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Friday, November 4, 2011

Week 44 ~ Our favorites!

Muted Tones. What the heck are muted tones? Webster says that Muted Tones are bold colors reduced by the color grey - think pastel. You can easily achieve Muted Tones with a variety of Photoshop savvy skills. You can also go for a real challenge and find your muted tones. Muted tones are easily found in the early morning when we'd all prefer to be still snug and warm in our beds. You can also hunt for them after a rain or snow or in the fog. No matter how you found your muted tones this week, I really enjoyed looking at them all. As the end of the year draws near, I hope you are not only enjoying the challenge but are challenging yourself. Don't just go with the easy, rock out the Hard.
We love our top ten, and same as every week, they are coming up in no particular order. If you enjoy the artist, the links to their work is below the photograph. Check them out and send them some love. Everyone loves a pat on the back. Your encouraging words could make all the difference to an artist who when on a limb this week trying something new. So get out there and send some love. Here we go...

ONE {Wonderful Tone & perfectly straight horizon - a must for any shot at the beach}
44/52 MCP Project 52 -  Muted Tones

44/52 MCP Project 52 - Muted Tones By My Photographic Eye by Irela

TWO {Great Tone. Super sharp eyes. Awesome Bokeh! And seriously, this photo is just plain fun.}
Week 44 - Muted Tones

Week 44 - Muted Tones By planetrudy

THREE {Great tone. Super white snow. A fun photo despite the tragic snowstorms in your area}
Happy Halloween Snowman!

Happy Halloween Snowman! By Joyful Reflections

Four {Off centered focus. Great tone. Wonderful lighting.}

Muted Tones 44/52

Muted Tones 44/52 By katypaskett

FIVE {Fantastic processing. Wonderful tone & Perfect eyes. It's christmas card ready!}
MCP 44/52

MCP 44/52 By Moopiecow

SIX {Sharpe. Love the off centered focus. These English roses are so great to photograph if you ever get the chance.}


Roses... By Kathy@dornickdesigns

SEVEN {Love the dementions. Perfectly sharp details.}

MCP 44/52 {Muted Tones}

MCP 44/52 {Muted Tones} By ib4luvnit!/pages/Treasure-McPherson-Photography/201849063191595

EIGHT {Great Tone. Love the fog. }
Muted tones

Muted tones By magova (traveling)

NINE {Great processing. Gives a new take on this climate. You always see the other extreme of bright bold colors. This is really nice.}
Muted Tones

Muted Tones By sstych

TEN {Great Tone. Love the off centered focus. Wonderful Bokeh}
44/52 | muted tones {msullivan photography}

44/52 | muted tones {msullivan photography} By MSullivan Photography

And as for the Ellenburg Photography photo of the week, we went straight fair and Photoshop fun. Mobile, Alabama has a traveling fair this time of year, every year. It's great family fun - 4-H animal events, carnival rides, cheesy games and super odd things to eat. I especially enjoy the Pineapple ice cream. I confess to trying the "Fried Oreo" cookies, which were pretty good. I only wish I had room for the red velvet funnel cake. The fair is awesome and I fully realize how super FAT that sounded. :-)
44/52 The BIG Wheel

44/52 The BIG Wheel By Ellenburg Photography

MCP ACTION'S Week 45 is going to be "Book Title" - a little constrained with a singular title theme, but should give us all the green light to get out there and show your title in some strange wacky place or to "act out" the title all together like some wild game of Charades. How ever you choose to photograph & select & narrow down your one choice for your entry, I can't wait to see it!!

This week's reminder is to slow down and enjoy life. This is the only 2011 you have and it's almost over. Enjoy lifes little moments. I had an hours worth of interuptions from my little Ellenburgs while writing this morning...little wonderful interruptions...Like tie my shoe, Help me put on my socks, I can't reach my bowl....soon they won't ask me to reach the high things or need help putting on socks and tying shoes. It's nice to feel needed. Someone needs you everyday. Embrace those warm feelings.
Wishing you a wonderful week of Family, Fun & Photography! Good Luck with your book titles and Happy Snapping!

Daphne Ellenburg is a budding photography business owner in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Olympus. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography {Website} {Facebook} {EP Blog}{Daphne's Blog}{Join EP Project 52}

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601


  1. This week's HAPPENINGS has spoken to be me forcing me to slow down too...
    I love your blog!
    I love ALL of your choices of your FAVES from this weeks assignment on MCP.
    Thanks for always sharing..
    (Now go be a Mom and dont miss those little 'SPECIAL"things, that will slowly FADE to TWEEN things...:)
    (Gram) Deb V.

  2. Thank you Daphne.
    Sending blessings your way!! :) :) :)

  3. Love all your pics this week! Love your wheel photo! Thanks for featuring my was a fun week snow and all!

  4. Many Thanks for reading the things I write. It's such a pleasure for me to share your photographs.

  5. Congratulations to all the winners! Irela is one of my favorite photographers. Way to go!