Monday, May 28, 2012

F is for Freedom

'F' is for Flag
'F' is for Freedom
'F' is for Father
(Mine served during Korea.)

I am really enjoying my Alphabet Challenge and promise to share more at the end of May (Yes, I know it is the end of May. so I guess I'll share more in June--after I have all 26 letters.)

Today is Memorial Day and I wanted to say Thank You to those who have served to protect our freedom.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

STICKS & ............

As of last week I decided to think independently on the entire weekly challenge thing. IF I see a challenge somewhere that entices me to play along, I will. If I don't, I can easily come up with my own theme.
In the Smugmug Daily Forum someone suggested a STICK challenge. It was Friday. It was a fun challenge. Who would have thought that a stick could be so photogenic. I enjoyed thinking about what to photograph, because a stick isn't just a stick, as you'll see with my variety of "sticks." And then there are the quotes. I'll include a few here.


Cinnamon Sticks

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  ~Chinese Proverb

Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.   ~*Hank Ketchum

Pixy Styx

A cross is just two sticks of wood nailed together.

The Hiking Stick

El Jay was my production assistant and a stick in his hand becomes a sword.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

WK 18 {If You're Happy and You Know It....}

I'm not saying much on this one and will let you all interpret it your own way.

If You're happy & You Know It....

What do you do?

A is for ALPHABET Challenge

It is time to announce my personal challenge for the month of May.

I will continue to take my camera with me as often as possible and while I am carting it around I will look for interesting pictures I can take using the letters of the alphebet.

I do not have to get the pictures in A,B,C order. I don't have to get one each day. I just need 26 pictures, one for each letter, by the end of the month.

The image above will not be my official letter "A" photo, but it seems so appropriate for this challenge that I decided to use it as the picture announcing the challenge. I found this precious piece of plastic in the RT 66, Nob Hill area of Albuquerque on an empty lot where a motel once stood. It could be from the marquee of that extinct motel. I picked it up and brought it home, to serve as a little bit of Rt66 memorabilia and inspiration.

I invite all of my readers (all one of them?) to participate with me in the ABC Challenge.

White Wk 17

I am a week behind. Sorry. The Blog account got screwed up when I added Google Apps and I didn't have the initiative to either get rid of Google Aps or figure out how to add this account to it. At this moment I hate google APS. *sigh*

This is My M$H challenge image for WK17.  The Theme was WHITE, I went with a highkey looking image. i posted several working versions of it here.

Cropped, B&W, soft focus and frosted corners

Desaturated, frosted corners and frame


I should be posting a new image for Week # 18 today. M4H's theme was HAPPY.... Hmmmmmm. I get back to y'all about that soon.