Monday, December 30, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Looking Forward

Hi, Robins! Still with us? This next Challenge topic is inspired by the coming of the New Year. The topic for Saturday, January 11, 2014 is

Looking Forward

If New Year's Eve is about looking back on the past, "auld acquaintance" and the events of the year just ending, then the early days of the New Year are about looking forward to the challenges and possibilities to the year just starting. But what do we see as we look forward? Can we see the goal clearly, or is there a mountain-sized obstacle in our way? Is our path straightforward, or full of twists and turns? Is it clear sailing ahead, or are there storm clouds on the horizon? Is it going to be an uneventful trip, or a bumpy ride?

Okay, enough with the metaphor. What I'd like to see is photos that look forward, implying movement in that direction. You may be pointing your camera at the road ahead, or looking forward across the bay, lake or ocean from the prow of a ship, or along a crowded sidewalk to a particular landmark up ahead. Get it? And if the photo says something about the way you expect your life to go in 2014, so much the better!

The usual guidelines apply:

1. Grab your camera and bring us one or more pictures that are Looking Forward. Archived photos or videos are okay as long as you took them yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s) or video(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, January 11, 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! Oh, and Happy new Year!

Karen

Linking List
as of Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:34 AM

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

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

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Lights! Camera! Action!

Hi, Robins! This next Challenge topic has (at least) two completely different meanings behind it, and thus two ways to go about creating your entries. The topic for Saturday, December 28, 2013 is

Lights! Camera! Action!


These are the classic words directors used to start filming a scene, with the lights lighting, the camera rolling and the actors acting! But it occurred to me the other day that the combination of lights, camera and action can be something else entirely. Think of the way the lights of moving cars can streak colors in a photo with a long exposure, or the excitement of lightning captured by a camera as it crosses the sky. Falling meteors, still lights photographed by a camera in motion - all of these combinations and more can lead to some interesting effects!


Alternatively, you may prefer to make a little foray into the motion picture business yourself! Most digital camera and camera phones now have video capabilities, and you can put together simple short movies with all sorts of software and smartphone apps these days, such as Majisto, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, and social media quickies such as Vine and Capture. Google+ will even make little almost-movies automatically from a series of related photos, although these can only be viewed on Google+ itself.

Third option - I was only going for two options, but what the heck! - is to photograph (or find archived photos you already took) of people making movies or tv shows. If you filmed the filming, so much the better. If you filmed the filming of lights in action, then you're a triple threat!

Aside from your multiple choice options, the usual guidelines apply:

1. Grab your camera and bring us one or more pictures or videos related to Lights, Camera and Action! Archived photos or videos are okay as long as you took them yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s) or video(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, December 28th, 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

So far, this week's Linking List is just me:

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

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

Monday, December 02, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Pretty Paper

Hi, Robins! Hanukkah is in full swing and Christmas is coming. For many of us it's a time for buying and wrapping presents. That's the inspiration for our next Challenge, The topic for Saturday, December 14th is:

Pretty Paper

Willy Nelson sings about "Pretty Paper," as in wrapping paper:
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write I love you
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
...but of course there are lots of other kinds of pretty paper in the world, such as stationery, art prints, children's drawings, and so on. Even as we move to a supposedly "paperless society," there is still plenty of pretty paper in the world - so show us some!

You know how this works, right?

1. Grab your camera and bring us one or more pictures of pretty paper of some sort. Archived photos are okay as long as you took them yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, December 14th, 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, December 14th, 2013
1:36 AM MST

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

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

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

Monday, November 18, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Family

Hi, Robins! As we head into the holiday season, there will be lots of opportunities for families to do things together, whether it's eating a turkey dinner, attending a sporting event, Christmas shopping or just hanging out at home. That's the inspiration for the next Challenge. The topic for Saturday, November 30th is


 Family

You can photograph one member of your own family, or a whole family reunion. Or maybe it's someone else's family. (But try not to invade their privacy!)  It can even be something that represents family to you. Whatever it is, we want to see it! All I ask is that you take the photo(s) yourself. No shots of Great Uncle Arthur as photographed by your grandmother in 1947!

