Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Monday, January 11, 2016

Good, Random, Fun ~ Week 2

the GOOD
In 2016 I'm attempting to do #52weeksofstorytelling with a different theme each week.
Week 1/52 - Motivation
These two girls are my motivation for almost everything I do. They make me want to be a better mother, wife, friend, teacher, advocate and more. They motivate me to learn new things and keep my body healthy.

You know I love to spend time outdoors

ice in my garden and special moments with my oldest girl

the FUN
I'm also attempting a 365 (photo a day) challenge on instagram. 
So this collage is a collection of photos based on certain prompts.
wooden, hello, open
craft, fenced in, faceless fun, intricate

Also fun, I got a new phone and a new macro lens attachment for it. It has 3 different macro settings, so I thought it would be fun to take photos with each setting to see the difference.

TL - no macro lens / TR - 7x / BL - 14x / BR - 21x
 I have a feeling I will prefer the 14x setting and use it the most.

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Life Through the Lens


  1. Wow, those are great skeleton leaves, love the violin perspective and that light streaming through the trees is awesome. Nice work.

  2. WOW! Those macros are stunning, what phone/lens? My iphone is on its last leg, totally getting the new iphone so am thinking of a lens attachment!

    1. I just got an iphone 6s and the olloclip macro pro lens. Before I had the iphone 5 and used an olloclip 4 in 1. I loved the 4 in 1, but really only used the two macro lens settings (it also has a fisheye and wide angle), so I decided to go strictly with a macro lens this time - and the macro pro has 3 different macro settings (which I showed in the grid)

  3. wow, that macro lens is fantastic! beautiful images! have a nice week!

  4. How do you find out about these Instagram daily/monthly/etc. photo prompts? I'd love to do one but can never find the original thread. Thanks!! :)

    1. Usually from people I follow...the 365_today one gives a daily prompt, and they give them a week at a time. So on Saturday or Sunday the list for the next week comes out.

      I also follow @itsmyweek and @sunnypicchallenge which give weekly prompts - usually they announce the theme on Saturday or Sunday.

      Other daily prompts I've done in the past were @fmsphotoaday, @my_365 and @hiyapapayaphoto a day. Hiya announces all the prompts for the month toward the end of the previous month. I can't remember how the other 2 announce.

  5. Fifty-two weeks of storytelling?! Wow, I applaud your ambition! As always, love your collages. The second one is beautiful but the lacy leaf macro shots is amazing. #LTTL

  6. The 6s will most-likely be my upgrade this year... yep, back to the old iPhone. Since I am completely Apple now I really want the cross platform usage, plus I miss my iPhone Apps for photography. Love those macro shots, well done.