Monday, February 23, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #26: Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I've found it has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way you see them."

-Elliot Erwitt

Welcome to the official 6 month mark of the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot! At the end of this entry I will be posting a fun little question for you guys, so if you feel like participating, just leave your answer right there in the comment thread. :) Ok, now on to this week's photo shoot!

Ok, now it is your time to shine! We photographers might tackle a lot of subjects, but we all have one type of photography that is our very favorite. Landscapes, Still Life, Night photography, Portraits, Pet photography, Seascapes, Sunsets, Macro photography... it's all good. For this assignment you are welcome to look in your archives and post your best photo, or you can set the scene sometime within this week, and show off the type of photography you feel you excel at. If you do go with a shot from your archive, try to make it one you haven't posted before, I am really interested in seeing something new if possible. HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!

Extra Credit: Write a little about your personal style as a photographer. Why do you like a particular subject? What is the most challenging aspect of photography for you?

**Please Read**

You have until next Sunday evening at 9:00 PM ET to choose a photo, add it to your blog or journal, and then comeback here with the link. REMEMBER... it must be the direct link to the entry specific to this photo shoot assignment, not a general link to your blog, journal or website! NO HYPERLINKS ACCEPTED! Also, please remember to link back here, so other folks can do the assignment as well. :)

Linking List for EMPS #25: Birds. 02/16/09


1. Judi (Gilded Flicker)

2. Suzanne (White Geese)

3. Tammy (A Clear Swan)

4. Vicki (Two birds in silhouette)

5. Jama ( A black bird and a colorful Cockatoo)

6. Liz (A series of photos featuring a white swan)

7. Karen (Ducks at a dog park)

8. T.J. (A Great Egret and some Pelicans)

9. Nancy has two entries for us (A variety of birds and a Blue Heron)

10. Coy (Snowy Egret, Blue Heron and a Swan) WELCOME BACK COY! :)

11. Em Dy (Eagle)

12. Greg (Pink Flamingos and a "white bodied bird from Alaska)

13. Your EG Tour Guide (A swan family)

14. Terri (Seagulls)

15. Wammy (Robin)

16. Gwenlyn (Red winged black birds)

17. Mike (A Penguin and the Blue Angels)

Thanks so much for the awesome turnout! Because of you, I got to see a wonderful variety of birds! I am hoping we can repeat things this week, as we photographers get to know each other a little better! Let's discuss photography!

This Week's Question: What sort of camera was your very first? Do you still own it?

Ok everybody... GO BE PHOTOGRAPHERS! I can't wait to visit all of you this week, and get to know you a little better through your photography! This might also be a good week to invite a friend to join us. Come on everyone... HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!

"The Lone Cypress"
17 Mile Drive
Monterey, California
July 12th 2006


emmapeelDallas said...

What a terrific assignment! Thanks, Carly, for giving us the opportunity to show off our best work! I look forward to seeing everyone's entries for this neat assignment. Here's mine:

Greg said...

I have just finished the extra credit portion as a new entry.


Greg said...

It looks like Blogger ate my original comment with the actual Photo Shoot link. Here it goes again, hope you like it, it was very hard to pick out just one picture.


Suzanne R said...

Here is what I feel is my best shot, and the extra credit, too!

Liz said...

My best shot is at

gwenlyn said...

Oh yes; I'll throw a photo or two into the ring and I look forward to learning more from others!

Jama said...

My best shot, taken in December 08.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love a good sunset!

Outpost Mâvarin

gwenlyn said...

Find my shot at my NEW AND IMPROVED blog site!

Call me Paul said...

I'll play, sure. I'm not shooting much new stuff these days, so I love these assignments that let me dig into my archives. Here I am:

Tammy said...

Great shot Carly! This shot may not be my best but I LOVE it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm offering my 2 cents bout my best shot. ;-)

Laura said...

Terri said...

Tough assignment, going through umpteleven folders to come up with a best of. I'd probably pick something different tomorrow! Ah well, see what you think:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Here are favorites anyway!
Far Side of Fifty Photos

Mike said...

Here is my shot.

I don't know if I have a personal style at this point. But, I know I find lighting a particularly difficult aspect of photography.

fdtate said...

Here's my last minute entry...