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kiley9806
10-02-2008, 11:37 AM
my mother in law gave me this idea, and i thought i'd pass it by you guys, to see what you think...
she's seen it before, in stores, where you have a grouping of photos - say or 4 shots or more, of different shapes & objects that together make up a word or phrase. her friend always signs cards etc with the mantra 'live, love, laugh', so she's sent us out looking for photos to make up these words to frame together for a gift. we've found things so far like the base of a picnic table being an 'A', a buildings side & its windows making up an 'E'. so far the 'G' was the hardest, but we found a few trees at a park that people carved names into, and got a good 'G' off there...
i was thinking it might be a cool & fun 'assignment' in the future....

morgan
10-02-2008, 12:30 PM
i've been doing this on another forum. we have been doing two letters at a time. i'm almost done.

if you click the link to my blog below you can see my name spelled out. i also have a bunch on my flickr page. http://flickr.com/photos/morganhenderson/2896996963/

im planning to put my last name on our wall. and make some for newborns with their first name.

kiley9806
10-02-2008, 01:20 PM
fun! this is just what i was talking about... youve got some really good ones for letters there! nice idea about the newborns names too...

kiley9806
10-04-2008, 05:30 PM
so i take it no one else is interested in this?

Marko
10-05-2008, 12:22 AM
Nope, count me in. Sounds like fun even if it's just a few or many people playing :) Plus it just forces us to get out there.
Thx for the suggestion :highfive:

anyone else?
Thx - Marko

kiley9806
10-05-2008, 01:56 AM
once we started talking about it, it really got us looking at not only lines, but shapes and detail to the extreme. i think it wuld be a fun exersize :)

morgan
10-05-2008, 09:01 AM
i've almost completed this, but i'm still looking for more. i want to have multiples of each letter so i can spell out words without redudancy.

Marko
10-05-2008, 10:31 AM
So what phrase or concept do we want to try first. Feel free to suggest one Kiley or Morgan

tomorrowstreasures
10-05-2008, 10:44 AM
Yes, I love this idea as well! Count me in too!:D

kiley9806
10-05-2008, 11:09 AM
maybe, like morgans class, we could all try to find our own 1st names?
or a common word - like 'love' or 'photo'?

morgan
10-05-2008, 11:59 AM
maybe, like morgans class, we could all try to find our own 1st names?
or a common word - like 'love' or 'photo'?

I did it with a group on a wedding forum. there are a few of us that started learning photography so we started a photography club.

we do 2 letters a week. right now we are at O & P.

I found a nice N today while photographing my husband playing frisbee golf. i'm always on the lookout for letters everywhere i go.

tomorrowstreasures
10-05-2008, 12:38 PM
I like first names. :)

Marko
10-05-2008, 02:15 PM
I'm pretty easy about these things, but how about starting simple with 4 letters....maybe love?

morgan
10-05-2008, 05:02 PM
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/morganleighbomer/love.jpg

I'm still looking for a better V, but here is LOVE so far

I might see what i can spell with my favorite letters :)

baddness
10-05-2008, 06:27 PM
That's awesome. When this topic was started, I had no clue what was being discussed. Now I know :)

kiley9806
10-05-2008, 11:09 PM
i agree - lets make it "love"...
will there be a specified time for this? make it a monthly assignment?
or will we just post our words on this thread once we get them together?

Marko
10-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Given that there's already 2 challenges a month maybe we could try 1 a month to start?

I'm good choosing love as well :)

tomorrowstreasures
10-06-2008, 09:07 AM
Marko -should the love letters :Dthread be moved out of suggestions to some where more fitting?

Marko
10-06-2008, 09:58 AM
Sure once we all agree I'll place it in assignment forum perhaps?

Marko
10-06-2008, 04:52 PM
Okay let's just make it love.

