Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Extra Credit Photo Challenge

Creative Challenge-Collage

We have a new extra credit Challenge going right now:


Another Creative Challenge-COLLAGE

The Self Portrait Challenge seemed fun & successful, so I wanted to add another this
 week.  Again, you can enter anytime you want. 

The collage can be of anything...you decide, post it on your blog, come back here &
 leave a link. You can add a little explanation on what you did & why.   PLEASE
 follow GUIDELINES (use permalinks).  Like the last creative challenge, there will
 be no judging.

I have posted these collages in past entries, years apart.  I won't make you go back through the archives to find them, I am putting all three collage examples up here for this extra credit.  I have done other collages of sailboat regattas, too, but hey, that would just be overkill, LOL. 

I saw in another entry on this Extra Credit Challenge some editing techniques that are new to me and I want to spend some time learning how to create in a similar fashion.  Don't be surprised if you see more collage samples in the future.

This is the first collage I ever attempted with my digital camera which, at the time, was a Fujinon.  I was inspired by our newly acquired kittens.

Most of my long time readers have come to know about our cat Emmie and the special bond that developed between the two of us.  This collage was inpired by Emmie.

This final collage was done over two years ago to demostrate the process of removing huge items of debris that gets trapped in our marina from time to time.  These items, if left in the river, would prove to be a danger to any boat.  They are hard to see and easy to hit.

I wish I had the time right now to experiment with the new techniques I have observed, but I must finish two loads of laundry that are both in progress and get ready for a road trip tomorrow.

Paulette has to attend a training seminar in Athens, Georgia, about a four and a half hour drive from here.  I have taken a few vacation days to drive her there.  I will take my PC with me, (the hotel advertises wireless internet), and my guitar as well as my camera.  I'll amuse myself each day while she is in her training sessions and I hope to return with some good photos.  The hotel is on the grounds of the University of Georgia, so I am gauranteed some interesting sights right off the bat!  We will return home on Wednesday.  For all the thieves and burglars out there, Sandy will be remaining at home.  (Just kidding J-Land, I have more trust in you than that, LOL).

If you see a guy on a street corner in Athens, Georgia over the next few days playing guitar with a cup on the ground in front of him, toss in a coin or two, it could be me and you know what the price of gas is these days.  (WINK)!

40 comments:

fasttrack58 said...

Wonderful collages, love the kitties....
Have a great trip!
Linda :)

jeadie05 said...

Great pictures of your collages,Have a great time and I hope you make lots of money from your busking lol ...love Jan xx

ab45yui said...

I think you should get someone to take a picture of that guy on the corner, LOL.  I hope you have a great time.  When I was overseas in GE, a lady used to each training courses and her then-retired husband would come with her...that is how they got to see Europe together.  I thought it was  a great idea!  Glad you are taking advantage of the trip and going with her and hope you both have a wonderful visit.

jlocorriere05 said...

What wonderful collages of your kitties Sam! Wish Paulette luck from me for her training, I always start to doze after a couple of hours in a training room! I've got training on Monday too, I'll try to stay awake! I hope you make lots of money busking so you can afford to get back home again! ROFL! Jeannette xx  

madcobug said...

These are very good Sam. You did good. I hope you and Paulette have a great time. Helen

nightmaremom said...

very nice......
I will bite my tongue on a few of the shots with you....... LOL
hugs
d

nhd106 said...

Sam,
I am impressed!  I will have to learn how to do that.   Marie has given us good advice which I have yet to follow...lol!
But you did well...very well.  Love the kitties.   I almost did one like that w/ my doggies, but I think folks may have been like "alright...enough already"....so I put just one pic in of Shanti!
Have a wondeful time away...and maybe send us more of your guitar playing too!
: )

Nance

nhd106 said...

PS.  What was your exact address again??

mariebm56 said...

I am still laughing at some of the comments that Nancy & Donna left....
You did great, really surprised you just didn't snap one picture of all your cats!..(Like Nancy did with her shoes!)  LOL
NOW THESE ARE COLLAGES!  Ü (a happy face)
Good job, little Grasshopper~
; )
Marie
Nancy....whats his address???

helmswondermom said...

I think you did a great job on all three collages!
Lori

jjdolfin9 said...

I love, love your cat photo's.  There are a lot of different things you can do to enhance your work, but I'm too lazy to fool with it most of the time.  Gas is rediculous, but I doubt it will send you to the streets with a cup...lol.  Have a good time and get some good photo's.
Joyce

rbrown6172 said...

:)  great collages.  sounds like a great trip for you.  too bad that wife can't enjoy all of it with you.
gina

monicasmemoirs said...

I enjoyed the cat collages.  How fun

Monica

sunnybethe said...

Have a good trip and collect those coins!!

: ). Bethe

cmishvicki said...

