This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat. (For more information, go here.)
For Mlle. Renee, a treat is receiving a special letter from a little girl.
This week, show us careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. For more information, go here.
This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types. (For more information, go here!)
Boundaries impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects. They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to. But they also give structure to our actions and frame our movements. In photography, they help our eyes make sense of what we see and convey a sense of visual narrative. They constantly invite us to push against them.
Sometimes BOUNDARIES are not established to keep innocent pups in, but keep unwanted parties out. Mlle. Renee always looks sad when she is on the other side of the fence from me. She also has no real training as a watch dog, but when when unknown parties come within ten feet of her established perimeter she will give them a loud barking. (Especially, if they’re riding a bicycle.)
This week, show us something creepy — because hey, we can’t take photos of rainbows and puppies every day. Well, okay, I guess we can. But let’s branch out anyway! (For more information go here.)
Almost shades of the Godfather! It’s not a horse’s head on your pillow, but it is a slightly unstuffed bovine dog toy with big eyes. Renee, my dog, will always unstuff her toys until she kills the squeaker inside of them. Luckily, Miss Moo’s head survived the removal. So now the head sets on top of feet next to Renee’s pillow.
This week, share a force of nature from your corner of the world. (For more information go here!) Living is Saint Louis between the mighty Mississippi and the Muddy Missouri Rivers, smack dab on the New Madrid Fault Line (for details on the biggest earthquake in American history go here!) and in the middle of Tornado Alley, (I actually watched a tornado go past my office window one day! OK, it was about a mile away!) the forces of nature really aren’t very photogenic.
The first pink and red roses of spring in a photo taken in the middle of a spring rain storm.
What does the word “intricate” mean to you? It could be the deep, fibrous bark on the ancient oak tree in your yard. Maybe it’s the robin’s nest under construction near your window — that ornithological engineering marvel of mud and twigs. It could be the treasured piece of needlepoint your grandmother crafted, or maybe a drawing you made. It could be the leaves falling from trees in the Southern Hemisphere — the wind arranging them just so on your lawn. (For more information go here!)You don’t need a giagantic canvas to paint an INTRICATE scene, but a nice frame helps to set the scene.
Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art
1. Lasting for a very short time.
Show us what ephemeral means to you. It could be a dry leaf floating on an errant breeze, the sleep-floppy smile of your waking three-year-old, or the cake that turned out just right before the hungry hordes descend on it. So looking forward to see the fleeing moments you’ll capture! For more information go hereChocolate Chip Cookies Fresh From The Oven!
Now you see them … and then you don’t!
For this week’s photo challenge, share with us a photo that expresses something fresh. (For more information go HERE!)
Walls are the canvases of our lives: where stories are read, voices are heard, ideas are shared. This week consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated, the halls you walk down each day, or the exteriors you’ve ignored or neglected. What do these walls reveal about a place, people, or you? (For more information, go here.)
This is the wall I face when I sit at my computer (an iMac) working on photos, writing, creating and what have you. The wall has been this rich burnt umber color for over 20-years. So I don’t think I’ll change it any time soon. There is all four framed pieces hanging on the wall. Starting on the left there is a film strip of a prize-winning television commercial that I wrote and produced a couple of decades ago. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you’ll see that it features recreations of silent movie comedians Laurel and Hardy. Next is a graphic artwork by my best friend designed to accent the wall color. Then there is the painting of the classic 20th Century locomotive. It has always been one of my favorites. And below photo of a crushed origami bird I call ALBATROSS. The desktop includes the usual flotsam and jetsam of live, plus a ceramic lamp kitten, a multi-function clock, my printer/scanner, my phone, and paper shredder. Nothing more and nothing less, other than Yoda.
What’s not to love about orange? It’s vibrant. It’s cheerful. It makes a statement. It’s the perfect punctuation for a punchy photo.
This week, share a group of photos where orange is either the dominant color, or provides a bold highlight. Shoot for at least three photos, and look for different shades — bright neons, deep rusts, delicate peaches. (For more information go here!)
ORANGE you glad it’s photo challenge time? Thankfully the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Annual ART IN BLOOM show opened today which provided me with a lot of subject matter for this challenge. I also had to sort through over 50 images to select the following.
So I give you not only more shades of orange than you’ve ever seen, but also great art and tons of flowers.
Each spring the museum staff selects more than 35 works of art from the museum’s collection and invites florists from around the Saint Louis area to interpret these works using floral arrangements. Here’s a sample of the works that met the ORANGE part of this challenge in the original work, the floral arrangement or both. (NOTE: Click on the small gallery pics for a larger view.)
Now, can any one give me the title of the works, and or the artists.