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CCY: Week #9 Gold Star Award and Features Rule of Thirds Introduction

Welcome to our  Gold Star Award and Features for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge (CCY).   These bloggers all deserve a second or third look for their entries to  Week #9 Rule of Thirds Introduction.

The week’s CCY theme is Week 10 – Using 2/3 of your Photo Frame.

Awards and Features

Gold Star Award

5-gold-starsThis week’s Gold Star Award is granted to Marilyn who’s blog is Serendipity.  We have been blogging friends for a few years and I always enjoy her photography.  Her Rule of Thirds this week are fantastic.  Marilyn is a writer, photographer. I don’t have a primary focus nor do I want one. I have a lot of interests and write about whatever catches my attention or is most on my mind. Or in the news. I’m a bit of a geek and I love my high-tech toys.

Here is a photo Marilyn Armstrong took of her husband Garry.

Here is a photo Marilyn Armstrong took of her husband Garry.

Note: For your weekly assignment I would like to see at least 4-6 photos of photos. Each week I will select several features from everyone who submits an entry.  And from those posts that I feature, I will grant one blogger the Gold Star Award.  


022414-feature-bannerHere are our featured bloggers for the week.

Christine Giberson

A Season at a Time

Share and Connect – Her computer is broken so she could only post one photo.


Ramblings with A Ranger

Stuff and what if…

Dandelion Fuzz


Upcoming Challenges

  • Week #10 Using 2/3 of your photo frame (current challenge)
  • Week #11 On Center Point and Square photos
  • Week #12 Critique My Work – I will give show you a couple of photos and you can either copy them and correct the compositional errors or write a post about how I got things wrong or right
  • Week #13 Perspective
  • Week #14 Symmetry
  • Week #15 Cropping Tips
  • Week #16 Intersections

To find out more how to enter this challenge check CCY Home page.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

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  1. Thank you so much Cee! Imagine my surprise to see my husband’s lovely face smiling on your blog this morning. It is the first thing I’ve opened and it was a delicious surprise 🙂 I really am enjoying these composition challenges a lot. I am, like you, self-taught as a photographer. Well, not entirely because my then boyfriend was a photographer and it was he who first gave me a camera and said “Go forth and make art!” He was a creep in many ways, but a really good photographer and I will always be grateful to him for that gift. A camera and a huge amount of encouragement. Thank YOU with similar fervor. I think you are not just keeping us busy, you are teaching us to take better pictures.

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    • I am absolutely thrilled with being a Featured Blogger….wow! Thanks so much. My photo is one I took a few months ago, the cat and shovel pic…and I initially didn’t check it as a “keeper”…but as I ran into it again in its queue I held onto it, and thought it was perfect for an “odd-ball” shot. I liked the other, the puddle on the campaign sign. I wanted to crop it to get more puddle, but…..well, you all know what can go wrong 🙂

      gotta get up and do my happy dance now!

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  2. Thank you, Cee! Sorry, about the misunderstanding, I should mention the featured award instead of the golden star award… so messed up. 😕 Will correct it.


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