Saturday, April 21, 2012

Finagle a Foto #10~ {Inner Geek} & {Leading Lines}

Hello my friends
Happy Jax
 #10~ {Inner Geek} & {Leading Lines}
With special guest host, 
Cheryl be picking our next top Finagler (aka winner),
& top photos per our {inner Geek} & {Leading Lines} Challenge.
Name- Cheryl
Bits about you / your blog-
Feminist. New Englander. Nature photographer. NASCAR/Jeff Gordon fan. 
Quirky and unpredictable blogger. Writer of really bad haiku.
What’s Your favorite thing to shoot ?
Anything and everything that lives, grows, or moves outside. 
If I had to name just one thing out there, it would be birds, especially those in flight.
What photography is/means to you ?
I'm introverted. I'm also terribly shy around people I don't know. 
As small as a camera is compared to a human, you might be surprised at how easy it is to hide behind a camera.
I've used photography to record memories of my family, places I've visited, and the amazing sights I've seen.  These days, I'm more inclined to photograph the things that leave me in awe. Shooting using an extremely high pixel setting means I can enlarge an image to see all the intricate details of a feather, the eyes of a honey bee, or the lopsided grin of a child.
Your favorite shot you took (EVER!<--lol) 
I've owned a camera since I was 9.
 Choosing one out of the hundreds of thousands of photos I've taken isn't possible. My favorite photos were all taken when I used film and knew absolutely nothing about rules or techniques or photo editing software.

Here's a photo, titled "Willet Horking a Crab," 
that pretty much sums up who I am and why I love photography today.
(OMGoodness. How perfect is this shot?!!)
Photographers you look up to/ inspire you ?
Ruth Orkin and Henry David Thoreau. 
Orkin was well-known for her celebrity photography but it's her spontaneous shots of people that inspires me. Thoreau used words to create photographs of the natural world he so revered. His wisdom has taught me to tread lightly ~ to only take photographs and leave only footprints.  
What are you shooting w/ ?
Nikon D40X usually with the 55-200 mm lens attached.
Your future goals in your photography
I'm being pushed and pulled in several directions by well-meaning friends and family members to publish photo books, show my photos in a local gallery, photograph road racing (running), and sell my work online. I know my work is getting better and when it's good enough for me, I'll take that leap. 
It's SO lovely to meet you Cheryl!
 I too have a little thing for Mr. Jeff Gordon.
(Though, I will always be a Dale Earnhardt fan though.)

Here's my takes on...
**{Inner Geek}**
There really is no such thing as my "inner" geek... it all shows!
The lovely thing about it all is... I'm proud of my "geeky side, & I am SO ok w/ it.
P/S it made my day when my honey said I looked HOT in my new glasses!
(Thanks babe. Right back at chA)

**{Leading Lines}**
(want some great tips & tricks on {leading Lines}? Click here.

New to Finagle a Foto..?
Come visit our home page for rules, a list of upcoming challenges, & our past winning finaglers!!

I can't wait to meet your {Inner Geek} 
& see some fabulous {Leading Lines}!
Link away...
Happy Jax


Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

I think you're a hot mama in those glasses too!! :)

Happy Weekend, lovely lady! xoxo

Danelle said...

This was really fun to read! I'm more of an "outer" geek too. :)

Becky said...

Girl, I've said it before and I'll say it again, You're gorgeous!!! Ok, I'm jealous, that's an awesome leading lines shot!!! LOVE it!

Marilyn said...

Uuum, Hi Gorgeous ;)) You look soo cute in your inner geek shot ;)) So pretty.. I adore your leading lines.. I love that lil guy it leads to :)) Great shots as always babe.. xoxo..

Lori said...

So pretty Melanie! Geez! :) Love your leading lines!

Giggle Business said...

is it ok if i choose another subject for inner geek as im not very photogenic and i would love to do both instead of one.

Susan said...

Pretty!! And I love that leading lines photo...such a great perspective!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for having me tag along this week. Excited to be part of this one!

MG Atwood said...

Sorry, this doesn't look geeky, hottie, yes! Silly girl. Nice shot.

MG Atwood said...

Sorry, this doesn't look geeky, hottie, yes! Silly girl. Nice shot.

Cheryl said...

Lovely self-portrait and fun leading line shot.

Mrs. Claus said...

Sorry I'm late... looks like a fun photo challenge. May push me to do some different shots. Thanks for inviting me!

Nancy said...

I love Cheryl! She's an awesome photographer and has a wicked sense of humor. :)