I think I'll create a sub-forum from the assignment forum.

tomorrowstreasures
10-07-2008, 07:31 PM
I couldn't wait! :) what a FUN project!!! No comments about dust, or blur. I did this tonight when I got home from work...I did it quick, it is very dark and gloomy out, used only ambient light and set the camera to compensate.
I "love"d making my love letters!
What is the next word??????:D

717

tomorrowstreasures
10-07-2008, 07:40 PM
:lightbulbHow about supercalifragilisticexpealidosious???? LOL :D: AND, let's say you can't repeat photos for a repeated letter! *rotflmbo while holding my sides and squeezing my legs as tight as I can*

tegan
10-07-2008, 10:31 PM
I couldn't wait! :) what a FUN project!!! No comments about dust, or blur. I did this tonight when I got home from work...I did it quick, it is very dark and gloomy out, used only ambient light and set the camera to compensate.
I "love"d making my love letters!
What is the next word??????:D

717

I'm impressed. A mixture of creativity, class, and a blending of colours. :)

Tegan

kiley9806
10-07-2008, 10:35 PM
nice job susan! i really like all the similar gold tones!

tomorrowstreasures
10-08-2008, 08:08 AM
AWWWWW Thanks Tegan and Kiley!

tomorrowstreasures
10-08-2008, 09:24 AM
:lightbulbHow about supercalifragilisticexpealidosious???? LOL :D: AND, let's say you can't repeat photos for a repeated letter! *rotflmbo while holding my sides and squeezing my legs as tight as I can*

i've got my first i and my x... any one else in?

PKMax
10-08-2008, 09:28 AM
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/morganleighbomer/love.jpg

I'm still looking for a better V, but here is LOVE so far

I might see what i can spell with my favorite letters :)

This is a cool one :)

I hadn't fully understood this thread until I just went back through it, gonna have a play with this idea too.

Marko
10-08-2008, 09:29 AM
Yup that's really cool TT - well done. :highfive:

Morgan I like your version as well. Very clean and sharp.

Ok let's try this as a regular monthly assignment. I have already created a sub-forum for this assignment and you can see it on the main forum page in the assignment forum.

I'm moving this thread there now and editing the title to reflect this month's word which is love.

are we okay with once a month or are people really eager to do 2/month?

Of course people can always shoot the word multiple times in a different fashions as well.

Thanks so much for this awesome suggestion!
Marko

tomorrowstreasures
10-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Yup that's really cool TT - well done. :highfive:

Morgan I like your version as well. Very clean and sharp.

Ok let's try this as a regular monthly assignment. I have already created a sub-forum for this assignment and you can see it on the main forum page in the assignment forum.

I'm moving this thread there now and editing the title to reflect this month's word which is love.

are we okay with once a month or are people really eager to do 2/month?

Of course people can always shoot the word multiple times in a different fashions as well.

Thanks so much for this awesome suggestion!
Marko

YEAHHHH we have a home! Actually, folks, Marko built us a mansion with our own sub thread!!! Thanks Marko!

This is such a fun and entertaining project that I think we either need it to be really challenging each month , refer to my earlier post of a ginormous kicka55 word or have multiple words. IMHO the more challenging it is, the more fun, the more excersize to the craft. Which would lead to a natural improvement, which is what assignments are all about.

And yes, Thanks to Kiley and Morgan both, ( I saw it first with Morgan.) :)


Morgan - yes, that is a nice V !

baddness
10-08-2008, 10:31 AM
These are awesome, but TT can you think of another word other than the one you suggested please? :)

tomorrowstreasures
10-08-2008, 01:07 PM
These are awesome, but TT can you think of another word other than the one you suggested please? :)

Okay. How about um.... "I" or "a" :D

kiley9806
10-08-2008, 04:36 PM
heres all 4 letters in "love", made from a single windchime in my backyard...

Travis
10-08-2008, 04:39 PM
holy smokes.... i pretty much stopped visiting this thread since Kileys first post because i didn't know what the hell she was talking about....


cool idea..... i wanna play..

tomorrowstreasures
10-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Kiley - that is wonderful!!!!!! great observation there! and pretty music as a byproduct!


Isn't it cool how love can be found in all sorts of unexpected places?


Yes, Travis, play! it is so fun!

We need to make a mosaic cube out of everyone's word at the end of the month! everyone game to do that?

kiley9806
10-08-2008, 05:22 PM
[QUOTE=Travis;6330]holy smokes.... i pretty much stopped visiting this thread since Kileys first post because i didn't know what the hell she was talking about....
[QUOTE]

lmao - thats frickin hilarious...
you sound like my husband...
stops listening to me after 'wtf' runs through his mind.

