Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fog 060


This is what greeted us when we woke up this morning on the top of a mountain in Georgia 2/29/12

Roots 059


On the trail to the Len Foote Hike Inn in Georgia 2/28/12

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lake 058


Here are some turtles basking in the sun at Paris Mountain State Park in SC. 2/28/12

Assignment: Frames outline the focus of a subject. Make a creative photograph with natural framing: trees, borders, windows, doors, post it then Tag it with #TP111

Sunday, February 26, 2012

AT Sign 057


Here is one of the signs at an Appalachian Trailhead. 2/26/12

Assignment: Experiment in the digital darkroom today. Make a photo and post-process it any way you like to unleash your creativity., post it then Tag it with #TP110

Town Landmarks 056


Two famous people once lived in my little town. The Quillen Library and Peg Leg Bates statue are displayed in their honor. Robert Quillen was a journalist and humorist known for his “Aunt Het”cartoons. The “Aunt Het Festival” is held the first weekend of October every year.  Peg Leg Bates lost his leg in a cotton gin but taught himself to dance with a peg leg. He performed on the Ed Sullivan show and even for the King and Queen of England. He was part of the first Louis Armstrong tour of Britain in the mid 50's.  2/25/12

Assignment: Every town, village, or city has distinguishing icons and landmarks. Make a photo of one wherever you are today., post it then Tag it with #TP109

Friday, February 24, 2012

Reaching 055


Here is the map that we use to see what places we have been. 2/24/12

Assigment: Reaching up, reaching for, reaching out, or reaching in. Show the action of reaching in a photograph today., post it then Tag it with #TP108

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flag 054


Here is the flag that stood in my husband's office before he retired. 2/23/12

Assignment: Make a photo that features stripes of some sort today., post it then Tag it with #TP107

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Breakfast 053


My husband likes to go to Panera for breakfast. We just get an Everything bagel and a glass of iced tea. 2/22/12

Assignment: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make a photograph of one of your meals or courses today., post it then Tag it with #TP106

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nacho Soup 052

022112This is one of my favorite ingredients in this great spicy nacho soup that I make. I also add a can of tomatoes with chilis and a can of black beans. 2/21/12

Assignment: Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras 'As Is' celbrations or You are what you eat; Pancakes, Soup or Pastries show us your tradition's , post it then Tag it with #TP105

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pirate Hat 051

022012This is my husband's favorite hat that we got in Tortola on one of our cruises. 2/20/12

Assignment: Presidents' Day or Washington's Birthday, 'As Is' or What's good in your neighbour hood or Hat's, Cap's and Head gear, post it then Tag it with #TP104

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Symbol 050


Here is a symbol on my treadmill. 2/19/12

Assignment: Make a photograph of a symbol today., post it then Tag it with #TP103

Hibiscus 049


I love my red hibiscus plants! In the winter I baby them in my house and then in the late spring I put them back outside. 2/19/12

Thinking 048


Here is my friend Amanda at the SC Council for Exceptional Children Conference. 2/17/12

Assignment: Make a portrait of somebody today. It can be somebody you know or a stranger. Maybe even yourself or a Pet, post it then Tag it with #TP101

100 Calories 047


021612My husband loves his chocolate syrup! One serving only has 100 calories. 2/16/12

We've reached daily assignment #100, so the choice is yours 100 as a theme or use capture landmark, mile stone to celebrate, post it then Tag it with #TP100

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Phones 046


See how little my cell phone is on the shelf of this antique phone! I'm so glad technology has gotten smaller! 2/15/12

Love Is… 045


valentines for my hubby! 2/15/12

Monday, February 13, 2012

Save Money 044


This was found at the gas pump today. 2/13/12

Assignment: Make a photograph with a triangular composition., post it then Tag it with #TP97

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hazy Frog 043


Using some blue plastic that was over a poster frame, I took a picture of the white frog in my garden. 2/12/12

Assignment: Invent your own filter! Shoot through something translucent or transparent, coloured or cut out., post it then Tag it with #TP96

