Monday, December 31, 2007

Your Substitute Monday Photo Shoot: What's New?

As you should all know by now, today (Monday, December 31st, 2007) was John Scalzi's last day blogging for AOL on By the Way. A number of people have said they were going to miss John's Monday Photo Shoots, and a few have asked me whether anyone will be picking up the slack, and assigning them in John's stead. MPS addict that I am, I'm willing to give it a shot. How about you?

Here's how this will work: I will post an entry every Monday with that week's subject. (After this week, it will be early Monday AM, not Monday night.) If you want to join in, take your picture, post it to your blog or journal, and leave a link in the comments to the original entry here. On Thursday night, I'll do a follow-up entry just as John did, linking back to everyone who participated. Simple, no? Then let's get started!

Your Substitute Monday Photo Shoot #1: What's New? In honor of the new year, show us something new. It can be a gift you got over the holidays, something you gave yourself, or even something that symbolizes the New Year to you. If it's new, it'll do!

Here's mine:


This is the coolest Christmas present I got this year: the 25th Anniversary Illustrated Collector's Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It's one of my favorite books of all time. It's also one of my favorite tv shows and spoken word records, several of my favorite audio tapes, my very favorite radio show and my second favorite towel. It's not remotely my favorite film, but one can't have everything.


I have the text of the first Hitchhiker's book in several editions as it is, but this one is pretty special. It's full of visual reproductions of annotated scripts, behind the scenes photos from the various productions, merchandise, flyers and fan memorabilia. Love it! (And yes, I realize the above photo isn't terribly good from a technical standpoint. The glare off glossy paper gets me every time!)

Your turn! Take a picture of something new, post it to your blog, and come back here and leave your link. You have until midnight Thursday night, when I will compile the roundup of links. Remember, your participation or lack thereof will determine whether there's still a Monday Photo Shoot in the weeks ahead. And if someone else wants to take it over, please let me know so we can coordinate. Thanks!

Karen

10 comments:

barrettmanor said...

I just posted my annual confetti shot. This is how I celebrate the new year, at least in terms of photography:

http://www.barrettmanor.com/julie/archive.aspx?ID=1865

Astaryth said...

I didn't participate every week, but I did enjoy the Monday Photo Shoot. I'm game. Although I don't know if I'll be able to participate this week or next... My laptop had to go to the laptop Dr. for repairs (hinge snapped), and the one I'm using to keep up with e-mail is sloooooooowwwww and not very dependable.

Actually I am glad to read that you are going to do this. I thought about starting a journal just for the Monday Photo Shoot and trying to do it, but I'm not very good at coming up with original ideas of what to shoot (yep, animals and pets are my photographic subjects of choice LOL!)and I don't have as many readers as you do. You are -very- creative and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Martha said...

Glad to see this! I don't have time to play along often but will participate when I can.

http://journals.aol.com/lifes2odd/perception/

Martha said...

Here's mine for this week.


http://journals.aol.com/lifes2odd/perception/entries/2008/01/03/substitute-photo-shoot/612

Astaryth said...

O.k... I had to cheat, but here's mine
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/2008/01/your-substitute-monday-photo-shoot-1.html

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that you were doing this Until I read Mosie's entry. I don't participate every week but I do sometimes. Helen

Donna said...

We have a problem: Links copied and pasted into the comment section here don't work.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Donna - just type in the link URL itself, just as people did in AOL. If you're handy with HTML, you can make it a live link with the href format.

Becky said...

http://ryanagi.blogspot.com/2008/01/monday-photos-and-weekend-assignments.html

:-)

Dawn Allynn said...

I am glad to see you've decided to take up the mantle :) I will partipicate when I can, it has been fun looking through the blogs :)

Dawn
http://dawnallynn.blogspot.com/