You know how this works, right?

1. Grab your camera and bring us one or more pictures of family, or representing family. Archived photos are okay as long as you took them yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, November 30th, 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 photo: bronze family grouping, sculpture entitled Cancer… There’s Hope by Victor Salmonfs, Cancer Survivors Plaza in Tucson, AZ. Photographed December 2011.


Linking List
as of Saturday, 11/30/13, 12:33 AM

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

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

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

Karen

Monday, November 04, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: All Natural Colors

Hi, Robins! The next Challenge is about color, but not about a specific color. Instead I want you to try to capture colors that are as true to life as we can get them. The topic for Saturday, November 16th is


All Natural Colors

Let's try to present colors exactly as they exist in nature: the same sunset-tinged sky, the same red or orange leaf, the same range of blues and grays and greens seen on the side of a mountain. The challenge is to get your camera to record the same shades your eyes see, or, if you must, edit the photo to get it back to the color you remember. (It helps if you still have the thing you photographed visible for comparison!)  Whatever you photograph should not be dyed, painted, or made of plastic, but made of natural materials and left its natural color. If that color is a bit unusual for whatever it is, so much the better!

You know how this works, right?

1. Grab your camera and bring us one or more pictures showing natural colors. Archived photos are okay as long as you took the photo yourself and you're sure the colors are true-ti-life.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, November 16th, 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, November 16th, 12:05 PM MST

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

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

Karen - Posted! - two entries
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin

Monday, October 21, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Old Tech, New Tech

Hi, Robins! As I set here with my iPhone 4S and a not-so-new computer (two of them, actually), I find myself thinking about how radically our lives have changed in the past ten years, let alone over the past half-century since I started first grade. Which leads us to our next Challenge. The topic for Saturday, November 2nd is


Old Tech, New Tech

Show us a contrast between some kind of technology you used years ago and something you use for the same purpose today. Or maybe you want to go further back, and compare today's gadget with really old technology, as used centuries or millennia ago. Old photos of the old tech are fine, as long as you took them - but let's have new photos of the latest and greatest!

You know how this works, right?

1. Grab your camera and bring us one or more pictures showing off old tech and new tech devices for doing basically the same thing. Archived photos are okay as long as you took the photo yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, November 2nd, 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, November 2nd, 2013
12:34 AM MST

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

Ellen - Posted!
Ellen's Phlog
http://ellensphlog.blogspot.com/

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Monday, October 07, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Spooky Effects

Hi, Robins! It's that time of the year again, when a number of countries and cultures celebrate either Halloween or some similar festival, such as Samhain, Day of the Dead, All Soul's Day, etc. Although our timing this year is a little off, that is the inspiration for our next Challenge. The topic for Saturday, October 19th, 2013 is



The "effects" could be a simple bit of staging, using props or special lighting. Or it could be the settings on your camera, or the way you edit the photo, or all of the above. Just show us something scary, odd or ethereal, using whatever tricks you care to employ. You know how this works, right?

1. Grab your camera and create any kind of spooky image(s). Archived photos are okay as long as you took the photo yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, October 19th, 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, October 19th, 2013
1:23 AM MST

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Ellen - Posted!
Ellen's Phlog
http://ellensphlog.blogspot.com/

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

Monday, September 23, 2013

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Fun Foods

Hi, Robins! The next Challenge is another fairly straightforward one. The topic for Saturday, October 5th, 2013 is


Fun Foods!

A fun food could be some kind of junk food, but it doesn't have to be. Maybe it's fun to make, or fun to eat. (Do you get to eat with your fingers?) Maybe it's a fun presentation, such as a cake decorated with cartoon characters, or served in a bread bowl. Or it could be fun because of where you're eating it or who you're eating it with, or just because it's not the kind of thing you usually eat. Whatever it is, show us your fun food, and tell us what makes it fun for you!

