March 28, 2011

i {heart} faces... ... slice of life

this week the fabulous peeps at I HEART FACES have tossed out a challenge to capture a 'slice of life'. This style of photography was my first love. When you really catch a 'm o m e n t' it is as if God plated you up a little treat to indulge with your lens. People & emotions just as they are. I {heart} pix!

(two boys and their daddy, their hero.)

Please stop by the I {heart} Faces diner and treat yourself to more slices-of-life!

March 15, 2011

i {heart} faces... ... sunFLARE!

I {heart} the peeps over at i {heart} faces for having a SUN FLARE photo challenge!

(sun kissed)





view all the FLARE-ific pix by clicking above

March 11, 2011

[vintage] for me it is a time...

here is my entry for the latest Kreatid Photo Challenge [vintage]

A clothesline was a news forecast, to neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep when clothes were hung to dry.
It also was a friendly link, for neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by to spend a night or two.
For then you’d see the “fancy” sheets and towels upon the line.
You’d see the “company tablecloth” with intricate design.
The line announced a baby’s birth, from folks who lived inside
As brand-new infant clothes were hung, so carefully with pride!
The ages of the children could so readily by known;
By watching how the sizes changed, you’d know how much they’d grown!
It also told when illness struck, as extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too haphazardly were strung.
It also said, “Gone on vacation now,” when lines hung limp and bare.
It told, “We’re back!” when full lines sagged with not an inch to spare!
New folks in town were scorned upon, if wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows, and looked the other way…
But clotheslines now are of the past, for dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home is anybody’s guess!
I really miss that way of life - it was a friendly sign;
When neighbors knew each other best by what hung on the line.


If you like it, please head over to Kreatid's Facebook Fanpage HERE (if you haven't already, 'like' the fanpage) and then vote for my photo. Each 'like' & comment earns me a point!

P.S. check out the OTHER pix. It was a battle to the end, but I could only pick ONE.

March 01, 2011

[TyPoGrApHy] photo challenge

*note: above photo is featured in this month's contest [vintage]

These challenges hosted by Jen at Kreatid Photography & Design simply ROCK! I am having so much fun looking at ordinary objects and moments in a new way.