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Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story

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Picture One: The Establishing Shot

This is the big picture — where are we? For this shot, step back from the subject and put it in context. Think wide-angle.

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Picture Two: The Relationship

This shot starts to get at what it’s like to be in the place you’re shooting by showing subjects interacting. Often, this means people connecting with one another — talking, involved in an activity together, or just looking at the same thing — but it doesn’t need to be. Inanimate items and scenery elements can interact, too.

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Picture Three: The Details

The third image completes the scene by zeroing in on a detail, something you might not notice (or even be able to see) in the broader photos.

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Daily Prompt; BYOB(ookworm)

http://dailypost.wordpress.com, #DP, Daily Prompt

Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BOOKS.

Book Title:

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I met these children quite by accident…

In a park… I was confronted with their curiosity and love…

and then was placed in the position of learning and teaching…

My choice?… Not quite… Art was my dream…

But, I learned there was Art in these “Special Kids” …

and they taught me as well!

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Blogging Anniversary Begins a New Year!

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Yes, I feel that’s an accomplishment!

I’m not after numbers… ubr0016

I began writing to share my experiences with the “Special” kids I worked with for 30 years… k0662770

and I did that!

The next 2 years have been a hodge-podge of my life… k10511640

Things from the past…

Things I was doing in the moment…

Things I have dreams of doing…

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The friends I have made…

The interesting topics I’ve read…

The ideas that have influenced me… k7119491

The more I write… the more comfortable I become… k15769928

I love sharing…

I love listening… k5542596

People I have found are just extraordinary!

I choose who I will follow as to the connection I feel with their world…

I look at them… and I see a part of me…

Same ideals… same dreams sometimes… same good times… same bad…

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I wish all a good New Year

that you may achieve a few goals you have set… as I have…

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The number of the year has changed… but, our lives are just continuing on from day-to-day…

No, miracles yet…

but, I hope some will happen… some will be fulfilled…

I think the most important thing in people’s lives is that…

 we try to do our best… k12837689

who can ask any more than that from us…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Gratitude

FWF prompt:

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http://kellieelmore.com/free-write-friday/

Living Gratitude     by: Marilyn Griffin

A handshake… k5266116

A note in the mail… k8636274

A small gift… k12483174

A hug… kfl0009

A kiss… k6195182

An act of sharing… k7823281

An arm laid on a shoulder… k11835664

A smile… k6136535

A nod of the head… gwil10702

A tear running down our cheek… k3446131

Quietly expressing our gratitude through our life…

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

#Theme of the week, Post a day, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/hue-photo-

I love neutral colors beiges…tans…grays…creams…rustic…black/white photos…

with just a splash of color every now and then that just POPS!

Maybe I’m plain…maybe I’m blah… but, just maybe…

I’m at peace with myself!

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Black/White Photos of Granddaughter and my Dad and Brother…

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Granddaughter in a Champagne Colored Dress… couldn’t be more beautiful in my eyes!

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Tree Bark with just that splash of color!

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My lady statue… all in cream… so pretty… with details… doesn’t need anything else…

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The different hues of Fall Leaves… makes me feel at peace…

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Nature in her natural beauty

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The rustic bell makes me happy!

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The wild toadstools (mushrooms) are so naturally pretty…

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The rustic browns in the bricks laid in a semi circle step …

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The worn brown color of my glider… just draws me to it…

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The natural browns in my centerpiece… with a splash of greenish yellow… I just like!

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An Iris of light golds… cream… browns… What could be prettier…

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An older brown / white photo of my Dad when he was a young baseball player…

Just love it!

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The gray / brown feather of a bird… left when eating from the birdfeeder…

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My pale green / brown worn painted swing… gives me rest …

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The sun faded fence with the neighbor’s dog peeking through…

makes me smile…

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The tans… grays… creams in my bathroom wallpaper with just a “pop” of color…

I won’t tire of it soon…

It Comes In Threes!

It comes in threes (3) they say…

First…  the car gets almost totaled by a deer

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Out of commission for 3 weeks… Guess I should be glad it wasn’t any longer…

Then my husband decides to plane his finger… with a wood planer… while making a birdhousek1446016image_20281

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Birdhouse turned out great! … Drawn and designed by my 8 year old Grandson… but, made by Poppy!

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Trip to hospital emergency roomjde0074

Healing and recuperating as we speak…

as he took off most of his fingernail and side of finger

Third item… my gas stove oven wouldn’t light…

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Needed a new igniter… and husband replacing it…

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Can I please just go somewhere and stay for a few days!

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I finally found him the diagram he needed on the internet for this GE Gas Range

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Seems to be helping… Please help!!!

Frustrationshowing! k15695758

Words almost coming out of mouth… k8636729

Gritting teeth… and I just had a filling!

Heart racing a little…

That’s me when being (trying) to be respectful k11789234and understanding under stress…k13002848

I need to reread my ways of coping again that I just wrote for a blog…

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/daily-prompt-on-the-edge/

Keeping me on an even keel…

Because… right now… it’s just not working!

Daily Prompt: Fearful Symmetry

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/daily-prompt-symmetry/

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SYMMETRY.

I think I will use the letter “M”…

13th letter of the alphabet!

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Marilyn is my name…

Mirrored from one known…

Myself has no fame…

Maybe just on loan…

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Many parts to me…

Much no one knows…

Maybe find the key…

More highs than lows…

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Morning… favorite time…

Making a coffee…

Moments of sublime…

Minutes just for me…

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Married a long time…

More years to come…

Miles traveled with someone kind…

My life not done…

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Mondays … not my best…

Many years of working…

More days of rest…

Months of retiring…

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Mother was the best…

My Dad was too…

Making me test…

Myself… learned to do…

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Marvelous friends…

Mellowed me…

Male… female depends…

Making who you see!