Weekly Photo Challenge 2016 | Week #1: ‘Fresh’

2016 Weekly Photo Challenge: "01. Fresh" | Reghan Skerry

I didn’t really expect the first photo of my 52-week project to be such a challenge. When I’d put together my list of prompts, I was careful about choosing things for the first few weeks that I knew I could do: prompts that I already had ideas for, so I wouldn’t find excuses to stop before I even started.

I had a few thoughts in mind for “fresh…” and, when the week came, it was obvious that none of them were really going to work. There was no crisp, new-fallen snow in the forecast. Nothing that symbolized a new year. I haven’t even bought a calendar yet. (I’m picky.)

So I was forced to improvise, and, in a way, I’m glad. I’m happy with the way the first photo of the project turned out. And even happier with some of the outtakes—they don’t quite fit the prompt as well as this one does (they’re darker and more… wintry, I suppose), but I really like them, and I’ll share them soon.