New year, new whatever. So I guess that means I should get off my lazy ass and get this running again. That means that your mission, should you choose to accept it (and you should), is:

Take a photo of a something with sentimental value to you.

For example, this is the badge on the Side of my mum’s Mustang. She’s had it for about fifteen years, and I have a lot of decent memories in it. Such as that one time where I got to ride shotgun in it when I was five after the skin on the back of my head got split open, or numerous trips with the roof down, or getting a lesson on how to drive stick in it. Odds are, my mum’s never going to get rid of it, which is kind of nice.

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Anyway, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time for The Rules:

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1. You can submit one or two photos for this challenge. You can submit in a number of ways:

  • Post it via Kinja comment.
  • Post it to a photo sharing site such as Flickr, 500px, et cetera, then link it back here in a comment.
  • Send photos to my e-mail at leducthecanuck [at] gmail.com (you know how to format). Have this week’s challenge as your subject header, and be sure to include your blurb and username so I know who to credit these to. Also, include a link to your Kinja, since we usually link those in the galleries.
  • Use a chainsaw and carve a version of it into a tree.

2. The deadline is 23:59 EST on Sunday. The exhibition post will be up some time on Monday. Each week’s new mission will be posted on Monday.

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3. This is not a judged competition. This is just for fun and to show of our work.

4. With your submission please tell us about the photos. Your gear, the settings, any edits, and a bit about the photo, if you feel so inclined.

5. Any camera is welcome, even phone cameras. I would prefer for people to not use automatic modes, but I accept that composition/etc. will still produce a good photograph with the camera in automatic mode.

These missions are intended to be fun, and to give people a reason to get out and shoot. I would like for positive discussion to come about from these, as well as to increase the participation on Photography Kinja. I know there are a lot of new people here that are participating, so I look forward to their contributions!

I will take suggestions on the next week’s mission objective.

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Now, go on and complete your mission!