Project Alicia : Crazy Days of Summer Week One: Flowers

Friday, June 03, 2011

Crazy Days of Summer Week One: Flowers

You've made your way to our Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. Can't wait to see what kinds of flowers you captured in your neck of the woods.

I must admit that with my brown thumb it was a bit of a challenge for me, but I pulled out the macro and ventured past our woods and wild grasses to greener pastures filled with amazing array of color. I promise no trespassing occurred. I even asked permission at one stranger's home as to not look like a crazy lady laying on her grass (which may or may not be where I got this gnat bite that is growing by the second).

But it turns out that wind might possibly be the macro's arch-nemesis and my results were less than stellar. So when my macro failed me, I grabbed my little model. But she wasn't having it and by then the light was fading. Harumph! Ever have photo shoots like that?

So, yet another thing to add to my already giant list of things I dislike about this day.

They may not be anything to write home about, but they'll have to do.

Make sure to visit Kristi over at Live and Love out Loud to see what she's been up to.

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(Florabella's Jane and Halo actions were used in the post processing for all but the daisies.)

Share your favorite images inspired by the Crazy Days of Summer theme-of-the-week and grab our sweet button while you're at it!
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Please link directly to your Crazy Days of Summer blog post or Flickr photo, not your blog's home page or Flickr Photostream.

Feel free to share your photos in our Crazy Days of Summer Flickr Group as well.

The linky will remain open from 12:00am Friday – 11:59pm Wednesday.

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Each Thursday, a few of our favorite images from the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge will be selected and featured at Project Alicia and Live and Love Out Loud.

You can find more details about the meme as well as updated themes in my Summer Photo Challenge Page located in the tab to the right under my header.

The theme for Week 2, June 10th is Refreshing. That will take a little more thought and creativity, so get the wheels a'turnin!

Thanks for stopping by! See ya next week...

33 comments:

  1. These flowers are lovely! What are those that your daughter is holding in the last shot? ..and that second to the last shot is rather exotic looking (to me!). Love them all! :)

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  2. Lish, I just love the pink peonies! So pretty. And what is that magenta flower? I've never seen that flower before. Pokey is gorgeous! Do you have any idea how fortunate you are to have a willing model? lol

    I'm so glad we've teamed up to do this! Here's to a whole lot of crazy fun during the Crazy Days of Summer! :)

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  3. Gorgeous flowers and model! I love that second to last flower--stunning!

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  4. Wow these pictures are gorgeous!
    I love those beautiful flowers :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  6. Beautiful flowers. Except for the ant.

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  7. Beautiful series of flowers with beautiful colors and exquisite lighting. Charming portrait of the girl.

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  8. Gosh if these photos are you having a bad day I'd love to see a good day - that is a back to front way of saying that your 'bad' photos are probably out of the reach of most people ever achieving on their best day!

    I tweaked my flower pic post from last weekend so I could join in :-)

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  9. LOVE the ant against that sweet pink. Gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful...love summer:)

    Tiffany

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  11. these are beautiful and you did such an awesome job processing them. I wished that I was surrounded by flowers...I just have greenery here.

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  12. Great set of photos!! Excited to take part in your summer photo challenge.
    Really Love the photo with the ant.
    Enjoy your day!!!

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  13. Love these photos, especially the deep burgundy photo with the pink center. Lovely.

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  14. Well, I think your photos are gorgeous! I love the Florabella processing.

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  15. of course, i love them all..
    but in choosing my favorite (that i try to do with EVERY post of yours...)
    I think the second to last wins this week!
    WOW
    amazing

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  16. Gorgeous shots - the one with the ant is incredible!

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  17. Wow! I love every single one of your shots! Gorgeous!

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  18. I think the first shot of Pokey here is my favorite. I love the way her cheeks have a touch of blush to them, almost like an old time feel.

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  19. I miss all of the gorgeous peonies that do so well in Iowa gardens! I especially like the one you captured with the ant. (It seems that ants always flock to these beautiful flowers as well.)

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  20. Thanks for putting this challenge together. I'm excited to be playing along. :)

    Your photos always amaze me! These are simply gorgeous. And I'm really jealous that you have so many beautiful flowers in bloom there. The weather here has been very strange and not very friendly to the plants yet.

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  21. Beautiful flower shots. Very well done.

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  22. Yay! I can comment today! (tried so many times yesyerday...) I love this challenge, and your photos are lovely! Daisies are my favorite :)

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  23. The second to last photo is glorious! I love how you can feel the movement of the petals. You are such a superstar!

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  24. Your peonies are so gorgeous! I especially love that last shot. :)

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  25. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous photos! Wow!
    Jo-Anna

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  26. Omg! Lady, could those pictures have been anymore beautiful? Absolutely stunning. The model is a cutie.

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  27. Simply beautiful! How fortunate you are to have such a beautiful subject (daughter). How lucky she is to have a talented mother who is providing her with a whole portfolio of pictures.

    P.S. Love the little ant :)

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  28. Love these...especially the peonies and the daisies. Thanks for a fun challenge. :)

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  29. wahooooo I finally linked up!! I warned you guys I would sorta follow directions for "flowers" :D

    Thanks for hosting! Off to try to figure out how to add it to Flikr!

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  30. Love, love your photos. I'm a real novice but someday would love to be able to take photos like yours

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  31. Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 250 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon. I follow back!
    NCSue

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