Here, as usual, are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera and photograph any kind of fun food. Archived photos are okay as long as you took the photo yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, October 5th, 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 October 5th, 2013, 12:34 AM MST

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

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

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Round Robin Photo Challenge: History!

Hi, Robins! The next Challenge has a pretty simple concept, and I hope you'll have fun with it. The topic for Saturday, September 21st, 2013 is


History!

Show us something historic. It could be the site of some historic first - the first thing of its kind, or the first time something happened. It could be the place where some important event happened - or was prevented from happening. It could be a place that simply preserves a look at some past time. Or maybe you were lucky enough to witness some historic event as it took place, or photograph someone who will go down in history. History isn't just what happened centuries ago. Sometimes we are a witness to history in the making!

Here, as usual, are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera and photograph anyone, anywhere or anything that is historic. Archived photos are okay as long as you took the photo yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, September 21st, 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, September 21st, 2013
1 AM MST

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

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

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com


Monday, August 26, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: That's Odd!


Hi, Robins! This next Challenge offers you a choice of approaches. You can show us something fairly normal, or go for something that is decidedly, well, odd. The topic for Saturday, September 7th, 2013 is



Here's what I mean. Option One: show us something strange, unusual, or just plain weird. Option Two: if there's nothing the least bit strange in your life to photograph (and how odd that would be!), just show us an odd number of, well, anything!

Here, as usual, are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera and photograph anything odd, or an odd number of anything. Archived photos are okay, as long as you took them yourself.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, September 7th, 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, September 7th, 12:17 am MST


(Sorry; it's too hard to format this properly on my phone!)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Gone

Hi, Robins! I hope this next Challenge will be a little more straightforward than the last, but it still calls for a bit of imagination. Are you up for it? The topic for Saturday, August 24th, 2013 is



It was there. You can tell. Traces have been left behind, or there's an obvious hole, or void, where it used to be. Maybe it was a meal, or a mess, a business, a circus or a sunset. Whatever it was, it's gone. Your Challenge is to show us the spot that it's gone from! If you like, you can even do a before and after comparison: it was here, and now it's gone.

Here, as usual, are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera and photograph a place where something that was there is now gone.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, August 24th, 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 Midnight MST,
Saturday, August 24th, 2013

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

Jama
Sweet memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

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

Monday, July 29, 2013

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Listen to This!

Hi, Robins! Believe it or not, this next Challenge was inspired by the advertising campaign for the 1974 John Lennon album Walls and Bridges. The topic for Saturday, August 10th, 2013 is




The Lennon ad campaign had ads on the sides of buses saying "Listen To This Bus," buttons that said, "Listen To This Button," posters that said, "Listen To this Poster" and so on. What I'd like you to do is photograph something that you really could listen to. It should be something that has a very distinctive sound, one that we can imagine by looking at your picture. It could be a jackhammer or a barking dog, for example, a babbling brook or a children's choir. Natural or technological, pleasant or unpleasant, loud or soft, it's all good, especially if it plays in our heads as we view your photos!

Here, as usual, are the guidelines:

1. Grab your camera and photograph something that makes a memorable sound.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, August 10th, 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 10th, 2013
12:10 AM MST

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

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

Monday, July 15, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Someplace I've Never Been

Hi, Robins! For this next Challenge, let's do some exploring. The topic for Saturday, July 27th, 2013 is

  1. E Rita Rd & Nexus Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747


    Someplace I've Never Been
Maybe you just happen to be leaving for some far-off land in the next two weeks, but that's not necessarily what I have in mind here. As I've discovered in my weekend drives with my Dad, there are lots of adventures to be had close to home. Get out there and find some - and bring your camera! Just head off somewhere you've never been - a back street a mile from home; a new restaurant downtown; a museum you've been meaning to visit; a store you've never had a reason to shop in; a little park in someone else's neighborhood; a tiny island off the coast; the town of Surprise, Arizona; Moola, NSW; Olympus Mons, Mars...well, you get the idea! It doesn't matter where it is, as long as the place is new to you, and you bring back a photo or two, or possibly more than two!