Teapot 042


A little teapot is part of my collection. 2/11/12

Friday, February 10, 2012

Railing 041


Here is the railing to my deck. I love sitting out on the deck and listening to the birds. 2/10/12

Assignment:  Make a photograph featuring strong vertical lines today., post it then Tag it with #TP94

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hinges 040


These were hinges on an old barn at the Oconoluftee Museum in Cherokee, NC. 2/9/12

Assignment: Leave something out today. Be visually brief. Shoot tight. Make a photo that's direct and to the point., post it then Tag it with #TP93

Icy Rocks 039


These were rocks covered in ice along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 2/8/12

Assignment: Make a photograph dominated by dark tones today., post it then Tag it with #TP92

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Afghan 038


Here is the afghan on our bed as I look at with my head on a pillow. 2/7/12

Assignment:  Work the angles today. Make a photo that gives us a unique perspective on an otherwise ordinary scene., post it then Tag it with #TP91

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wizard 037


I met the Wizard in Old Town in Kissimmee, FL. He rode all the way home with us to SC and kept waving to truckers along the interstate. You should have seen their faces when they had to do a double take in my window to see who was waving to them! I used this wizard in my classroom and my class loved it! Even though they were in high school, my students seemed to pay attention better when the wizard was helping with instruction.  2/6/12

Assigment:  Today's color is purple. Maybe you'll find it on a fruit. Maybe a flower. Or, maybe a sign. Make a photo and post it., post it then Tag it with #TP90

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Elephant 036


I don't have any live animals at home any more. These are the only animals I could find in my house.  2/5/12

Assignment: Make a photo of an animal today: pet, domesticated, or wild.  Focus on the eyes!, post it then Tag it with #TP89

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pink Ribbon 035



Assignment: World Cancer awareness day 2012 - Together it is possible create or take a photograph that expresses this, post it then Tag it with #TP88

Friday, February 3, 2012

Looking Down 034


This is what squirrels and birds see when they look down at my flower bed from the railing off my deck. 2/3/12

Assignment: Change your perspective today.  Make a photo from a bird's eye view. Get out the chairs and ladders if you need to!, post it then Tag it with #TP87

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Change is Coming 033


Even though it is still winter, the temperature got up in the 70s today. I am surprised how many flowers are popping up thinking that it is spring. I hope we are having an early spring and winter doesn't return. 2/2/12

Assignment:  Groundhog Day 'As Is' or show us your weather, the early signs of something changing (post before and after if possible), post it then Tag it with #TP86

Flower Pot 032


This is my favorite flower pot but I just can't seem to make myself put any dirt in it.  I feel like he is an old friend that greets me each day with a happy smile.  2/1/12

Assignment:  Baskets, bags, and boxes: containers often go unnoticed. Make a photo focused on the container rather than the contents., post it then Tag it with #TP85

Small Pleasure 031


Sometimes a glass of wine and dreaming about the mountains are small pleasures in my life! 1/31/12

Assignment: Use vignetting in a photograph today. Either add it in post (easier) or do it in camera via lens or lighting (harder)., post it then Tag it with #TP84

Controls 030

These are the 4 controls that I see every morning when I get on the treadmill. They start my day.  1/30/12
Assignment: Make a photo with the number 4 in it one way or another. Maybe 4 items. Maybe a written number. Maybe more abstract., post it then Tag it with #TP83

Pump 029


This makes me glad for indoor plumbing! 1/29/12

My Little City 028


I live in a little city that is about 3 blocks long with 4 traffic lights. It reminds me of the town in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. 1/28/12
Assignment: Street scenes capture life on the go, be it a bustling city or a quaint village. Make a photo of a street scene today., post it then Tag it with #TP81

Waiting Chair 027


This chair used to be in a drug store and people sat in this while they waiting for the medicine. I believe the wood is from rhododendron and mountain laurel. I bet this bench has plenty of stories it could tell! 1/27/12