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I thought this photo was appropriate for right now, as I feel like I've been weaving webs lately. O.K., that probably didn't make sense. Let me explain. I feel like I've been weaving webs of goals and ideas. Just like in the photo, my webs are not perfect. There are gaps and holes and imperfections, but I'm weaving. It's a real mental fat burner. I'm not an expert weaver, so there may even be times wherein I just destroy the web and start over. ;-) You'll see.
Thank goodness for three-day weekends, especially when we've got really nasty weather in the forecast! I hope to catch a break in between the freezing rain tomorrow so I can get some ice photographs. I'll let you know if it works out... nah... I'll SHOW you if it works out. :-)
On another note, I may have some winter weather photos for you soon. The forecast is saying that we're going to have sleet, freezing rain, and snow tonight and tomorrow! Normally, this kind of forecast would fill me with dread, but, thankfully, I don't have to work tomorrow, so I won't have to drive in it. *sending out prayers to anyone who DOES have to drive in it!*
O.K., you can go back to researching homeowners insurance rates now. I just wanted to share that news with you! ;-)
Friday, January 14, 2011
I think you'll be able to tell just by looking at my photograph for this week's Camera-Critters post that I'm still being forced to dig into my archives. Actually, I shouldn't complain, because it has caused me to discover photographs which I overlooked in the past and didn't think were any good. By re-examining them, trying different crops and ideas, I've discovered that I have some photos that aren't too bad, which I might have discarded otherwise!
When I posted this photo to Flickr, I called it "Three's a Crowd". The more I looked at it, the more I realized it would be a great photo for "Corny Captions to Consider", which is a little game I used to play and haven't played for quite awhile. So, I'll present to you some corny captions to consider, and you feel free to shout out your own ideas in the comments section. C'mon, it will be fun... just try it... it's addicting.
Three's a Crowd
Why Wasn't I Invited to the Party?
She's So Un-Cool. Yeah, Like Totally!
I'm Just As Pretty As They Are!
They're Just Jealous!
Did You Hear About the New omnidirectional antennas?
Do You Think She Knows We're Talking About Her?
Did You See That Guy She Was With On the Other Side of the Fence?
They Leave Me Out Because I Can Sing Better Than Them!
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I don't really get many photos during the winter. Yes, the snow can be very beautiful, but I tend to hibernate once the cold weather starts. I should bundle up and brave the cold to get out and get photos. I used to do that. Now, however, I tend to look at winter as the season to stay inside and get things done (like finding managed hosting for my websites). haha I did, however, get the below photo of an American Tree Sparrow during my holiday break. We had a heavy frost, and I was able to give myself a pep talk and get out to take some pictures!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Here's what Ali has to say about the One Little Word Project:
"CHOOSING YOUR WORD
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2011?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought, or a feeling, or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.
One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet.
Again, be open to the possibilities."
After reading several posts by people who choose their word each year, I began thinking of what my word would be. After thinking about it, I narrowed it down to two words, and I just can't take it down to one, because they really relate to each other in my circumstances. My words are "focus" and "courage". I need to focus on the things which need to be done to make my dreams come true, rather than just talking about what I need to do. Along with that, I need the courage to do those things, as I have a very strong fear of failure. I didn't sign up for the OLW course she offers, but here's hoping 2011 brings me the focus and courage to take the steps toward my dream!
Monday, January 3, 2011
There are some collaborative blogs which use the blog to bring together and create a community of photographers and highlight their talents. They encourage everyone to participate and be an active member in the community the blog creates. It's kind of hard to explain. Sometimes they have contests, sometimes they just pick photos from their flickr group to post on their blog, sometimes they post a theme to spark your creativity.
What I like about these blogs:
They bring me together with people who share an interest (passion) I have
They spark my creativity
I learn so much from the writers of the blogs and the other participants
I am exposed to and inspired to try different types of photography/art I normally wouldn't try
You end up feeling like you are part of one big, wonderful family
I participate at Shutter Sisters. I submit photographs to their main Flickr site in hopes to someday be their Daily Click pick, and I also submit photos to their One Word Project. There are also other projects/themes at Shutter Sisters, and they've even written a very popular book, "Expressive Photography" (which I don't have yet, but intend to get).
I also, more recently discovered and started participating at Mortal Muses. Like Shutter Sisters, Mortal Muses also has several categories/themes. I participate in the main Mortal Muses Flickr group (which uses a theme) and the Everyday Beauty Mortal Muses group.
There is also I Heart Faces, which is very popular and an awesome group. However, I don't participate there, because I don't do people photography. Yet, I often lurk there and am in awe at the talent of the creators and participants! This is a group of EXTREMELY talented photographers and post-processors!
Those are the collaborative blogging photo communities (for lack of a better description) I have discovered and enjoy participating with and/or visiting daily. Are you a member of any of these or similar groups? Do you know of similar groups I'm missing and should check out? What are your opinions of groups such as these?
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