Week 13, Our Favorites Just before Dark
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Friday, March 30, 2012
By Daphne Ellenburg
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Week 13's theme of "Just Before Dark" - pulled out some wonderful creativity and adventure in our group of photographers this week. Not only did we see the sunset in so much variety as it set all over the world, but we loved that our photographers are out traveling and posting from new fun locations....like Scotland or my personal favorite get-a-way, Destin Florida. No matter where you found your adventure...it was a delight to see each day.
Our top ten is posted in no particular order. If you enjoy the photograph, the artist links are directly below it - send them some love. Tell them why you like it. Your words are like pats on the back to artists that may have had a busy week or struggled with the theme - go ahead and pat-a-way! Here we go..
ONE {In love with these Pinky skies and gorgeous Sail boats. Beautiful!}
Picture made for EllenburgPhotography~Week 13~ Just before Dark .

Picture made for EllenburgPhotography~Week 13~ Just before Dark . By Anastasia Fiske

TWO {Fantastic Bold colors & Love the way the sun Bleeds into the clouds. Great shot!}
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week 13 | just before dark By meredithwb

THREE {Great sunset & early stars masterfully captured with the glorious fish eye lens. Love this lens!}
Project 52  Just before dark

Project 52 Just before dark By ayers549

FOUR {Beautiful lighting & a well planned shot! Great with the theme!}
Week 13 - Just Before Dark

Week 13 - Just Before Dark By MrsAhern

FIVE {The hand holding really makes this shot special - wonderful sunburst too!}
13/52 {Just Before Dark}

13/52 {Just Before Dark} By DoubleLPhoto

SIX {Great POV with a gorgeous blue background. Nice shot & Thanks for sharing your travels with us at EP Project-52!}
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project 52/13 {just before dark} By jsnnmom

SEVEN {Great sunset and great structure captured in the waves - really nicely done!}
Week 13 ~ "Just Before Dark"

Week 13 ~ "Just Before Dark" By MPE by Irela www.mpebyirela.com

EIGHT {Great evening tones reflected on the water. It really feels like sunset!}
Just Before Dark

Just Before Dark By SillyAngel0906

NINE {Captured by the mystery of the fog in this shot. This is beautifully done all the way around!}

JBD_2685pink By jodiemasterman

TEN {Love the way the red on his head pops in this muted evening setting. Great capture!}
Week 13 - Just Before Dark

Week 13 - Just Before Dark By planetrudy

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK is Kathy! You may know her as

Moopiecow .

13/52  ~ Just before Dark

13/52 ~ Just before Dark By Moopiecow

Where is Kathy? Well you can only find here here on Flickr and she's got tons of great things to look at! In fact, right now you can see 466 great things. Kathy is a Nikon girl, living in rural Wisconsin. She had 4 lovely children and her family operates 240 acre Dairy Farm.
She enjoys photographing Old buildings & Barns.

She started with Flickr's Pioneer women group and later joined MCP's group, where I was introduced to her work. She loves learning and believes that these Project 52's really helps people grow creatively - and I couldn't agree more! When she's not on the farm, you can find her in Destin, Florida...where she is this week. Many thanks for the wonderful work you provide to our group & Congrats on being our Photographer of the Week!


14/52 Animal Crackers

14/52 Animal Crackers By Ellenburg Photography

I often answer many questions about animal crackers when my babes and I enjoy them, none more than "Which one is this?" Did you know there have been 37 different kinds of Animal Crackers since 1903. The current crackers are tiger, cougar, camel, rhinoceros, kangaroo, hippopotamus, bison, lion, hyena, zebra, elephant, sheep, bear, gorilla, monkey, polar bear, sealgiraffe. There is no way all of these are living inside my bag... Enjoy hunting for variety this week, remember it's the spice of life.
About the photo: This week's photo was edited in Lightroom 4.0 with Marcus Bell's Instant Porcelain collection. I increased the sharpness on the cookies and those are the hands of the Ellenburg Trio - they are good helpers. If you haven't looked into the Marcus Bell Software collections - they are FAB. They are unlike any other product I've used. They only work on RAW files keeping your files larger and more pure - I found that I can do most of the tweaking I did in Photoshop with the new Lightroom 4.0 - It's pretty sweet.
If you are interested in learning More about Lightroom 4.0 - download the free trial & visit www.CreativeLive.com this weekend for a free workshop with Laura Shoe - she's really fantastic, if you can't catch it live, sign up and you can catch the rewatch, it loops all night.

and What's New with Daphne?
This week I was invited to a Traveling Soccer Tournament to photograph for college recruiting purposes - action shots and video. I met a lot of wonderful families and enjoyed a few great games.
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I won this amazing software....
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And today, I'm going to the Festival of Flowers with my Mother and young Daughter to see my photo with a gynourmous Red Ribbon.
10/52 Dots & Damask
Also, on Thursday (Fingers Crossed) we might find out what the baby is.

For many of us, this is the start of Holy Week. A busy time to celebrate our Faith with Friends and Family. Wishing you all a fantastic week filled with Friends, Family and Photography!
XoXoXo, Daphne

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So, What is EP Project-52?
I joined Project 52
We're a group for Photography Enthusiast and Professionals all teaching and learning through each other by photographing to a theme each week. We post our photos to our Flickr group each week by Thursday Midnight and start a new theme each Friday. Each Friday we spotlight 10 photographers and tell why they are featured. Our focus is on education (the how tos) and encouragement (don't be afraid to try something new). I'll bet there is something you'd like to learn. And...I'll bet there is something you can teach us. Check out the group, we're 66 strong this week! It's free to join and the friendships you'll make are priceless. Join us today!


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}

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601

Leave a comment:
detta owens - Loved all of the shots you chose. This is so fun
Daphne Ellenburg - Suzanne - Big thanks! I know exactly what you mean about creative live! Have you downloaded the Ustream App for your phone? It's a whole new level of sickness! :-) Hope you're enjoying Laura Shoe this weekend - she's like a Lightroom Guru!
Suzanne - Beautiful pics this week everyone!

Daphne, I've been spending so much time on CreativeLive lately that I think my family is going to disown me - lol! And congrats on your flower win :)