Thursday, September 25, 2014

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Goodbye

Hi, folks!

As those of you who follow me on Facebook may know, my brother Steve died on Saturday, September 6th. I was already seriously considering posting one last Challenge to close out the meme; then the terrible news came, which sent me across the country to Cleveland and then to Syracuse. I didn't come back here to the RRPC partly because I was out of town, and partly because I wasn't sure anyone still cared whether there was ever another Round Robin Photo Challenge.

I've had the topic planned for a while, if I ever needed to designate a "last" Challenge. The topic for Saturday, October 11th is:

Goodbye.

Maybe there is a loved one you are saying goodbye to, whether it is because they died or for a happier reason, such as going off to college or moving out of state. Maybe you're saying goodbye to an old house, a business that's closing, a tv show going off the air, a job you're quitting, summer weather... well, you get the idea.

This last time, I'm going to extend the posting period. The Challenge date is Saturday, October 11th, 2014. But you are welcome to post your "Goodbye" photos any time between October 11th and October 18th.

If you plan to participate, please post your name and a link to your blog or other social media site in the comments below. Then COME BACK and post to let us know when your photos are up, so we can take a look!

Over 100 different people have posted to the Round Robin Photo Challenges over the past decade, and Carly and I appreciate every one of you. I hope at least a few of you will say Goodbye with us here, one last time. Thanks.

(The picture: a flocks of birds says goodbye to Ohio for the winter, presumably, as they fly over Lake Erie.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gone Fishin'

A small part of the mess left behind by burglars,  8/1/2014

Hi, folks! For various reasons, I've decided to put the Round Robin Photo Challenge on hiatus until Sunday, August 31st, when I'll be posting a new Challenge for Saturday, September 14th. Probably. This will give me time to focus on writing projects, sorting through boxes and so on. We recently had a burglary here at Casa Blocher, and need to take a little time to get our house in order - literally!

As you may recall, this meme originally was fueled by suggestions from participants, who took turns suggesting topics for the next Challenge. If you have any ideas for a future Challenge, feel free to leave your suggestion in the comments below.

See you at the end of September!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Round Robin Challenge: Where'd You Get Those Eyes?

Hi, Robins! Our next topic comes from Carly (thanks, pal!). The
Challenge for Saturday, August 9th is


Where'd You Get Those Eyes?

Carly says, "Eyes. Do a selfie of your eyes." I'm going to expand it a bit and say, it doesn't have to be a selfie. Any eyes will do! Show us one or more close-up photographs of any eyes you like--yours, a family member's, the eyes of a pet, or even the eyes of some object such as a statue or painting!

Here are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files, and bring us at least one
picture of eyes. Let's stick to closeups that really focus on the eyes, not entire faces.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photos.

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, August 9th, post the results on
any blog, social media site or online photo album. Don't forget to link
back to here in your entry, so your readers can check out the other
Robins' contributions.

4. Please visit the other Robins' entries, and comment if so moved. The
list of entries will be posted at the bottom of this entry starting
around midnight MST on the Challenge date, and updated through the day.

That's all there is to it! Have fun, and go be photographers!

Karen

Linking List
as of Saturday, August 9th, 1:48 AM MST

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Monday, July 14, 2014

Round Robin Challenge: About the Weather

Hi, Robins! The Challenge for Saturday, July 26th is

About the Weather

Show us one or more photographs that show the weather, either where you live or somewhere else you've been recently. If it's unrelentingly sunny, then show that, but let's try for something dramatic!

Here are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files, and bring us at least one picture that  has something with weather.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photos.

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, July 26th, post the results on any blog, social media site or online photo album. Don't forget to link back to here in your entry, so your readers can check out the other Robins' contributions.

4. Please visit the other Robins' entries, and comment if so moved. The list of entries will be posted at the bottom of this entry starting around midnight MST on the Challenge date, and updated through the day.

That's all there is to it! Have fun, and go be photographers!

