Monday, June 20, 2011

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #129: Night Photography

"Most glorious night, thou wert not send for slumber!"

~Lord Byron

PLEASE NOTE: If you don't see your name and link listed on the participation list, it's because you didn't leave me your information per the Assignment Guidelines. Please take a moment to read the guidelines.

Okay photographers... time to go out and photograph the night! Any subject at night will do fine, Moon shots. Street lamps. Cities all illuminated. Neon signs. It's all good! It's time for you to show off your NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY!

Extra Credit: Show me a photo taken at dusk!

Guidelines for Assignment Submissions...

1.The EMPS closes each Sunday evening at 9:00 PM (ET). No submissions will be accepted after that time.

2. Submit your entry by getting your photo, uploading it to you blog or website, and then comeback here and leave me your link in the comment thread. PLEASE REMEMBER... THE LINK YOU LEAVE MUST GO BACK TO AN ENTRY WHICH IS SPECIFIC TO THIS WEEK'S ASSIGNMENT! A general link to your site will not do, and will not be added to the list of those participating the following Monday. HYPERLINKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED!

3. Please be sure to provide a link back to the assignment in your submission, so your readers can find the assignment and join us. Everyone is welcome to play along!

4. Please keep in mind that the image you submit for the EMPS assignment, must be your own original photography. NO LIFTING!

Please Note: I have set aside two days during the week for visiting your submissions. Thursday and Sunday, so look for me then!

Participation List for EMPS #128: Garden Creatures 06/13/2011
1. Freda

2. Jama

3. Karen

4. Carly (Hey... lookie there, I participated also!)

Very nicely done Freda, Jama and Karen! Thank you for your participation this week! It's always appreciated! Okay, see everyone next week with a new assignment. :)


Sunday, June 19, 2011

EMPS #128: Garden Creatures

House, n. A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.

~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

"Around a flowering tree, one finds many insects."
- Proverb from Guinea

See, I told ya I was going to participate this week! The picture above was taken this last week, naughty little grasshopper, eating my beautiful roses! The two photographs below are from my archives, but they are among some of my very favorites!

The little flowers that this lovely bug is resting on, is barely the size of a dime. So pretty though! Both the bug and the flower. I found it in Golden Gate Park.

This second photograph was taken at one of my favorite parks in San Francisco... Alamo Square Park. In that park is a smaller, secondary park devoted to shoes. Some shoes left as a memorial no doubt, others offered as mere decoration methinks. All I know is that when I am there, I feel reflective and at ease inside. I like to try to imagine the person who owned the shoes. What their story might be. Who would buy green shoes with little ladybugs on them? And for what occasion would you wear them? If you ever get to San Francisco... go see these wonderful "GARDEN CREATURES."

Okie Doke... that's my GARDEN CREATURES! Now, be sure to visit the other participants for this week's assignment! The complete list will be up tomorrow, along with an all new assignment!


PS... The Round Robin Photo Challenges is still going strong, if you enjoy photography, be sure to give it a try. All the information can be found on the blog. (Round Robin Photo Challenges)