Monday, May 2, 2011

Week 17 good to WOW {SOOC}

Monday, April 25, 2011


Welcome  back everyone!  Thanks again for joining us.  To those of you who are new to our weekly challenge please go here to learn all the details about how this works first.  The next five weeks of themes/prompts are at the bottom of my blog.  Also, everyone please do us a favor and read this post before entering any photo challenge…thanks!

This week our theme/prompt is GROWTH. 

First, thank you all for the sweet comments the last two weeks.  I’m thrilled you all loved the shots I shared.  Your comments encouraged me with the amount of time I spent learning how to capture the light and get the best SOOC every time.   Thank you for the comments you all left for me on the photos of Eileen’s horse.  They are some of my favorite shots this year. 

Sorry I will be unable to participate personally.  I can’t even believe I’m typing this – I didn’t take a single photo all week long.  Our move consumed my time and will for the next week.   Let’s just say I never want to move again.   It was a horrible experience.   But that is behind us and I’m excited for all that God has waiting for us now. 

I went through all of your SOOC shots and you should all be so very proud of yourselves.  The growth each of you personally had this month is awesome.   Some of you have literally gone from ok to WOW in just four weeks.  I love that you were shooting with a goal in mind – to win the Abie Strap.  Even if that was not your goal it is obvious you have been doing what I prayed each of you would – study all that I shared, read up on exposure, capturing light and then practicing it.    You all ROCK!!!!   Selecting the top three for April’s best SOOC shot was not easy and I’m thrilled.  Keep making it harder for me – because that means you are all growing in your photography skills Open-mouthed smile 

These are in no particular order.   Please vote for your favorite SOOC and the winner will be selected on Friday.   To view the original post of each photo simply click on the photos below.   Thank you all for joining in our weekly challenge.  I’m thrilled to see so many of you challenging yourself to improve week to week!

1. Amber’s Articles  (This shot’s use of light is perfect and I love the frame to keep your eye on your subject!)

2.  Looking for Strawberries (Awesome use of light!  You did such a great job with capturing the light and your subject!)

3. Snapshots by Michelle (I just have to say your shots this month ROCKED every single week – you definitely deserve a shout out for showing the most growth in your skills over the last four weeks! Great job Michelle!)   I struggled picking just one of your shots Michelle – it was between this and your cemetery sun flare shot.   This won my vote because the clarity, focus, colors, and sun flare are perfect!!! 

Have fun voting!
Now, let me introduce you all to the prize for the best SOOC shot in May:

I bought this bag last summer and only used it three times.  It is in brand new condition.   I gave Lexi my other Kelly Moore bag and she loves it!!!!   So now one of you will be the lucky winner of this awesome bag.  Simply click on photo above to learn all about this gorgeous camera bag.    If you are wondering what I’m using now – I have a Jill-e bag that rolls.

OK, let’s see your best SOOC growth shots!

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