Saturday, February 28, 2009


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Please take the time to vote again.
I am trying a new service, b/c there were problems with the other poll.
If you for some reason cannot vote try using a different browser. AOL browser has issues.

Friday, February 27, 2009

"Winter" Challenge POLL

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Please vote for the "Winter" Challenge
As always ONE vote per person.
IF you have problems voting, try a different browser(like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari....If it continues e-mail me your vote.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

POLL Vote on Change

WE have 3 options for a change on the challenge. Please read all three before you vote.

We can keep the challenge the same.

We can just eliminate the voting all together & also eliminate the Challenge Gallery

We can just have the same judges select 2 or 3 top images & add them into the Challenge Gallery, as the top images to represent the challenge.

Do you want to have a VOTING challenge?
Keep things the way they are
No more voting on photos
let judges decide free polls

Even though I would love to include all images on the Gallery Blog, it cannot be done. Too many enties with some challenges, plus it requires downloading images that I cannot always snag, b/c of photobucket, flickr.....It also has become time consuming, so that is out of the question.

As always I'd like to see what suggestions others have, so E-MAIL me, if you have an idea.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge- WINTER

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Blogger's Community Photo Challenge- WINTER

Our WINTER challenge starts today & ends on Thursday Feb. 26 @ 9PM EST. This challenge is about WINTER, could be something representing winter, a snow scene, snowflake, snowstorm...... you may use a file photo, but it must be your photo.
Please follow guidelines.
As always, make sure your entries are in focus, good composition, good lighting & follow the theme of this challenge.
Don't forget to leave your entry link in the comment section. Ü

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blogger's Community Ohoto Challenge-Close up WINNER!

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Julie from Julie's Photo Journal won our Close-up Challenge.
You can visit her @

Her beautiful photo of her husband's grandmother's thimble came in first place.
Congratulations Julie!!!
Visit our Gallery for her photo & other winning images.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-HEARTS Collage


Happy Valentine's Day to Blogger-land!

Here are 2 collages from Bloggers sharing their Artwork & Photography. Thank you for participating in our Heart Challenge!! You may visit everyone's blogs by finding the original posting, here & locating there links in the comment section.

heart collage ART work

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Close-Up, Macro Voting POLL

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Select your favorite Close-up, Macro shot. Only 1 vote per person.
If you have a problem voting, use Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browsers.
If you still cannot vote, email me your vote.
Voting starts today & ends Sunday night Feb. 15 @ 9 PM EST.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

REMINDER* Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-HEARTS!

FUN: Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-HEARTS!


The HEART Challenge already started & ends February 12th. You still have time to join in, if you already haven't. 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 or take it outside. Filtered sunlight is excellent.

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.

Remember to post your link in the original Challenge Entry


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-Close-ups

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Macro is Close-up Photography

In this Challenge we are looking for Close-up or Macro images.
It is capturing something, usually small, at a close range, & seeing things at a different viewpoint. You can use a macro lens, macro settings...or just get as close as you can, but make sure your subject is in focus.
The challenge starts today & ends on Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 9PM EST. Please remember to follow the GUIDELINES. Poll will start on Friday, 13th.

It is important that your image be in focus, have good lighting, & good composition, also color should not be washed out, unless you want that look.

Here are a few websites that show some examples of close-ups:
Close-Up photography
Adventures in Close-Up Photography
Close-Up Photography Basics

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alphabet Challenge


Donna from D's Designs & Other Things has taken the Alphabet Challenge by completing her name.
Visit her Blog @

Great Job, Donna!
Anyone want to take the challenge???
All are welcome~

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-FOOD Winner


Congratulations Kat!!!

Kat, our new friend from CatHouse Chat is our winner for Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-FOOD.

You can also view Kat's winning photo in our GALLERY.

We had a great turn out for voting, a total of 57 votes.
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Photo #2-8
Photo #3-28

Some votes did not go thru & were mailed to me. For some reason that poll did not work with AOL browser. I will try another, next challenge.