Bodh Gaya

Many Visions: Save the Dates!

UPDATE: Both of my photos will be in the September 28 reception and the portion of the show that will run through October 25.

Two of my photographs will be displayed in  Many Visions, a project of the Decatur Digital Photography Meetup and part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography event.

Many Visions promotional flyer by Joey Potter.

The waterfall photo is by Pam Wendell. Many Visions promotional flyer by Joey Potter.

There are two receptions for two showings of the fifty photos selected for the event (twenty-five each month). The first reception is on Sunday, September 28, from 12pm-2:30pm. The second is on Sunday, October 26, from 12 pm-2:30pm. Each month’s show will have new images. The First Existentialist Congregation is hosting the show, and if you miss the receptions, you can still view the artwork in the galleries on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm or on Sundays 12pm-2pm in the months of October and November.

My photos of Bodh Gaya in India and the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem will be on display.

Bodh Gaya

A shot from atop the offices of the Greek Patriarchate in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Christian Quarter.

Bodh Gaya

Taken last May in Bodh Gaya, India, the traditional location of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

Children Flying

Who Wants to Send us on a Scavenger Hunt?

Children Flying

On the Date Night scavenger hunt, the leader asked us to find children flying in Decatur. Dave went back and reshot this iconic sculpture for the “silhouette” category for his Arcanum scavenger hunt.

Who wants to send us on a scavenger hunt?

I must confess, I love scavenger hunts. I enjoy the mystery, the competition, and the creativity. It’s like a quest, but with a list instead of a map. And you use a camera instead of a sword (but I like swords, too!). There’s a focus and a purpose with scavenger hunts, but still plenty of room for improvisation and imagination.  What’s not to love?

Kissing Couple

Michelle’s interpretation for the “couples kissing” category for the Decatur Date Night scavenger hunt with the Showcase School of Photography

Photo scavenger hunts can make fun date nights, party games, or family activities. The captured photos offer interesting insights into people’s thought processes based on how they have interpreted items on the list. A photo isn’t always just a photo! When making a list, try to think outside the box and allow flexibility in interpretation. Think of items that could be interpreted in several different ways. Dave and I went on a fun date night scavenger hunt in Decatur with the Showcase School of Photography this summer, and we pursued themes like “patriotic,” “something cold,” and “something that makes you laugh.” Of course, Dave was a bit grumpy being told what to shoot (he’d make a great 12th doctor). The evening’s activity encouraged me to see the familiar sights of the Decatur square in a new way, paying attention to details, such as patterns, colors, and out-of-the-way spaces. Continue reading