The usual guidelines apply:

As always, here's a reminder of our guidelines:

1. Grab your camera and go exploring! Bring us back one or more pictures of someplace you've never been before.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, July 27th, 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 27th, 2013, 12:52 AM MST

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

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

Jama
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Get Wet!

Hi, Robins! This next Challenge is inspired by the Arizona monsoon, which officially started two weeks ago. The topic for Saturday, July 13th, 2013 is


Get wet! It's fun! Well, maybe....

There are lots of ways to get wet, some of them more enjoyable than others. And it's not just humans that get wet. It could easily be a family pet, or even a household object. So show us someone or something getting wet. The what, when, where, why, how and who are up to you!

As always, here's a reminder of our guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files to bring us one or more pictures of someone or something getting wet.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, July 13th, 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 13th, Midnight MST

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

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Holly (Canceled due to family illness)
Easy Living the Hard Way
http://easylivingthehardway.blogspot.com/

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

Monday, June 17, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Not Real


Hi, Robins! It's time (a few hours past time, actually) to announce the new Round Robin Challenge. I hope you'll like this one. It's a real chance to stretch our imaginations, and possibly our photo editing skills. The topic for Saturday, June 29th is


Not Real

Show us something that isn't real - an optical illusion, a fictional character on stage, fake pearls, a toy sailboat, a tofu hamburger...really, anything that looks like something that it isn't. Then tell us what it really is - and what it really isn't! For example, the dragon above isn't a real dragon (of course), and the background includes an artificial cave from a mountain lion habitat, as well as part of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. The fire is an edited version of a real fire on Mount Lemmon from the 1980s. Your not-real photo need not be that elaborate, but this sure was fun to put together! So let's see what unreal things you can photograph - or make it look like you've photographed them!

As always, here's a reminder of our guidelines:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files to bring us one or more pictures of something that is not real!

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, June 29th, 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 29th, 2013
1:57 AM MST

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Wild Thing

Hi, Robins! It's me, Karen, back hosting the RRPC after a much-needed break! I want to thank Carly once again for taking over the meme these past few months, and for her creative topics to keep us inspired!

This time out, let's go with a theme that gives us some interesting possibilities, some obvious, some less so. The topic for Saturday, June 15th is

You make my heart sing!


Maybe it's a bird or a bobcat in your back yard. Maybe it's a pitcher who misses the strike zone. Maybe it's Charlie Sheen! Maybe it's the boy you're daughter is dating, or your hair when you wake up in the morning. Whatever it is, if it's wild, we want to see it!

You remember how this works, right?

1. Grab your camera or go through your files for one or more photographs of something wild!

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, June 15th, 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, 6/15/13
7:30 PM MST
 
Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

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

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

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Kara - Posted!
That's the Way the Cornbread Crumbles
http://thatsthewaythecornbreadcrumbles.blogspot.com

Photo above: javalinas wait out the heat of a hundred degree day outside the visitor center at Saguaro National Park East. Taken 6/1/13 by KFB.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Round Robin Challege: On Location



Hi Robins :)

It's been a lot of fun hosting the Round Robin Challenges after all this time, but it's time to pass the project back to Karen! So, since this is my last outing with you, let's have a little fun outside with the cameras, shall we? Take me on a tour! This time around I want to see some FAMOUS SIGHTS!




Save The Date: Saturday, June 1st 2013
Subject: ON LOCATION

See those houses in the picture above? You might recognize them, but then again, you might not! I will share all about them in my Round Robin post, but if you do recognize them you probably know them from different TV shows and movies. And that is exactly what I would like to see from you! Has a famous movie or TV show been filmed in your town? Show us that famous LOCATION! Maybe there isn't anything like that where you live, so use your imagination and show us where you think a LOCATION producer should highlight in a film or show! Maybe you live in a big city, but it hasn't been featured as such, no worries, show us the most famous, or most photogenic building in town! Everyone, everywhere, can participate, simply put on your creative hats, grab your cameras, and GO BE LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Show us your ON LOCATION photography!

