WEEK45: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Well, I know with COVID-19 that many of us, including myself, have gained a few pounds as the Spring STAY-AT-HOME measures let us venture into the kitchen drumming up some new cooking ideas. I know I saw plenty of people making home-made bread and more last Spring.

brown bread on black table
Photo by LAUREN GRAY on Unsplash

How do we stay in shape, physically and mentally fit when gyms are closed, including many of our favorite areas to practice our favorite physical activities.

I’m sure many of you may have taken online classes such as Yoga or following some YouTube videos for a variety of in-home stay physically active activities.

woman in black shorts and white tank top doing yoga
Photo by Maryjoy Caballero on Unsplash

However, the summer proved to be less restrictive in many areas. Outdoor activities like tennis have now come to an end as colder autumn temperatures are slowly closing down many types of outdoor facilities.

two person on swimming pool
Photo by Joe Pizzio on Unsplash

I myself will probably follow the birds South, but I basically stick to walking and hiking as my main focus for staying physically active. Naturally, bird watching and nature photography will tag along. It’s more than just physical, it’s good for the moral and I believe it’s a good way to stay mentally fit as well.

man in gray jacket and black pants taking photo of green grass field during daytime
Photo by Dieny Portinanni on Unsplash

DEFINING YOUR CHALLENGE:

Create an image documenting physical activities you’ve undertaken or are planning on undertaking during the pandemic.

Make it a self-portrait if possible or a photograph of someone else practicing an activity you’ve undertaken during the pandemic.

If you’re not undertaking any activity and have decided to maintain a culinary activity as your one and only activity, document your delicious and scrumpalicious creations.

No need to mention, creative images and interpretations are always welcome 🙂

TECHNIQUES:

Many physical activities provide one common element for the subject, motion. Motion can be captured with slower shutter speeds and strobe techniques such as rear curtain flash photography.

Have Fun trying new techniques. Thinking about it, this may be a great challenge technique to start off the new year as well 🙂

Experiment with unusual camera angles like keeping your camera low to the ground or much higher than usual. Maybe even tilt your horizon to mix things up and give a less than usual perspective to your composition.

Naturally have fun with photography and bring that to the camera.

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 Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.

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