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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AHP 52 Week Photo Challenge ~ Week 33

I have no idea how last week got away from me...I had a session, two blog posts, a birthday...yea no idea!! But alas I totally forgot about the "Lyric" theme and at the last minute I had to scramble. I picked a BLAH lyric (from a great song) but it wasn't very creative...not what I had imagined me picking. I love love love music, lyrics, meanings and I was so excited to mesh two of my loves together.

I remember when I was in 8th grade, in Ms. Cole's English class, we had to create a slideshow of mixed media images while music played. We used the overhead projector (there's me showing my age a bit) to show our images while the 2 songs we chose played. For the life of me I can't remember what one of the songs was (I'm thinking Black Crowes She Talks to Angles), but the other was Instant Karma by John Lennon; yes I had quite the taste in music as a young thing!! I remember one of the slides I used was a United Colors of Benneton ad- the one with all the gorgeous, ethnically contrasting, faces. I even hung that photo on my teenage bedroom wall.

So this type of project was supposed to be a revisitation of the project I so loved all those years ago and I truly wanted to give it the same effort I gave as a young 13 year old. I may just keep this theme tucked in my back pocket for a while and when I get something worthy I'll post again!!

So this weeks image:

"It's 5:00 somewhere"

To make up for my lack of creativity in the lyric I made sure I added a creative element to the photo. I used my off camera flash to create this image which is something I dont get to do too often. I love using natural light, especially when photographing people, but off camera flash is an essential skill to have as a photographer and it's important to use those skills often!

Ok so just like an Olympic athlete who didn't quite "get the gold" so to speak, I'm going to brush it off and look forward to next weeks theme!

The AHP 52 Week Photo Challenge theme for Week 33 is:

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