High fives to everyone who experimented with Mesh galleries this week! Here’s a roundup of favorites.
The Today Was a Good Day photo challenge inspired many of you around the world to share galleries of your ideal day, from snapshots of Arizona’s stunning Antelope Canyon to the adventures of hand-crafted monsters exploring London’s Kew Gardens.
Thanks to all who tried Mesh! You’re an active, enthusiastic community, and many of you love photography. You’re exactly the type of userbase we can rely on to test things, ask questions, and provide feedback. The Mesh galleries you created this week, and your comments about the experience, will help the Mesh team make it better.
Since this was a special Mesh photo challenge, I sifted through submissions and bookmarked standout galleries created with the app. As mentioned last week, you weren’t required to use Mesh and were free to participate as usual, but this time around I wanted to highlight bloggers who accepted this challenge and tested a totally new tool.
Andrew created several Mesh galleries for the challenge, including a photo set of Lower Antelope Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon in the American Southwest formed by erosion and flooding over time:
Lifelong craft addict Helen at BeastieBlog makes monsters called Beasties. In her playful Mesh gallery, a pair of Beasties is set loose in London’s famous Kew Gardens:
Photographer Mike Hardisty shoots the landscapes of North Wales. His gallery documents a walk through wild and rugged Snowdonia National Park:
At Girl Astray, the blogger and photographer shares a day of kite flying in San Agustín, a small village in Colombia, in four images. The first photo of the little girl is a wonderful capture that pulls you in — you wonder what she’s looking at. The bright blue door trim is a lovely detail, too:
Traveler Dee Gilbert documents Reykjavik, Iceland, from Hallgrímskirkja Tower, from its colorful rooftops throughout the city to the snow-capped mountains in the distance:
Recalling a hike back in January, the blogger at Under a Pile of Photos gives us a peek at a seven-mile trail in the Opal Creek area near Detroit Lake in Oregon. I love the snapshots of this icy wilderness:
Kae recalls a visit to Hydra, one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Aegean Sea, on a ship called the Star Clipper. These images offer a glimpse of her good day:
Ali Dunnell shares a fun time with her family along the Indian Ocean, just north of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. I like the palm tree silhouettes and action shot of her kids splashing around in the water:
Other great galleries
- Through the Lens’ gallery of Hallstatt, a picturesque village in Austria.
- A Swede in London‘s gallery of Yosemite National Park in California.
- Kim Austin’s gallery of the countryside near Boonah and Moogerah Dam, southwest of Brisbane, in Australia.
- Travel with Intent‘s gallery of Bodega 1900, a tapas bar in Barcelona. (Note the inclusion of a map of this location — it shows how you can use Mesh in different ways.)