WPC {2011} Spotlights: Joy

Boo to the first week back to work.  I’ve been so tired which means I haven’t worked on the computer in the evenings which means I have no new photos to share.  Again, boo.  I figured since we’re only two weeks into the weekly photo challenge though, it would be fun to spotlight some of the challengers.

I’d read comments that “joy” would be hard to capture.  I don’t know why people even said that because there is plenty of joy posted to the group.  So here are a some that caught my eye.  Who am I kidding, I haven’t been able to stop staring at these – I’m fixated on these photos this week.

The Joy of Colorful Straws :)
photo by thee.mercenary

The color is what caught my eye.  What I missed was the fact that he spelled J-O-Y with the straws.  So clever!  And it’s just a great shot too.  I dig it.

photo by rebeccavoy

I know Rebecca’s love for crafting goes deep so this submission makes complete sense.  Again, loving the colors but I also really like the depth of field she used.  But that’s a lot of glitter… I wouldn’t want to be your housekeeper.

Joy - WPC #2
photo by the dSLR newbie

Doggin!!!  I was obsessed the minute I saw this in the group.  He’s so cute!  And it makes me think of my own doggins and how much the enjoy the snow.

Joy 2/52
photo by Two and Lu

Jump for Joy.  This one just makes me smile on the inside.  The frozen action and rule of thirds just make me gitty.  I luz it.

Joy - Week 2
photo by slapshots

Speaking of luz: Mmmmm.  Donuts.  (That was my best Homer Simpson impersonation.)  That sprinkled one is just staring at me.  It’s taken everything in me not to swing by Krispy Kreme on the way home.

Good morning mum!
photo by rattyree

Eeep!  Happy baby!  The look on her face is priceless but I really like the shot from above and how everything is white – makes for negative space drawing your eye straight to hers.  Precious.

Joy / WPC 2011
photo by Michael Sullivan Photography

I love a good series and this is a good series!  It tells a story – a very funny one.  I totally dig the post processing and the template set up too.  I dig it big time.  I wish it were mine.

Week 2 - Joy
photo by Mrs. Rev

Mrs. Rev and her M&M tea.  She always captures color so well.  It makes me jealous.

I may also be jealous of her loads of M&Ms.

Love and Joy, week2
photo by photosdejr

Joy found in print.  I like how the shot was set up and I like the narrow DOF.  Those sparkly letters just hold my attention.

photo by JustLeesha

OK.  This might have to be my favorite.  Seeing that little girl and her face – I want the joy she has.  But this shot is beautiful.  The line of curb draws your eye up to the subject, rules of third are at play, the subject is perfectly focused and the moment is frozen in time.  This, to me, is more than just a photo.

I’ve been blown away by everyone’s entries – there are so many beautiful shots, so many clever shots… I love the fact that we’re all taking our cameras out every week to capture the same thing but end up with completely different images.  Perspective is the game changer.  Good luck with “control”.  I know I need it.

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January 14, 2011 - 9:28 am

Rebecca - There were some wonderful shots this week! I’ll let you in on a secret though- the glitter is the tablecloth, it’s the plastic sheet over our painting table… you still don’t want to be our house keeper though.

January 14, 2011 - 11:40 am

the dSLR newbie - Thanks for the shout out! Loved looking through this weeks photos, so much joy … now off to figure out how to capure a pic of control, yikes

January 14, 2011 - 1:13 pm

JustLeesha - Thanks for choosing the photo of my little girl. When I first uploaded that shot off my camera the first word that came to my mind was JOY. :) Im so happy you liked it as much as me! :)

January 14, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Mrs. Rev - So many people playing along and so many great shots! I love the straw picture and I definitely did not see joy spelled out the first few times I saw it.

January 14, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Whitney - It is so much fun seeing what everyone does each week. :)

January 15, 2011 - 6:42 pm

Melanie - I am diappointed I didn’t get the shot for Joy I was hoping for….maybe soon though?

January 15, 2011 - 11:24 pm

Brooke - Are you talkin’ baby? I hope it’s soon… I’m dying to see if Allie has Thurmeo’s forehead. :)

January 16, 2011 - 10:24 am

Joan Nova - I’m so glad you wrote this post b/c I totally missed the message in the straws.

January 18, 2011 - 1:05 pm

katie o. - I am absolutely loving these!! You guys are incredibly talented! So impressed!

January 18, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Denise - Oh I love them all. Great set of shots.

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