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, October 09, 2009

A WET Foto Friday

I want to start off this week with an apology. Last week I made a few comments on some of your blogs about how a certain photo might be made better. It was later in the week before I realized that in doing so, I might have offended some of you. Of course, I never meant any offense and I do apologize for any that may have occurred. Unless I hear specifically from you that you wouldn't mind those sorts of comments, I will keep my big yap shut.


Last week's WATER challenge was the hardest one yet (for me). Don't mean to complain but...SHEESH! They did not turn out at ALL like I wanted them too. The few I posted are nice, don't get me wrong, but it is a bad case of envisioning something in your mind then being disappointed with the results. It wasn't for lack of trying either~ I put more work into this challenge than all the others combined. I guess I need some serious help with the subject of water. blech.

Ok. Enough complaining.

To look at it a different way: I haven't spent so much time behind my camera~and that is ALWAYS fun. The assignment even spurred a wild goose chase/picnic/do school at the park/explore Fall day which made this challenging all the more rewarding. (More pictures from that another day.)

Here are the few I narrowed it down to: I took probably 500 pictures~ that is a VERY high failure rate people! *blush*

These first three photos were taken with a white cloth napkin in the background, outside (since my dark house is no good for taking indoor photos), using a wine glass and a pourable measuring cup. The drop one was created using a medicine dropper.

I did really like the colors that were reflected in the water. I propped up a piece of red construction paper on one side (out of the frame view) and I guess the green must have come from the grass.

These are from the park day, yesterday. It was a perfectly wonderful day. Enjoying mild days outside take precedence over home chores anyday. All too soon I am going to become my typical winter recluse. Gotta soak up the goodness while I can.

And down the road from our house, there is a funny pond where a mailbox sits smack dab in the middle of the water. I have no idea why~my only guess is for birds to roost/nest?! It's a funny sight~ though I wish I could have gotten closer to it for a shot. But it was impossible. Especially with three little people in tow.

Can't wait to see everyone's contributions!!

In order to participate in these Foto Friday challenges, you must take a photo (or several) 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 Foto Friday post with Mr. McLinky here so that we all can visit you and compare notes...

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


I am straying a little bit from the challenge list this week because I thought it would be fun, since we have just begun, to sort of "introduce" ourselves to one another since in some cases we are "meeting" for the first time. So.... this week our challenge is going to be SELF-PORTRAITS!
The requirement, of course, is that we take the photo ourselves (no husbands taking pictures). Hence, SELF portraits! hehe You can also try to capture what MAKES you you in more creative ways. I think this is going to be great fun!
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