Assignment 1: Recap

I want to congratulate all who participated in the Collective Shoot assignment I hosted last month. It was fun to see how people took the idea I proposed and ran with it. Some used one photo, some more than one and others did photo essays. I thank all who did the assignment and posting their links. The entry was my most visited ever and I know people got lots of clicks to their blogs from my blog’s logs.

Here are the links again with some commentary. Well, it was an assignment after all and someone, yours truly, needs to say a few words. I will stay true to my word as no grades will be given out. 🙂 In the order the links were posted, let the recap begin!

Kristin Jones started things off with her entry about the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul. The feisty architect of the building was quite the character.

Sorrentolens gave us a taste of Florida sunshine to some of us snowbound northerners with a great photo of the Strength Tower in Altamonte Springs, FL. Though it’s a nice photo, I have decided to include the link to the blog entry instead of the flickr photo page. Hope you don’t mind.

Next up is the husband and wife team from Kansas, Anna and Preston Surface. Preston introduced us to the historic Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas while Anna presented a beautiful building from American railroad’s golden era, Kansas Union Pacific Depot in Manhattan, Kansas.

Bringing back a television phenomena from the 1970’s, The Daily Click gave us a tour of Southfork Ranch made famous from the television show, Dallas. So, who did shoot J.R. Ewing?

Given the assignment a European flair, Carsten tells us about the Herlev Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. A very impressive and interesting structure.

Fellow Danish blogger, Birgitte, presented the new concert house, Koncerthuset, which is also found in Copenhagen. What can I say, more interesting architecture from our Scandinavian friends.

Over in Holland, Chris Breebaart showed us the promise of spring with colorful rows and rows of tulip bulbs. Beats the hectares of snow around upstate New York!

KD presented a roadside hot dog joint and a monument to fallen soldiers in the same town. Is America great or what?

I have never been to Mobile, Alabama but after reading Music Maven’s Challenge of MO-Beel, I feel like I have. Besides anyone who calls me a photo guru is okay in my book!

Karen (Morningjoy) brought us a most unusual roadside fruit stand found near Everglades National Park called Robert Is Here.  The name alone calls for more exploration.

If I was to give extra credit, I would have to give it to the good citizens of Torch Lake, Michigan. Gerry Sell made a call to arms and was rewarded with some stunning photos.

I chimed in by coupling some personal history with a local clock tower landmark at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York, a place I could never forget.

Doreen3boys told us about how a camp and a lake has affected her family and her town in the past and present. I’m very happy you have your lakes back!

Last and a little late, Shrew checked in with an innovative story of not just a physical landmark but a human one. For people who love their morning coffee, Shrew may have found their patron saint.

I don’t know about all of you but I learned a lot about places, people and things from all over the United States and the world. I want to thank everyone for making such great photos and wonderful articles to go with them. I enjoyed how each of you interpreted the assignment in your own way. I hope it helped to stretch your photographic muscles a bit.

I’ll be back with another assignment later this month.

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14 Responses to Assignment 1: Recap

  1. morningjoy says:

    Your challenge was a lot of fun. I look forward to the next one.


  2. giiid says:

    You did a great job Scott, this was both fun and interesting,thank you! I can´t wait for the next assignment 🙂


  3. whatsupwiththejoneses says:

    This was awesome..thanks for setting it up and the recap was a great idea! I’m looking forward to challenge #2~


  4. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Karen (MJ), I missed your link earlier. I just added it to the list. Sorry!


  5. Gerry says:

    On behalf of the good citizens of Torch Lake Township (and the rest of us, too) I would like to thank you for allowing us to be part of the fun. It was great to meet so many talented people who love their home places as much as we love ours. Now I have to go sign up for a photography class. Thanks, Scott!


  6. Shrewspeaks says:

    Scott, this was great. Not only did I get to “think differnetly” about photography…but I met some great people here!

    Looking forward to the next assignment.


  7. Shrewspeaks says:

    Ooooohh and Scott forgive me for the garish plug.

    Folks, I also run a photoblog and we do smaller monthly challenges. Just posted this month’s challenge. Please visit and participate!

    And now we return to your regularly scheduled program


  8. Kylie says:

    I linked over to your site from Pioneer Woman. Your photos are awesome and SO clear!! I’d love some tips on how you get them crystal clear (use of tripod, good lens, processing…what do you think is #1 in getting “tack sharp” photo)?


  9. This was a lot of fun! I can’t wait to find out what the next challenge is!


  10. Rico says:

    I’m excited too! I finally have my site up, but it still has a lot of bugs. Can’t wait!


  11. Anna Surface says:

    Hi Scott. Thanks for the fun and interesting assignment. We both enjoyed it and looking forward to the next one. 🙂


  12. Carsten says:

    This was an interesting task. I’m looking forward to your next challenge.


  13. Kylie, thank you. I think you just gave me an idea for a future blog entry. Look for it soon.

    Rico, the new blog looks great. Good luck!!!


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