Friday, June 10, 2011

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 4

Day 4 of White Peach 30 Day Photography Challenge. I have so been looking forward to todays theme - green. Green is my favourite colour and with some of the awesome shots I have seen from some fellow 30 day challengers I knew this had lots of room for creativity.

I had this vision of myself going and capturing some photo's of our beautiful lush green country side here in New Plymouth, New Zealand. But thanks to the final arrival of winter this has not happened. I woke up with the worst headache, thanks to being all blocked up. My ears feel like they are full of water and I am all dizzy (awesome winter, thanks so much). So heading out in the wonderful rain, that has presented itself today, was not going to happen.

I had all but given up hope on my green pictures, wrapped in a blanket on the couch, hiding away crocheting a new hat. When I looked outside I realised that not only was the light of day disappearing but the rain had also eased a little too. I thought to myself either I am committed to this challenge, and I will do my best to find something, or I'm not, and I might as well give up now. So I donned myself the Hubbys camo jacket (pictured below as it too was green and I thought you might want to see my styles for the shoot) and a pair of his gumboots and headed out to the backyard armed with camera.

 I ended up with so many awesome shots and felt proud of myself for not giving up but making the best out of what I had - which was a backyard, some rain and lots of green around me. I just needed to look with different eyes, take off the perfect green NZ paddock glasses I had given myself for this task and look at the beauty that God has created all around me.

I love the raindrops caught on the leaves. Don't ask me what kind of plant it is as I'm not a plant/flower/tree/shrub knowledgeable person. It grows by my mailbox and it looks lush and green.

I also really liked these pictures too so I am going to add them as a bonus for today.

I am loving the challenge and learning so much. Please leave your comments if you are visiting from white peach and feel free to offer me some advice as I have no idea what I am really doing. I also enjoy seeing your 30 day photo's too. To find more day 4 photo's check over here.


  1. Oh wow. How I miss that green. The wet, lush, deep dark green everywhere. It's nothing but dry yellow over here. :( I agree with you, you got some great shots! PS green is my favourite colour too! xo

  2. Gorgeous shots Jess! Good on you for getting out there in the rain!

  3. Green is My gave too. Hope you feel better soon. Love the new look blog !

  4. My fave (trying to comment lying sideways one handed with predictive txt) ;)

  5. Great photos! Funny, in my neck of the woods, it's summer :)