For about 4 months or so, I’ve had a browser tab open with the 100 Happy Days Challenge webpage. I wasn’t looking to do a photo a day again, but the concept of reminding yourself about what makes you happy is one that had been on my mind. This week the universe/great maker/nature told me its the week to start it.
For those not familiar with the 100 Happy Days Challenge, in brief, the concept is to post a picture once a day of what made you happy that day. It doesn’t have to be artistic, it shouldn’t be about showing off, its just what made you happy.
I’ve chosen to use the default hashtag of #100HappyDays and my Instagram account as the platform. Partially to give me an excuse to play with Instagram more.)
Yesterday was day 1. Follow along for the next 100 days on Instagram! When I finish, I’ll do another post talking about the experience.
I took the kids to the Shedd Aquarium on Friday. The Jellies exhibit is still set up and this is set up for photography. All the jellyfish are set up in colored tanks to offset their color and lit well enough that you can easily get some spectacular shots.
You also get a bonus seahorse in there that wasn’t part of the Jellies exhibit, but I really liked the shot and wanted to share it.
Sarah got me a swanky background kit, and this was my first attempt at using it along with the new 580EXii flash. I also have white and chroma key green backdrops. I’m pretty happy with how this came out.
2 Toots Train Whistle Grill just opened in Bartlett, and we were happy to have food delivered by rail! (This picture is really out of focus, but the smile totally makes up for it, and it looks good in smaller formats.)