Friday, January 30, 2009

FOOD Challenge



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Please read note below in RED, if you can't vote. AOL browser doesn't seem to support this poll.

Food Challenge
Select your favorite Food Image
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Photo 3
Poll starter: Marie See Results

Please Vote for your favorite FOOD Photo. Only ONE vote per person.
We want to thank everyone who participated, we had a nice turn out & look forward to the next challenges.

NOTE: If you are unable to vote using AOL browser, try using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
copy & paste URL in another browser-

If you are still unable to place your vote here, you may send your vote to me @

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Post a Weblink to the Comments

Here is another way to post a weblink in the comment section for a challenge entry.
Krissy, from Photo Journal, suggested this, it is an easier way for you to post without having to do the coding. (note: the coding lets the link continue over in the email- doing it this way, does not)


Friday, January 23, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-FOOD!


We have a few Challenges still going on, but our bi-weekly challenge starts today & ends on Thursday Jan. 29 @ 9 PM EST. Our Poll will begin on Friday, Jan. 30th.
This week's Challenge is FOOD! So you may cook, bake, or just take an interesting shot of anything that we eat. Can be growing on a plant, can be placed on a decorative plate, as a still life image..... Can be just fruit in a dish. Try to be creative, make sure you have plenty of light, & again keep a steady hand when snapping the shutter....Ü
Clyde had a perfect one for this challenge, but it was perfect for the Still life too.
So here is an example of a FOOD image, & desserts are my favorite...Ü
Don't forget to follow the GUIDELINES.

Clyde's Still Life

Our other challenges , The ALPHABET CHALLENGE, (Names too) & HEARTS are still going on, so all are welcome to join in on those too...Ü

Thanks Clyde! ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Power of Photography

(Please note: I would love to share the image referenced below, but I do not have the permission of the family and refuse to intrude upon their privacy at this time. I hope you understand, and can still gain value from the words alone)

I guess I shouldn’t be anymore, but I am continually amazed at how photography can bring people together and touch the lives of others in both simple and profound ways.

My photography club held a field trip to record a unique local area called the Cultural Gardens last spring, and subsequently formed an alliance with the organization that oversees its growth and maintenance to use our images to help promote visibility of this beautiful cultural amenity. Several of our photos were printed and framed and auctioned by the Federation as a fund-raiser – and one of those images was a photo of a smiling woman and her mother, posed outside the India Garden.

Word came today that the woman in the image was tragically killed in a car accident last week – and the photo was given to her family and displayed at the funeral home as a memento of happier times. It helped to bring healing at a time of profound loss – and will help to keep her memory alive for years to come.

Photography can be many things beyond the alchemy of art and science swirled together to capture a moment in time. It can touch lives and bring healing long after the image is made - and we never really know the potential impact of the next click of the shutter.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

FUN: Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-HEARTS!


The HEART Challenge starts today & ends February 12th. There are 2 parts, you are welcome to do 1 or both, your choice. No Poll on this challenge, it's just for fun.

1. Take a picture of a heart.
Could be something that is in a shape of a heart or small objects making the shape of a heart, a man made heart, not human..... BUT remember is should be something that you would like to see framed in a collage, so a human heart might not work....Ü. Lighting is essential, & clarity is also important. So make sure you use a tripod, or steady your arm on something , so you don't move when you snap the picture & if you don't have enough light, use a flash.

2. Paint a heart, draw or sketch a heart, color a heart. Be creative.
Must be colorful, or just use color, no B&Ws on this one.
Remember, You will need to scan or photograph your heart.

Both should be posted on your Blog, like all challenges, then add your links here, in the comment section. Remember to follow the GUIDELINES

There is also an additional request.
This challenge requires an image to be 3 inches X 3 inches at 72 dpi, I am planning on doing a collage of all images & then posting it on my flickr & the challenge blog. There maybe 1 or more collages depending on the amount of entries. Then anyone that would like to snag the collages(for printing) can probably do it off of flickr, not sure. If not I will send anyone interested in the collages, a copy. So if you don't want your image snagged along with others, then don't enter in this challenge.

There are 2 challenges within this challenge. You may enter in both.

Important: All entries NEED to be 3 inches X 3 inches & @ 72 DPI
-NEEDS to be a square.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Still Life Poll

Still Life

Here are our choices for The Still Life Challenge.
Voting starts today & ends on Sunday night, January 18th at 9 PM EST.
We had many wonderful images entered & it was very hard to limit it to 3.
Please, only one vote per person.

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Vote for your Still Life Favorite
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3 free polls

Sunday, January 11, 2009

First 2 Alphabet Challengers~


Our first challenger for our Alphabet Challenge is Jeannette

Our second is Veronica

As people try this & post their names, we will post them on here. This challenge will not be voted on. Everyone that enters will get their names posted on here.

All are welcome to join in. Click here to play~

UPDATE: You do have all year to do the Alphabet project. You also have plenty of time to do your name, there is no time limit. So have fun!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Community Photo Challenge- Still Life

Still Life

This weeks Challenge is "STILL LIFE". Post your Still Life between January 9 & Thursday January 15, 9 PM EST on your blog, come back here & leave your link.
Please follow the guidelines & remember to link back to this Blog.
The Poll will start on Friday the 16th, so remember to back here & vote.
All are welcome to join in on the challenge!
Have fun & be creative!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Alphabet Challenge

The Alphabet Challenge in shapes.

This main challenge may take months to create. It is a challenge, that I have seen before & I thought it would be fun. It will train your eye to find shapes & letters in everything you see. You should be able to find the alphabet in shapes & not use the actually letters in signs, try to use shapes & objects that you see in your journey through discovering the world around you..
Once you've collected your images, you will then make a collage of all the letters you have found. If finding the whole alphabet is too much for you, you can just do the letters of your name.
Soooo lets start here;

Part 1 -You can start by finding the letters of your name.
Part 2- The Whole Alphabet-optional.

Once you have finish your name, post it on your blog, come back here & add it to our challenge comment section. You may continue & finish the whole alphabet, it's up to you. Both Part 1 & 2 will be included in the same challenge.
I will leave a direct link on the sidebar to this challenge for easy access. Once you complete Part 1, post it. Then you have the option to continue to Part 2, if you want.

For those unable to do a collage. You may enter each letter separately, but small, side by side on a post.

Here are some examples

We will post completed NAMES as we go along.
So here is mine, as an example; Marie


This will be an open challenge, no time limit.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Something NEW!

NEW Blogger Banner

Something NEW

Here are all the entries for our Something NEW Challenge. Thank you everyone for joining in.
We will be going back to our Polls in the next challenge.
Hope you join in~

NOTE....Some people are having problems view the whole image. I use a different browser, Firefox or Safari to view the blogs when I cannot see the images. So try a different browser if you are having problems viewing. You can also try IE.
I made the image public on my Flickr account, so you can click on image to view.