June 1, 2015

"Song-ography...


"Someone told me there's a girl out there
with love in her eyes
and fancy flowers in her hair."

-"Going to California" (Led Zeppelin)



"Flowers in Her Hair"
Brooklyn, Connecticut
IPhone


I posted a bit yesterday about my weekend jaunt to Connecticut to attend my nephew's wedding, and welcome a new niece into the Fam.  Our family has grown by leaps and bounds this past year due to weddings.  Knowing the free spirited nature of our soon-to-be new family member inspired a good natured game of "What WILL she wear" amongst Thing #3,  Thing #1.2, and myself.  Keeping in mind the wedding took place on the beautiful grounds of a Christmas Tree Farm, and the reception was in a big red barn...my guess was a melding of Boho Hippie Chic.  Thing #1.2 agreed and went a step further claiming dibs on a "flower crown".  Thing #3 disagreed wholeheartedly on the entire concept.  The Better Half asked...what IS Boho Hippie Chic? and was immediately kicked out of the game.

Guess who won?!?

(day #4 of my 5 day/5 photos/5 stories challenge)

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I apologize to all those who were apparently unhappy with my decision to eliminate the weekly Song-ography "prompts" and open up submissions to any song/lyric you choose to accompany withyour photo(s).  Being the mom of a teen, I am kinda accustomed to always being wrong...but I have to admit I was surprised by the reaction.  BUT, Song-ography will now be entering its THIRD year. THREE YEARS of coming up with song/lyric prompts has started to take the "fun" out of the prompt for me.  Who knew coming up with songs could be so difficult?   I was also hoping that by eliminating the prompt, more might join in the fun since there are no longer any constraints other than your imagination and the basic premise:


Song/Lyric + Photography = Song-ography


Remember, links from blogs, Instagram and Flickr accounts are welcome.  All links not adhering in some capacity to Song-ography will be deleted.

Thank you for joining in, linking up, and/or commenting.  All are appreciated.  Please take time to visit some of your fellow Song-ographers. Who knows, maybe you'll get an idea for a future song you'd like to use.  Not to mention you'll be amazed by the talent!  Thanks again!


(Song-ography on Tuesdays.  Click on photo for a full description.)


24 comments:

  1. Actually I have two more in the wings. Keep it a free for all, remember thaT you are the boss! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. I don't see the problem with your new format. If anyone can't come up with their own song, all they have to do is go with whatever you've chosen for yours, or any other blogger's choice for that matter. Never a problem Kathy. You are the hostess with the mostest...................

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    1. Please feel free to join in on Tuesdays!

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  4. I hope you didn't think I was unhappy!! I get to put more thought into songs that tie into whatever I have to share - that's a good thing (-: And naturally, I already have 2 more song-posts ready to go in drafts!!

    I love the idea of Boho Hippie Chic!

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    1. No worries Tamar! Thanks for being a regular participant at Song-ography. It is truly appreciated :)

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  5. Love the Boho Hippie Chic and the freestyle song*ography - both a fitting departure from the structures of winter and the carefree calling of summer.

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    1. Maybe it is my new "Boho Hippie" approach, haha.

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  6. I love these kinds of weddings! I think they are the most fun to photograph, too. I don't mind either way on the prompt thing, but I am feeling relief this week with the freedom to chose. I have been struggling with specific themes or prompts all of May due to time constraints and I want to participate and support all of my bloggy buddies.

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  7. I thought I'd be disappointed not being given the song for the week. But as I look at everyone's selections I am having a lot of fun. And It is a lot easier to match a photo to a song than the other way around.
    I didn't know your song choice so I'm off to listen to it. Great photo and looked like a great wedding.

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  8. You are always so creative with your composition and angles. This will be a treasured shot for the bride, I'm guessing. I'm not unhappy with free choice, either. It just takes more thought -- not a bad thing at all! It's fun reading the variety of choices this week! Thanks for hosting :)!

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  9. That's one wedding I'd have loved to have gone to! Not everyone likes change, but 3 years? sheesh...that's a long time....congrats on a successful meme Kath.!

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  10. I was a bit disappointed to take that bit out of the challenge, but I do understand how much work it is. I love Song-ography, so I'm supportive of whatever keeps you hosting. Thank you so much! I love those flowers in her hair.

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your consistent participation :)

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  11. Like some other people I was disappointed too as I love the challenge but as I said last week this new format will also free things up a little bit. I did think that one way to compromise would be to maybe have a prompt once a month. For example it could always be the 1st Tuesday of the month as a prompt people can join in with if they choose. That way there will be much less pressure on your to come up with something every week and for those who like the challenge they will still get that little fix now and then. Anyway, it is just a thought, totally up to you and I will still be here joining in no matter what

    Mollyxxx

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    1. FABULOUS idea Molly! I can certainly work with this idea. Thanks!

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  12. Beautiful hippy chic flower garland you have there :) #LTTL

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  13. The photo is awesome. Actually, I had forgotten about Songography so thanks for the reminder. I like the new format of just going with a song of our own and as one said can use another's. I'll make a note to be back with a song in my heart and on my photo. :)

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  14. As usual, and even with the iPhone, it's the way you see, feel and capture light that dazzles me! Such a sweet slice of the feel of this day. {and I'll be back next week, prompt or no - love song-ography!!}

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  15. You are a lucky woman to have such a big and wonderful family, Kathy. And they are lucky to have you being (among many other things I am sure) such a great photographer. After a little absence I just browsed through your recent photos of wedding and proms - so beautiful.
    On a different note, I can totally see that some would rather have a strict prompt, it takes the thinking out of the linking - hahaha - once I've got my act together again, I will sure be joining in the free-spirited Songography fun again.

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