Everyday Creative’s 52 Project – Week 10

Project 52 – Week 10 – Side Lighting

Well folks – it’s Snowpocalypse 2015 in the great state of North Carolina!  We are on our second week of ‘weather’ and snow days.  Somehow we have managed to find a few moments of just enough sunshine for side lighting though.  What a relief!  Here’s a shot of my youngest little darling.

EC-Heidi-Prog52-wk10-SideLightingKesti caught an amazing moment with one of her boys this week.  I love it so very much.  I keep pulling up this image and smiling.

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And speaking of sweet boys – this is Knight.  Richard definitely used the side lighting to his advantage.  Love it!

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Shannon kept with the Snowpocalypse theme.  I happily moved to the south for its lack of the fluffy white stuff.  Seeing the joy on Maddie’s face when she has a handful of snow reminds me of all I have to be grateful for.  Even snow!

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The Mission – Share one picture a week using the theme prompt.

 The Goal – Improve our picture taking skills & become more creative.

 The Result – Sharing with other creative women as we accomplish this year long goal.

 The Details – Weekly themes will be posted each Thursday.  You can share your images in the comments and on our Facebook page, or follow along without posting.  We’ll do shout outs and favorite shares from the prior weeks assignments on Facebook and on our weekly theme posts.

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Week 1 -Bokeh

Week 2 – Silhouette

Week 3 - Window

 Week 4 – Rule of Thirds

Week 5 – Leading Lines

Week 6 – Perspective

Week 7 – Catchlights

Week 8 – Red

Week 9 – Black & White

Week 10 – Side Lighting

Next Week – Shadows

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Everyday Creative’s 52 Project – Week 9

Project 52 – Week 9 – Black and White

So this is how we roll.  Week 8 = super bright.  Intense.  Red.  Week 9  = the opposite of that.  Black and white.  I’m not an extreme person.  Honest!

My bundled up B&W

 

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North Carolina, however, has some extreme weather.  Well . . . a little weather is considered extreme here.  Mostly any solid form of precipitation is considered extreme.  If there is a light dusting of snow, everything closes.  I mean EVERYTHING!  It’s great – one of the many, many reasons I love this state.  In all fairness, I’ve never seen ice like I have seen living here.  But the white powder does cause quite a ruckus.  I give you exhibit A.

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This was captured by a driver last year when we had some snow.  Yes, this is for real people!  I was driving home in this li’l storm.  A truck jack-knifed on a little bridge, backing up traffic for miles.  People turned their cars off, got out and started walking.  For real!  Left their cars in the road, along the road, wherever.  Somehow I managed to make it home.

Why am I telling you this?  Because it snowed this week.  WAHOO!  Just a light dusting with a bit of frozen rain and ice underneath.  But North Carolinians know how to sled in any little bit we can get!  My girls’ preferred vehicle for sledding is a boogie board.  They fly right past those silly sleds.   Looks like Shannon found a great sledding hill for her little ones.  I love the photographer, taking a picture of her husband, who is taking a picture of their children.  The snow and overcast skies really made for great black and white photos this week!

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Kesti had such a difficult time choosing which picture to share, so there are two for her this week.  I love the moment she captured with her youngest, staring out a wet window, quite obviously wishing it would stop raining so he could go outside!  Love that she captured his reflection in the window too!

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We just couldn’t leave this picture out.  Look at all the texture in this picture! (My absolute favorite this week)

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I am determined that my 13 year old will not see this website.  Otherwise she will see Richard’s pictures, buy a one way ticket and never look back!  She is cow, horse, pig, chicken, still wants to be a vet, anything farm or barn crazy.  Check out this sweet cow.  Great contrast.  I love that it was taken through the fence too.

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Can’t wait to see next week’s pictures!
EVERYDAY- 9 Cent Prints at Snapfish!

The Mission – Share one picture a week using the theme prompt.

 The Goal – Improve our picture taking skills & become more creative.

 The Result – Sharing with other creative women as we accomplish this year long goal.

 The Details – Weekly themes will be posted each Thursday.  You can share your images in the comments and on our Facebook page, or follow along without posting.  We’ll do shout outs and favorite shares from the prior weeks assignments on Facebook and on our weekly theme posts.

Week 1 -Bokeh

Week 2 – Silhouette

Week 3 - Window

 Week 4 – Rule of Thirds

Week 5 – Leading Lines

Week 6 – Perspective

Week 7 – Catchlights

Week 8 – Red

Week 9 – Black & White

Next Week – Side Lighting

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Aleesha - February 27, 2015 - 7:35 am

Heidi these pictures are fabulous! Great post :)

Everyday Creative’s 52 Project – Week 8

Project 52 – Week 8 – Red

Red.  Wait!  What?!  Red???  I have mixed feelings about red.  Kind of a love/hate relationship.  In general, I love the color red.  It makes me think of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Fall (I LOVE fall).  But hello . . . BYU  BLUE!  Go Cougars.  And their rival of all rivals?  The U – red.

So let’s just be clear.  I’m a BYU girl who loves red in certain circumstances.  Just not college colors;)

Richard’s up first this week, because LOOK AT THIS CHICKEN!  Everyone, please meet Lillian.  I need to add Lillian to the list of reasons I love red.