Save The Date: Saturday June 1st, 2013!

As always, there are some guidelines to follow...

1. Please post your blog entry for the challenge only on the challenge date! In this case, June 1st! It's not a race, and I will not be visiting your post prior to the challenge date, so please DO NOT POST EARLY!

2. If you will be joining us, please leave your information in the comment thread for this challenge in the following manner...

Your Name
The Name Of Your Blog
The Address Of Your Blog

We need your full information each time you join us!

3. Please include a link back to this challenge post, so your readers can play along! The more the merrier!

4. I will be posting a participation list at or around midnight (Eastern Time) on June 1st. If you will be joining us, please R.S.V.P no later than midnight, so I can include you on the list. If you decide to participate on the day of the challenge, no worries, just leave your information as usual and I will update the list as soon as I can.

*Please be sure to let me know if this is the first time you are participating, so I can give you a proper welcome on the day of the challenge!

*It's not mandatory that you visit the other Robins, but the spirit of the challenges is to meet new folks who share our fondness for photography, and it's good to encourage others in their creativity!


See you on Saturday, June 1st 2013! I can't wait to see you make your town a star! I will be looking forward to seeing your ON LOCATION shots!

~Carly :)

Linking List as of 1:25 AM PDT Saturday, June 1st, 2013 (K)

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
http://www.youtube.com/user/Mavarin
@mavarin

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

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Before And After



Hello Robins :)



Tell ya what... lets do something a little different... shall we?





Save The Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2013
The Subject: BEFORE AND AFTER


Please show us anything BEFORE AND AFTER. Above I chose to show you my cat Dylan as a kitten and then as an adult cat, but the possibilities are endless! You can show us the BEFORE shot of an apple and the AFTER shot of the core. Perhaps you have had a dramatic weight-loss recently, please feel free to share your BEFORE AND AFTER with us! How about the BEFORE photo of a dirty car, and the AFTER picture of a shiny clean car! You get the idea! It is fine to reach into your archives for the BEFORE shot, but please make the AFTER shot a new photo!

Save The Date: Saturday May 18th, 2013!

As always, there are some guidelines to follow...

1. Please post your blog entry for the challenge only on the challenge date! In this case, May 18th! It's not a race, and I will not be visiting your post prior to the challenge date, so please DO NOT POST EARLY!

2. If you will be joining us, please leave your information in the comment thread for this challenge in the following manner...

Your Name
The Name Of Your Blog
The Address Of Your Blog

We need your full information each time you join us!

3. Please include a link back to this challenge post, so your readers can play along! The more the merrier!

4. I will be posting a participation list at or around midnight (Eastern Time) on May, 18th. If you will be joining us, please R.S.V.P no later than midnight, so I can include you on the list. If you decide to participate on the day of the challenge, no worries, just leave your information as usual and I will update the list as soon as I can.

*Please be sure to let me know if this is the first time you are participating, so I can give you a proper welcome on the day of the challenge!

*It's not mandatory that you visit the other Robins, but the spirit of the challenges is to meet new folks who share our fondness for photography, and it's good to encourage others in their creativity!


Okay Robins, see you in 2 weeks! Have fun! :)

~Carly :)

Linking List Valid As Of 12:00 A.M. Saturday, May 18th 2013 
Next Update: 10:00 A.M. (Pacific Time)

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
@mavarin

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


Tags: Photos, memes, topic name here, Round Robin Photo

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Gardens







Hello Robins :)

It's time for an all new challenge!

