Saturday, March 22, 2008

and the winner is...

from yesterday's special points...

i think i have calculated correctly, but if i made a mistake, let me know...

first here are the titles and photographers...

deer prints: jordan
grandfather tree: jordan
wired: lea
YELLow flower: lea
limes: NEITHER, stolen from flickr because i thought it would fool you AND wow do i know you people or what????

i thought i might have given it away because i actually put the photos in the same order as the way i announced the contest, 2 by jordan, 2 by lea, and 1 from NEITHER

points awarded...

lynnell- 1

shannon- 1

south asia-3 (corrected from her comment)

robyn j- 4 (she got 2 right and got double points for being the ONLY one to correctly realize that the limes were neither)

jo jo- 0 (blame it on pre wedding mind loss, she is getting married in 2 weeks)

dina- 3

sayward- 1

maybe we will run another double points round soon since some of you may need those additional points! congrats robyn and THANK you everybody for playing...

Friday, March 21, 2008

special points today! (read the bottom of the post before guessing)!

jordan has a small american idol obsession that caused her to forget to send me yesterday's 14or40 photo.... so today will be a special point value day to make up for that. here are the rules for today only...

there are 5 photos today...

2 by jordan
2 by lea
and 1 by NEITHER of us.

if you guess ALL 5 correctly, you will get 15 additional points added to your total. 

if you get less than 5, as long as you get the NEITHER of us photo as NEITHER of us, then you get double your correct guess (one right= 2 points). 

if you miss the NEITHER of us photo, and get any other ones right, then you only get one point for each one photo you guess correctly.

got it? good, because i might not....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Guest post from j-bird...

Eisley is Jordan's favorite band, and they are heading out on tour next month.   Click on the banner above to see if they are coming to your town.  If so, click through and buy your tickets before they sell out!   They are fantastic, and most of the shows are all ages, which means you can take your little kids, your big kids, your college kids, and your 40 year old kids (like me)!  I can't say enough about these guys - incredibly wonderful peeps who make equally incredible music.   We love these guys, and you will too! 

Now back to your regularly scheduled photos...

mama bought strawberries: jordan, sunlight through camellias: lea

Monday, March 10, 2008

venti awake tea, 2 splendas & cream please: lea, don't walk bare foot: jordan

whoo hoo! i got them posted. i will leave these up for today AND tomorrow before naming them since i couldn't get them up earlier! good luck...

can't update today...

the blog won't upload today's photos... must be that photo that jordan took! ha ha, i will try again later.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

more weekend words

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.  
{dorothea lange}

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.  
{author unknown}

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. 
You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. 
But in photography everything is so ordinary; 
it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. 
{david baile}

learning to see the ordinary, learning to really look at the world, to find beauty all around me, the see the Hand of the Creator... this is what i learn every time i pick up a camera. seeing life larger when i look through a lens. why is it that as i narrow my view, it actually widens? is the narrow path actually the larger one? freedom through bondage. hmm, sounds familiar.

matthew 7:13-14 
enter through the narrow gate... 
small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.

psalm 119:45 
i will walk about in freedom 
for i have sought Your commandments.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

leftover peanut butter & jelly: jordan, blue dotty glasses: lea

nun orchid

just for your edification... that plant is a nun orchid and it is at my dad's house and it blooms once a year just for a few weeks. here is a photo of entire plant. i couldn't decide which photo to use yesterday, the close up or the whole plant, so now you get BOTH! if you look inside each flower, you see what looks like a little nun in her white habit with her hands folded in prayer. thus the name, nun orchid...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

an actual ad from domino magazine!

or are those people just photographing harder? or are they always checking the 14or40 website? i don't even know what the ad is for... if i find out, i will let you all know!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

weekend words

i read this on a photography blog this week and i thought it so perfectly described what i try to do (and rarely succeed) with my photography. seems i like things posed and perfect a bit too much. and in the end, those posed and perfect photos won't be the ones that really speak to me of what my life was really like...

"We mark the "important" things on our calendars, like birthdays and weddings. But when I think about my wedding, I don't remember what I ate, or how my flowers looked. I think of the way my sister cried; and how it made me feel like I meant the world to her. Photography is like life in the way we try to arrange things. We pose our lives and photographs to look a certain way. But it's the in-betweens that stay with us. It's the way your friend looked at you because she knew what you were thinking. Or how your dad's eyes smiled in that relaxed way you'd never seen before. It's not to minimize the significance of monumental events; or even to say there's anything wrong with "posing" your life. We need to live with vision and intention. But I bet when we look back, we'll see that our lives were never marked by milestones. But instead by "little" minutes and seconds that moved us. "

posted on wednesday, january 30, 2008 by maile wilson