February Challenge: Quotes… Entry #6 By Linda

The next entry is from Linda and this is what she shared with me…
“This is a photo I took last fall in Arkansas and the text is the last two lines of a sonnet I wrote years ago.”
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Photo and Quote by Linda

Photo and Quote by Linda

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February Challenge: Quotes… Entry #4 By Carol

I would like all you crazies to welcome Carol to the CWPC. She has been following along for sometime and about the time she found out about the CWPC, she was in the process of moving from Texas to Washington, DC. She is now settled in but has not been able to find a photo group quite like this crazy group of women and will be joining us from afar.

Carol… it is great to have you join us! For those of you who do not know Carol, scroll down to find her photo and bio on the left side of the blog.

She has sent along this wonderful photo and quote to share with us…
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Also… check out this inspiring video she has sent our way:

February Challenge: Quotes… Entry #3 By Debbie

Debbie sent me an e-mail as she was trying to figure out how to use text on Fotor as she initially could not find how to change the color of the text. I like what she has done here and the light green text is set off so nicely against the black background! And… what a gorgeous orchid!

(Photo by Debbie)

(Photo by Debbie)

February Challenge: Quotes Entry #1 By Robin Z.

For the month of February I gave the crazies a challenge to pair a quote with a photo using negative space for the quote.

This was the first time that many of the members have done this and for those not using photoshop, I had suggested using either Fotor or Ribbet editing programs as listed on the right side of the blog as these are quite easy to use and give many fonts.

When I received Robin’s entries I was so impressed by what she submitted that I had to show you all of them and have put them in a slide show. Evidently she has never done anything like this before but her entries are exemplary!

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Snow Geese…

Just wanted to share with you a few photos that Tess took of the snow geese before we start our next challenge. This year the snow geese were at the back of her property and they are spectacular and she said they were a raucous bunch!

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Happy Birthday Sassy!

Today we send birthday greetings from Texas to our photography friend Sassy in the great Northwest! Have a great day! Party like a CrAzY woman!

Happy Birthday Sassy!

Happy Birthday Sassy!


Let me also include here another black and white photo that Sassy had sent my way that I found to be quite touching.
Sassy said… “I was going through my photobucket a bit ago and came across this photo I took of my oldest daughter Jessie and her friend’s horse Hugger several years ago. Just wanted to show I don’t just shoot landmarks and landscapes… lol.”
Jessie and Hugger (Photo by Sassy)

Jessie and Hugger
(Photo by Sassy)

January Challenge: Black and White… Entry #10 Tony

Not long ago my daughter and I attended a retirement party for Mike Templeton from the Mesquite Arts Center. As we sipped our wine and enjoyed the festivities, I caught sight of this fella with long gray hair. He certainly stood out in the crowd and for some reason, he looked familiar. We struck up a conversation with him and his wife, and before long, I thought that she too looked very familiar. After chatting for a while, I realized that I had photographed both of them at the Mesquite Cemetery historical presentation where the actors dress in period costume and stand by the tombstone of a deceased Mesquite resident and tell that person’s story.

Suddenly it all came back. Tony was in the Civil War and dressed appropriately, and his wife was dressed as a school teacher as each stood at their respective tombstones. And then I thought that Tony would be a great choice to add to my 100 Strangers Project. When I told him of the project, he graciously said he would be pleased to be a part of it.

The light in the reception room was not conducive to shooting a portrait but at the end of the hall, I could see the late afternoon light coming in through the door, so we went to the end of the hall. Being the actor that he is, he struck a pose and I took several photos and I liked this one the best. It was taken in color but I do like the looks of the black and white image.

Tony (Photo by Fay/Lala)

Tony
(Photo by Fay/Lala)


Tony (Photo by Fay/Lala)

Tony
(Photo by Fay/Lala)


If Mesquite again does the cemetery meander, it would be fun for the club to go and shoot the event.
Here is a photo of Tony acting out his part at the cemetery…
Remember when... (Photo by Fay/Lala)

Remember when…
(Photo by Fay/Lala)

January Challenge: Black and White… Entry #9 A Fond Look Back

Marylin is still hanging out in Plano and loves to explore the different parks in the area. She has sent these photos that were taken at Harry Meyers Park in Rockwall. You will have to look closely as the first was shot in color and then the next was with selective coloring, followed by a black and white image.

A Fond Look Back (Photo by Marylin)

A Fond Look Back
(Photo by Marylin)


A Fond Look Back with Selective Coloring (Photo by Marylin)

A Fond Look Back with Selective Coloring
(Photo by Marylin)


A Fond Look Back in Black and White (Photo by Marylin)

A Fond Look Back in Black and White
(Photo by Marylin)


Thanks Marylin for your submissions. It is interesting to see the subtle difference between the one with selective coloring and the black and white. You may click on each photo to see in a larger size.