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07-13-2014 - Shaped Like a "Z"  Abstract from a piece of Art and Final Letter for Judy's Challenge.  What's next???
Letter Z - detail of Lurie Bell Tower Judy's Letter Shape Challenge Week #26 (July 13, 2014)  DP194-2014  Posted July 13; created July 12 This fragment of a photo of decorative panels on this structure was not artificially 'selected' or 'carved' to create the letter shape, as you will see if you view the source image.  I did crop away repeats of this shape, the continuation of the panels as they wrapped around to a different face of the tower, and background stuff.  My DailyPhotos post for tomorrow will be my completed mosaic of all 26 letter shape submissions for this challenge.  See the source image for this Z here:  http://smu.gs/1tCxWUK My completed gallery of Letter Shape Challenge entries is here:  http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Themes/Alphabet-Sets/Letter-Shape-Dailies-Set/36108770_45rkxw  North Campus, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Title:  Zee End  This was such a fun challenge.  Big thanks to Judy Horton for suggesting it.  It allowed each of us who participated to choose the level of involvment we were comfortable with, and I think it opened each participant's eyes to new ways of seeing their surroundings.  I loved the community spirit these past two extended challenges have fostered, but my own preference in regard to possible challenges in the coming weeks would be for several shorter challenges rather than one which extends for half a year, as the alphabet related challenges have done.  I need a bit of a breather from such an extended commitment.
7/13/14 - Z letter shape  Thanks for your comments on my shot of the street musician in Santa Fe, although someone told me that they were unable to get a comment on the image to post.  I don't know if anyone else has had this problem with smugmug.  I'm looking forward to the last day of the alphabet challenge and seeing your Zs and other letters!  We've done very well with this challenge.  I'm really proud of us!  What is our next challenge to be?  We've had suggestions of abstracts, logos, interesting signs, colors, and doing the alphabet again the way we did it the first time?  What is the consensus.  I'm fine with whatever everyone else wants to do.
Sunday, July 13, 2014  "Z"  "If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. " ~ Albert Einstein   Now, I know my ABC's..................a "designer's original" - final photo submission for Judy's (aka  fotoeffects) "Alphabet Shapes" Challenge  "Z" was tough to find, as I predicted it would be, so I had to get my creative juices flowing. I spotted this "Z" amongst the lines running through this window that was photographed at an office building in Dallas, TX in 2012. I didn't know what the outcome of this one would be because I was randomly selecting effects (using Picnik). First, I cropped it. Next, I outlined the "Z' in hot pink before applying lomo and focal b/w. After that, I applied a texture (burst, #3) and finally, a light effect (bokeh shapes) of the stars so that they could sparkle. I did a lot to this one, but it was fun and worth it!   Thank you for suggesting this challenge, Judy Horton (aka fotoeffects). It was a lot easier than I had anticipated. Now, onward to the next challenge. Will it be food, abstracts, logos, interesting signs, colors, or doing the alphabet again the way we did it the first time for Donna McCommon's challenge?  Have a "Zippidy Zoo Da" day!  (original photo taken in 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Z for the challenge. I found all my letters and will post today to finish the challenge.
July 13, 2014  I had a better Z photographed somewhere in my millions of photos, but for the life of me I couldn't find it.  After searching, I gave up and went out to Bill's workshop in search of something that could even remotely resemble a Z.  His workshop delivered once again - this magnifying light sort of looks like a Z.  Oh well, it was the best I could do on the spur of the moment.  PP was done in Topaz Simplify which added a little more interest.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's entries in the challenge today.  What's our next challenge?  I'm game with whatever the majority vote is. ... Rick's logo challenge?  Food?  Billiejean's abstracts?  They all sound fun!  Still On Sunday's?  How long would the duration be? We need to set the timeframe, like the alphabet challenges from Donna and Judy were for a set time.  Thoughts?  Looking forward to everyone's ideas.   Have a wonderful Sunday my friends!  Linda http://lgood.smugmug.com
July 14, 2014  The letter "Z"
'Z' and the rest of the alphabet for the end of the alphabet challenge - of course your challenge is now to find the Zs in the image.......and then all the other letters :-)  Alphabet-on-wheels,-Monreale, Sicily
12.07.14 -The Last of the Few  This is a composite image of two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight superimposed on a 3 shot photomerge panorama of the sunset a couple of nights ago. I've had this idea in my head for a while.
July 13 2014 Z  It's been a fun challenge.  I'm happy to report that I completed the alphabet in order, all with pictures I took during the preceding week.  While this isn't my strongest entry I think you'll be able to see the Z that I saw.  I actually had to flip this image horizontally so the Z wouldn't be backwards.
July 13, 2014  Neon Skimmer (female)
Ferruginous Hawk - near Kuna, Id.
07-13-2014 "Z"  When I saw this iron work I immediately saw on "Z" after another.  After taking the shot the bars going in different directions were mostly the same color.  I decided to make one "Z" stand out and this is the results.    I'm looking forward to all of the letters on this final day of this challenge.  I do hope someone steps forward and we start another on.  I know Rick and Billie Jean have offered suggestions.  I appreciate your comments on my photos each day. Donna
7-13-14
Day 193: Alphabet Challenge Letter Z - July 13.
07-13-2014 - Shaped Like a "Z"

Abstract from a piece of Art and Final Letter for Judy's Challenge. What's next???

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07-13-2014 - Shaped Like a "Z"  Abstract from a piece of Art and Final Letter for Judy's Challenge.  What's next???
07-13-2014 - Shaped Like a "Z"

Abstract from a piece of Art and Final Letter for Judy's Challenge. What's next???

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