Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun Facts For Friday


Friday is a happy day to me. I wake up in a better mood. Getting to 5 o'clock doesn't seem to take nearly as long as on Monday. And it's a day to have some fun in anticipation of the weekend!

In that spirit, I have prepared two fun lists and a little competition for our time together today!

Many of you that stop by our blog know one or more of us through various means, either on-line or in person. And you've had a chance over the past six months to get to know us a little more intimately through our blog posts. But how much do you really know us??

I have collated a list below that contains 10 interesting and oh, so fun facts about us....one for each of the FOL sisters. I have purposefully left off the identifying name for each fact because that is your job! You must correctly match up each cool fact with the FOL beauty to whom it belongs. And to make this even MORE fun, I have a special prize for the person who makes the most correct matches....a $25 gift certificate to a photography-related class or store of your choice!

Please leave your answers in the comments below. I will share the answers and the winner on Saturday, so come back and check it out!

10 Totally Fun and Fabulous Facts About Us:
  1.  I was a legal secretary for eleven years before I quit to have children. Who knew that I would have gone from a left-brained world (analytical, logical) to a right-brained hobby (artistic, intuitive)!  Terri
  2. Records of my ancestors have been traced back to the mid 1300's in England as a descendent of Sir Warin de la Strode, a French Knight who accompanied William the Conqueror in the conquest of England.  Kim
  3. I was Carl Sagan's personal banker when he came to the bank that I used to work at. I would escort him into the bank vault and I got to see all the amazing astronomy photos, film reels, books and other paperwork that he had stored there. He was a really cool man, and always came dressed in a suit and tie.  Judy
  4. I am somewhat ambidextrous. I can bowl and play tennis both right and left handed.  Leigh
  5. I was the valedictorian of my high school class.  Stephanie
  6. I worked with Ron Howard, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the movie "Far and Away." I worked hiring extras for the land rush team.  Claudia
  7. I absolutely, completely and totally love to swim! The colder the water the better and especially completely submerged.  Carol
  8. I went white water rafting in the Grand Canyon.  Dotti
  9. I used to act in a community theater.  Deanna
  10. Not very many people know this, it's been top secret for obvious reasons, but I'm gonna tell you now....I am Iron Woman.  Linda

I've kept all of these answers a secret, even from the other FOL ladies. Although they are not eligible for the prize, they will be guessing right along with you! So submit your answers below....you might be our winner!

And because our blog focuses on our love of photography, I will leave you with one more list that hopefully provides you encouragement to get out there and keep shooting!

10 (or more!) Things We've Done Over the Past Few Years that Have Improved Our Photography:
  1. Deanna - Learning the proper exposure so I don't have "blown-out" colors and becoming much more aware of composition.
  2. Carol - Participating in workshops, particularly destination workshops. The emersion into the subject for days at a time, with little real-world interruption, allows for complete concentration. I always find I am leaps and bounds ahead when I come home, and it tends to stick with me.
  3. Claudia - Approaching my photography from different perspectives. "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~Wayne Dyer
  4. Dotti - Sharing my photos online in classes and groups.
  5. Leigh - Shooting what I think is beautiful and not what I think other people will like. Photography is first and foremost something I do for myself and that crazy out of focus shot may not be something that others would even glance at, but to me is pure beauty.
  6. Judy - To shoot, shoot, shoot. And doing it as often as I can. Reading photography books and taking courses has made a huge impact as well.
  7. Kim - Simply practicing. And learning how to shoot in manual mode so that I could have more control over my creative outcome.
  8. Stephanie - Being involved in photographic communities, either through flickr or Big Picture classes, where I can be inspired by and learn from others.
  9. Terri - Shooting daily. Being involved in the "Picture" series classes with Tracey Clark at Big Picture Classes, I was forced to get out and shoot everyday. There is nothing like using your camera (and a little inspiration from others in the classes) that can improve your photography more!
  10. Linda - I was always disappointed in my photography because all my pictures were so dark. I kept trying to figure it out and kept adjusting things without much luck. Then one day I figured out that I could take pretty decent photos when I took the lens cap off first! It was amazing! I highly recommend it to everyone!

I hope you enjoyed all of our fun facts for Friday! Don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see the answers and don't forget to keep posting your water photos to the flickr gallery!

Happy Friday and have a fantastic weekend!


