Week 17, our BIG favorites!
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Friday, April 27, 2012
By Daphne Ellenburg
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"Big" in photography is all about perception and point of view. The great thing about photography is with the right lens, even the tiniest bug and be the next "BIG" thing. This week we saw big landscapes, big skyscapes, and some BIG life moments. One of the best things about this weekly challenge is getting to know all of you - this week was a nice peek into your lives. You guys do such a good job with narrating your photos and giving out a little extra information that keeps us all in touch with each other. It's warm and fuzzy, and I like it.

This week's top ten is here. As always the photographer's information is listed  below the art, if you enjoy the shot - send them some love via Flickr, Facebook and/or their blog.  Photography is a constant challenge of endless settings and equipment options - and while that may seem like a struggle - it's also the thing that makes photography so exciting.  So, dish out some praise today!

Ready. Set. Here we go!

ONE {Gorgeous Detail & love the bright green color pop!}

Week 17: Big - It's All About Perspective

Week 17: Big - It's All About Perspective By Catino Creations

TWO {Beautifully processed with wonderful focus & and great story!}

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17/52 'Big' By Jillustrated

THREE {Great overall tone right down to the border! And I'm still fascinated by the blindfold vs. ninja appeal :-) }

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Picture made for EllenburgPhotography~Week 17 theme - Big By Anastasia Fiske

FOUR {Absolutely gorgeous POV! And detail, this is so wonderfully done!}


BIG_3261 By jodiemasterman

FIVE {Wonderful tone, and the reflection is a nice bonus!}

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week 17 | big By meredithwb

SIX {Great process. Love the vingnetting and your wonderful POV, this is so how I like to see palm trees!}

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Week 17 ~ "Big" // MPE Project 366 ~ 115/366 By MPE by Irela 



SEVEN {Great shot. I love how the land touches the sky and it really does have a natural HDR effect.}

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scenic overlook By Mimi Pearl 2012

EIGHT {I was really fascinated with the amazing lines in this shot. Very well executed.}


Big By MrsAhern

NINE {You are so Katy Perry super fab. Fun shot with Great processing!}

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Ellenburg Photograpy 17/52 By Andrewfierro

TEN {Great lighting & a great choice for this week's theme!}

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Wk 17 - Big By clwick

HONORABLE MENTION {Such wonderful detail, they look so wrinkly and fuzzy. And side bar, my daughter was in awe that you have an Elephant! I did later tell her you were at the zoo.}

Week 17 -- BIG

Week 17 -- BIG By Cramershots

Week 18's theme is "Natural Light"

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18/52 "Glowing Love" By Ellenburg Photography

If you follow my blog, you got a sneak peek unknowingly into this week's theme. I shot this photo this weekend. Confession: I planned this shot for two weeks and it felt good to execute it the way I planned it. (you know that's a challenge) You are looking at a shot nearly right out of the camera. It's got 6:30pm Alabama light and the light is being reflected off a field of a weeds that resemble  wheat combined with a dandelion.  It really made for some gorgeous photos of this super fun couple.

What's new with Daphne?

Well, I did in fact venture out, hold and shoot the new Canon 5d III - and it's so tough to decide. One, it's hard to make a decision while holding a $3500 body and only a cheap $150 lens (despite my love for the fixed lens) I think I'm going to check it out again with the 50mm 1.2. Two, I'm way intimidated by the menu.  I felt like I needed one of those bright yellow dummy books while I fumbled through the Menus. For fun, I texted this photo to my husband and his only response was, "so, did you buy it yet?" Sounds like a green light to me.


I really felt like a rock star shooting this gorgeous couple's engagement this weekend - they are wedding this June. I had so much gorgeous light and they were so fun. I've been on a high all week just in love with this job.

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Not only did my first of the three Peter Max's come in this week...{Madison looks less than thrilled, right?}


But my husband has finally embraced my Peter Max love and booked us on a Collector's Weekend with the Artist held in New Orleans this June. It's hard to even express how excited I am.


It is rumored that at these auctions that I can bid on a custom creation where Peter will paint me. I told Mike we're so bidding on that! "And how's he going to paint you?" You know, naked wearing the Heart of the Ocean, just like Kate. "Will you please stop watching that Movie?" Never. {Hmmmm, where will I hang it.}

There was a great week of Dance...with the Modest Madison.


A great week of Ball with Grant, who is really driving that ball deep into the outfield this week! {I love love love to hear the crack of the bat} And I taught Jackson enough Photoshop & Illustrator for him to champ out a Book Report on a Cereal box. {It's pretty sweet right?}


And lastly, I'll be spending my day using this hideous thing - attempting not to destroy $150 worth of photo mats while I grommet eyelets into them for my big wedding show this weekend


and I'll also be glued to some Creative Live to feed my J * love. { Click here: There is still time to sign up}


Wishing you a wonderful week filled with Fun, Family and Natural Light Photography! Make it a great week!



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Daphne Ellenburg is a budding photography business owner in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Olympus. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography {Website} {Facebook} {EP Blog}{Daphne's Blog}{Join EP Project 52}

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Irela - Daphne, First thank you so much for the feature. (I am totally Happy Dancing). So okay...did you get the Miii?? I just got the Mii and I totally love it! What a great difference and what a great camera...and the Miii is that much better. I have been watching Ms Jasmine also and have been glued. Hope you have a wonderful week! BTW Love your Peter Max!!! <3