Old milk can: The weekend in black and white

INFORMATION AND REQUESTS.

Each week this blog will publish on Friday at 6pm Irish time. Mister Linky will remain open until 8am on Monday.

PLEASE LINK DIRECTLY to your monochrome post. If your link leads to your home page it makes it very difficult for anyone trying to visit after a few days.

PLEASE don’t hide your photo(s) in a whole string of entries for other memes – it’s hard for all concerned.

PLEASE post ONLY BLACK AND WHITE photos – no patches of colour and no sepia or other colour treatments however good they may look. This challenge is ONLY for black and white photographs.

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Weekly photo Challenge : Green

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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I'm part of Post A Day 2012

GREEN

 

Cee’s fun photo challenge: ORANGE

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange

How It Works?

  1. Most weeks I will come up with a topic and along with a tip on how to take a better photo.  Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
  2. Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
  3. Please keep your photos to only three or less per week.
  4. ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/cees-fun-foto-challenge-orange/

 

ORANGE

Cars an orange!

Animals and orange

Trompie was looking at this “orange”dog through the orange gate.

Orange storage.

I loved looking for orange objects or things .

Suddenly I saw many when I started to look around!

What fun.

 

Cee’s fun photo Challenge: One Single flower

How It Works?

  1. Most weeks I will come up with a topic and along with a tip on how to take a better photo.  Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
  2. Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
  3. Please keep your photos to only three or less per week.
  4. ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

ONE SINGLE FLOWER

I took these photos early morning. Sun was just starting to shine fully onto the tulips.

They are my own grown tulips!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR and FAR

 

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/weekly-photo-challenge-near-and-far/

 

NEAR and FAR

(Photo taken in Lowveld, Mpumalanga, South Africa.)

I took this photo from our room at Chili Pepper Lodge.

Dense growth in the front then some newly planted  Banana trees.

Further on are some subtropical fruit trees

In the background  some mountains with some early morning mist on them.

Taking the N1 to the north in Limpopo , South Africa.

Traffic near and far.

 

52 Pick up – Tell a story

Tell a story means you have to use a series of photos and then tell what is happening!

Well, my story is about watching my orchid’s  flowers develop into beautiful flowers.

CHAPTER ONE

I saw the flowers developing the first time and took photos on May, 10, 2012

This is the one which is going to have 8 flowers

This one is smaller and came out later than no 1.

CHAPTER TWO

Then I took photos again on May, 17.

 Week later, the flowers were showing their heads.

Big spike with flowers.

Smaller spike.

CHAPTER THREE

I took photos again  June, 07

The warmer weather did the flowers well. The are still developing!

Smaller one is going slowly.

CHAPTER FOUR

The newest photos, taken  yesterday, June 12, 2012 at 5:30pm. The plant is in my one bedroom because it is too cold outside. Snow is expected to fall  tonight. There was snowfall already during the day on the hills.

I really hope the flowers will survive in this weather!

The smaller spike has got only 3 flowers.

This is the end of the second last chapter.

CHAPTER FIVE

The last chapter is going to be when the spikes are in bloom!!!

http://printsensephotography.com/2012/06/10/52-pick-up-week-23-review/

It’s write easy

Today was a very pleasant afternoon. We all enjoyed each others stories.

Here is the homework:

June 1, 2012                        It’s write easy

The words for today are:

Workshop, fantastic, explaining, articles, sharing.

Today’s words are really good. I can use all of them in my writing. I have attended many workshops  in my life.

First a bit of  quilting background. I started to quilt about 3 years ago. My friend gave me some unfinished quilt work to do. Since then I have not stopped at all. I have to tell you, I am quilting by hand. I have done many quilts in the 3 years since starting. I now do some quilting using my sewing machine.(I do only stitch in the ditch as they call it)

Well, two Saturdays ago I had a quilt workshop at The Sawmillers Quiltery shop in Te Marua. These workshops are fantastic. I can recommend it to anyone. The workshop starts at 10 am and ends at 4pm.

The workshop was on how to construct the old school house block. Sue, our tutor first explained how to pick your material and colors. Then she showed how to measure and cut the pieces, lay out and then stitch your block together.

I could decide if I wanted to make a full quilt by using different blocks or if I only wanted to make a street with houses and some trees and flowers between the blocks.

On that Saturday I made two different Old School House blocks. Here they are.

At the end putting the article(blocks) together will give me a full single bed quilt or lap quilt.

We shared many ideas on how to put the blocks together. Sharing ideas is very important. I always learn something new when attending workshops.

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In class we had to use one or more of the following words.

hobby, air travel, photograph, moving, house

I took HOBBY and PHOTOGRAPH

One of my hobbies is scrap booking. I love to work with photos and paper to construct the pages. I have already done 12 big albums(12″ x 12″) and also some small albums(8″ x 8″). Also have made albums for family and friends.

Taking photographs is also part of the scrap book hobby. My eyes are always open and on the look out for flowers or anything that attracts my attention.

My last photos were of these real fairy or goblet toadstools – the ones which are red with white spots on top.

My sister told me to take photos as near as possible and also zoom in on it. Well, I had to go down on my knees in the wet grass to get as near as possible. I also zoomed in. The best of it all was that the photos were totally out of focus because I do not have a grand camera like my sister. I told my sister, next time she can take them herself. Her answer was that she had forgotten that I had only a “plain” camera. She has this fancy one that could even take a good photo without me crawling in the wet grass.

52 Pick up(Sherene Schmidtler)

Should you wish to join me in this challenge, here are the rules:

  1. The theme begins on Sunday and at least one image on the theme must be posted by the following Saturday.
  2. Images can be captured on my Digital SLR, point-and-shoot or even the phone on my camera.
  3. Each image must be taken during the theme week. No scrounging back through last year’s photos for “a good one”. That would be cheating and the challenge is about taking new photos with new inspiration!
  4. Images are allowed to be post processed. I shoot in RAW and use Photoshop Elements 9.0 for post processing. My favourite actions come from Paint the Moon and MCP Actions. If you haven’t checked them out yet you should. They both offer freebies to give you a taste of how their products work.
Each week I will post the challenge.  If you are participating, add a link to the photo you have taken in the comment section of that post.

This Week’s Challenge

Week 18: Pick a Colour, Any Colour

RED