:rolleyes::D;)

baddness
10-08-2008, 08:26 PM
Okay. How about um.... "I" or "a" :D

lol I might be able to work something out then :)

kiley9806
10-09-2008, 01:42 PM
heres another variation..
this time, i still found all this in my backyard, but used different objects...
:)

Marko
10-09-2008, 03:25 PM
Oh Kiley is just the busiest little beaver.

Well done on both!!! :highfive:

tomorrowstreasures
10-09-2008, 04:53 PM
Kiley - Your # 2 would be really cute framed up and put into a little boy's room! Very cute!

tomorrowstreasures
10-09-2008, 04:54 PM
lol I might be able to work something out then :)
baby steps it is then, baddness... better to take one step than to fall down and not try! :)

kiley9806
10-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Kiley - Your # 2 would be really cute framed up and put into a little boy's room! Very cute!


Thats funny you say that Susan! I was just finishing up taking the shots for that 2nd version when my "little boy" Zac, who's 10 came home from school. I told him what I was doing, and he really liked the idea. Hes been getting into taking pics himself, since I handed my old canon p&s digital camera down to him a couple years ago. We started picking out letters in our backyard together, and put together his name... (just to clarify, these pics were taken by me)
:)

and btw, yes marko, im totally being a busy beaver with these... i cant deny it, obviously...:rolleyes::D

Marko
10-10-2008, 11:36 PM
So what if I hung around in the parking lot?

Marko
10-10-2008, 11:38 PM
Nice Zac Shot as well! You GO girl! :D

tomorrowstreasures
10-11-2008, 10:58 AM
Kiley - so very cute and what a neat experience that it was for the two of you to do together!!! He will cherish both the image and the memory!

Marko - what a great lead in! And a super cool way to placate the honey!

Job well done!

edit : Marko - double goodness with your "v" since you get a heart shape out of it as well! :)

tomorrowstreasures
10-14-2008, 07:45 PM
Here is my love from down town... Thank goodness I had on Linen pants and tennies.( Although my camera was getting some stares..>snag nice camera from woman not paying any attention because she is staring up to the heavens + pawn shop = next fix!) ...and not a short skirt and high heels! My original intention was to shoot it manual. But I was getting a bit creep-ed out by some of the more questionable characters out and about. I shot these on programe just so I could snag the shot and run. This was around 4:30pm tonight.

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Marko
10-15-2008, 09:26 AM
I like the creativity here Susan! :highfive: I might pump up the contrast and sharpness a wee bit on the whole file though.

PaulaLynn
10-15-2008, 10:41 AM
OK, so yeah, I so want to play :), hope I'm not too late, as with others, I didn't know what y'all were talking about until I got to the pictures... its not too late to play is it?:confused::fingerscr

tomorrowstreasures
10-15-2008, 10:50 AM
OK, so yeah, I so want to play :), hope I'm not too late, as with others, I didn't know what y'all were talking about until I got to the pictures... its not too late to play is it?:confused::fingerscr

PL - absolutely not! play! It is so fun!!!!

tomorrowstreasures
10-15-2008, 10:54 AM
I like the creativity here Susan! :highfive: I might pump up the contrast and sharpness a wee bit on the whole file though.


Great idea Marko! I had a really good excuse for the lousy photography - but not for the rushed pp! ;) Ohwait, I do have an excuse: that part of my brain was asleep and traumatized from the downtown experience! LOL Course, how do I explain all of the other times I have a lazy brain? Hmmm.

PaulaLynn
10-18-2008, 08:25 PM
This was a really fun "assignment" thanks :)... Great Idea :)

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baddness
10-18-2008, 08:34 PM
Nice on Paula and I love Dr. Seuss

Marko
10-19-2008, 05:55 AM
Yup I like your version Paula - Nice!

kiley9806
10-19-2008, 04:15 PM
i like yours too paula! nice in b&w. adds to the simplistic-ness. funny how it gets you to look so closely at everyday objects & surroundings... i think its a great excersize.
and no one is 'too late' to submit - keep em coming!!
we'll have to start suggestions for novembers word soon too. :)

tomorrowstreasures
10-20-2008, 08:45 AM
Paula - "love" it! I like how you alternated the softer wood texture with the harder metal texture - a hidden message there about what love is, to me anyway...and of course, your verse is fabulous!

jjeling
02-12-2009, 08:59 PM
Im trying to get an A in the class

tomorrowstreasures
02-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Wonderful, JJ!