A Photo a Week: Fight! Fight! Fight!

Beatrice and Benedict from MAANSeveral years ago (more than I really want to admit), I was asked by some friends to take production stills for a local community theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. I played the piano for the incidental music (this play could almost be consider a musical, Shakespeare put so many songs in it), and I had just purchased my very first DSLR camera. I love how the pictures turned out, and this week’s challenge entry is one of my favorites from the shoot. Beatrice and Benedict cannot woo sensibly nor easily, and you are never really sure at the end of the play if she will kiss him or punch his lights out, but it sure is fun to watch.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF CONFLICT OR FIGHTING, WHETHER COMIC OR SERIOUS.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
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A Photo a Week Challenge: Flight

Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
~John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

It seems that humans have always been enamored with flight, from the ancient Greek story of Icarus to the movie Gravity. What is it about weightless floating that captures our minds and our hearts so much? This photo is of an amazing young lady who loves to dance and soar. My husband works with the Special Needs youth in our area, but in reality, they are working with us to teach us what freedom really is.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH FLIGHT.

Take photos of various forms of flight.  Then blog your finds and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

abandoned_wpWhile this dilapidated barn may seem abandoned, it is actually a fully-functioning barn for the property where it lives, but it’s weathered look really makes you think it’s no longer used. The next shot is of a barn that is no longer used as anything except for temporary shelter for the horses pasturing in the same field where it lives.

abandoned2_wpAnd my final picture for this challenge is one I blogged last year for another challenge (carefree). I think this expresses the other well-known meaning of abandoned perfectly.

Boating at Jordanelle

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Friendship

friendshipWebsters Dictionary defines a friend as “a person who you like and enjoy being with”. Friendships spring up daily; sometimes it’s obvious that two people are going to be friends; sometimes it’s a complete surprise to everyone.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS WHAT FRIENDSHIP MEANS TO YOU.

What defines friendship for you? Lifelong sharing? One shared moment with someone you may never see again? Blog an image that represents friendship to you and post a link to your find here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.