Save The Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Subject: GARDENS




Robins, grab your cameras, and show me some spring GARDENS! It can be your GARDEN. A church GARDEN. An amazing GARDEN in your favorite park. It can be a GARDEN of vegetables. A GARDEN of flowers. A community GARDEN. A butterfly GARDEN where there are flowers, but the main focus of the GARDEN isn't flowers, it's the butterflies! One of my favorite GARDENS ever was a shoe GARDEN! How about a Zen GARDEN? If you have created a place in your yard where you can go and relax, with or without flowers, a simple place of peace and comfort, then you might have the perfect Zen GARDEN, and that would be just perfect! If you can't find a GARDEN that strikes your fancy, perhaps this challenge might inspire you to start one! How about a birdhouse GARDEN? Or a GARDEN of pink flamingos? ;) On May 4th... it's all about the GARDENS!


As always, there are some guidelines to follow...

1. Please post your blog entry for the challenge only on the challenge date! In this case, May 4th, 2013! It's not a race, and I will not be visiting your post prior to the challenge date, so please DO NOT POST EARLY!

2. If you will be joining us, please leave your information in the comment thread for this challenge in the following manner...

Your Name
The Name Of Your Blog
The Address Of Your Blog

We need your full information each time you join us!

3. Please include a link back to this challenge post, so your readers can play along! The more the merrier!

4. I will be posting a participation list at or around midnight (Eastern Time) on May 4th, 2013. If you will be joining us, please R.S.V.P no later than midnight, so I can include you on the list. If you decide to participate on the day of the challenge, no worries, just leave your information as usual and I will update the list as soon as I can.

*Please be sure to let me know if this is the first time you are participating, so I can give you a proper welcome on the day of the challenge!

*It's not mandatory that you visit the other Robins, but the spirit of the challenges is to meet new folks who share our fondness for photography, and it's good to encourage others in their creativity!

I am looking forward to seeing your GARDEN photos on Saturday, May 4th!

~Carly :)

Linking List as of 12:00 A.M. Saturday, May 4th 2013 (C)
Updated 2:00 PM PDT (C)

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
@mavarin

Jama - Posted!
Freda - Posted!


Tags: Photos, memes, Gardens, Round Robin Photo

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Theaters



Hi Robins :)


It's that time again, are you ready for a new challenge? Of course you are! :)


Save The Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2013
The Subject: THEATERS!

Please feel free to let your imagination out to play with this subject. If you have an historic THEATER in your town, show it to us! If you have a THEATER room in your home, we would love to see it! But you can also show us what you enjoy most at the THEATER, the seats, the snacks, the posters, the marquee. Do you have a famously haunted THEATER in your town? Show us! Anything related to THEATERS is fine, but if you decide to do any photography inside a THEATER, make sure you get permission first, and remember to put your camera away before the movie or play begins. One more idea for the challenge would be to photograph your local THEATER at different times of the day and night!


But first, here are some guidelines to keep in mind...


1. Please post your blog entry for the challenge only on the challenge date! In this case, April 20th! It's not a race, and I will not be visiting your post prior to the challenge date, so please DO NOT POST EARLY!

2. If you will be joining us, please leave your information in the comment thread for this challenge in the following manner...

Your Name
The Name Of Your Blog
The Address Of Your Blog

We need your full information each time you join us!

3. Please include a link back to this challenge post, so your readers can play along! The more the merrier!

4. I will be posting a participation list at or around midnight (Eastern Time) on April 20th, 2013. If you will be joining us, please R.S.V.P no later than midnight, so I can include you on the list. If you decide to participate on the day of the challenge, no worries, just leave your information as usual and I will update the list as soon as I can.

*Please be sure to let me know if this is the first time you are participating, so I can give you a proper welcome on the day of the challenge!

*It's not mandatory that you visit the other Robins, but the spirit of the challenges is to meet new folks who share our fondness for photography, and it's good to encourage others in their creativity!

Lights! Cameras! Action! See you at the THEATER! On April 20th, 2013!

~Carly :)


Linking List (As of April 22nd, 2013) (K)

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
@mavarin

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


Janet - Posted! 4/21/13
Fond of Snape
http://fondofsnape.com/?p=4883


Tags: Photos, memes, topic name here, Round Robin Photo

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Threads



Hello Robins :)

It's time again for a new challenge!

