Spring into Action Photo Challenge Wrap-Up

By Apr 14, 2011July 10th, 201433 Comments

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Thank you!

I want to start with that because your interest and participation in this challenge has made it all worthwhile. This took a lot of my brain power and time over the last two weeks and it’s really nice to know that people are enjoying and benefiting from it! While I will continue to share photography and blogging tips and resources on SITS, I hope you’ll join me on a more regular basis at my website, Daily Window.

Your feedback to this challenge is really important to me. When you can, please carve out about 5 minutes to answer a few questions about your experience. You can keep your answers totally anonymous!

Is This Really the End of the Challenge?

Spring into Action is coming to a close, but you are most welcome to continue completing the challenges, or do them over and over again. Here is a list of all the blog posts in this series:

An announcement will be made soon about a monthly photo challenge similar to this event. Instead of having just a day or two between challenges you’ll have a whole month to apply the techniques and blog about it.

I think a great way to wrap-up this challenge is to share YOUR creations.


Kelly from Mom Got Blog and @kpugs on Twitter shares her Day in the Life entry about the most disappointing chocolate festival ever. She’s been a regular contributor in the Flickr group, sharing her examples of the photography topics discussed.



Photo Credit: Kelly at Mom Got Blog. Used with permission.


Saratoga Battlefield-Mom Got Blog

Photo Credit: Kelly at Mom Got Blog. Used with permission.

Contrasting Colors:

Sunflowers & Moon

Photo Credit: Kelly at Mom Got Blog. Used with permission.


Kathryn, aka The Coastal Chick has been Tweeting it up over at @thecoastalchick and writing frequent blog posts about her experience in the challenge:

Indoor Lighting:

Afternoon Photo Shoot 3

Photo Credit: Kathryn at Coastal Chick. Used with permission.

Lines and Repetition:

Picket Fence 1

Photo Credit: Kathryn at Coastal Chick. Used with permission.

Tonal Contrast and Color:

Yellow Spring 1

Photo Credit: Kathryn at Coastal Chick. Used with permission.


Stephanie of Our Marriage Adventure blogs about the challenge and her favorite uses of social media. She’s also shared some awesome photos on Flickr!

Perspective and Complimentary Colors:

Jensen Beach 2010 - 010

Photo Credit: Stephanie at Our Marriage Adventure. Used with permission.

Leading Lines:


Photo Credit: Stephanie at Our Marriage Adventure. Used with permission.

An Instagram Collage!

Instagram Collage

Photo Credit: Stephanie at Our Marriage Adventure. Used with permission.


Jennifer at Curiousity Quotient has been blogging along with this challenge.

Here is a neat collage she created showcasing some of her work!

First Story Board Construction

Photo Credit: Jennifer at Curiousity Quotient. Used with permission.


Mary of Redo 101 might just win the prize for our star participant. She’s blogged almost every day of the challenge in a “Snap a Picture” series on her site!

Check out some of the great examples she’s shared!

Lines and Repetition


Photo Credit: Mary at Redo 101.

Repetition and Color


Photo Credit: Mary at Redo 101.

More! More! More!

I wish I could highlight every single blog post and photograph produced throughout this challenge, but there is simply too much talent to contain it in one place!

Okay, I just can’t help myself. Here are a few more great examples from participants throughout the challenge!

Strong Color Contrast:

My Spring Surprise

Photo Credit: Alicia at Project Alicia. Used with permission.



Photo Credit: Kimberly at The Davis Daily Dose. Used with permission.

Contrasting Colors:

Little Flowers

Photo Credit: Ashley at Fancy Designs. Used with permission.

High Key!

Stormy Weather

Photo Credit: Cecily at My Chaos My Bliss. Used with permission.

I hope you’ll stick around to see what we have in store for you! Don’t forget to complete the survey.

Thank you all for sharing this inspirational and creative journey with me!

The SITS Spring into Action Photo Challenge is a two week event designed to inspire your photography and help improve your blog with photos. Follow along in our Forums, #SITSpics on Twitter, our Flickr group and Facebook! It’s never too late to jump in! 


  • Kelly says:

    You totally rocked this Challenge and have offered soooo many fabulous tips & tricks!!! Thank you for all your hard work- can’t wait to go through this challenge again to see what I have learned 🙂

    I appreciate sharing my posts and photos!! Such an honor among such talented folks!

  • Texan Mama says:

    Hey Lynda, I’d love to meet up sometime for lunch or whatever. I’m in Arlington! We could talk photography!!

