Monday, April 28, 2014


 Sorry, no fire this week either.
This weeks theme is transportation, we can interpret this in anyway we think fits the theme.

 Skater girl

Primary Colours on Track

Sky Train

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Zoom blur results - Kim's Mystical 63%

30 votes total
Keith's Light Speed 8 votes
Sharon's Peace 3 votes
Kim's Mystical 19 votes

Monday, April 21, 2014

Zoom blur

This week we are doing something kind of abstract.  Its a technique called zoom blur.  You zoom in or out while taking your picture and the shutter is open.  It gives a really cool effect and the outcome depends on whether you zoom in or out and how long you leave your shutter open.

I had planned on a really cool project this week, but was vetoed by Sharon.  I wanted to set steel wool on fire and spin it around and get a really cool light painting effect with lots of sparks.  She was afraid she would set her hair on fire and then be arrested for burning down her home town.  I thought mug shots would be a cool project for the following week if that happened. 

Here are our much safer, although not as exciting zoom blur pictures!

Light Speed!



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oil and Water results - Kim's Milky Way 52%

27 votes total
Kim's Milky way 14 votes
Sharon's Star Date April 14, 2014: There is no wormhole Spock. This is the end. 9 votes
Keith's scrunched 4 votes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Oil and water

Sharon got to pick our theme this week. Imagine how excited Keith and I were upon hearing her choice!  Of course we could do it INSIDE and did not have to go out and brave the harsh elements, thus eliminating the chance of losing our limbs from frostbite. 

We all did the same basic technique and had broken backs from bending over. No one is complaining though as it was INSIDE!!

The Milky Way

Star Date April 14, 2014:  There is no wormhole Spock.  This is the end.


Sharon wanted to explain our procedure in case anyone wants to rush out and do the same type of picture.
We put some water in a clear baking dish and put some oil in it and stirred it to mix it up.  We suspended the dish on paper towel rolls or cans to raise it up a little.  Colored paper, beads and/or pom poms were placed underneath and a lamp was placed to shine on them. We shot straight down through the baking dish and the stuff underneath gave us the colors.  Great position for getting the shot, but not so much for our backs.  We could also add food coloring to the mixture to get different effects.  Now you know our secret and super elaborate and high tech setup.  Of course if you have a tripod you can set your camera up on that and save your back.  Maybe I should break down and get one that won't tip over when I put my camera on it and tip it straight down. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Critters in the country results - Kim's Moo 59%

32 votes total
Sharon's barn doggie 6 votes
Keith's horses 7 votes
Kim's Moo - 19 votes

Monday, April 7, 2014

Critters in the country

This weeks challenge was to capture an animal or animals in the country. Sharon may deserve some pity votes as she whined A LOT about going out in the cold to take a picture.

As always we won't say who took the pictures until the voting is over. (I know that sometimes it's VERY obvious who took them).  We come up with the names for our own photos too.

If you want to see the pictures larger just click on the individual picture. Not sure if this will work on mobile phones. I know that a lot of people say they can't comment from their phones.  

Barn doggie

Horses - just add the smell and you are there


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Book results - Kim's reading picture 74%

34 votes total
Sharon's bewitched picture 6 votes
Kim's reading picture 25 votes
Keith's book picture 3 votes