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Kesti’s youngest must have been rejuvenated after his week off.  Check out this cute li’l buddy.  He smiles with his whole face!  Oh how I love real smiles:)

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Here is Shannon’s take on ‘red’ which was done in the last 30 minutes all tossed together from items on hand.  The cards are the front and back of her son’s Valentine’s handouts along with the strawberries going into his lunch box tonight!

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And since she had issues choosing one image, you get a bonus one.

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Now . . . . .

 

I was hoping you would be so captivated by those three amazing photos, that you wouldn’t scroll any further.  Because I tried a still life.  And that’s exactly what it is.  Still (meaning a tad boring).  Not quite as captivating as it was in my mind.  An area for serious improvement for me over time, I hope.

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Pretty excited about next week though!  Share some photos with us!

The Mission – Share one picture a week using the theme prompt.

 The Goal – Improve our picture taking skills & become more creative.

 The Result – Sharing with other creative women as we accomplish this year long goal.

 The Details – Weekly themes will be posted each Thursday.  You can share your images in the comments and on our Facebook page, or follow along without posting.  We’ll do shout outs and favorite shares from the prior weeks assignments on Facebook and on our weekly theme posts.

Week 1 -Bokeh

Week 2 – Silhouette

Week 3 - Window

 Week 4 – Rule of Thirds

Week 5 – Leading Lines

Week 6 – Perspective

Week 7 – Red

Next Week – Black and White

 

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Everyday Creative’s 52 Project – Week 7

Project 52 – Week 7 – Catchlights

Shannon picked this week’s photo assignment.  I have to admit, with all Shannon’s knowledge and experience, that I was a bit apprehensive while waiting to see what she would choose.  I was decidedly relieved when I saw that it was catchlights!  It’s always been fairly easy to get catchlights in the eyes of a certain dark, dark, dark, brown-eyed 5 year old daughter of mine.  I had everything ready to go when she came home from school one day this week.  The light was perfect, my battery was charged, I told her it would take less than 5 minutes.  My sweet, little kindergartener had plans of her own.  I know it may sound ridiculous, but I feel certain her plan was to destroy my every attempt at a picture that included her eyes.  It was as if she knew what I was after.  Instead of the usual pouty mouth, she squinted until her eyes all but disappeared!  IMPOSSIBLE!

Enter the teenager . . . so much easier!

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Kesti’s sweet boys were equally as un-enamored with her camera this week, as G was with mine.  Luckily she has friends who rush to her aid in such times of crisis.  You may not see it here.  You may not see it today.  But she has a dog who is eager to please.  I saw from her blog that catchlights were to be had in Finley’s eyes.

But check out this beautiful little girl!

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Richard’s image is wonderful with the sky and lashes all in great detail.  Love the pop of red on the left too!

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Babies are always a favorite and newborns rarely connect well with the camera.  Shannon was able to get this super sweet boy both connected and with an animated expression.

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With Valentine’s day upon us, we decided to go with ‘red’ for this week’s assignment.  I’m hoping to see you share some pictures with us too!

The Mission – Share one picture a week using the theme prompt.

 The Goal – Improve our picture taking skills & become more creative.

 The Result – Sharing with other creative women as we accomplish this year long goal.

 The Details – Weekly themes will be posted each Thursday.  You can share your images in the comments and on our Facebook page, or follow along without posting.  We’ll do shout outs and favorite shares from the prior weeks assignments on Facebook and on our weekly theme posts.

Week 1 -Bokeh

Week 2 – Silhouette

Week 3 - Window

 Week 4 – Rule of Thirds

Week 5 – Leading Lines

Week 6 – Perspective

Week 7 – Catchlights 

Next Week – Red

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Everyday Creative’s 52 Project – Week 6

Project 52 – Week 6 – Perspective

I have been so very excited about this week’s assignment!  Shannon took an inspiring picture of my oldest daughter several years ago.  It was the first thing that popped into my head when Kesti mentioned perspective.  M had on a pair of Ariat boots, which have an adorable logo on the sole of them.  Shannon took a shot of M and her daddy sitting on a fence.  She took it from below with the sole of her boot in focus.  Everything else was a little blurry and I LOVED it!  My attempt fell a little flat, but this project is for real right?!  I had a few other ideas and shots, but in the end I decided to just share this.  Not every picture will go as planned.

 

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Kesti had so many great ideas.  She posted them all on her blog.  I’ve been dying to see which she would choose to share here.  I love this sweet boy’s expression and the pop of red.

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Richard captured this amazing picture in his barn and I love everything about it!  I love the plates.  I love the contrast as you look out the window.   There are different elements that keep me looking around the image to see what else there is to discover.

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Shannon is sharing one of the images she took of the sweetest newborn this week!  Love the shot from up above looking down and the narrow depth of field!  :)

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The Mission – Share one picture a week using the theme prompt.

 The Goal – Improve our picture taking skills & become more creative.

 The Result – Sharing with other creative women as we accomplish this year long goal.

 The Details – Weekly themes will be posted each Thursday.  You can share your images in the comments and on our Facebook page, or follow along without posting.  We’ll do shout outs and favorite shares from the prior weeks assignments on Facebook and on our weekly theme posts.

Week 1 -Bokeh

Week 2 – Silhouette

Week 3 - Window

 Week 4 – Rule of Thirds

Week 5 – Leading Lines

Week 6 – Perspective

Next Week – Catchlights 

 

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