Saturday, April 12, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 33

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

I hope you're having some beautiful spring weather where you are; we are here and it is SO nice! Long awaited and much appreciated, indeed!

So this week's challenge is: GRAY

Make something GRAY the focal point of your photo, have gray be the overall theme in your photo, or do some editing and change your image to greyscale. Or do something creative & interpret the challenge another way!

When I originally planned this week's topic, I had imagined all kinds of *April showers* that could be photographed, but the few days we had like that this past week, weren't very photogenic. However, using my cell phone's camera, I tried to capture a stunning sunrise happening beneath a darkening sky. The camera isn't that great, but I did a little editing and I like the decades-old feel of this:

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I've posted the original in the comments on Flickr; feel free to let me know which you like better! I'd love your critiques!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 32

Hello there and welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge! Thank you again for following me on my journey to more creative photos!

This week, my challenge was: TRIANGLE

Use triangles to frame your subject, or make triangles the focal point of your photo -- or interpret the prompt another way; I'd love to see it! Here's my favorite of the few I took:

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Check it out on flickr to view the others -- and brace yourself for the changes they made there this week; they certainly shocked & frustrated me!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 31

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

So this week, the challenge is: CLOSE

Make the focal point of your photo be something up close, or in some other way, convey CLOSE in your photo. You don't have to go macro, but I did:


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 30

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

How did you all do on your GREEN challenge?

Don't forget to share them with everyone at our flickr group for a chance to be featured right here!

So this week, our challenge is: DISTANT

Make the focal point of your photo be something in the distant, or in some other way, convey DISTANT in your photo.

Here is mine:

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So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group to be featured next week! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 29

Hello, my fellow creative photographers! Sorry for the delay in getting this out to you! It's been a very busy weekend here at Faerie Gardens AND I've got a head cold to boot; so I am running at half-speed...

So how did you all do on your THREE challenge? Lots of good trios? I cannot wait to see them all! Don't forget to share them with everyone at our flickr group for a chance to be featured right here!

So this week, our challenge is: GREEN

Yes, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I want to see your GREEN photos. What's green where you are?


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For us St. Patrick's Day means a trip to Syracuse for the annual Freezing of the Leprechauns -- erm, that is, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! My favorite part is the men in kilts, but who can resist the Wearin' O' the Green! Lia's outfits are the best! ♥

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group to be featured next week! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 28

Welcome back!

How did you all do on your BREAKFAST photos? Anything yummy in your viewfinder?

Don't forget to share it at our flickr group for a chance to be featured right here!

This week, our challenge is: THREE

Take a look around you for the THREES, little trios of things, the actual number three... what creative ways can you interpret the challenge?

Here's mine:

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So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 27

Hello again, my Photo Challengers!

How did the PINK challenge go for you?

I'm sorry, I didn't have any new photos for the challenge, so I don't have one to feature this week; perhaps this week's challenge will spark you all and I can feature you next week!

This week, our challenge is: BREAKFAST.

Sometime during this week, take some photos centering around your breakfast. Perhaps preparing it, or a nice food shot, or maybe you & your family having a chaotic week-day breakfast? Here's mine:


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My Sunday morning breakfast. A cup of flavored coffee with some cantaloupe. Makes me think of warmer days as the wan winter sunlight filters through the cloud cover... I love the soft light and almost dream-like feeling this image has. Be sure to click through and see some other shots I took, and read why I didn't choose them in the comments!

So let's see yours; share with everyone at our flickr group for a chance to be featured! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 26

Greeting & salutations, my photo friends!

How did you do with last week's LOVE challenge? I can't wait to see how you interpret the prompt...

So guess what!

This week marks the HALFWAY POINT in our 52-week journey! Can you believe it!? I can't...

Anyway, before I introduce this week's prompt, I wanted to let you know about a new feature I'll be adding for the remainder of the Challenge. Each week I'll be selecting one of the photos from our flickr group to spotlight in Sunday's email and blog post! So don't forget to share them there when you upload!

So without further ado, our final challenge for February is: PINK

Before everything goes all green, find the PINK around you and capture it in some creative way.


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I was blessed to wake up to this gorgeous sunrise one morning this week and catch it on film (well digitally anwyay). What will you capture?

Share it with us at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 25

Hello again! How was your Valentine's Day weekend? I hope it's been wonderful!

How did you all do with the HEARTS challenge? Hopefully you were able to find some... ^_^

So, in keeping with the same kind of theme, this week, our challenge is:
* L V E *

What do you LOVE? What does LOVE mean to you? Take some photos and share them with the group!


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Of course my photo is of our weekly Friday Night Family Dinner. Due to weather & health problems we haven't had one in a month or more! It was LOVELY to get together for our traditional individual heart-shaped pizzas and sit and talk for the evening.

I added several layers to my photo, including a nice red border & some hearts, to add some extra interest & color. You certainly don't have to do so much with your photo editing software -- if anything -- to get a nice photo. I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge! I hope you'll share it with everyone at our flickr group!

And don't forget you can sign up for twice-weekly reminders via email by clicking right here and entering your email address!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 24

Welcome back, fellow creative photographers!

How did you do with last week's REFLECTION challenge?

I'd love to see them! Don't forget to share them at our flickr group!

So this week, our challenge is: ♥ HEARTS ♥

Like all our other shape challenges so far, look around you for hearts, and use them as a frame, focal point, or repeating element in your photo.


