Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Photo Challenge: STEAMY

This one has some marvelous variety to it, friends. I love it when I give you a prompt that seems weird (most of these entries didn't show up until Monday) and you just blow it up once you get past that feeling. Love it!

I know that I say this pretty much every challenge but I admire so deeply Our Cindy's ability to envision an image and make it spring out of her camera. I will learn from her. I will. Also, this photo is the steamIEST!

Asclepias purpurascens
Well, someone who works in greenhouse environments would, of course, know what STEAMY is all about. That's Our Sara!

Steam Control
I think I've seen some of these same gauges at Pratt during the New Year's Eve celebrations. I have never gone underground and into the steam tunnels, though, the way Our Lisa did on her recent PacNW excursion.

Speaking of people who I admire for executing their visions of perfection, there's Our Karen. She created these costumes herself and they are absolutely brilliant. I'm almost embarrassed to show her my slapdash, safety-pinned mermaid costume.

Skelly and Sakura enjoy some hot sauce
I'm a little surprised that Our Janet didn't choose to give us a STEAMY photo of her fiance. This is cute, too.

Angry and Fed Up
Our Ana went the "I'm STEAMED" route with the prompt. She's a dedicated anti-pipeline activist so if you have any questions I bet she can point you toward answers.

This was, hilariously, the first picture I thought of when I posted the prompt. There is a STEAMY love affair between this dog and his trainer. Of course, even a red hot lover like Rocco can be distracted by chicken.

How do I top this last prompt? I do not know. I'm going to go with another kind of hard one. We'll be posting this right before Independence Day and I'm going to be tricky about that. Prompt is BLAST. Make of it what you will!

Please enter by 9am Tuesday July 2nd for posting on July 3rd. Tag your photos with PHOTO CHALLENGE and BLAST. Check out the wonderful work in our Flickr Pool for inspiration. Also, let me know if you have questions.