This assignment proved not hard to photograph as it was when to stop photographing for it. I, too, had a hard time stopping and decided to stick with a small subset. I enjoyed how each of you approached the topic. Though this is not the greatest time of year to show off our hometowns for some of us. I commend you all for your efforts.
Now, on with the show.
To say I was getting a bit worried that you all decided to chuck this assignment was quite true and then Karma, sister to JenniferA, started us off with a wonderful trip through her small town of Wilbraham, Mass. I especially enjoyed the barber shop window messages.
Nye then checked in with photos from her “current” hometown of Hickory, North Carolina. A quiet town facing what a lot of towns these days are facing, how to handle development and growth while keeping its history and beauty intact.
Bruce Laidlaw joins us with a photo of the Law campus in what he considers his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. I immediately recognized it from my visits to the University of Michigan when my daughter was attending graduate school there.
Carsten, the first of three hometown posts from Denmark, took us all through a personal history of his hometown using photos of places he called home during his life. Later, Carsten would assist me on my entry. We’ll get to that soon.
On the other side of the pond (aka Atlantic Ocean) in a small town in upstate New York, kanniduba had the same idea as Carsten and presented her hometown through her personal history with the locations she photographed.
Isa from Switzerland showed us her hometown of Fribourg. A charming and historical town nestled near the Alps.
Birgitte, another prolific blogger from Denmark, checked in with one of her beautiful photo collages depicting scenes, places, people and things about her hometown near Copenhagen.
A new comer to my assignments, Kathy had a bit of a issue with what constituted her hometown. Once that was satisfied, she showed us a bit of small, small town America. I bet next time she will include people. 🙂 Welcome aboard, blogmate!
I mentioned earlier that Carsten gave me an assist with my entry about my hometown of Baldwinsville, New York. He had posted a Google satellite map of the bridge I used when announcing this assignment and the surrounding area. Which just happened to show all the locations I used for this assignment. Isn’t the Internet a wonderful thing?
Another new comer and blogger from Denmark, Truels used his blog mentor, Birgitte, predilection for photo collages to give us a look at his hometown of Mårslet. Then he added some spring colors. You are doing great, Truels!
JenniferA, Karma’s sister who also lives in Massachusetts, has edited her assignment since I first saw it. The demerits have now been lifted. 😉 Her hometown, like so many around the world, grew up around a river into a prosperous and lovely town.
Deanna’s hometown of Portland, Oregon is blessed with a temperate climate and is already enjoying the bounty of Spring weather and colors. Her night shots of Portland’s cityscape are beautiful. Don’t forget to notify me if you do that 4-B photo, Deanna!
A couple of new bloggers missed the deadline. Well, since there’s no real school or marks, I wamted to include them.
Pearlz comes to us from Austrailia and by way of Kathy’s blog. I hope to some day visit Pearlz country so was fascinated with her hometown of Tully.
Camilla is from Norway and shows us her hometown of Drammen. A large place with a mix of old and new world architecture and charms. She even has a self portrait in one of her photos.
So concludes this assignment about Your Hometown. Thank you all for participating and the next time I ask you for photos near you, the time of year will be much more picturesque. In fact, wait until you see what I got planned for summer. More on that in May.
I hope you will all visit each contribution and let the authors know you appreciate their efforts. Maybe you’ll find some new blogmates along the way.
Thanks for the recap Scott.
At first this assignment seemed a little difficult, but when the idea about my homes appeared, I really liked the challenge. I saw many places on my way through the municipality that I might share with you some day.
It has been interesting to see all the very different places from all of you who participated in this.
Now we’ll have to wait until May….
“I hate waiting.” -Inigo Montoya
“Get used to disappointment.” -Man in Black
Me too! “I could give you my word as a
Spaniard” Dane -Inigo Montoya
I find once an idea occurs to me, it’s hard to hold it back and others that come along. Before you posted the satellite photo of B’ville, I was not having much success either.
Lucky coincidence. – I might just had looked at B’ville from above, but I couldn’t resist sending you the image.
Thanks again for this assignment, Scott. Even though Fribourg was not my “real” hometown, I had much pleasure sharing some of its views with you all.
I hope to see more of Fribourg on your blog, Isa. It is lovely.
Collaboration is a wonderful thing, and I think that’s what happens when people visit each other’s creative spaces. I loved seeing the different bounces the challenge took.
Oh, I like that…”visit each other’s creative spaces.” Very well put, Gerry!
Thank you Scott. This was fun. I think May is a loong time to wait.
I´ve made this for you:
Birgitte, you are the best. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am astonished that people keep coming back and giving these assignments a try. Getting to see everyone’s creative side and enjoying meeting new people each time.
May is not that far but let’s enjoy April. A time of year Nature renews herself right before our eyes..oh, and cameras, too!
Love your re-cap, Scott. It’s good looking over the field of all of us who played along. And it sounds like it was fun for a lot of us! 🙂
Thanks, Kathy. The recap puts all the links in one place so people don’t have to keep searching for them in the comments of the announcement post. Plus, it gives me another opportunity to enjoy them.
Glad you enjoyed the assignment and I hope you will do so again.
Thanks for the recap Scott. I’ve enjoyed getting back behind my camera so much after pretty much taking the winter off, that I’m considering starting a blog just to have a place to put some favorite pictures and to participate in your challenges! I did project 365 -a photo a day- 2 years ago on Flickr and always enjoyed when I received comments on those shots. You’ve inspired me, Scott! Thanks!
Hey, I’m getting awards and now I’m an inspiration. Please, let us know when you start your blog, Karma!
Thanks for the recap and welcome I look forward to more assignments and it seems like you have a great following of photographers here.
They are a great group but there is always room for one more, Pearlz.
It’s official: Your assignments are a hit! What a great turnout again, I’m just sorry I couldn’t participate this time, for several reasons. It was fun to do a little “office chair” travelling 🙂
Can’t wait to find out what the May assignment will be (want to give us a hint or two?)
Hey, you were traveling. No problem, Michaela. We’ll see you on the next one. Hint? Let’s say you will need to be creative in HOW you take photos for the next one.
Thanks Scott for the assignment, and the window of opportunity, now it’s easier to blog about my hometown. 🙂
You’re welcome, Nye! Hope to see more from Hickory, NC.
Thank you for the recap, giving a general view of all the “gold” from all the many good people you have brought together here. I am happy to be one of them now!
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