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, June 03, 2011

Foto Friday

Last week I challenged you to find some wind and capture it. Did ya? If not, no worries-I still want to see your favorite photo of the week!

Here are mine:

Now let's see YOUR photos for the week!

I'll be honest with you, I have been having a HARD time coming up with challenges each week, especially ones that I am excited about. So when I saw this on Pinterest i knew it would be *just right* if I scratched the "day" and made them instead "weekly" challenges. I could have just written down the list, but golly she made such a fabulous graphic I had to admire it. So here they are for reference. I am super excited about the challenges now...amazing what a bit of objectivity can do for a person.

So for the record: if you are up to it~ this coming weeks challenge will be SELF PORTRAIT. Of course, any favorite photo would be a welcome contribution. That goes without saying.

See you then!

*** I can't believe it but I forgot to post my favorites from last week...AGAIN! Boy, I need to get my act together! ***

Here are my favorites of last week:

Winner #1: Barb from My Journey~For His Glory

I for one think it is really amazing how this internet thing allows me to live vicariously through so many different peoples' lives. Not only was this a wonderfully interesting shot of a culture far different than mine, but it was well made: the subject was slightly off center, the rice was caught mid-throw, the subject was crisp and clear and the exposure was perfect (which is challenging to do with sunhats/shade among bright light.) Not to mention how difficult it can be to take a picture of someone we don't know. Kudos to Barb (it was her FIRST contribution too! Let's hope we see more of her!)

Winner #2: Dana from A NibNabit Life

This photograph is really well done as well. I love it for its artistic flare. The rule of thirds was implemented perfectly and I love the hard iron contrasting with the tender plant. It is a job well done when a photograph speaks to you, and this one did to me.

Well done everyone!


Heather said...

OK, this is my first Linky with you. It does not look like it worked?! But, I love the list and maybe I can get my act togther to keep it up!

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

Love that first photo...oooo...but the grin takes the cake! :) Love that list...ugh...except SELF PORTRAIT! ;)

missusmechanic said...

That is a pretty pic of her! The top one especially. Look at those pigtails!

This is my first time linking up with you this week. Been reading for a while now, since you were posting on cmomb, I just never really comment.

(I hope I followed the rules!)

Anonymous said...

checked out that photo challenge and have a question: what in the world is "bokeh"???

Rebecca said...

Heather~ you need to link to your Foto Friday post. The link should be at the end of your blogpost.

Amy~ c'mon-you can do it! ;-)

Missusmechanic~so glad you decided to join up! Wow. Cmomb days-that was a VERY long time ago! What a nice surprise!

Anonyous~ bokeh is when the background is so out of focus, it begins to make circles shadows in the background of your photograph. On that particular week, whenever it is, I will give a few examples of what I mean. :-)

Jennifer said...

I love the first photo. The contrast of her dark eyes with her light hair is really stunning in a black and white photo. I find serious portrait photos to be interesting because I am drawn to the emotion/expression in the eyes.

Miranda said...

Beautiful pictures!

I love the missing sock in the second picture. Too cute!!

Im excited for the list of challenges. They look fun!

Barb said...

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for the nice comment regarding the sowing rice picture. This will be a "fun" change for me from the ministry work and hopefully give many a glimpse into life in a different continent too. Jennifer, my daughter, takes after her dad in taking some beautiful pictures. Hopefully I can learn from them and all of you. Your family is beautiful and it is refreshing to read some of your posts and the God honoring life you desire to live and raise your children in. Blessings to you!!!

Our Peculiar Lives said...

Congrats to the winners! I love those photos of yours this week. I think my favorite is the last one with that little bit of hair around her face, so sweet!

abigail said...

I love your wispy girl. That top picture is lovely. Whatever is she thinking on?

Dana said...

Loved seeing all the wind pictures--so sweet! Thanks, also, for the comments on my picture. I'm looking so forward to the upcoming challenges, well, except for this week's. Self-portrait, ugh--I HATE pics of me! :) Part of the reason I love being behind the camera!!