Worldwide Photowalk 2012

This past weekend was the annual Worldwide Photowalk for 2012. This was my fourth year attending the event and again it was a good time! For those of you that haven't heard of it before, it's basically a group of photogs pro, amateur, and beginners, that gather and walk around in the local area and make images. What makes this walk unique, and the reason they call it worldwide, is that people meet on the same weekend to do the same thing across the world. Some 30,000 walkers signed up this year. I participated in this years walk which occurred on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Other walks are held in cities like New York, L.A., Paris, Rome, and many other smaller communities. I don't go so much for the image making possibilities, I go because it's fun to meet with people that share a common interest. I also like observing how other photogs work. When we as a group are presented with a subject, it's always interesting to see how fellow photogs approach the subject. Often times it's a learning process for me. If you happen to make an image that you're happy with you can enter it into the competition portion of the walk and potentially win a substantial prize.

This years weather wasn't ideal, rained steadily pretty much the whole time, but nonetheless I had a good time and would recommend it to anyone that it interested in photography. Whether you've never taken a picture before, beginer, amatuer, or professional, its a great time had by all!

This weeks post image was taken during our rainy walk. The latest rain and wind has been stripping the colorful leaves from the trees, so the forest floor had a carpet of color. The yellow leaf against the green of the forest floor caught my eye. I moved a few sticks and things from the frame before I snapped the shutter to help simplify the composition.