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SMART PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
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Legacy Quilt

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There is a musical, The Quilters, that features various quilt blocks that tell the story. Our little theater in La Veta, Colorado produced their version of the musical and I had the privilege of designing the quilt. Blocks from the quilt are used at various times throughout the production, and then the full quilt is revealed at the very end. That means that each block has to be made twice - one for the scenes, and the others put into the full quilt for display at the end. I was very thankful that members of the Colorado Quilt Council assisted by making blocks for this quilt. I assembled it, and Cyndi McChesney quilted it. The quilt was raffled and the proceeds benefited the performing arts in our little town.
  
 
 

TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

                Critique Group Challenge from week 40

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 40, Field Of Gold

Photo by John Van Walleghen

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John says:

"Upon the fields of barley
We'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in fields of gold"

These are grasses along side of a field of soy beans. We do not grow barley around here, so soy beans will have to do. These grass heads were golden in the early evening golden hour sun. This field is south of Andale Kansas which is west of Wichita.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 40 - Text Overlay

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 40,Mother Nature

Photo by Diana Weir

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Diana says:

After being away for 6-weeks and looking at class photo, WOW, outstanding. I have alot to catch up. My photo is blowing dune grasses, minimum edits.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 40 - Looking Up

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 40, Looking Up

Photo by Karen Koehle

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Karen says:

Gazing skyward from beneath a basketball hoop. The net reminds me of a dream catcher.


Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 40, Looking Up

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

Maybe I will call this the Paul Bunyan effect! Phone camera on the floor with a timer. This was an odd idea but I like the overall result.

Edited in Prisma app with Coloured

 

Critique Group Challenge:

Week 40, Field Of Gold

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I went with the title as this view and golden grasses captured my heart and I spent some time basking in this morning light. This is taken just off the road coming into the ranch -in the lower elevation (7K ft). I was on my way out. While all of this burned in the fire, the grasses didn't provide enough fuel to burn these old fence posts. Greenhorn Mtn is in the distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer In the City

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 In 1998, the Summer in St. Louis, MO was a scorcher. I remember working on this quilt in my basement studio and even that area was warmer that I would have liked. It was also the Summer of my mom and dad’s fiftieth wedding anniversary. The inspiration for this quilt was as antique quilt (photo in black and white) that was featured in a small book titled American Pieced Quilts by Jonathan Holstein. I had acquired the book in the mid-nineties and it was published prior to that.
 

 
I loved the fact that the image was published in black and white because it gave me only values to consider. I had no clue as to the original colors. If you look at this version you will see a golden diamond pieced into the quilt (not the inner square frame). All of the hot summer colors are inside that diamond. 

 

TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

t the inner square frame). All of the hot summer colors are inside that diamond. 

                Critique Group Challenge from week 39

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 39, Pep Ventosa

Photo by Lisa Flannagan

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Lisa says:

I noticed this beautiful tree while we were in La Veta, Colorado, and thought it would work well for this week's assignment. I wasn't able to walk around the tree because it was too far off the road, so I zoomed in and took several images as we drove by it. Bonus was the bird sitting at the top of the tree the entire time.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 39 - Text Overlay

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 39, BWDreamscape

Photo by Jeff Aleman

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Jeff says:

The lady and a bus. I like the graphic imagery of this photo produced using the BW/Dreamscape technique. The blur was 50%

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 39 - Sliced

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 39, Sliced

Photo by Bob Greenlee

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 Ricky's Challenge Photo

Critique Group Challenge:

Week 39, Pep Ventosa

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

The Pep Ventosa technique is a series of images of a subject taken from different vantage points and blended together. Here, ten exposures of my ourdoor planter. I don't live in Italy, but something about this makes me feel like I do. Edited in both Lightroom and Topaz, but with no speical filters, only enhancements.

 

 

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