For the last four weeks I’ve enjoyed my annual February photo challenge, motivating myself and encouraging you to look at the world a little differently to normal by hunting out scenes and sharing images that fit a given theme each day for a month.
The idea is a very simple one. Each day during February, those who fancy it take a photo that is somehow linked to the given prompt, and share it on their favourite social media using #SplodzDPC. That’s 28 photos documenting February, giving those taking part a creative project for the month, as well as something to remind them of some of the moments they might otherwise forget.
In this post I want to share some of my favourite photos from the month-long photo challenge, both those I took and shared myself, and from some of the lovely people who took part. I just thought it would be a nice way to share a handful of my favourite images, and to demonstrate how people interpreted the themes to fit with the life they were living on that particular day.
Five #SplodzDPC Favourites from You
Day 11 | Counting Steps – Nicky Wallis
Mud and ice? Slippery when wet…
Day 16 | My Neighbourhood – Laura Wright
Just a normal street? No, a street with all those homes. I can feel the cosiness.
Day 23 | Vitamin D – Roddie Grant
Roddie shared a photo every day, always making me smile, but the colour coming through this window was particularly heart warming.
Day 27 | Urban Nature – The Urban Wanderer
I think Sarah, who helped me compile the themes for this year’s challenge back in January, had a bit of an advantage with this theme because it was so up her street. But just look, what an amazing capture.
Day 28 | Relaxing – Penelope Lemare on Instagram
Oh how I miss the sea. I could definitely feel myself relaxing in this beachside scene.
Five #SplodzDPC Favourites from Me
I can’t speak for the ones I chose that others shared, but I can certainly say that my favourite photo challenge images this year have been ones I took and shared on the right day. It’s not always possible to share immediately, but I did try and do that as much as possible. These are my five favourite photos from my own attempt at #SplodzDPC this year.
Day 06 | On My Doorstep
I might have failed at hunting for snowdrops towards the end of February (read Weekly Blog Episode 58), but I did enjoy the first signs of Spring at the start of the month.
Day 07 | Muddy Boots
A photo of muddy boots? Easy peasy! I admit that I’m rather looking forward to the mud drying out a bit now, but it was fun for a while.
Day 10 | Wood for the Trees
I really enjoy a woodland walk (see next photo…), but for my “Wood for the Trees” theme I chose to snap this just-planted woodland in my neighbourhood. I am so pleased to see hundreds of trees planted around here, I can’t wait to see them grow.
Day 24 | My Kind of Fun
This was taken on the day I went snowdrop hunting. I might have missed out on those, but I did enjoy a glorious walk in very muddy woodland and played a lot of games of footpath or stream.,
Day 26 | Happiness
February ended with some amazing Spring sunshine, and I was fortunate to have an opportunity to walk somewhere a little different for the “happiness” day.
If you’d like to have a browse through the other images that were shared for this year’s Splodz Blogz Daily Photo Challenge, you’ll need these links:
Did you take part in the challenge this year? I’d love it if you could let me know which of the photos you took/shared is your favourite. Take a minute and let me know in the comments below.
Thanks to everyone who took part, I hope you enjoyed it. Of course, the Splodz Blogz Daily Photo Challenge will return in February 2022… see you then!