“Kaleidoscope” is derived from the Ancient Greek (kalos) “beautiful,” that which is seen, shape (skopeō), hence “observation of beautiful forms.”
My 10 on 10 group has collectively decided to start a new project this year that allows us a bit more creative freedom. We have no rules, but we all agree that documenting our children and our lives is important to us. We have created a new website where you can view one image from each of the photographers monthly contribution. Then, from the web site, you can click on the image of the photographers whom you’d like to see more of.
We call it Kaleidoscope. It’s an observation of the beauty in our lives by each of us. (namely our children)
For us, February was a month of sickness. We didn’t really get out much. It was rather painful to watch the beautiful 75 degree weather pass us by without having the energy to enjoy it. We did manage to go to my parent’s house, but in the car on the way there, Logan came down with a fever so he didn’t get to participate for as long as we had hoped in building a train engine with Grandpa and driving the mini-car. We did the best we could with the cards we dealt to us.
I spent a lot of my time this month doing photo sessions for the refugee project I’m working on. I am so excited to see how the images are coming together to make such a lovely story. I plan to have a page on my site soon where people can come to see a gallery of selected images I have taken thus far. Additionally, we’ll have a place where we can continuously accept donations to support this project.
While cooped up in the house, I had a lot of time to play with my images. I spent hours tweaking and re-editing image after image to find an edit that suits me and my style. While each image still requires a small degree of tweaking, I think I have finally found a basic edit for color and black and white that works for me. It was a fun endeavor, I must admit. I really enjoy creating presets and actions for my own personal use. Crazy how processing can so drastically change the outcome of the image, too.
Enjoy this month’s array of random images from our day-to-day lives. 🙂