Monday, May 9, 2011

Introducing..."Of Shadows And Silhouettes" Photography Contest!

*New prizes added!!*

Hello to all of my dear readers!

I sincerely hope everyone had a simply delightful Mother's Day. I know we did! After church, we had our grandmother over for brunch, exchanged cards, gifts, etc., then set off for the beach. It was a lovely time! Now, here is some fun news for you...

This month, I put up a poll for you to cast votes upon, inquiring whether you would be interested in participating in a photo contest hosted here. The large majority of you said that yes, you would be interested. is on!

..Unbeknownst to me, my friend Raquel also put up a similar poll on the same exact day I did. She noticed our matching polls, and presented the idea of hosting a photo contest together. The perfect plan!

Now, this is no ordinary "photo contest." We wanted to make it special--unique. We wanted to find amazing prizes to award the well-chosen winners. We wanted to choose winners not just by quality of photo, but of creative and imaginary dispositions. Thus, after much thought and consideration, we are happy to announce that from today, the 9th, until the 23rd of May, Raquel from God's Daughter and my own From Under My Little Umbrella will be joint-hosting:

Super exciting, right? We thought long and hard for a 'unique' theme, and finally came up with this one: shadows and silhouettes! Do you plan on participating? Then read the details carefully! :)


Theme: Shadows and silhouettes. Any shadow, silhouette you can find out there! The more unique the better. :)

Examples: A cowboy's silhouette, a couple kissing behind something, the shadow of a ballerina, a candle's shadow...

Prizes: The entries will be judged by Raquel, myself, and perhaps some family members/friends according not just to photo quality, but to uniqueness. There will be first and place prizes awarded, with more masculine prizes available should a winner be a guy. :o) We are still working on the 'prize' aspect, but here are some of the lovelies that will be for sure available:

Create a SPARROW Ziptop Camera Bag - Holds Smaller DSLR - Fits Inside Larger Bags - FULLY Padded
Camera bag from Martilena

 Heart Camera Pendant Necklace (Brass)
"Camera Necklace" from ninexmuse

Lens Bling - Pet Blue Pink Owl
YOUR choice of a "Lens Bling" from HappyAcresFarm

Camera Strap for SLR or DSLR - Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Kodak - 28 inch
Camera strap from RhyahPapaya

Camera No.2 (Silver) - Hand Printed Art Print - 5X7
Camera print from RobertRatPrints

Don't have a blog? You may e-mail us your entries at or with "Photo Contest!" as the subject line. However, please e-mail at least three friends about the contest, since you are unable to use the button.


You must be a follower of both Raquel's blog and my own blog to enter.

You must have the contest button on your sidebar to enter.


Go to your blog's "design" section. Click "add a gadget." Scroll through the list of "gadgets" until you find "Add HTML." Copy the HTML code given below the above button, and paste it into the white box that appears after you have clicked on "Add HTML." Click "Save."

Up to two photos per entrant, taken soley by you.

Editing is allowed.

You may link up either here, below this post, or here at Raquel's blog.

You may begin your photo challenge! We simply cannot wait to see your entries. :) You don't need to have wonderful photography skills to enter..just find something creative and unique to capture, and you migh become a winner!

The linky will be up until 12:00 a.m., May 23rd, 2011.


  1. Oh how exciting! I wanna enter.. but I don't know if I will. I'm not good at photography, but maybe it's worth a shot. :) Anyways, can't wait to see the entries/winners.

    God Bless,
    Rachel Lynn

  2. Noooooooo! I am so sad that I can't enter this!!! ='( I don't have a Google account. So I can't follow. So I can't enter. :(


  3. That sound wonderful! I'd love to enter but I don't know if I'll be able to.

  4. I am wanting to enter this photo contest but I don't know how to add the button...! Can someone help me?

  5. You got some EXCITING prizes for this photo challenge!!! love every one of them!!

  6. HI! :) I'm having simular troubles with entering this contest I don't know how to add the contest button. could anyone help me out? I do have a blog just to let you know.

  7. Lovely contest, Lucia & Raquel!!

    I entered. :)


  8. P.S. To my other comment:

    I added another picture to my post (before the deadline), 'cause I ended up getting a pretty picture of a sunset on a river with little duckies in the background. Just thought I'd let you know that the rose picture wasn't the only one, but I guess you would see that in my post. *wink*

    Have a lovely day!

    <3 your sis in Christ,

  9. hi i entered ur contest :) i just want to let u kno that i have no use for camera straps or lens bc i dont hav a digital camera, so please give those to someone else. thx!

  10. Oh I missed it, and I even had some pictures I could have entered. Oh well maybe next time :)


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