Sunday, March 11, 2012

march photo challenge // night. // + february winners

March. It's a month of winter-breaking-into-spring, fickle weather (at least for us Oregonians--today was sunshine + sleet), and timid blossoms. I'm not crazy about this time of the year; I don't like these in-between-seasons months. Full-force for me, that's what, whether it's winter, spring, summer, or fall--I just want one direct season.

No matter what the season, though, I can usually count on a beautiful night. It can be stormy, it can be clear, it can be snowy, dusky, warm or chilly, but night it night. And tricky as darkness is to capture with a lens, I love to do it.  And I want you to love it, too.

This month's photo challenge is night. Capture the lights of a city piercing the darkness. A bonfire illuminating a beach. The full moon rising. It's a harder one, and this time the winner of our challenge who best captures night will receive:

Rugged Ruffle Camera Strap Cover in Hot Pink 
A camera strap of choice from

Um, pretty sweet, right? Thanks to Mae Anne for generously donating this prize! 

So, time to get clicking! I never cease to be amazed by the many talented photographers that fill the blogger world and somehow find their way into my photo challenges. I hope you have as much fun as I do. :) 


Last month's photo challenge was black-and-white love. The winners are posted below--great capturing, ladies! If you have been following the polls on the sidebar, you will see that it has been a close match all week, and we even had a tie for first place. I guess that just means that everyone's photos were equally spectacular. ;) 

1st place -- Jennoelle



2nd place // Marie

3rd place // Neigh Girl 

4th place // Hannah E. 

5th place // Mary Katherine

So. Ready to take on the new challenge?

Grab your camera (or your computer's picture folders, whatever is most handy), take an amazing shot, and then come back here and link up your blog post, flickr photo, or whatever you want to use to link it up. Just fyi:

-"Linking up" means to copy & paste the link to your blog post containing your photo, or the link to your photo on flickr, into the linky box below. Just submit your name, and voila! You're all "linked up." 

-Please include the button in your post, or beneath your flickr (etc.) photo, give the link to this challenge. That way, others can join in, too!

-If you can, visit other entries and give them some support. :) Everyone likes a comment or two! 

Have fun--I can't wait to get started. :) This challenge ends on March 31st, 2012. Finalists will be announced soon afterwards, and we will all vote on a winner the following week. 

lucia, etc.  



  1. congratulations to all the winners! i was hoping Jenoelle's photo would win as it was my favourite)so i'm glad you tied for first place!
    hmm, i might enter this new photo challenge. sounds lots of fun : )

  2. Those were all such great photos. :D
    I was the first to put up my link. I feel special. :P

  3. gee, you're the sweetest. :) thanks love!
    ps--not to be picky, but fyi--my name is spelled "Jennoelle," with two N's. or just Jenn for short. :)

  4. AWESOME challenge, Lucia! I have only just find your blog and I am so very inspired by it. :) I am also homeschooled. I love your blog, it makes me smile.
    The winners in your last challenge had amazing photos!! I hope to enter the march challenge.

  5. Splendid challenge! Night photography is by far my favorite to capture! Thank you for your blog! It is fun to get a peek into the lives of other homeschooled girls. :)

    ~ Missy


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