Saturday, June 19, 2010

RRC: Broken

From For Ellipsis

"Cats whiskers are so sensitive, they can find their way through the narrowest crack in a broken heart."


RRC: Broken
Suggested by Julie, author of the blog, "Julie Barrett's Journal."

I bet your are wondering what a quote about cat whiskers, has to do with our current RR topic of "Broken." Simple. Here's what happened. In the autumn of 2008 I became a mommy to two little lost souls. 2 kittens. A black cat we named Hendrix, and an orange tabby we named Dylan. They were beautiful new friends, and wonderful kittens, and there was a lot of love to be found in our house. It was BLISS! One thing about kittens, like human toddlers, they have energy, lots and lots of ENERGY! So much so that they could be most accurately described as FLYING MONKEYS! It was during one of their flights, and I swear there were capes involved, that Dylan and Hendrix flew across my desk, knocking my digital camera to the floor! It landed HARD! So hard in fact that it broke the little door that holds the batteries that power my life support system, AKA my camera. I cried. I cried some more, then I CRIED.

Truly, since Christmas Day, 2004, I have used my camera every single day. Photography is a big part of who I am. I live for it. I think I actually see the world in short little camera stills, rather then the way most people do, as one long movie scene. I take my camera with me everywhere I go, because I find inspiration in all aspects of life. I really learn from those tiny still moments. Sometimes it's moments in other peoples lives, and sometimes the moments are in mine, and sometimes the two come together in amazingly lovely and profound ways. So, what could I do with my broken camera? Go out and buy a new one? That wasn't possible, see my money tree hasn't bared fruit since it was damaged by the GOVERNATOR FRUIT FLY. Also known as California State Worker Forced Furloughs. LOL. Whats a girl to do? The only thing she can, she invests in a package of strong, extra thick rubber bands, and secures her trusty camera the best she can! Here are just a few photos I am especially proud of, taken with my broken camera...

From For Ellipsis

From For Ellipsis

Not too bad for a broken camera! :)

Now that that you have seen my take on the challenge, go check out the entries from our other Round Robin participants...

Linking List valid as of 12:00 midnight PST/MT Saturday, June 19th,

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Rich... Richimage

Tara... A Long Walk Home

Freda... Day One

Fhaye... Your Daily Photo Depot

Jama... Sweet Memories

Carly... Ellipsis

Erin... A Hardcore Life

Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas

Maryt/the teach... Work of the Poet

Manang Kim... My Photography In Focus

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Kara... Hip Chick Photos

Peggy... Holmespun Fun Memes and Themes

Nesa... Frozen In Time

Don't forget to check out the Round Robin blog tomorrow, to learn what our next challenge will be about!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #94: Faces

"I think your whole life shows in your face, and I you should be proud of that."

-Lauren Bacall

EMPS #94: Faces. NOW CLOSED!
Human FACES. Animal FACES. the FACE of a watch. This week I want you to show me some FACES. Masks count. Be as creative as you want to be! You have complete freedom to express yourself! Have fun!

Extra Credit: Do a self portrait!

This Monday Photo Shoot assignment closes next Sunday evening at 9:00 PM ET. Please submit your entries by that time by uploading your photo to your blog, journal or website, and then comeback here with the link that goes back to your entry. The link you leave must be to an entry which is specific to this week's assignment. A general link to your site will not work, and HYPERLINKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Also, please include a link in your entry to this photos shoot assignment so that other folks can find us and participate with us. The more the merrier... right? ;)

Linking List for EMPS #93: Fire 06/07/10


1. Carolyn

2. Greg

3. Freda

4. Sandy

5. Jama

6. Suzanne

7. Mike

8. Hip Chick

9. Karen

10. Nesa

Okay folks, thanks for the wonderful turnout this week! I will be on vacation, again, beginning today through July 5th! We are going to be CRAZY busy during this time, including the week of my birthday. I will do my best to visit your entries, but I can't promise anything for the next couple weeks. Hang in there, and play amongst yourselves, I will be back soon! :) I have several Monday Photo Shoot assignments all lined up for you, so don't forget to check back each Monday!