What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, September 25, 2009

Foto Friday: Capturing the Wind


How did everyone do on last week's Foto Challenge?!

Last week's challenge was CAPTURING the WIND

I must say, I found last week to be very difficult: the wind was either blowing when I wasn't able to get out with my camera or wasn't blowing when I was. I had several ideas that involved help (Matt)--who very last minute went out of town. Before I knew it: it was Thursday with....a whole lotta nada. Thus, I improvised with breathe and drawings. I did get one or two of REAL wind though. One right before the rain and one right after the fog. :-)

Looking forward to everyone's contributions!







And finally~ I *KNOW* I already had a "blowy" picture but the childer-two wanted to get in on the confetti-blowing action and tell me: who can resist such adorable puckered lips?! Certainly not I! Please pardon the redundancies....



Check out the other participants~



In order to participate in these Foto Friday challenges, you must take a photo pertaining to the challenge and post it to your blog (and when you do, please link back to this blog {you may use the button if you like} so that perhaps we can get lots of participants! Because, you know, the more the merrier!) Then simply link to your post with Mr. McLinky here so that we all can visit you and compare notes...

Most importantly~challenge yourself, but HAVE FUN doing it.

This week's Foto Friday Challenge is: BLACK AND WHITE.

After the challenging subject this past week, the Black and White challenge for this week seems like a welcome reprieve. Let me encourage you, though, to push yourself (and your photos) to be exceptional. You ought to do more than just convert any old photo to black and white. Remember to challenge yourself!

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I LOVE the sequins...very cool. How do you get your photos to be black and white...is it a button on your camera?

Bonnie said...

Love them!

Elizabeth said...

Yep, my favorite by far are the sequins, and beads- You Rock :)

...they call me mommy... said...

GREAT PHOTOS, REBECCA!!! I love the first one...the clouds, the shawl/scarf...I don't know it is just so neat! Kinda tells a story!

The sequin and bead photos are SOOOO neat! WOW!

Great job! I LOVE 'EM!

Now I've got some ideas for future use too! ;)

Blessings, Amy

Quinne said...

Hi Rebecca :) What fun! Love, Q

Peggy said...

Ok, I have pictures to post for foto friday but its been a crazy day. One child up sick last night, a trip to town, broken washing machine (part comes in 5 to 7 business days), and I just took another set of pictures... So it will probably show up late Friday/early saturday for you since its only 4:00 pm here but 8:00 p.m. for most everyone else.

Having our 1st snow so I am trying to take those photos... a bit windy as well...

Love the photos for today!!

Devildogwife said...

I love the sequins! All of the photos are great, but that is my favorite.

Under the Son said...

Your pictures were awesome. I love the one with the blue scarf....it is so vibrant.
Maybe you could let me know how you were able to get your pictures to post so large. It sure looks great and I would love to learn how you did it!

Thanks!
Jennifer

Rebecca said...

Wendy~ how do you get your photos onto your computer? I use a free photo program called Picasa. (You can download it for free at Picasa.com) ON Picasa there are lots of really fun, really cool editing options like Sepia, Black and White, tint--and many ways to adjust things like color tone and lightness/darkness. It is SUCH a wonderful thing and I would be LOST without it. I think you will find using the options to be incredibly fun, I do.

Some cameras have black and white buttons, but I never use it because it is so easy to do on the computer (and then I don't have to worry about forgetting to undo it on my camera.)

If you don't have the button on your camera and for some reason can't download Picasa, try taking pictures of something that is ALREADY black and white.

Peggy~ I am leaving McLinky up until NEXT Friday when a new one is made. SO take your time! Even if you can't get it on Friday, I will still come visit whenever you can! Looking forward to seeing your picture(s)!

Jennifer~ I *just* discovered how to do it when I found this tutorial online:

http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/2008/01/enlarging-your-photos-tutorial-by-karyn.html

It's taken me FOREVER to get them larger and that makes me feel silly after seeing how easy it was to do!