The Changing Seasons Monthly Photo Challenge is a blogging challenge by Cardinal Guzman. Each month I will post a photo that I think represents the month.

I shot twice as many photos in February than I did in January but very few of them were outdoors. For me, February has no meaning. It's what I would call the forgettable month. We had more snowstorms than in January but the snow mostly fell during the week and melted by the weekend. I didn't get to shoot any snow scenes.

My weekends were packed with activities. Either I was taking a course or there was a birthday to celebrate or a high school play. This past weekend I helped a friend by shooting interior and exterior photographs of her home. She's downsizing and she and her husband are selling their home and moving to another town nearby. One cool thing about this area of New Jersey is you have many choices of historic towns each with a unique character.

In the third weekend of February, my wife's best friend returned from India with the flu and we were all exposed. My wife was the first to succumb. I took her to the urgent care but as you can expect, the waiting area was full of sick people. So of course despite my normally strong immune system, I am home sick with the flu for the last two days.

So here is my jumbled gallery of photos for February.

Frank Veronsky is an editorial and commercial photographer who lived in New York City for over 20 years. He recently moved to Belle Meade, NJ and is teaching both beginner and advanced workshops. I found out about the workshop through his photo group on Meetup. The meetup group is sponsored by the Digital Photo Academy. I'm fortunate to live a few miles from Frank's studio and decided to take the Workshop, Composition in the Field.

Frank's studio is a converted barn at the back of his property in the historic Harlingen section of Montgomery Township. Frank and his wife moved here with their kids to be closer to the family. The studio is clean and well lit but Frank's backyard provided the subject matter for the day's workshop.

It rained that morning and the air and soil were still damp and a little cold. The lighting changed constantly as the clouds moved across the sun.

Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8
Workshop - Composition in the Field - Frank Veronsky—Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/5.0
Nikon D40 + 35 mm f/1.8 @ 35 mm, f/1.8