Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3KCBWDAY2: Photography Challenge Day

This blog post is part of the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week:


Welcome to the second day of this blog week, and an extra warm welcome to my new visitors - thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments about yesterday's post!

Introduction to the topic:

Photography Challenge Day: Today challenges you to be creative with your photography, and get yourself in with the chance to win the photography prize. Taking interesting photographs in this instance isn't about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it's about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either a knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your craft tools. One example of setting a scene would be to photograph a girl in a knitted red cape walking through the woodlands with a basket of goodies, as in the Red Riding Hood tale, or you might photograph a knitted gnome hiding among the flowers in your garden. Photo editing is permitted for competition photos.

This is a topic I was really looking forward to, although I must admit that I was a little anxious as well. "Improving my photography skills" was on my New Year's Resolutions list, but I hadn't done anything so far yet. So last week-end, I grabbed some of my crochet items, my camera, my bike and my John, and together we've tried to combine a little bit of k-town scenery with my crochet - after all, the name of this blog is still "made in k-town", right? Please make yourself comfortable and enjoy

A Spring Walk Through The K-Town Woods...

♥ "Lost my heart in k-town" ♥
 "Faith - Love - Hope"


I hope you've enjoyed this little walk through k-town, this is something I had in mind for a while and today's challenge had been the final push. I'm not quite sure if we were supposed to take only one picture, but actually I don't care: these topics should just provide a starting point and the interpretation of the topic is up to the bloggers. And this photo series is exactly what I wanted to do for today. :)

Today's unique tag is 3KCBWDAY2. Just type this code into google and you'll find more photography challenge posts.

Thanks for visiting today, see you tomorrow!


51 comments:

  1. I'm participating in the blogweek as well and today I'm going to put in my wild card... had a real difficult time finding the right pictures... but you certainly did not... simply love your pictures. Hugs Jewel

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  2. your photos are gorgeous, you definitely have nothing to worry about!!!! have a great tuesday xxx

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  3. I love that you made the background grey! The crochet just pops. Love the stone.

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  4. Great photographs, really clever like that film which I'd balck and White apart from the girl in the red coat....sorry terrible memory.

    What makes me smile most, is my pics I've definitely gone the wrong way with, but I almost wet myself when I was taking them, so at least I got a laugh out of it!

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  5. Fantastic photos! Laura x (cutecrochetedcreations.blogspot.com)

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  6. I'm a huge fan pf those photographic shots people do where the background is bleached out and the object of desire is in color. Amazing photos.

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  7. I love the second photo best. It's like someone left a lovely comfy cushion for everyone to sit on in the woods!

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  8. Excellent! You have done a lot of work on this with all those different angles and it has certainly paid off!

    B x

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  9. Beautiful photography!! I'm so glad I found your blog through the Blog Week!

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  10. Beautiful! I love your photos.

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  11. I enjoyed all the photos but I really love that last one. It's beautiful.

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  12. VIsually very pleasing, beautiful photography and blog.

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  13. Barbara, You did a great job for this topic! I could not think of anything so I used the wildcard topic. Nice work!
    Eileen

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  14. Super pics Barabara! I love that cushiony pink heart - it's a lovely size as well as shape and colour. Is it your own pattern?

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    1. Oh, I wish it was my own pattern, I really love that heart. I've posted this heart in an older post: http://made-in-k-town.blogspot.de/2011/08/its-voting-time-again.html

      there you'll also find the link to the free pattern for the heart.

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  15. I love the "faith-hope-love" story, and are drawn to those black&white pictures with a splash of color. Great post and theme.
    AnaBC

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    1. Thank you!!! The "Faith-Hope-Love" photo is my favorite, too. When I looked at the pictures on my laptop, I suddenly noticed that the monument had the symbols for faith (the cross) and hope (the anchor), the symbol for love is missing on the stone, but here it was, my little crochet heart :) I was really amazed because I didn't even notice that when I took the picture!

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  16. Great photos Barbara - they're very creative and I love the black & white backgrounds with the pops of color. My favorite is the pink heart in the drainage ditch. Have a great day. :)

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    1. Thank you, Debi - that picture was John's arrangement :)

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  17. Great photos and lovely to see your surroundings. Looks like a beautiful place.

    I've had such fun with today's post - you can see my effort here http://www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk/2012/04/kcbw-day-2-photography-challenge-day.html

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  18. I love these, Barbara! Thanks for sharing a slice of home with us.

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  19. Wonderful Photography :)

    See you tomorrow!
    Kisses

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  20. Love the black and white pictures in wich the color is provided by your awesome crochet... Bring joy to the world!Be a crocheter!

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  21. Great Pictures I love the mix of Nature and Crochet. Great Touch!!! http://junebuginthesun.blogspot.com/

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  22. I loved it! Nature decorated with yarn doings--so cool! Great pictures.

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  23. Beautiful pictures, I just want to take my knitting outside for a walk in the woods !

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  24. I took some pictures that included nature on my blog, too. I love your incorporation of color and black-and-white in your pictures. I need to by Photoshop, so I can do more creative techniques.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! There's no need to buy an expensive software, I'm working with a freeware called GIMP. I've never used Photoshop but I've read that GIMP has all the features that PS has got and even more.

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  25. I really enjoyed the walk through k-town. Great pictures.

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  26. Thank you all for your amazing comments, I'm so glad you've enjoyed this post today!! I've made some remarks on the comments above and tried to answer your questions. If there's more you'd like to know, just shoot away! :)

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  27. These are lovely! You've clearly got perspective down cold. :) I also really love the texture in all of the photos. Well done.

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  28. I am wrapping myself in your blog, it has such a linger longer appeal! Great perspectives on the photos and lovely posting. Cheers!

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  29. those crocheted rocks are beautiful! love it all!!

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  30. Oh my goodness!!!! These are lovely photos!!!! I especially love the black&white backgrounds with the crochet in full color.

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  31. Beautiful! The black & white with the pops of color is such a clever technique. Your gorgeous crochet really stands out.

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  32. Wonderful. The black and white with the hint of colour works so beautifully. It's been a pleasure to discover your blog today.

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  33. Just a wonderful set up, every last photo!

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  34. I love all of those photos! Very creative! My favorite is the black and white with the crochet flowers pop of color.

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  35. You are so creative! Love the effects.

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  36. Thanks for taking us along! wonderful photos.

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  37. very nice interpretation! I loved seeing your town as well as how you did the photos with black and white and color!

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  38. Lovely shots, you have shown some real creativity.

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  39. I really love the flower garland! Nice effect.

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  40. Beautiful photos! The crochet flowers are very pretty!

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