The W&W 2016 Photo Challenge: January

Well we're a little over one month into our new years resolutions! How is everyone doing with theirs? As you may recall, one of my personal resolutions was to use my nice camera at least once a week. So far I've kept up with it! Here are some of my photos:

WEEK 1: Kansas City's Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is a beautiful area right along the Missouri River in the River Market area. I walked along here around sunset on New Years Day. The weather was pretty nice - maybe high 30s or low 40s - and the sun was just right. I didn't anticipate them, but all of the slush-burgs in the river were really fun to photograph!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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Riverfront Park in Kansas City is the place to be for winter photography!

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WEEK 2: BOTAR Photography

(I used my camera this week to photograph an event for a non-profit I volunteer with. No public photos here!)

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WEEK 3: The Nelson-Atkins Museum - Inside

This was a cold week in Kansas City, so I decided to take the camera inside! Thankfully the Nelson-Atkins allows photography in their galleries. I stayed in the Bloch Building (modern) wing this time. Leave your tripod at home and you're good to go!

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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When it's too cold outside for winter photography, take the camera indoors! The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is a prime location.

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WEEK 4: The Nelson-Atkins Museum - Outside

Thankfully the weather warmed up last week just enough for me to go outside and take some shots of the beloved "Shuttlecocks"!

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Don't let winter get you down! You can still take great winter photos outdoors!

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Don't let winter get you down! You can still take great winter photos outdoors!

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WEEK 5: Star Shots!

I've never taken night sky shots before, but I really wanted to try them out. I've seen so many amazing photos of the night sky on Instagram that I couldn't resist trying them for myself when we had an unseasonably warm night last Friday. It was in the 50s in late January!

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Winter photography at its best: starscapes!

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Winter photography at its best: starscapes!

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Not bad for my first month of the challenge! My hope is that I'll see noticeable improvement in my photography as the months progress. Practice makes improvement!

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