Photography 101: Triumph

Friday was day twenty, of Photography 101. The theme, Triumph.

“Today, let’s bump up the contrast for a bold take on triumph… Tip: Triumph usually denotes drama of some sort, no matter whether it’s big or small. Playing with contrast is a great way to enhance your photos for a more dramatic effect.”

triumphant first snow

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”  ~J. B. Priestley

I took this photo on Wednesday after the first snowfall of this year. It came immediately to mind for Friday’s theme. I remembered being blinded by a blanket of white with a skeleton of dark branches and hills protruding from it while framing my shots. Nature was triumphant in her presentation of contrast!

This was the last theme for Photography 101. I have enjoyed it immensely and feel I have grown as, I hesitate to say it, a photographer. The commitment to take and edit photos every day created the paradigm of practice, and the daily prompts, tips and comments from fellow participants and presenters were all helpful.

I’m hoping to post a  gallery of images in the next day or two as a synopsis of my participation in Photography 101.  At some point, I would also like to revisit and complete the optional weekend assignments which I was unable to do during the event.

Sending out a big thank you to all involved and looking forward to seeing everyone’s future photos!


9 thoughts on “Photography 101: Triumph

  1. Beautiful! We’ve been living in the Philippines for almost a year now, and I miss winter so much 😛 maybe I should frame your picture in every room of our apartment …

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    1. Thank you! I really do enjoy the winter, but by the end of February I am antsy for spring to arrive. 🙂 In the Philippines it’s sunshine or rain, correct? Such an opportunity to live and experience another culture!

      If you need a print mailed, that could be arranged, but maybe not one for every room! 😛

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      1. In the Philippines, it is either very hot and dry or very hot and humid. But hot for sure 😛 at least, you travel light!

        Thanks so much for the kind offer, too bad it takes ages to get anything sent here (unless it is via overexpensive DHL). I bookmarked the page of your picture, in case of emergency 😉 Have a lovely week!

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        1. I’ll be ready to mail in case of emergency, and I hope you have a lovely week as well! 🙂 Enjoy the warmth! Right now it’s cold and damp here, just above freezing. All the lovely snow that we had last week is melting and muddy. I’m hoping for a fresh few inches soon 🙂


    1. Thank you! That’s a good idea! Perhaps I’ll have it printed as a card.
      I really like when we get some snow a day or two before Christmas. Then on Christmas it looks lovely but the roads have been cleared. When there’s no snow it looks very gray-brown drab here in upstate New York. Some snow and blue sky go a long way brightening the winter!

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