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Yup! Playing in the window again. I just can't help but be amazed at how beautiful the sun on the frost & through the paper flakes, and this one had a circle of hearts! Perfect for the challenge!

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Illustration Friday

This week's prompt: PREHISTORIC


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Just a little something I drew for Draw-A-Dinosaur Day, which was January 31st!

Click through to Illustration Friday and check out the other participants!

Sunday, February 02, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 23

How did you do with your WHITE photos last week?

Sometimes it's hard to get the color balanced correctly when photographing white. I chose to leave mine on the blue-ish side of things just to get that icy cold feeling in it. Don't be afraid to play around with your camera's white balance settings to get an image you like!

So this week, our challenge is: REFLECTIONS

Find a window or mirror (or a few!), and play around with capturing reflections for this week's challenge.


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We have a lot of mirrors in our bedroom and while I was attempting to capture some reflections in the dark window, I noticed my bunnies all staring at me in the reflection of our full length mirror reflected in our big over-the-bed mirror. You can just see the corner of the frame of the mirror that the camera was aimed at over the tan bunny's head.

Don't forget to share yours with everyone at our flickr group! And remember you can get twice-weekly reminders via email!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 22

So how did you all do with last week's RECTANGLE challenge?

Don't forget to upload your photos to flickr and share them with our flickr group so we can help each other grow more creatively!

This week, our challenge is:
Just like with our other color challenges, take a look around you during the week for things that are the color white and find a creative way to photograph them. Perhaps like our area, everything outside is covered with snow or ice, or maybe you have a black cat with a little white spot, maybe someone around you this week will have a birthday with a gorgeous white coconut cake. Whatever you find to photograph, don't forget to share it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bunnykissds52wkphotochallenge/


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What do you think of this? I love the reflection of the paper snowflake and that gorgeous frost on the outer window! (Maybe that will be next week's theme... ~_^)

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 21

Welcome back! So glad you've decided to join me on my quest to take more creative photos!

Last week our challenge was Black & White! How did that go for you?

Don't forget that if you're having any problems at all, you can ask here on the blog, or at our flickr group, or even via email (bunnykissd [at] gmail [dot] com), and if you're having trouble remembering when a new challenge is posted, you can sign up for reminders via email that will come on Sundays & Wednesdays!

This week, our challenge is: RECTANGLES

Find some rectangles around you, a window, a table, a door... Use one to frame your photo or make it the focal point or a repeating pattern.


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I love our living room window in the winter. We always cover it in hearts & snowflakes, which makes the room feel cozy and festive when the snow is falling outside and the window is frosting up. ♥

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 20

Welcome to another installment of BunnyKissd's 52-Week Photo Challenge!

How did you all do on your DINNER challenge last week?

This week, our challenge is: BLACK & WHITE

That's right! Find the black & white setting on your camera, or do some photo editing to desaturate your image.

Here are some great articles to get you started:
(You can check out Digital Photography School for more awesome articles!)


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I chose a subject with lots of texture and contrast, but the sublimination of the snow softened it around the ground. I just love me some sublimination! (I know, I'm weird.)

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 19

Hoppy New Year!

Welcome to the year 2014!

Since we're starting a new year, I thought I'd do a quick little recap of the Challenges I've listed so far, so folks could play *Ketchup* if they'd like -- but remember, you can jump in right where we are if you want!




Which brings us to this week, #19, and our challenge is: DINNER

Yay! It's been a while since we did a food challenge. So grab your camera, and capture some creative images of your dinner. Perhaps its preparation, perhaps your plate, perhaps someone else's? You decide!

For me it was a big bowl of homemade meatball & rice soup. Perfect for these sub-zero snowy days!


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So let's see what's for dinner! Then don't forget share it with everyone at our flickr group! And remember you can sign up for the twice-weekly reminder emails!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #31

Today Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
What would you like to celebrate about this month and Kickin' It Old Skool?

First, I want to celebrate Jamie & Shannon for hosting this! Even without the internet! You guys rock! *applause*

Second, I would like to celebrate making through this month myself! Busy busy days and I still managed to do it every day except the one day I opted not to.

Lastly, I would like to celebrate myself pushing through the hard scary stuff and getting done what needed doing. AND getting hired and celebrating my first few days as a Teacher Assistant in a wonderful daycare! YAY, regular hours & super fun job!

Hoppy New Year everybunny! Best wishes for...

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P.S. Feel free to click through and download the original for coloring yourself! Send me a link if you do, so I can see your beautiful work!



Monday, December 30, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #30

Today Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
Share one of your favourite recipes!

This is really hard for me. I used to do a lot of cooking and use a lot of recipes, but I don't cook so much anymore, and when I do now, I don't usually use a recipe, just mix stuff together to make it taste good. LOL! But a few years ago Jacqueline found a great way to cook pork that is DEEEELISH without any additional seasoning, but works great for BBQ pulled pork too.

Kahlua Pork
  • 1 T Liquid Smoke
  • 3 T kosher salt
  • 1 pork shoulder (4-6 lbs)
Mix Liquid Smoke and kosher salt together, then rub all over the pork shoulder covering all sides thoroughly. Bake in a 325°F oven in an uncovered roasting pan (no rack necessary) for 5 hours. Then remove bone and shred with two forks. You can remove some or all of the fat at this time as well.



Sunday, December 29, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #29

Today Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
Share a Selfie of Future You

Me, the Courageous Artist


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