This week's topic for our Project 52 group is "Close-Up."
This image is from our 2010 county stock show. Payne's pig won Grand Champion. The Grand Champion steer goes first, and is sale #1. Payne and his pig had lot #2. We were in the animal barn, waiting to be called to the auction ring. What else does the photographer-mom do but pass the time taking pictures! Many technical issues with this one, but it captures a momentous time in Payne's life perfectly.
Here is a fun close-up out-take from this past summer, when the boys obliged me in the cotton. We actually ended up using one from this day as our Christmas card. But this out-take? At least it was just the cotton being thrown at me. It quickly digressed until they both were pelting me with closed bolls of cotton - ouch!
Welcome to another Project 52 post! Not up to speed? Here's a quick re-cap: I am in a group of photographers participating in a year-long project. Each week we shoot an assigned theme, post our image(s), then include a link to the next photographer's blog.
This week's them is Vintage. I immediately thought of Sarge. Sarge is not the official mascot of Texas A&M University, but he has been around a long time. A&M has its roots in the military so Sarge was a natural emblem of the school. You don't see him around today as much as in the "Old Army" days. This is vintage replica of Sarge.
Jon and I both graduated from A&M and have deep, deep maroon blood in our veins.
Welcome to another post for my Project 52 - already to week 9. This week's assignment is "texture." Talk about out of my comfort zone! Can I go back to the books, please?
I first thought about adding a texture to a photograph, similar to this one. Some photographers do it nicely, but it is not my usual style. I started looking around and brainstorming. I figured the best place to find some texture would be around the barn.
My walk around the barns did not disappoint. There were all sorts of surfaces - rust, peeling paint, weathered things - all sorts of textures.
Another Friday, another weekly theme for my Project 52 group. If you have not been playing along at home, I am participating in a year-long photography project with a group of talented and creative women. Each week has a designated theme. Each photographer posts an image on her blog of her interpretation of that theme, plus a link to the next photographer in the project.
This week's assignment is "books." How perfect for me, the book-lover!
*Jack was readmitted to the hospital Tuesday after a CT scan showed enlarged ventricles again. Dr. Burke re-did the third ventriculostomy and we were home Wednesday night. He was back at school Thursday and is doing well.