Save The Date! Saturday, April 6th, 2013, and the subject is THREADS!

This time I want you to grab your cameras and show me the THREADS in your life! Are you hanging by a THREAD? Does your pet enjoy playing with stray THREADS on your sweaters? Do you have a THREAD collection? Do you find a needle and THREAD photogenically? Do you have a difficult time, like I do, THREADing a needle? Maybe you would like to throw open your closet door, or walk into your closet, and show us all the THREADS of your lives! It's all good, but if you really like the subject of this Round Robin Challenge, THREADS, don't forget to R.S.V.P. in the comment THREAD.

But first there are some challenge guidelines to remember...


1. Please post your blog entry for the challenge only on the challenge date! In this case, Saturday, April 6th, 2013! It's not a race, and I will not be visiting your post prior to the challenge date, so please DO NOT POST EARLY!

2. If you will be joining us, please leave your information in the comment thread for this challenge in the following manner...

Your Name
The Name Of Your Blog
The Address Of Your Blog

We need your full information each time you join us!

3. Please include a link back to this challenge post, so your readers can play along! The more the merrier!

4. I will be posting a participation list at or around midnight (Eastern Time) on April 6th, 2013. If you will be joining us, please R.S.V.P no later than midnight, so I can include you on the list. If you decide to participate on the day of the challenge, no worries, just leave your information as usual and I will update the list as soon as I can.

*Please be sure to let me know if this is the first time you are participating, so I can give you a proper welcome on the day of the challenge!

*It's not mandatory that you visit the other Robins, but the spirit of the challenges is to meet new folks who share our fondness for photography, and it's good to encourage others in their creativity!

Okie doke... I will see you back here in 2 weeks! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge!

Linking List (As of 12:00 AM ET April 6th, 2013)
Updated 12:00 AM PT (C)
Updated 8:00 AM PT (C)
Updated 8:00 PM PT (C) Last Update 11:00 PM PT

Karen -  Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
@mavarin

Teri
Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sue - Posted!
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
http://susiesphotospace.blogspot.it/


~Carly
 

Tags: Photos, memes, topic name here, Round Robin Photo

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Gates


Hi Everyone :)

It's nice to be back hosting the Round Robin Challenges! I am looking forward to the next 3 months! Okay, for this outing, I thought I would get things off with a subject familiar to all of us... Gates!

Please grab your cameras and show us the Gates in your life! Garden Gates. Your Gateway computer. The Gate at your place of employment. The Gate between winter and spring. You could include a pet door as a Gate. Or maybe even a horse in the starting Gate at the races! If it's a Gate, you are all set! Ideally, I would love to see more than one interpretation of the subject, but as always the interpretation of the subject is entirely up to you!



Save The Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2013!

As always, there are some guidelines to follow...

1. Please post your blog entry for the challenge only on the challenge date! In this case, March 23rd! It's not a race, and I will not be visiting your post prior to the challenge date, so please DO NOT POST EARLY!

2. If you will be joining us, please leave your information in the comment thread for this challenge in the following manner...

Your Name
The Name Of Your Blog
The Address Of Your Blog

We need your full information each time you join us!

3. Please include a link back to this challenge post, so your readers can play along! The more the merrier!

4. I will be posting a participation list at or around midnight (Eastern Time) on March 23rd. If you will be joining us, please R.S.V.P no later than midnight, so I can include you on the list. If you decide to participate on the day of the challenge, no worries, just leave your information as usual and I will update the list as soon as I can.

*Please be sure to let me know if this is the first time you are participating, so I can give you a proper welcome on the day of the challenge!

*It's not mandatory that you visit the other Robins, but the spirit of the challenges is to meet new folks who share our fondness for photography, and it's good to encourage others in their creativity!
 

Okay folks, I will see you back here on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013!

