Monday, June 27, 2011

Spotlight Photos * Hats * and Member Voice for July 1st ~ Simplicity ~

Hats! Hats you say for a theme for a shoot out about your town? Well, it does seem that it would be difficult to do, but I really enjoyed seeing everyone's Hats from their towns. Here are the Spotlight Photos in no particular order, as always.

EGWow - bee hat

 Jama - cowboy nephew

 Kim - top hat

 Mark - yes! she is wearing a hat Mark!! :-)

 QMM - derby hat

A very fun shoot out!!

Our theme for this Friday, July 1st is Simplicity. For this theme we are using one of Rebecca's posts "Double Takes With Rebecca". Simplicity. Click on the link to check out her post.

The saying "less is more" is often true in image composition. The photo is often more beautiful and effective if unnecessary elements are left out of the frame. A common mistake is to try to include all possible things in one photo. It is often wise to include only one clear center of interest into the photo.

Look for ways to give the center of interest in your pictures the most visual attention. One way is to select uncomplicated backgrounds that will not steal attention from your subjects.

So my fellow shooters go out into your towns and find one simple subject to focus on and have fun!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spotlight Photos ~ National Fishing Day ~ chosen by Camella

First off, Pheno Menon the #8 posted link on our Mr. Linky page, I could not connect with your link. It did not work for me so don't think I missed you. I tried several times and no go. Sorry!

It was so fun for me to see everyone's posts on this theme, as I did not have anything to share. You would think living in a town with two rivers running through it that I would have something to show. Great job by everyone!!






Just a little chit chat. Our theme for this Friday is Hats, chosen by JarieLyn. And if at any time you have an all time favorite for Spotlight Photos, shoot me an email!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Member Voice for June 24 - Hats by JarieLyn

Hi Shooters!!

 Hats is our theme for June 24, chosen by JarieLyn. I have not gotten a Member Voice on the theme and I am not sure what she means by Hats of Your Town. So ........ yoo hoo ......... JarieLyn .......... leave us a comment here so we know!! :-) If not, show us different hats you have seen while out and about in your town.
 I also have not gotten around to seeing everyone's posts from last week's theme and I will get around to that asap. Summer, gotta love it! Such a short time here in Michigan so I am not at the computer so much.

 As always ............ HAPPY SHOOTING!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spotlight Photos - Flags in Your Town

Hi All!!

Here are the Spotlight Photos from our shoot out Flags from June 10th. In no particular order.....

Tina ..... WOW!!

EGWow .... love the reflections.

Kim...... Congratulations Kim!! (citizenship)

Lena ......... also Congratulations and Best Wishes Lena!!  (got married)

Tiffany .... adorable!

Just a little chit chat. You may have noticed that there hasn't been a monthly In The Limelight. Taking a summer break on that for now. For new visitors here, In The Limelight is a monthly guest interview we do of our shooters. There is a tab at the top of the blog if you would like to check it out. 

This Friday our theme is National Fishing Day chosen by Camella. Read the previous post for her Member Voice on the theme. 


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Member Voice for June 17 - National Fishing Day suggested by Camella

 Camella's Member Voice on National Fishing Day.

Okay, I admit it I did not do a lot of research when I viewed a web based calendar that said June 18 was Go Fishing Day. I knew that National Fishing and Boating week was in June, so I just assumed… so let’s start over and say our theme for the week ending June 17th is “Fishing and/or Boating” in honor of National Fishing and Boating Week.

I grew up fishing with my dad. Most weekends were spent at a creek or river in North Florida fishing for Bream but often we would head to the pier on the beach and fish for Red Fish and whatever else we could catch. Growing up on the Gulf of Mexico we had our pick of what to fish for and fish was a staple of our diet.

More than 39 million people fish each year in the United States according to The American Sportfishing Association. This is 33 times more than the average attendance at ALL Major League baseball parks combined!

National Fishing and Boating week always falls the first full week in June and coincides with most states free fishing days. It is sponsored by The (RBFF) Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation which is administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; the RBFF was founded following the passing of the Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act of 1998 which “required the Secretary of the Interior to implement a national outreach and communication plan to address participation issues associated with recreational fishing and boating, while ensuring public support for aquatic resource conservation.”

There are numerous websites that list the free fishing days for your state including or you may contact your local DNR office.

I encourage you to go fishing or boating or to go observe someone who is. I find it peaceful to just sit on the bank or in the boat reading, shooting photos or marking wildflowers/birds in my field guide. There are so many sights, sounds and smells near the water that just thinking about my next trip brings a smile to my face.

I look forward to seeing all the photos of the fishing, boating, fish, boats, fishermen and women and anything to do with the water. 


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hi All!!

 Spotlight Photos from June 3, Night Shots of your Town.





A great representation from colorful night skies to the serene dessert to the cities lights to the quiet of country.
Fantastic shoot out from everyone!!

This Friday our theme is Flags. In the United States we have a National Flag Day (or Flag Birthday as some called it) June 14th. For a brief history of the National Holiday click here. As I have traveled around to various towns and cities, I seem to always spot a flag or two waving in the breeze. Shooters............... show the flags of your town!!

Amway Headquarters, Ada Michigan, six miles from my house. Usually each pole is represented by a different country but for Memorial Weekend Amway has an American Flag on each.