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Thursday, June 30, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 27

Day 27: "From A Distance"



Taken in the countryside near our city, a long shot made into a panorama. Sister Pammie is in the shot, and way in the distance amid all the farmland, there was smoke.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"YELLOW" PHOTO CONTEST

This month's theme in the the photo contest is "YELLOW". If you'd like to participate in the voting please head on over to Stardom Awaits! Voting is open for approximately 2 weeks, and the winner(s) will be announced at that time complete with the photographer's names.

Please remember to vote for ONE PHOTO only, thanks, and enjoy the photography!


PEACE!
Love Jude

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 26

Day 26: "Close Up"



Also referred to as "macro" in photography, close up shots are fun to do and show a lot of detail of the subject. This is a macro of my little 2 inch cookie press.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 25

Day 25: "Pink"



When I saw the name of this day's challenge I knew right away I needed to post a photo of my favourite stone, Rose Quartz. This is my tea-light holder made of the same stone.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Monday, June 27, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 24

Day 24: "Animal"



I like the way these little guys seemed to line up just perfectly for me. Maybe they're all little hams when the cameras come out?

PEACE!
Love Jude

Sunday, June 26, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 23

Day 23: "Sun Flare"



Self explanatory, a pretty shot into the tree canopy. This was taken at my favourite cemetery in the city. As always, clicking on these little pictures will give you a larger size to actually be able to see them properly.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Saturday, June 25, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 22

Day 22: "Hands"



One hand only, as I needed the other to shoot the picture. Holding a pear off of our little pear tree out front.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, June 24, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 21

Day 21: "Faceless Self Portrait"



Say hello to my ear. The rest of my face isn't here because of the title! This is a part of a set of my fancy "dress up" jewellry my late husband gave me as a gift for my birthday one year, long ago. No not diamonds, zirconia was the affordable version and I love this set!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 20

Day 20: "Bokeh"



The term "bokeh" refers to the blur in an image. In this case the rose in the forefront is a macro (or close up) sharp shot with the entire background bokeh, or blurred. A person can do an entire image in bokeh, for example christmas lights all blurred. It can be quite pretty!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 19

Day 19: "Orange"




A rose is a rose...... these are a very cheerful orange colour. My sis Pammie bought these for me. :-)


PEACE!
Love Jude

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 18

Day 18: "Your Shoes"





This didn't seem like a very exciting subject so I just took a picture of my newest shoes, a pair of flip-flops. Back in the day, we lived in these in the summer months but they were called "thongs" then. Now thongs are underwear and flip flops are thongs. It's all flipflopped, LOL

In actuality, my Dad coined the phrase "Scuffies" for these, because growing up we seemed to stub our toes quite often wearing these. In our family they forever became called Scuffies. :-)

PEACE!
Love Jude

Monday, June 20, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 17

Day 17: "Technology"



The technology that plays the new Def Leppard CD "Mirror Ball", now that's important! My big stereo system bit the dust so this little dinky player is all I have at the moment. I liked the reflection I was getting at one angle so that's what I went with.

ROCK ON! PEACE!
Love Jude

Sunday, June 19, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 16

Day 16: "Long Exposure"




Technically this is a long exposure, being that it is a shot taken in the pitch black of night so the shutter setting was set that way. This is our front yard, hubby was still trying to get some plant feeding done in the flower gardens and you can see the watering can still on the step.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Saturday, June 18, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 15

DAY 15: "Silhouette"



Taken of the things on my coffee table in front of the living room window. My Aloe Vera plant stands out prominently here with its spikey arms, along with my glass incense holder with sand in the bottom and a tealight holder, among other things.


PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, June 17, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 14

Day 14: "Eyes"




Misty's eyes were so expressive! Here she looks like she's saying "PLEEEEZE Auntie, can I play in the snow some more?" There are some eyes that I just can't say "no" to.


PEACE!
Love Jude

Thursday, June 16, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 13

DAY 13: "SELF, 13 THINGS"

(click on the photo to enlarge so you can see everything)



These are some of the things that describe just who this hippie chick is. It's not everything mind you, as for example family and friends are the very heart of my soul, but this gives some idea what I'm about. One of my dearest friends made me the card with sunflowers on it, she knows that is my favourite flower as it is the "Spiritual Flower". (thank you Lexy)

My faith is shown in a necklace but it's not all of that either, as my Tarot cards and runes are also a huge part of my spiritual life. The runes are all rose quartz which is MY stone, it means something to me and is my favourite. I have many stones and crystals, some which I use to doing healings.

