Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Round Robin Photo Challenge: Floating!

Some of you suffered through my 366 Photos for 2008 and even my 12 of 12. For awhile, now, I've been "out of duty." I haven't been participating in a photo challenge of any kind. I recently discovered and became a member of The Round Robin Photo Challenge. This is a twice monthly challenge, designed with fun in mind. The theme for each challenge is chosen from a pool of suggestions contributed by the challenge participants. Although capturing new images for the theme is encouraged, using archived photos is fine, as long as they are original to the participant. As you'll see, I chose one archived image and one new one for my first theme.

Here was our assignment for May 16:
"Floating!" The idea was submitted by Vicki, who authors the blog, Maraca, during one of our recent challenge pool roundups. Sounds like fun... right? Birds do it. Clouds do it. Feathers off of birds do it. Lots, and lots of things will fit the criteria for the next challenge, so grab your cameras and get to it!

"Harbor Seals on Floating Ice" - Tracy Arm Fjord, near Juneau, Alaska. Summer 2006.

"Floating on Air" - Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ballooning Capital of the World. May 2009.


Sherrie said...

Both your photos are awesome!! I really like them both! Have a great day!!


ellen b. said...

Good morning Linda. What fabulous photos. I really love the ice one!!

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Carly said...

Hi Linda :)

Welcome to the Round Robins! What a lovely start you are off to! The picture of the seals is stunning! That is something I would love to see in person one day! But then again your second photo makes me what to book passage on a balloon! LOL. I think the summer is calling me to get busy and go see stuff!

Thanks for including the information about the challenges in your entry, that is greatly appreciated! Once again welcome! I will be looking forward to seeing more of your photography!

All my best, Carly

Monica said...

I love the photo of the seals on the floating ice. What a fun shot.

Teena in Toronto said...

The ice reminds me that I'm glad winter is over :)

I played too :)

Sandra said...

Hi Linda, welcome. Great choices for this weeks challenge. The one of the seals is beautiful and I always like watching the balloons when they are floating by.

Have a nice week end.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Hi, and welcome to the Robins! What a great contrast you've got on your first two photos for us - the cold whiteness of an Alaska ice floe and the warmth and color of an Albuquerque hot air balloon. Tucson has some of the latter (never the former!), but it's really Albuquerque that's famous for the balloons. Well done on both of your photos. I look forward to seeing what you do with future Challenges.

Linda said...

Beautiful, clear pictures!

Butch and Angie said...

Great photos! Perfect for the theme.