Sam, these are all great...and the kittens are irresistable!
Vicki

piperacharmed1 said...

Have a safe and fun trip...that is really sweet of you to drive her down there  : )

Loved the pics...I am going to do this if I ever get a better camera...sigh. LOL

Love the hat  ; )
Tracie

mutualaide said...

I would be inspired by those adorable kitten faces too Sam!  I love photo collages and I'm thinking now ... what to do?  what to do?  I'll get 'round to it ... all in good time.  

Hope your few days away will be interesting and fun-filled!

radar446 said...

These are great!   Love the kitty ones....who wouldn't?  Making a collage is a bit more difficult than it looks, but I think it might be a bit easier with some of the more basic photo editors out there.  It was almost instinctive for me using Picture It, but I just can't quite get the hang of it with Photoshop.  I'm technoslow sometimes.

Greg

radar446 said...

These are great!   Love the kitty ones....who wouldn't?  Making a collage is a bit more difficult than it looks, but I think it might be a bit easier with some of the more basic photo editors out there.  It was almost instinctive for me using Picture It, but I just can't quite get the hang of it with Photoshop.  I'm technoslow sometimes.

Greg

pharmolo said...

Great collages, Sam, of the kitty and of the marina. Drive safely and good luck with the busking lol

donejustwrite said...

Sam, you are inspiring me to try some of these challenges, but @ the same time I know I probably don't have the time to work on it as I would need to... nor do I have the time to LEARN how to use my camera & the software.  BUT what a great way to learn, right???  If I would just put the effort into it!  There was a time when I would sit down & play, play, play w/tutorials to learn something inside and out.  Every now & then I'll come across something I did "way back when" and still amaze myself...  and then I ponder, "hey, what happen to that me?"  I mean, c'mon.  Where'd I go?

ksgal3133 said...

Great pics :)
Hope you all had a good trip.

Gretchen

ally123130585918 said...

Sam all three of your collages are great ~ Loved the one of Emmie she is indeed a beautiful Kitty ~ wish you both a safe journey and good luck with your busking :o) Ally x

lifes2odd said...

Love all of your collages! Great job and those kittens are so cute!
Martha ~

sunnyside46 said...

loading up on change....
Marti

astaryth said...

Nice work... I especially like the second Kitty one. Looking forward to your impressions of Athens.

tpiez4me said...

Love the kitty collages!  Awesome job.  Just watched a special about Athens.  Neat town.  Lots of history with the college and all.

drb1064 said...

Lovely pics. Hope you enjoy your little break wish our petrol (gas) was a cheap as yours ours is almost $10 a gallon in your money.
Debbie
xxxx

mleppard06 said...

hi sam, great collages, i love the cats, you got some great shots there. take care mrs t x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mleppard06/eternity/

inafrnz247 said...

Great collages, Sam!  Are those Abyssinian cats?  They are all stunning!  Enjoy your trip!

Michelle

stupidsheetguy said...

Terrific job on the collages, and I know that they sure take a lot of work. I'd say you've earned a few days of R & R. If I happen to wander by and see you strumming, I'll be sure to drop a few coins in the cup.

Then you can ask me what the heck I'm doing all the way down there, and point me back home. Have a good time!

Again, great job on the photos!

csandhollow said...

Good job!

andrewfrnd said...

Thanks for dropping by my journal, its nice to find someone else with good musical taste. As for the busking I am sure you will do well, remember its the first million thats hard to make!
Andy
http://journals.aol.co.uk/andrewfrnd/life

gdireneoe said...

Oh gosh!  I'm very late to this.  I hope you enjoyed Athens...GREAT college town.  Excellent food/art/culturul finds.  Oh m'gosh...there's a hat store there...can't recall the name just now...too much fun.  Nice collages. ;)  C.

ljat1 said...

Hi Sam.  I adore your kitty collages!  Thanks for your encouraging words about my grandson.  He came home this past Thursday and is doing fine.  I hope you had a great trip.  Blessings, Linda  

jmorancoyle said...

    Love the challenge, love your collages. Hope you enjoyed your get away.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

lurkynat said...

Really nice work Sam! My favorite is the one with you in it!
Cheers!
natalie

dizarra said...

Emmie is beauitful! The collage came out perfect! I'm having problems hooking up my printer to my new Dell, or I would have done the Photo Challage myself-I think I'll have to call tech support! Have a safe trip and we will be looking forward to those pictures! ~Diane~

childebrand1968 said...

You did good, Sam.  You did good :)

I remember those dock shots!  That was a lot of work.  I'm sure the captains and crews appreciated the efforts, though.

Emmie is so cute, but I'm vaguely remembering the kitty story... all those little kittens, bet that was fun!  I love to watch them play  :)

C~

rjet33 said...

I love cats.  Had four, now am down to two.  ::sniff::  They are so entertaining.

Blessings!~

Susan