Assignment 6: Your Hometown

The very first assignment I posted last year was for everyone to do a Collective Shoot.  Ready to do another one?  This time the subject is Your Hometown.  This is different than landmarks as I am looking for one, two or more photos telling us about the place you call Your Hometown.  If you live in the country, show and tell us about the closest town.

Looking for new photographs.  Be creative and have fun!  March is a transition month for most of us. What better way to get out and enjoy it then with a fun photo project.

The Seneca River Bridge in my hometown of Baldwinsville, New York, has been a part of my entire life and a part of Baldwinsville's history.

The Seneca River Bridge in my hometown of Baldwinsville, New York, has been a part of my entire life and a part of Baldwinsville's history. Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 10 sec., f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 11mm Focal Length, Tripod.

As in the other assignments, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr or other photo sharing site, personal website or any other place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then we can visit those sites and learn about Your Hometown.

Please, have your photos posted on or before Midnight (your time), Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Don’t have a place to post? Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo community like flickr. As I have done for all the Assignments, I’ll put together a recap with my comments.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. By the way, I would really appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this so we can get lots of people to participate. Thank you!

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49 Responses to Assignment 6: Your Hometown

  1. milkayphoto says:

    Oooooh, this is a challenging one Scott! My mind is already trying to think of what to do. Just HOW does one sum up a whole town in a photo?? Hmmmm, intriguing indeed.

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  2. I’m afraid I will have to miss this assignment, Scott. No way I would be able to make it to my hometown (even my “adopted” hometown here in the US).

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    • I see…change the definition to the town where your home currently resides. 🙂 I know many people have moved away from what their hearts tell them is their “hometown”. I am sure you and others can find something or somethings to tell about their current one if you/they wish.

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  3. Carsten says:

    This is an interesting challenge Scott. But not easy!
    Lets see what early spring can do to our hometown..(s)..

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  4. kanniduba says:

    For once, I have too many ideas! lol This could be a looooooong post! 🙂

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  5. karma says:

    Is there a maximum number of photos allowed for this challenge?

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  6. giiid says:

    Very good subject, – I´m ready! I´ll make a link at my next post.

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  7. Anna Surface says:

    Wonderful subject and challenge. I’m glad it is hometown because we are stuck at our hometown for awhile as our main truck is in the repair shop. So, while on foot and maybe at different times of day, I’ll see what I may find that will tell a story of my small, rural hometown out in the middle of Kansas (my adopted hometown of 18 years). And I keep thinking of that song…’Small Town’…by John Cougar Mellencamp.

    Love your Seneca River Bridge photo!

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  8. karma says:

    Here is a link to my “My Hometown” photo album on Picasa Web Albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/karmardav/MyHometown?feat=directlink

    I consider myself a “townie” – I grew up here, moved away for 5 years when my parents moved out of town after I graduated from high school, and moved back to the town I love when I got married. I love raising my kids here. I hope any visitors to my photos will get a sense of my love for my hometown. Thanks again, Scott, for the photo sharing opportunity – it was nice to spend last Sunday afternoon getting these shots!

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  9. Nye says:

    Scott, my contribution, kind of a grey Sunday morning.

    http://nyenoona.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/my-hometown/

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  10. Bruce Laidlaw says:

    But what is my hometown? I spent my first eleven years in Detroit, but it no longer resembles the place of my youth. There were 5 years in a Detroit suburb, but I don’t think of it as a hometown. Then there were many different places, but I have spent at least part of each of the last 50 years in Ann Arbor. So I’ll call it my hometown. Here’s the place in Ann Arbor where they tried to teach me to be a lawyer. The tangle of limbs resembles my tangled view of the law. http://brucelaidlaw.com/hometown/Hometown-1.jpg

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  11. Carsten says:

    You can probably see my home town on Googles Streetview. But it would give meaning only to few people. Instead I have chosen to present My Homes Town: http://c-langkjaer.dk/wordpress/2010/03/min-hjemby-my-home-town/
    …Better late than never

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  12. Hello Scott! Just posted photos of my hometown for your challenge. I enjoyed greatly walking through Fribourg with camera, warm gloves and umbrella to present you a little of my hometown 🙂
    http://isathreadsoflife.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/my-hometown/

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  13. Carsten says:

    Google Earth is very good if you want to know where in the world a certain place is. I was looking for your bridge Scott. Here it is: (I think)

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  14. giiid says:

    Hi Scott.

    It was fun to join the assignment, as always. 🙂
    Here is my contribution:

    http://my2008blog.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/my-hometown/

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  15. Kathy says:

    OK, Scott, assignment completed! http://upwoods.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/project-hometown-photography-assignment/
    Don’t know about the photographs themselves, but I sure had great fun doing this. You are awesome to post these assignments and to get us thinking about photographing different things than we might consider. 🙂

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  16. Here’s mine with an assist from Carsten: B’ville from Space

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  17. kanniduba says:

    Double ear infections, stomach bugs, and rain tried to keep me away from this challenge, but here I am nonetheless, squeaking in as usual! 🙂 Can’t wait to go look at the rest! Have avoided the temptation so far. (I try not to look until I post my own.) Thanks again Scott, this time for a walk down Memory Lane.

    http://ahalfhouraday.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/my-hometown/

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  18. truels says:

    Hello Scott! Heard of your assignment from Giid/My2008blog. I am a real beginner in the blog-world, just started in the beginning of 2010, and I’m learning a lot all the time. Right now about pixels and rezizing my (too large) pictures on my blog…..
    But today I tried something, a challenge for me….
    Look:
    http://truels.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/my-hometown/

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  19. Jennifer A says:

    Sliding in one hour and 58 minutes before deadline here in the eastern time zone!

    http://breadandputter.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/my-hometown/

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  20. Deanna says:

    Hey Scott, Here are a few shots of my town, Portland, Oregon. Thanks for getting me outside on some nice spring days. http://chroniclecantrell.blogspot.com/2010/03/hometown.html

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  21. pearlz says:

    Unfortunately I missed the date of the challenge, but I love the idea and will do it anyway
    I read about this project on Kathy’s Lake Superior Blog. I love the idea of photography challenges and have added you to my blogroll.

    This is my link
    http://pearlz.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/tully-surroundings/

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  22. Camilla says:

    I guess I’m too late, but I posted some photos of my hometown anyway, because I thought the challenge was so cool! (It turned out to be a LOT of photos.. haha). Love your blog!

    Photos of Camilla’s Hometown in Norway

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