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 Critique Group Challenge from week 48

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 48, Movie Quote

Photo by Anthony Schirer

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Anthony says:

wonder if Linus was imagining what this tree could become when he said this quote.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 48 - Color Schemes

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 48, Color Schemes

Photo by Olivia Edwards

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Olivia says:

Where to start? With finding certain colors in one photo, with certain colors in a composite image? I was struggling because mostly I take pictures of what I see that catches my eye and interest. I found a way to choose a challenge. It was 4, Split Complimentary. I kept looking at the color wheel to try to understand it all. A couple of nights ago there was a glorious sunset which I photographed from my front yard as I played with all sorts of camera movement and panning including vertical panning. After some basic LR adjustments, I checked the color wheel and saw I was able to achieve the split complimentary. Yellow/red/purple. It is a busy week, so whew! I am enjoying the learning with my color wheel and will use it more. Slight crop to right side.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 48 - December Outdoors

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 48, December Outdoors

Photo by Janet Dixon 

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Janet says:

Ready and waiting. We’ve had enough snow to just barely use both the snow shovel and the snowshoes a couple of times, but I’m ready for lots more.

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 48, December Outdoors

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

I took a trip to Texas to visit my mom for her upcoming 92nd birthay. We took a drive to see th amazing lights for the holidays. There were many trees warpped in lights, but this one sported lights on all branches all the way to the tippy top

 

Critique Group Challenge:

Week 48, Movie Quote

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I didn't look to see what others did so their images wouldn't influence my choice for a movie quote. I'm not sure this is a super well-known quote...unless you know the movie - but at least I will tell you the movie and hope that helps...Fried Green Tomatoes. Any guesses?

 

 

 

LeMoyne Lily Quilt by Ricky Tims

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This is my 2022 Project Quilt. Do it with me!
Kits can be pre-ordered prior to December 15th, 2021. We will begin in February 2022.
 
The image above is the digital replica using my Lizzy Albright fabrics exactly as they will be used in the quilt. Yes, pattens will be available as well (stay tuned).
 
One of the very cool things about these blocks will be the use of 'frugal piecing'. This is where a patch is made from 2 or 3 fabrics. Note the use of 'frugal piecing' in the block photo below. I'm so excited.
 
 
 
The antique Antique quilt blocks inspired my LeMoyne Lily design. I thought long and hard about using the original blocks from the late 1800s, but felt they were simply too fragile. I love this block and have not located it in any block encyclopedia. It has some little quirks, but I will guide you through this with ease. Take the challenge!
  
 
 

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!

       52-Week Photo Challenge Class Week 47 - Kitchen

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 47, In the Kitchen

Photo by Rachel Hutchision

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Rachel says:

This is a brass tray from Turkey which I have had for many years. I like the patina so I accentuated it a bit and added a bit of vignetting.

 

          Critique Group Challenge           from week 47

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 47, Thankful For

Photo by Julie Titus

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Julie says:

I'm thankful for moments of seeing it all connected. Thankful for time and health to play with my macro lens and wander in my soggy yard. Thankful to share some of my photography journey with you.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 47 - Thankful For

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 47, Thankful For

Photo by Dale McMillan

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Dale says:

Winter is here and I am thankful for a warm, cozy home.

 Ricky's Challenge Photo

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 47, Thankful For

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

Like most of you, I have a lot to be thankful for. Family, for example, but they are far away. You all know I'm smitten by my pups and they have been my saving grace through the pandemic. I've lived alone on the mountain now since Spring 2019.

My "thankful for..." story is about Hugo. Hugo is Portugese. He was working in Luxembourg when we met. By April 2021 we began making plans for him to come to the USA. Due to travel restricions the original June date didn't happen, and his plane ticket was changed seven times over the next several months. In September, the White House finally announced that EU travel would open in early November. He arrived on November 8th and this photo expresses more than it might appear. It is relaxed - comfortable - loving - fitting and so much more. I could not be more thankful for Hugo. My world is still in flux, but he, and the pups, are a constant and a comfort in these difficult times. The next steps will be challenging...the process of immigration. Keep us in your thoughts. I'm sure the process will be daunting.

 
 

 

 

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 Critique Group Challenge from week 46

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 46, Guilty Pleasure

Photo by Dennis Mullen

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Dennis says:

I've always had a weakness for symmetry. And for dark chocolate syrup made with a little honey, a little butter and buttermilk, some cinnamon, vanilla, smoked paprika, baking chocolate, semi-sweet baking chocolate and some dark cocoa powder. While it's fabulous spooned straight out of the saucepan, it's practically guilt-free served on top of vegan, dairy-free plant-based vanilla dessert stuff that neutralizes calories and catalyzes chloresterol into vitamin E.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 46 - Step and Repeat

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 46, Step and Repeat

Photo by David Robinson

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David  says:

This originally is a picture of sunset on the Maine coast.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 46 - Box

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 46, Box

Photo by Alberta MacAulay 

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Alberta says:

You are never too old to try something new. I am a senior who started boxing with these pink beauties. Go for it!

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 46, Box

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

Today while cleaning my studio (laugh as much as you like), I excavated these tiny little handmade boxes that were gifted to me a few years ago. They feature images of my little tuilips (Chantelle's) that I've taught many times in quilt classes. The largest box is only 2" and the other two nest inside. Edited in Prisma app with Paris

 

Critique Group Challenge:

Week 46, Guilty Pleasures

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I'm a glutton for pottery. I won't take time to list my other obsessions. This is my cupboard - one small section. I opted to attempt shooting the curves and feature the shapes. The figures on the pitcher in the back seemed to dominate but they are 'back there'. This went into topaz for a very slight color boost - then a typical dreamscape with the origitnal - and that was even pulled back. So the edits are subtle.

 

 

 

Brink of Sunset by Hanne-Grete Brink (Norway)

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I've been fortunate over the years to collect a few quilts that caught my eye. This is one such quilt. It was made by Hanne-Grete Brink from Norway. She essentially made this entire quilt on a long arm. The fabrics were torn, laid in place, and stitched (quilted) at the same time. The texture of the fabric, the wild/rugged landscape, and the glorious sky captivated my soul. The quilt measures 22" x 44"
  
 

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!

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