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Sunday, March 28, 2010
These are just a few of my favorites from this week’s shootout. Great job with the black and white. I was hoping that I would get suggestions from all the participants of a few favorites but didn’t hear anything from anyone. So I picked these. Hey did you know it is hard to pick favorites every week? Did you have a favorite that I missed – let me know and I’ll do a special spotlight. Tell me why – composition – clarity – theme - by seeing your favorite through your eyes we can learn more about photos and photography.
here are my picks -
Ann’s bridge across the flats in sepia
The ferry bridge by Jama
The old covered bridge by Doreen
Guitar bridge by Sarah
|Footbridge in snow (sounds like a poem) by Elaine|
|To the tree house by Jarielyn|
|Crazy by Manang Kim|
** in most cases these are my titles –
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
March 26th, "bridges":
“When I suggested ‘bridge’ as a theme for one our shoot outs I was originally thinking of the type that spans water. However, the more I thought about it, the more I contemplated the varied meanings of the word. So I hope we’ll have a broad range of photos and that we might see ones that portray most of these definitions:
2 : something resembling a bridge in form or function: as a : the upper bony part of the nose; also : the part of a pair of glasses that rests upon it b : a piece raising the strings of a musical instrument c : the forward part of a ship's superstructure from which the ship is navigated d : the hand as a rest for a billiards or pool cue; also : a device used as a cue rest
It has also been decided that this will be our first assignment to be shot in black and white so have fun and to borrow a phrase from the Irish, fill yer boots!”
Elaine Dale, A Scattering
I hope you all have a great time with this topic – I look forward to all the stories and the photos. GingerV
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I am traveling again tomorrow - this time to Florida to spend a few days with my mother and sister in Sarasota City. I will post some pictures on ‘Flowers’ from there but can’t promise any additional comments. I have already scheduled a Member Voice for Sunday afternoon and thought that I would spotlight a few photos from this weeks ‘My Town Friday Shoot – out before I fly.
As of right now there are 24 posts this week, a really good turnout. This number includes several new participants so be sure you go by and say ‘hello and welcome’. This week’s topic seemed to lend itself to special effects and macro shots. I pulled a few of those because they were spectacular but ended up trying to spotlight photos that included ‘my town’ like themes. Maybe mid-week (if my brother-in-law lets me use his computer) I will post an extra spotlight and show off some of those very special photos …. GingerV
Spotlights for March 19, 2010
Red by Sara in the UK
Blue by Jama
Gold – fall colors by Claire
Green by the Scattering
Yellow (and pink) by Heather
Blue by ‘I like to Write’
Friday, March 19, 2010
Somewhere in there I can see Butler & Bagman running with this title- putting those loose fitting 80's pants on, then dancing back and forth doing their version of "Its Hammer Time", and we will all laugh, because laughing is a good thing, just like colors!
I swipe your photos like a thief in the night, with intentions of using more, but then they do not all fit. I am saddened by not being able to put everyone's photos up, but I know you understand. I also wonder how many of you thought I got to busy and forgot. I like the element of surprise!
Peace & Love to all my Friday Shoot Out member friends!
Banner Patrol, and lovin' it...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I apologize for this late 'Members Voice', GingerV is on a trip to the states, and I did not receive JarieLyn's member voice...
So here is an idea of this weeks theme...
Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon content, in comparison to steel, and has fibrous inclusions, known as slag. This is what gives it a "grain" resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Historically, it was known as "commercially pure iron", but now what we know as 'Wrought Iron' is fabricated.
Yard objects, fences, Old World Historic Iron- mostly found on Victorian Period Architecture or earlier...you guys get so creative, so have fun!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This past summer I got a chance to go to an old family property, and my parents graves; it had been since 04, and I had left Texas that same year. I was ready to make the voyage and document a family tree for my son. I have these photos now to reflect on the ones that moved to the harsh west Texas country for the good of the family. I suspect the women were tough, and I hope to carry that legacy on.
This may be a hard one since a few of us have experienced loss firsthand over the past years.. My daughters birthday was today, so this week just seemed like a good time to give everyone a chance to remember a loved one- mother, father, sister, brother, beloved pets, or all family who stood out in many ways. Also remembering those who have given their lives for us is something we should do on a regular basis, even if we did not get the chance to shake their hand in person.
I know this may not be a 'My Town' kind of shoot out, but even if the photos were taken in the state where your family came from will work for this one.
Thanks everyone for participating each week, and keeping My Town Blogger Team Shoot Outs going!
Elizabeth Akin Stelling
My fathers favorite uncle and aunt (whom I was named after in Breckenridge, Texas, Post Oak Cemetery- I am fifth generation 'Akin' from Ireland)