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52 Fridays, Week 12: "Food"

If you're ever in Seattle, I HIGHLY recommend stopping at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory! Even if you don't go in, just stop and take a look in the window at all the amazing different caramel apples. They are beautiful! Then I dare ya not to go in!

Now go take a peek at what Shea Parker/Clinton Mississippi Child Photographer has waiting for you!


Okay all you photogs......... have you heard about [FRAMED]??? If you haven't, you need to know about it! TRUST ME! It IS addicting! Here's a little intro from their site:

"Lets be real. Photography is addicting. It’s an intoxicating craftiness that truly has limitless potential for those that crave the art. It is in its own world of ever-changing possibilities and is constantly evolving. With that being said, we decided to create a show. A free, weekly broadcast that captivates as well as educates. Every week we will bring different photographic talents to you that will share a piece of their wisdom, their work, their process, and their art.

[FRAMED] will take you on location to local, national, and internationally known photographers for the purpose of bringing a behind-the-scenes view of photography to your computer. All we ask of you is to share, participate and jump on the train of inspirational photography education to inspire you to be unique. Be careful, you might get addicted."

I have tuned in from day one and have been sooooo... inspired by the amazing, creative photographers that have been featured! And to add to the fun, they have weekly giveaways! This week they are giving away a Red Leaf Studios' online workshop!!! Entrants must post a photo on their blog that "tells a story". So, this is mine. I think I'll let you interpret the story for yourself. If you want to leave your version of "the story" in the comments, I would LOVE to hear how you see it...........

If you haven't already, make sure you go and check out [FRAMED], and be sure to become a fan on Facebook and Twitter.

52 Fridays, Week 11: "Close-Up"

I missed joining in with our group last week, but life has been just a little bit crazy! But, I'm back this week and excited to be here! While I was trying to think of a "close-up" shot I wanted to do, the only thing that kept coming to mind was Spring and finding any little sign of it here in Seattle. I am sooooo tired of being cold! They say that Robins are the first sign of Spring and they were all over our yard today. So, I grabbed my camera, determined to chase one down! Well, I found out they don't really like that. So, next I tried pretending I was a statue, hoping they'd come right up to me! That didn't work so well either! (Smart little buggers!) Then I came around the corner and caught this little guy by surprise! I had about 2 seconds to snag the shot and then he was gone! Lucky me - I got it! His belly feathers look a little ruffled - he didn't take his eye off of me for one second! Then of course, I had to find ONE flower in our yard! That was it! ONE! Come on sunshine! I'm waiting! (P.S. Forecast calls for rain for the next 10 days straight! UGH!)

Make your way through our group by next visiting Shea Parker/Clinton Mississippi Child Photographer. Can't wait to see all the "close-up" shots!

52 Fridays, Week 10: "Vintage"

I am a little late getting last Friday's post up..... so I didn't get into the loop this time with the other photographers, but I still had to get my post in!! For vintage this week, I pulled out The Oregonian, dated August 15, 1945, announcing the ending of WWII. I figured it was plenty vintage! It's really fascinating to look at all the different headlines and stories that are featured in it. I can't even believe we have this! We also have the April 12th, 1945 Orgonian announcing Roosevelt's death and Vice President Truman's oath into office. I tried to highlight a couple of the stories for you. On the front page is a picture of the celebration in NY Times Square! Enjoy.......

52 Fridays, Week 9: "Texture"

This week's theme was a favorite for me. I chose this photo because I love everything about this photo. I love the lighting, the subject, the location, and the natural textures. This is probably one of my most favorite images I've taken yet. It just has a special place in my heart.

Continue through the circle by checking out Shea Parker/Clinton Mississippi Child Photgrapher for her take on the theme!

52 Fridays, Week 8: "Books"

It's Friday again! This has really become a fun project for me. It's challenging and something I'm doing to help me grow in my photography. Thanks to the girls on the Bloom Forum for letting me join their group!

This week's theme of books was really easy for me. My husband has all these old books!!! We even have a set of encyclopedias from 1902! But this book is my favorite, for so many reasons! It's my father-in-law's record of his time in WWII. It's b&w photography! It's old!! (Can you tell I LOVE LOVE old, vintage things?) It's history! - and not just history you find in a textbook - but someone close to us who lived it! My husband will forever have the memory of what life was like for his dad during the war through his dad's eyes. And what a gift for our son to be able to have that part of history in his own home. My father-in-law did a pretty good job of writing on the back of most of the pictures... so I shared what he wrote with you and some of my favorite pictures. I wish you could see all of them - they are amazing! The first picture is the book with the jacket my father-in-law wore as part of his uniform in WWII. Hmmmm... I'm thinkin' vintage photoshoot with someone in that jacket! That may be on the docket for later! Hope you enjoy..........

Okay, now click on over to Shea Parker/Clinton Mississippi Child Photographer to see her take on "books". Then follow the link on her blog and keep going until you end up back at me.....