soon. Wasn't it fun?

I'm also using mine, as I'm such a color, texture and pattern person, for a Creativitity into desing workshop in a few weeks.

trailbee said...

I know exactly where you were! This is a great idea, if for no other reason but to learn something new on your computer. Got to try it!

miss*R said...

I would get dizzy! but what fun! xoxo

Autrice DelDrago said...

This looks like fun!

Carmen said...

Absolutely!
I will let you know or Maryellen

Stephanie said...

What a great idea....I think I'll play!

Really like how you collaged the images. There is the flickr mosaic tool you could use as well, but I like yours better.

Ally Bean said...

Cool beans. I don't know how to make a mosiac but I can take a bunch of photos and then post them is some order. I like this idea. Thx.

paris parfait said...

Looks like you're off to a good start. I need to figure out how to make a mosaic. xo

Kim said...

Wow, this looks great. I like the photos that you've chosen to put together to make each mosaic - very cool and clean looking. ;)

Gawpo said...

Annie, are you at that mall over by Cold Stone, across from the In And Out???

Very nice pictures. And great idea.

AnnieElf said...

Hi Gawpo. Nope. This is at McHenry Village up in Modesto. I was outside of the Village Baking Company.