dead duck

dead duck. noun. a person or thing that is beyond help, redemption, or hope.

colors are flying. characters are painted. and ships are sailing.
i am thankful that i have been true to my heart and true to my soul, true to myself, and that i will continue to be and do so.
to live in a colorless world, sucked of vibrance and warmth, where sincerity and originality and authenticity are removed, would be a sad, hollow, dead duck.

[framed] about self

this past weekend i had the pleasure to sit and chat with Melissa Niu, the lovely host of [FRAMED] and the their saturday’s show titled [F]RAME YOUR BEST SHOT.

a little about [F]RAME YOUR BEST SHOT…each week the followers of the show are able to hear from different photographers, learn of who they are, see their work, munch on some healthy Q&A, and all with the hopes that these personalities are incredibly dapper, entertaining, and maybe even inspiring.
the fun part to following the show is it challenges the viewers by assigning a new theme each week for the viewers to photograph. these themes steam from the photographer of that particular episode so it’s a great opportunity to soak in the soup that they deliver and then grab your camera and get to work. once the viewers have their winning shot from their homework they can then submit their work for a chance to win nifty cool prizes! the upcoming show will then spotlight a new photographer and that photographer may possibly review the entries and choose the final 3 winners…quite fun if you asked me.

week 13’s topic to photograph: self
it is a challenge to all to sit back and look within. set down the camera for a second and think about who you are, where you come from, what makes you tick, what moves you, what do you hope for, what haunts you, what do you love, what do you question…”our personal growth can fuel our photography and our photography can fuel our personal growth” – brooks jensen.
learn more about yourself and photograph it. photograph this weeks topic, self.

about the [F]RAME YOUR BEST SHOT contest:

1. Grab your camera, and give us your best photographic interpretation of “SELF”. Be creative, have fun, and think outside the box.

2. Upload your chosen “SELF” shot to our [FRAMED] Facebook Page. ( Go to the wall and upload your photo.

3. Once you’ve uploaded your photo, viewers can vote by clicking “like” on your photo to cast their vote for you to win. Photos with the most votes will be put into the top finalists Friday morning. The winner will then be picked and judged by a group of [FRAMED] photographers for quality, creativity, and composition. If you don’t want to participate this week, be sure to add your valued opinion and vote for your favorite!

Good luck! Winner’s name and photo will receive the credit it deserves and will be shown on next week’s [F]RAME YOUR BEST SHOT episode!

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