My two favourite animals, dogs and elephants. The elephant (thank you sisters Pammie and Brenda!) is holding a candle, and candles and incense are something I always have on hand.

I love to read, and I read every night. This book is the first of a series which are my all time favourite to read. And my favourite music is shown here in some Rock and some Classical CD's. I love rock from the late 60's / early 70's, and also from the 80's. And when I want to relax, reconnect and rejuvinate, I listen to my favourite soft strains from the Classical Masters.

My two favourite hot drinks are shown here, Tetley Green Tea and Tim Horton's Coffee. YUM! And what did I do to get this photo? Why I used my camera of course, and my old camera is shown here as I love my photography hobby!

And what would any self respecting hippie chick be if she wasn't ALL ABOUT PEACE?? Thanks to my dear friend Monica for the "Peace" word, I have cherished that for years now.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"KITCHENWARE" WINNERS



Over at Stardom Awaits! it was a 3-way tie! Congrats to the winners, and thank you voters for participating! You can now go back to the original post to see which photog took which pictures. :-)


End of June contest will be "YELLOW" so stay tuned folks!


PEACE!
Love Jude

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 12

DAY 12: "SUNSET"



We get some beautiful sunsets in our back yard, most are much more colourful than this one. But I post this one because I love the way the sun's rays are bursting upwards.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 11

DAY 11: "SOMETHING BLUE"



This was taken on the outside shed wall in my best friend Michele's garden. I love the cross she had hanging there.


PEACE!
Love Jude

Monday, June 13, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 10

DAY 10: "CHILDHOOD MEMORIES"




This well used and worn lunch box was my own when I was a child back in the '50's. I remember there was a matching wide-mouth thermos that went with it, although that is long gone. My younger sisters used this for school too, long after I'd grown out of it. When the black plastic handle broke, Dad made a new handle out of this nylon strap.

Looking at this now brings back memories of lunches my Mom made for me. The sandwiches then were always wrapped in waxed paper, and there was a thermos of soup and an apple inside. I can almost smell the lunches even now! Nowadays I use it as a cookie tin, when I'm baking and feel nostalgic.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Sunday, June 12, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 9

DAY 9: "Someone You Love"




There are many humans I love dearly that I could have included here, but not everyone is crazy about having their pictures online..... so instead I am using this shot for today's challenge. Two baby girls of my sis Pammie's that I love and miss so very much.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Saturday, June 11, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 8

DAY 8: "BAD HABIT"





Actually 2 bad habits in one shot, smoking and when I'm tired I sit in front of the TV. LOL

I have other bad habits, I swear more than I should and I have a sweet tooth.


PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, June 10, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 7

DAY 7: "FRUIT"



I enjoy doing "still life" shots, and this one features a pear and an orange, along with a delicate china rose, and teacup and saucer.

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A reminder, only 5 more days left to vote in the "Kitchenware Photo Contest" over at STARDOM AWAITS!

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PEACE!
Love Jude

Thursday, June 09, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 6

DAY 6: "From Low Angle"



This was taken by laying on my back on the ground and shooting up at a cemetery marker. I took a shot without flash and another with, and this one with the flash I prefer as the stark white of the cross has a nice contrast to the night sky.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 5

DAY 5: "FROM HIGH ANGLE"



Sister Pammie and I have gone a couple of times to this little city park, situated high on a hill overlooking downtown and the river. The scenic views there are great for photographic opportunities, plus it's peaceful and relaxing. We really do have a pretty city!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY4

DAY 4: "GREEN"



I love the big ol' MayDay tree in our backyard, and most especially when it is in bloom. It smells soooooo nice! This was taken standing directly under the canopy and looking straight up.


PEACE!
Love Jude

Monday, June 06, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 3

DAY 3: "CLOUDS"



I love the moon peeking over the clouds in this one, it's a fun shot.


PEACE!
Love Jude

Sunday, June 05, 2011

PHOTO CHALLENGE, DAY 2

DAY 2: "WHAT YOU WORE TODAY"




This is what I'm wearing out for the grocery/banking/errands run this afternoon. My oh-so-comfy "slinky" material top with mandarin collar. It's a beautiful day out there but it's not hot, which is GREAT! All the straps you see are from my camera. To top it off, black leggings and black sandals.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE




Bring it on!

Thanks to Danni over at her blog, I saw this and felt compelled to give it a whirl. Are you up for it on your blog too? Or on your Facebook?

Let's get started!


Day One. "Self Portrait"




If you decide to do this challenge on your blog or Facebook too, please let me know so I can follow you!

PEACE!
Love Jude