Spielman’s Farm.

Project 52 – Week 13
Theme for this week’s photo challenge was “Just Before Dark.”

This week my grand-daughter Natalie came for a visit and toward evening we decided to go watch a sunset.  We first stopped at the Spielman Farm just down the road to watch the cows grazing in the field while the sun was starting to go down.  That was just the beginning of one speculator night…for we then went to a friends home which is on top on Pinnacle Mountain.  Wow…what a view!  We could look down over our entire town.  What a treat for the kids to stand at the highest point in Ellington.  What a place to watch the sun completely set…so peaceful…so beautiful…so quiet.
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Julie - March 31, 2012 - 8:44 am

Beautiful photo. I love the texture of it.

Judy - April 1, 2012 - 8:30 am

What an awesome shot!

Sharon - April 1, 2012 - 11:31 am

Love it!

“Get A Grip” Wins!

Project 52 – Week 12
Theme for this week’s photo challenge…you guessed it,”Get a Grip!”

This week’s challenge brought much pleasure to me and pure excitement to the young boys in my neighborhood who have been spending every afternoon trying to catch frogs in the pond.

Today my little friend  “T” was the winner and we won big catching this hugh frog!  It was great seeing their faces light up and they were just so excited!  I remember those days.  However…today you couldn’t get me to grab one of those big green slimy creatures.  I’ll leave that joy for the boys.  It’s funny how things like that change with age.

Photographing all this excitement and congratulating the boys was all I needed to put a smile on my face.

Here’s the image that won!   Yes…I was featured again this week for one of the top ten photos of the week.  Amazing!  Awesome!  I love it!  See all the winners here.joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Featured on Ellenburg Photographyjoyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Ellington CT photographer Project 52 wk 12 Here the boys are locating a frog…or two…or three.  The frogs kept jumping into the water as they walked around the pond.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Frog Catching in Ellington CT photographerI think I see it says “S”.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Frog Catching in Ellington CT kids photographerDid I get one…Yes I got one!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_getting frogs in Ellington CT kids photographerHe’s a little frog but still they caught one.  “T” thinks he’s so cute.  Only a boy would think that.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_boy kisses frog in Ellington CT kids photographerFrog #1!  Don’t you just want to kiss him!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Ugly frog Ellington CT children photographerThe boys kept trying to catch a big one and as you saw in the first image they succeeded!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Speilman Farm Ellington CT kids Photography“T” and “S” also caught this cute crayfish and couldn’t wait to bring it home to show mom!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Speilman Farm Ellington CT childrens PhotographyAfter an hour…the boys sat and took a rest.  Satisfied with catching a big frog for Mrs. Cella’s challenge!  Their prize…Italian Ices!
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Andrea F. - March 24, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Great focus on the winning frog! Even though the frog is kinda ugly I like it.

Great pic…as always!

Irela - March 24, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Catherine….Congratulations on this wonderful photo and being featured on Ellenburgh Project 52. Your photo is crisp, clean and full of beautiful colors. Congratulations again!!! :)

Sharon - March 25, 2012 - 8:02 am

Congratulations Catherine with another win. Great photos.

Cindy W - March 27, 2012 - 8:44 pm

A boy and a frog. . .they just seem to go together. Awesome capture!

Anastasia - March 28, 2012 - 8:11 am

You are a very good photographer.

Detta - March 28, 2012 - 8:44 am

I love this! The details are great. The dirty hands just add so much to it, too.

Deborah - March 30, 2012 - 10:34 am

Congrats on being featured! This is a wonderful capture! You’ll want to print this one for the family photo album! :)

Rock The Shot “Spring” Contest.

Happy Spring to you all!   One of my commitments this year was to enter more photography contests right?  So here I go again…this week I’m entering this image in a contest over at RockTheShot!  It’s a photography forum and wonderful blog with so much information about photography and so much more.  There are many professional photographers who follow this forum but it’s for anyone…head on over and check it out!  Anyone can participate in the forum and it’s a great place to learn.

Each month Rock The Shot features a photography contest with a theme and an opportunity to with tons of  awesome prizes!  This month the theme is Spring!  What better way to celebrate Spring then jumping in mud puddles!  I just love these images I captured of my son having a blast jumping in all this water and mud.  He’s having the time of his life being “all boy!”

  Wish me luck…this is my first time entering a contest with Rock The Shot!

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ginny - March 24, 2012 - 11:24 am

Love the picture of my grandson in mid air. Both are good but that is my favorite. Like you said “ALL BOY”.

Sharon - March 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Love these shots! Great action.