Karen

Linking List
as of Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:52 AM MST

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Ellen
Ellen's Phlog
http://ellensphlog.blogspot.com/

Carly - Posted
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

Round Robin Challenge: Words and Pictures

Hi, Robins! This next one is a variation on one we did years ago, about Signs. The Challenge for Saturday, July 12th is


Words and Pictures

Show us one or more photographs of something that contains both words and pictures. It can be a book cover, an autographed picture, a poster, a sign, the box some new purchase came in or whatever. It doesn't have to be the whole thing, as long as it contains at least one word and at least one photo, painting, drawing, cartoon, sketch or other kind of picture. In fact, it's better if your photo either shows your subject in its larger context (e.g. a sign and the building it's on) or a detail within the overall subject (e.g. a small part of a larger map).

Here are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files, and bring us at least one picture of something with both words and pictures on it.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photos.

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, July 12th, post the results on any blog, social media site or online photo album. Don't forget to link back to here in your entry, so your readers can check out the other Robins' contributions.

4. Please visit the other Robins' entries, and comment if so moved. The list of entries will be posted at the bottom of this entry starting around midnight MST on the Challenge date, and updated through the day.

That's all there is to it! Have fun, and go be photographers!

Karen


(Above: detail from a 1958(c) Disneyland map.)

Linking List
as of Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:37 AM

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com 

Carly - Posted
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

C'mon, folks! It'll be fun! :)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Round Robin Challenge: Wild Ways


Hi, Robins! This next one is a variation on one we've done before, but with more leeway to get creative with it. The Challenge for Saturday, June 28th is

 


Wild things, and even semi-wild creatures, have their own ways of doing things. Sometimes we're lucky enough to photograph them doing it! Wild plants, too, have particular ways of growing. Closer to home, we often find our beloved dogs and cats echoing the behavior of their wild ancestors. Even some people are known for their wild ways, doing things other people would never attempt. So here is your Challenge: show us the wild ways of any living thing.

Here are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files, and bring us at least one picture of wild ways - something wild or semi-wild doing its wild thing.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photos.

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, June 28th, 2014, post the results on any blog, social media site or online photo album. Don't forget to link back to here in your entry, so your readers can check out the other Robins' contributions.

4. Please visit the other Robins' entries, and comment if so moved. The list of entries will be posted at the bottom of this entry starting around midnight MST on the Challenge date, and updated through the day.

That's all there is to it! Have fun, and go be photographers!

Karen

Linking List
as of Saturday, 6/28/2014, 2:30 AM MST

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Teri - Posted!
A Creative Walkabout
http://a-creative-gonewalkabout.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 02, 2014

Round Robin Photo: Sunrise, Sunset

Hi, Robins! Here's a pretty straightforward topic, inspired by my total failure to take a good photo from my driveway early this evening. The Challenge for Saturday, June 14th is



Sunrise, Sunset

Who doesn't love a sunset photo? Show us one or more of your best sunset shots, old or new. But ALSO show us a sunrise photo! Can the best sunrise pictures ever top the sunset ones? You tell me - or better yet, show me!

Here are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files, and bring us at least one sunset photo, plus at least one sunrise - not necessarily in that order.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photos.

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, June 14th, 2014, post the results on any blog, social media site or online photo album. Don't forget to link back to here in your entry, so your readers can check out the other Robins' contributions.

4. Please visit the other Robins' entries, and comment if so moved. The list of entries will be posted at the bottom of this entry starting around midnight MST on the Challenge date, and updated through the day.

That's all there is to it! Have fun, and go be photographers!

Karen

Linking List
as of Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 1:30 AM

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Freda  - Posted!
Day One
http://fredamans.blogspot.ca

Teri **Welcome!**
A Creative Walkabout
http://a-creative-gonewalkabout.blogspot.com/

Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

? ***Welcome!*** - Posted!
Love Happy Notes
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/01/start-spreading-the-news/ (Sunset)
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/02/reason-to-believe-you-are-a-winner/ (Sunrise)