Monday, September 12, 2011

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #141:Sand Sculptures And Mermaids

"Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone,"

-Thomas Jones

Would any visit to the beach be complete without building a SAND SCULPTURE? :) This week, I would like to see not just the photographer in you, but the sculpture as well! Show me your best SAND SCULPTURE! Now, if you don't happen to live near the beach, or anything sandy at all, then you might choose the alternate choice of MERMAIDS. Feel free to go with your imagination, and think outside the box... or SAND SCULPTURE as the case may be!

Extra Credit: Sand under your feet or soft grass under your feet... which do you prefer? Tell us all about it!

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!

Participation List for EMPS #140: Black and White Photography 09/05/2011

1. Hapzydeco
"The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled Up The Water Spout!" Scary beautiful! Nicely creative!

2. Freda
Beautiful flowers, always a good choice for this type of assignment!

3. Tina
Water and clouds and their simple movements.

4. Jama
Jama, who always makes me hungry, brings us a bowl of Sweet Black rice porridge. Jama, someday we must me and share some of our favorite foods with each other! :)

5. JR Cline
A nice round-up of different subjects. The first few make me go YIKES!

6. Karen
Tucson in Black and White. Photographing it in B/W gives it a cool quiet feel. Quite different. :)

Good job everyone! Thank you so much for the wonderful turnout! I know this week's assignment is a bit of a challenge, but that's what this project is all about! Right? Please try your best to join us, and feel free to think outside the box to accomplish the assignment! See you next week, with a brand new Monday Photo Shoot assignment!



Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 10th Anniversary: Remembering David and Lynn Angell

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

-Thomas Campbell

David and Lynn Angell were extraordinary people. I have gotten to know them over the years through my researching of their lives for various 9/11 tributes I have participated in since 2004. In that time I have come to know of their love and generosity, the love of their friends and family, the respect of their peers, and their immeasurable talents. I wish that I could have met them in this life, but that wish cannot be fulfilled. David and Lynn Angell were killed on September 11th, 2001, in an act of unimaginable hate. 10 years later, it still seems impossible. Like that day was all a bad dream, and we have all been engaged in the longest of shared nightmares.

Our world changed that day, and 9/11 means a different experience for each of us. For me, when I think about 9/11, I think about David and Lynn Angell and all the joy we lost when they died. David Angell brought a lot of laughter to the world, through his work in television as a brilliant comedy writer and his work as co-executive producer and co-creator of such shows as Cheers, Wings and Frasier. Both David and Lynn worked together through various humanitarian projects, children's charities in particular, to the better of the world. As I said, they were extraordinary people, and I will never forget them. They will be remembered in the memories of many, and live on in our hearts forever. I remember them not for that dreadful day, but for the gifts they left for us... laughter and love.

Thank You David and Lynn :)

He kept a true good humor's mark
The social flow of pleasures tide
He never made a brow look dark
Nor caused a tear, but when he died.

-Thomas Love Peacock

Love, Carly