We’ve had this hammock for 10 years or so. It’s a wonderful experience, yet I haven’t been in it more than a half-dozen times. Life is short. We should all slow down and enjoy the sunshine more often — cliche but true. (And yes, we have a second garage facing the backyard; weird, huh?)

SNAPSHOTS Challenge #4

Scenes from a Hammock — A Call for Photographic Submissions

Sherry Kappel
Jun 20, 2018 · 4 min read

J. Finley recently submitted some shots of the Grand Canyon that surprised me, as truthfully I would have thought that black and white images of that brilliantly colored landscape would be — well — a waste of time. I was wrong. So this Saturday I went on my own little adventure, trying to bring out the beauty of the trees and flowers all around me without the benefit of color.

As you’ll see from the samples I’ve included, I left a tinge of color in most of the shots — typically just enough to add a little warmth. Some are better than others, but I’m pretty sure that y’all can do better yet! So continue reading below to submit to this latest Challenge.

Does anyone else find a canopy of leaves soothing?
Opposite sides of the same tree; split personalities?
I don’t know why this silly little bird makes me so happy, but thank heavens something does these days!

Directions from the Hammock

  1. The photo(s) must have been taken by you.
  2. Send a draft post to SNAPSHOTS of any nature scene that continues to stun in B&W or very little color saturation. You are not restricted to your own yard! You may submit more than one entry, but please only include 5 images at a time.
  3. Please remember to put the first image at the top of your post with the title underneath.
  4. All photos are required to meet the content guidelines of SNAPSHOTS, as outlined in our submission guidelines.
  5. Among your tags, please use: Photography and Hammock Challenge.
  6. Submissions may be made to SNAPSHOTS beginning June 20 and will end July 3.

This challenge is open to anyone with an active Medium account. Not yet a writer for us? Here is a link to our SNAPSHOT information page. Take a look at it, review our submission guidelines, and if you think you’d like to participate then leave a response in the comment section below asking to be added as a writer. One of the editors will get back to you shortly, letting you know you’ve been added.

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I’ve cut back the color in this several times, but the lilies continue to glow. Astoundingly bright!
Ahhhh…

SNAPSHOTS

An art and photography publication focused on visual…

SNAPSHOTS

An art and photography publication focused on visual narrative in storytelling.

Sherry Kappel

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Looking for the Kind in Humankind. Heart currently Code Blue.

SNAPSHOTS

An art and photography publication focused on visual narrative in storytelling.

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