  • Modern Gypsy says:

    Thanks tons for this challenge! April’s a busy month for me at work, so I haven’t been able to do all of the challenges every day. But I’ve bookmarked this page and will come back to each post once things get back to normal on the work front. And I’m looking forward to the monthly challenge! Thanks once again! 🙂

  • kirsten says:

    I can’t believe I missed most of the challenge after all! Things got all crazy here and I haven’t had time for anything since. 🙁

  • Jenny says:

    I wasn’t able to get into this with everyone else during the week it was happening ’cause I just didn’t have the mojo for anything… but I shall go through the blog posts and do them when I can 😀

  • Mimi says:

    I haven’t participated blog wise, but I’ve read the articles and am hoping over time to get through each one and to try them out. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and giving us some amazing tips!

  • Mary @ Redo 101 says:

    Lynda, I can never thank you enough for this series – it’s turned my blogging and my personal world around. I never, ever thought of doing anything with photography, but when I saw you were starting this series, I knew for my blog’s sake I must sign up. Every day has been a new exciting adventure in learning about photography and blogging. From lighting to lines to watermarks – I have loved it all. I am really sad to see it end; thankful that it’ll all still be on the SITS site; thankful that I have already connected with your blog – and just so thankful for all the time and energy I know this has taken on your end. Love ya bunches for all your help, Mary

    • Lynda says:

      Thanks so much Mary! It was great to meet you and learn about your blog through this challenge! I really appreciate all your support!

  • Trianna says:

    I wish I could have taken more time to blog about my photos. Unfortunately, I’ve had (and still have) a paper to write. Thanks for all of those wonderful tips! I feel like you have made me a much better picture taker outer. 🙂 Lynda, you’re one awesome lady!

  • Michelle says:

    I really loved this challenge! I’ve learned so much and can’t wait to implement what I’ve learned. I’m so thankful to Lynda and the rest of the SITS Girls for sharing this wonderful photo challenge with us. You guys rock!

    Peace. 😉

  • I really learned a lot this week. Thank you.

  • This was fun, and while I’m behind I’m going to keep on trucking until I finish. Thanks for guiding us Lynda, and thanks for featuring my photos!

  • Ashley says:

    I haven’t had the time I would like to dedicate to his challenge but I am hoping to catch up with it soon 🙂

  • Kelly says:

    Great pictures!! 🙂

  • Thanks to you Lynda!
    This past two weeks’ posts have been really interesting, I know I’ll be coming back to them in the future and checking out all the links that I missed this time around.

    Have a lovely, relaxing weekend after the hectic fortnight, great job!

  • Jamie says:

    Loved all the beautiful pictures, Cant wait to get my new camera and start playing with it. Have a fabulous Friday ladies!

  • Awesome, awesome pics!
    Thanks for the series and for sharing!

  • Melanie says:

    I have enjoyed and am enjoying this challenge stil (I’m a bit behind!)l. Thank you Lynda, for taking the time to do this. I feel like I’ve learned (and am still learning) crucial things when it comes to photography in such a short period of time, and my photos have improved greatly over this two week period because of what I’m learning.

    I can’t wait for the monthly challenge!

    • Lynda says:

      You’re welcome Melanie! It’s amazing how quickly we can improve if we take notice and start practicing. Keep on clicking!

  • THANK YOU for all of your hard work, Lynda! 🙂

  • alicia says:

    Thanks for including my fly. It was a fun find. And thanks for doing this challenge. I’m excited to check out your daily window site.

  • I’m happy as duck in water…it’s the weekend!

  • Those photos are beyond being beautiful!!

    Happy Friday!

  • Kimmy says:

    Wow…those are all really good! I need to get back to my camera. I miss it!

  • Charlotte says:

    What beautiful photographs! Some very talented SITS girls we have here 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Lynda, I loved this challenge! Thank you for putting together such a wealth of organized resources in such a central place. I know it was a lot of work all by itself and you had all of regular life too. So thanks for taking the time. And thanks for the honorable mention! What a treat!

  • alicia says:

    Thanks for using my fly pic. So many great ones here. I’m off to go check out your Daily Window.

  • I love taking pictures, and I got new ideas every time I read one of your photography posts. Thank you for all your hard work putting this together!

  • trininista says:

    While I could not fully dedicate myself to the challenge as I would have wanted because of school and other commitments, I really enjoyed this challenge. Thank you Lynda for taking the time to help us all along to make our photos better! You did the best job of all in lending your advice and tips to us.

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you so much Trininista! I really appreciate the contributions you made to the challenge. It’ll still be here when you do get more time and we’ll continue to have a monthly feature like this challenge on SITS!