Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Photo Challenge: CATCH/RELEASE

We have a record number of participants in the CATCH/RELEASE photo challenge! Thanks for being so willing everyone. Super fun to go through and choose which pics to include (see them all here). Enjoy! (Also, scroll down for the next challenge.)

This one by Smalltown Mom looks so peaceful and serene in thumbnail then sneaks up on you with its Dread Pirate Robertsness.

Fondofsnape is the only photographer I know who consistently uses her lens comedically. I want to learn to translate dry wit into image, too!

The nearly uniform colors in lshykula's capture here make it impossible for me to look away from her son's sparkly eyes. I can almost hear him giggling.

I was talking with Bethany about this shot this week. I wasn't consciously looking to include all the traditionally appropriate principles of composition - color, line, focus, light - but they fell into place for me.

Elephant Soap is always putting the focus somewhere I don't expect. It makes me look at my own world differently, too, which is awesome.

This is one of a series of Orange Cape shots that herm007 took which make it so clear that those capes have magic sewn in. I'd love to see this as book cover art.

Sueb0b shared this fantastic shot that just fills me with hope. I love balloons and graduations.

I don't know why I don't plan these prompts ahead of time. I guess it's one aspect of my life where I'm actually able to live in the moment. I know that after I finish all the formatting and writing of the rest of the post I'll get to this place on the screen and something (SOMETHING!) will come to me. Today the voice in my head said, "Wine, women & song." Perhaps I'm watching too much of Game of Thrones. But I'm sticking with this prompt, however you choose to interpret it.

Please add your shots to our Flickr Pool by 9am on Tuesday May 10 for posting on Wednesday May 11. Please enable downloading on Tuesday or email me a copy of the pic so I can post it here (if you want it posted here). Tag with PhotoChallenge and WINE/WOMEN/SONG. Thanks again for making my days happy and bright with images and inspiration. I'm not even kidding when I say that I check the pool every day to see if anything new has popped up.


  1. the past few challenges have produced some excellent photography. i'm so glad you're keeping this alive.

    ....and knowing that i'll be drinking with at least one other lady either tomorrow night or Saturday night (or both), i might actually have a chance of doing this one. woo.

  2. oh gosh, I adore the pinching the clouds picture :-)

    And thanks for the compliment!

  3. Thanks for including my picture!

    Oh, I do love capes.

  4. Laura, can't wait to see what you get!

    You're so welcome, Janet.

    Thank for joining in smalltownmom, thank you all!

  5. whee, added my offering.

    makes me miss the DARNED TASTY Kentucky bourbon we were enjoying at the time.