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, February 26, 2010

Foto Friday: SQUARES

***Sorry it has taken me so long to get things up today....my computer has been/is STILL giving me fits. I guess I should be thankful, newsguys say to expect electricity outtages....so I guess I will take fits over NOTHING. ;-)***

Last week's Photo (er, I mean Foto) Friday challenge was to find some squares. How did you do? Do you like these more concrete themes? Are they offering more opportunity to hone your photography skills than the more abstract concepts?

Personally, I was hoping to look for squares architecturally but, turns out, I was a winter recluse this week, yet again. We have over a foot of snow by now (and no end in sight) so I guess the outdoor squares would have been all covered up anyway! ;-)

Two views of a girl in pink:

~ a girl in gingham

~wrinkled dress against window pan

Two views of my newest obsession:

hummus. A breakfast, lunch and dinner food.

*** See how DIFFERENT an object can be just be changing the point of view or angle??

Then I thought how neat it would be to incorporate a square frame into a shot (well, more rectangular, so sue me!)

What happened next:

My original plan was to have myself and the kiddos within the frame, but that proved to be harder than it looks. Running. throwing children on top of me, positioning frame and never knowing how it was going to wind up.....not pretty.

How I WISH I would have gotten the entire frame in these shots:

Oh well. I guess you should just know your own limitations. ;-)

Who else participated??

This weeks challenge is: CIRCLES!! (I am SO excited about this one!)

In order to participate in these Foto Friday challenges, you must take a photo (or several) pertaining to the challenge WITHIN the challenge week and post it/them to your blog. 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...

For those of you new to this blog (or to Foto Friday's in general), each Friday we get a new photo challenge to work on for the week and we post our photos the next Friday and link back up here. Whatever your skill level, the goal is to get behind your camera and to begin, as you practice, to view subjects in a different light. To extend yourself and your concepts and ideas. To create ART instead of just snapping a picture. And to do it all while having FUN.


Terri said...

I love the picture of Adele looking out the window! I think I do better on more abstract themes. Oh well, circles here I come! :-)

Bonnie said...

Love the frames! It is to bad you weren't able to get the whole frame in, but I still like them!

Jennifer said...

I also love the photo of Adele looking out the window...so pretty. I also agree with you, Hummus is great! :)

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

Nice! I LOVE the one with Adele sitting on the blanket of SQUARES! Did you make that? I would love to do a Log Cabin quilt someday! :)

Oooo...circles! :)

Tracy said...

My favorite is Adele in pink. Both shots, but I really like the second one.

It matters not to me, concrete or abstract. I'll try my best either way!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I love the one of Adele looking out the window ~ so cute! The frame pictures are fun. :)

Jemit said...

I think my favorite is Adele and the window.. I liked the angle of the photo. Hmm I never thought about a photo frame.. I guess my imagination needs a shot in the arm.. Circles, eh? hmmm

Paula said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the frames with all of you (momma included) in them!!! Things have been busy over here and I cannot wait to pick up my camera again. I just wish I knew when things would slow down enough! Please keep me in your prayers, if you don't mind. I truly appreciate it.