Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


SPF: Un-automatic for the people

Stuff Portrait Friday's assignment from Kristine at Random and Odd is:

This Friday’s theme…Take me off AUTO!
1. Macro: take a picture of something ‘close up’. Don’t use your zoom, make sure you have good lighting and make sure you’re steady. If you have to, set your camera down on something and then take the picture.
2. NO FLASH: try swiching the flash off and taking pictures of your stuff without it. It may take a lot of pictures to get the right shot, but open the windows and find artifical light to get it to work.
3. Perspective: get up high or down low…either way, change the perspective of your picture..tilt the camera sideways. Change the layout of the picture. Instead of having the subject framed perfectly in the middle of the picture…move it to the left or the right.

I'm not sure which pic should go to which assignment, so I've lumped them all together. I tried to do some with different perspective, some with no flash, some up close ... so, we'll see how I did. I focused on gardens. The first shot is at my mom's and the rest are at my house, although ALL of the flowers shown came from my mom's yard.

This was taken at my mom's last week. She has her own little stongehenge.

I thought this was kind of neat with the bloom between the stalks. This purple iris came from my mom's house and is Army of Dad's favorite color of our irises.

This is the base of our oak tree surrounded by irises and purple heart. I thought this was neat. No flash and different perspective.

This is a bluebird my dad made. This is my front garden.

My Virgin Mary statue in the same little garden.

Same statue, different view.

That was sort of fun, I have to admit.


  • At 9:16 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger Uzz said…

    You and I were early! I actually played this week, but it was also an easy assignment since I had all those things! Yes...I got cocky and posted a picture of Bob Schieffer under Perspective:-)

  • At 9:18 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger Unknown said…

    happy, early, spf (mine will be up tomorrow)

  • At 11:11 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    Love the garden statue.
    I don't dare put anything like that outside. It would disappear in a month. I've had potted plants taken off the porch, and our street sign has been removed 5 times.

    This week was great SPF assignments, but I don't have time to play it to the max.
    Your pictures are great!

  • At 8:26 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Kami said…

    Great shots!!

  • At 8:33 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A very springy SPF! Great pics!

    Happy SPF! I played too.

  • At 8:34 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    We haven't had much stolen from the yard since the punky teenaged boys down the street moved away, so that is good.

    And, thanks, I love the flowers and spring! Just hate the allergies!

  • At 8:52 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love the purple flower. Is that in the flower bed out front?

  • At 9:03 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Lisa said…

    I love the statue pics. Great SPF. I played too!

  • At 9:11 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great shots! My flowers aren't blooming yet... Of course they should real soon!

  • At 9:53 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Jana said…

    These are great!

    I played too!

  • At 10:04 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Amy said…

    All of these are awesome shots. The flower is so cool! Happy SPF.

    I played, thanks for visiting!

  • At 10:37 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love the Purple Iris - great photo.
    I played too!

  • At 11:04 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Wendy aka Cheeky said…

    I love your garden! Still jealous of all those flowers.

    I played.

  • At 11:16 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That third picture- os great. It makes me feel like I am an ant!

    I played too.

  • At 11:45 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    This was fun. I'm glad you played...the shots of the statue are really neat, but I think my favorite is the blue bird. I like how he's sorta the main reason for the picture, yet sort of hidden. I like!!

    When I saw the iris picture all I could think of is, 'I wonder what Wave of Modulation' could do with that flower! She takes such fantastic flower shots...she gets all up in there and finds parts to a flower I didn't know they even had!!

    Yay, i'm glad you played!!

    Kristine :)

  • At 11:58 AM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Nature Girl said…

    Great shots..I love the iris and the base of the oak tree. Very cool! I played too..Stacie

  • At 8:31 PM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Really great shots! I love your different persepctive photos!! Happy SPF!

  • At 12:22 AM, April 08, 2006, Blogger Book Bums said…

    Your pictures are gorgeous...Great SPF!


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