July 22 - Updated 10 things about us with correct answers!


24 comments:

Deanna said...

Well, this is fun. I am sure glad I am not allowed to answer because I have no idea who is who. Thanks for rounding up all this info, it will be fun to find out who is who.

Dotti said...

Whoa, Deanna ... you don't get off the hook that easily. You're allowed to answer ... you're just not eligible for the prize!!! I figure we ought to get at least ONE right.

:-D

Dotti said...

Such a fun idea, Stephanie! Okay, I'll go first. Like I said, I know I'll get one answer right.

*** NO PEEKING UNTIL YOU'VE POSTED YOUR ANSWERS!! ***

1. Terri
2. Carol
3. Deanna
4. Leigh
5. Stephanie
6. Kim
7. Judy
8. Dotti
9. Claudia
10. Linda

xoxo
:-D

terriporter said...

OMG! I agree with Deanna! And we thought we all knew each other! Okay, so here are my guesses, and they are only guesses:

1. Terri
2. Carol
3. Deanna
4. Leigh
6. Stephanie
7. Judy
8. Dotti
9. Linda
10.Kim

Right or wrong, this was so much fun!

heyjudephotography said...

Ok, so I don't look like I'm being too competitive :) and not posting my answers for the reason I mentioned on facebook, here are my answers - ahem - guesses:
1. Terri Porter
2. Carol Albers
3. Judy Salcedo
4. Leigh Howell Love
5. Stephanie Raedeke Mull
6. Claudia Wrightson
7. Kim Mendenhall Stevens
8. Dotti Rinehart
9. Deanna K Swauger
10. Linda Owens

heyjudephotography said...

That's funny that both Dotti and Terri thought I loved swimming in cold water! Maybe because I'm from NY? Or maybe you both know that my swimming pool is always wayyy too cold!

terriporter said...

Actually, I didn't think ANYBODY would like swimming in cold water, but I finally ended up just guessing anybody and you were the winner!

terriporter said...

No way would I have guessed you for #8! Shows what I know!

terriporter said...
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terriporter said...

Just realized I messed up and left out #5. Stephanie is supposed to be #5 and Claudia #6.

Linda said...

Fun post today! I'm going to take a stab at it-

1. Terri
2. Carol
3. Judy
4. Leigh
5. Stephanie
6. Claudia
7. Kim
8. Dotti
9. Deanna
10. Linda

Really had trouble with #10.

xo,
Linda

Dotti said...

Linda, #10 had your fingerprints all over it!!!

:-D

xo

Dotti said...

Our daughter says it was our best family vacation EVER!! But she didn't get to go to Hawaii. I guess that wasn't a "family" vacation, though.

:-D

xo

Carol said...

1 - Terri
2 - Deanna
3 - Dotti
4 - Stephanie
5 - Leigh
6 - Judy
7 - Carol
8 - Claudia
9 - Linda
10.- Kim
(biggest question Deanna and Steph - valedictorian or ancestor??)

Carol said...

You got me too - didn's think that was you!

Carol said...

Good thing you didn't work in accounting! (LOL - just kidding.....) I had you nailed.
I'm thinking you peaked at Dotti first tho!

Carol said...

That was fun! I am sitting at Syracuse airport, half way to Canada. I am meeting my sister from Arizona here to join me the rest of the way, but her flight is an hour delayed. Thanks for giving me something fun to do! I usually have no connection once I get to the cabin - I hope I get to find out the correct answers!

Robyn said...
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Robyn said...

Ha, ha...you girls are funny. This is a fun post. I won't make any guesses, since I don't know any of you (hopefully that will change someday ), but I just want you all to know I'm loving your blog and your beautiful photos. Great job!!

heyjudephotography said...

Thanks Robyn! Oh you can take a guess! Who knows, maybe you'll get the most right! And we sure aren't doing very well with our guesses! :)Give it a whirl if you'd like!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Im just sitting back and smiling. I am anxious to see the true answers. As for me... "i Sayyyy nooTHinnng" :)

Deanna said...

I am really a real kick out of this, but I am still not guessing. I think I know one, plus my own, and that's it. Can hardly wait for the big reveal tomorrow!!

Carol said...

I'd love to do a polar bear swim someday!

Carol said...

I'd love to do a polar bear swim someday!

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