2020 WEEK 36: Favorite Quotes

As I was looking through my folder of favorite quotes recently, it occurred to me that it might be fun and inspiring to make picture quotes for our challenge this week. I’m sure you’ve seen these all over social media and doing a quick google search for “picture quotes” produces thousands of results.

The soul would much rather fail at its own life than succeed at someone else's. -David Whyte
Picture Quote #1 by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

For this week’s challenge, I want you to:

  1. First select one of your favorite quotes.
  2. Take a photo that supports the quote, e.g. either the subject bears some relevance to the quote or one that evokes an emotion similar to the quote.
  3. Combine the two by placing the quote on your photo.
Butterflies are created through Transformation. -Stephanie Marshall
Picture Quote #2 by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

To place the quote on the photo, you have a few options. Photoshop (or an equivalent) or Snapseed are obvious choices, but there are also free online apps that are dedicated to making picture quotes for social media. I was able to use each of the apps below without having to create an account:

Light and Shadow: One cannot exist without the Other by Darla Hueske
Light and Shadow: One cannot exist without the Other by Darla Hueske

To recap this week’s challenge:

  • Create a picture quote using a new photo that you take this week.
  • Post your picture quote during the week of Sunday, August 30 and Saturday, September 5.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2020 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About thedigitaljeanie

I’m a self-taught photographer and way back when I used to love taking photos, but I allowed a business that I started in 2004 to take over my life and my photographic repertoire was reduced to quick product shots and how-to tutorials. When I joined the PhotoChallenge in December 2015, I was looking to rekindle my creativity and bring some joy back into my photography. I jumped in with both feet and have not looked back. I believe that photography can change the way we see and interact with the world around us. Some people may think that I hide behind the camera, but I feel that I experience the world in a much more intimate way when I am creating a composition in my viewfinder. In those moments distractions disappear, my mind focuses and I am fully present. It is just me and my camera capturing a moment in time that might otherwise go unnoticed. My background is as varied as the photos that I take. I’ve trained and worked as a software engineer, a massage therapist, an English teacher in Vietnam, a photo restoration artist (which is how I learned Photoshop) and for the past twelve years I have run a small software business with my husband where I have been published in numerous books and magazines, appeared on PBS television, created designs for fabric, quilts and machine embroidery and won awards for some of my quilts. It should come as no surprise that I am intensely curious about life and love to learn new things. I am blessed to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, USA in the Rocky Mountain foothills outside of Fort Collins with my husband and cat. You can find me online at: Photos: flickr.com/photos/the-digital-jeanie/ Day job: KaleidoscopeCollections.com Facebook: facebook.com/jeaniesa