Linking List (After 12:00 AM ET March 23, 2013) ( C )
Updated: 12:30 AM (PDT)
Next Update: 2:00 PM (PDT)
Next Update: 6:00 PM (PDT)
Next Update: 10:00 AM (PDT) Sunday, March 24th

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
 @mavarin

Ellen
Ellen's Photo Journal  

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories  

Tara - Posted!
Shutterbug Shots
http://shutterbugshotsforyou.blogspot.com/


Tags: Photos, memes, topic name here, Round Robin Photo

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Brief Pause in the Proceedings

Hi, Folks!

You probably noticed that I did not post a new Challenge topic this past Sunday. No, the Round Robin Photo Challenges are not shutting down, so don't give up on us. But I do need a little break. I have been embroiled in a series of personal crises lately, culminating with my dad almost dying this past weekend. (His pulse got below 30 even with a temporary pacemaker.) Between my new responsibilities with my dad, the illness and death of my dog Pepper, and the challenges of working three part time jobs at once, I've been stressed, depressed and generally overwhelmed.

But don't worry that the Round Robin Photo Challenges will fall apart because I'm facing very different challenges of my own. Help is at hand! Our old friend and co-founder of the RRPC, Carly, will be taking over posting the Challenges for the next three months. Her first challenge date will be Saturday March 9th, and she will keep it going through June 8th. She has lots of ideas for themes, so I look forward to posting alongside you - but just as a participant. I'm hoping that by the time June 8th comes around, my life will have settled down a bit, and I'll be refreshed and ready to go. Thanks for your participation and your understanding, and keep on being photographers!

Karen

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Give It Up!

Hi, Robins! This next one is inspired by something millions of Christians (particularly Roman Catholics and Episcopalians) attempt to do this time of year, in the 40-days-plus-Sundays following Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras).The Round Robin Challenge for Saturday, February 23rd is

Give It Up!

As you may know, I gave up high carbohydrate foods (such as pancakes!) nearly two years ago, with very few lapses since then. Other people have given up smoking, or Facebook, or video games, or more serious addictive substances or activities. We forego certain pleasures temporarily for spiritual purposes, or we attempt to give them up permanently (or at least, one day at a time) for health, financial, ethical or interpersonal reasons. For this Challenge, show us something you've given up at some time in your life, or would like to give up, or wish someone else would give up. You know the drill:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files for one or more photographs of something that you've given up at one time or another, or would like to give up, or would like someone else to give up.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, February 23rd, 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, February 23rd, 2013, 12:02 AM


Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
@mavarin

Sue.
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words.
http://susiesphotospace.blogspot.it/

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


I have a defensive driving class in the morning and my dad is in intensive care at St. Joseph's Hospital here in town, so I won't be around much this weekend. I'll try to check in when I can!

K.

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Quick Note

Hi, Robins!

As you may have gathered, I've had a difficult week and a busy day. I'm not quite ready to post the next Challenge, but never fear!  I'll be back shortly, probably Monday evening, to announce the next topic and to visit your entries from this weekend. Stay tuned!

K.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Frozen

Hi, Robins! Thanks to all who participated in our most recent Challenge. It was great to see all those older photos that meant so much to so many people. This next one will be a bit different, but I hope you'll give it a shot (of the camera shutter, of course!). The Round Robin Photo Challenge for Saturday, February 9th is



Frozen

Water frozen in a pond, or in an ice cube tray. Snow. Ice cream. Icicles hanging off a tree, or a rooftop. A creature frozen with fear. A Slurpee. You get the idea. If it's frozen, let's see it!

You know the drill:

1. Grab your camera or go through your files for one or more photographs of something that's frozen.

2. RSVP in the comments below with your name and the name and URL of the place you plan to post your photo(s).

3. On the Challenge date, Saturday, Saturday, February 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 Tuesday, 2/12/2013

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
@mavarin

Jama
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sue - Posted!
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
http://susiesphotospace.blogspot.it/

Ellen **Welcome, new participant!** - Posted!
Ellen's Photo Journal
http://ellensphotojournal.blogspot.com/

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

Gill **Welcome, new participant!** - Posted!
Stamping Lemons
http://stampinglemons.blogspot.co.uk/