Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Make it or take it...

I am sharing some older photos with you. 
I was looking through my old photos for a reason.
 In our Beyond Layers class Kim has asked the question 
Make it or Take it...


So as I was scrolling through my old photos I was paying
attention to the way I take my photos.  Do I set the scene
or do I capture a moment and take the shot.


If I had to guess I would have thought that I definitely 
set the scene.  But as I was scrolling through
hundreds of photos I came to find out that
more times than not I take the shot. 

I guess the reason I think I set the scene would
be because of all photos I take for my crafting.
So in the end it probably ends up being a tie.

How about you do you set your scene or 
do you take the shot?  Something fun to think about!


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On to this weeks project at 
City Crafters Challenge blog.  I have a card to share with you 
where I have set the scene. Hee Hee...


Charlene is our host and has given us this photo about
for inspiration..  "Falling for trees"
A perfect challenge for this time of the 
year.  With all the leaves falling and changing, 
I just love it. 


And here is the card I made...  
You can probably tell I hand cut the tree.
And hand stamped my little Hello sentiment.
I really had a lot of fun making this card.
And you got a break from my Christmas cards..
A lot more of those to come.  

To get all the details on this challenge you
can hop on over to 


Thanks so much for stopping in...

Till next time.

Hugs~

54 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Linda, I just love it when I am out taking photo after photo no really composing shots but then when you look at them later there is that one or two amazing ones. I don't think I am good at setting it up. Spontenaiety!

Anesha said...

Really lovely photos. Love your card, great colours and fab design. :)

Katy Noelle said...

First off... the cards so cute! I always admire crafty people!!!

and, the question about 'making it or taking it' has been a vexed question for me, lately. I want to make it but have been till now mostly just take it. I have so many ideas for food photography but, talk about needing to make it.... it's a lot of work! Most of the time I wind up making it and eating it (the whole family does) before it's taken (out of realities sake). Perhaps that's why it seems to you like you make more than you take - it's much more engrossing and takes so much more effort.

Even funnier - for all of the intense work with food photography - I only have a very few styled shots, whereas, if I go outdoors and work free hand - I have a million shots in an hour - easy-peasy! ;)

Whichever - love these shots! Is that hummingbird, then? Amazing! =]

(btw, I've been visiting but not leaving comments - sorry! =/ You know a week-ish ago when you asked if we were still tired from the time change? Well, yes! I was completely brain dead and could only weakly nod in response. =P =])

xxoo

Deanna said...

What a fun card...love those fall colors. Hmm, I think I am more of a capture the moment, but I do admit to setting up some scenes especially if I have purchased some new flowers that I feel are camera worthy. Have fun...hugs!!

Deanna said...

What a fun card...love those fall colors. Hmm, I think I am more of a capture the moment, but I do admit to setting up some scenes especially if I have purchased some new flowers that I feel are camera worthy. Have fun...hugs!!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Beautiful!

Kim Stevens said...

I'm an absolulte taker, only sometimes a maker....love the little hummer and your card, so sweet! xo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card. Love the birdie photo.

Davi said...

I LOVE this card, what a fun, cut and layered with happy dps!! Fab job on capturing the theme in a most creative way my friend:) Im with you for the cards its set the theme but otherwise Im a take the shot person.

It's me said...

Lovely pictures...happy week love from me...xxx..

Stella said...

A true handmade beauty; and a fab take on the challenge.

About your photos; I love them all. Even if you set the scene; sometimes the occassion is perfect to create a scene and sometimes you just have to capture the moment in a split second:). But your photos always look amazing!

Charlene said...

Its probably even for me because with my cards, I set the scene, but everything else is natural :-) I love your card, you did a terrific job on it Linda!! Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

One could never tell these are 'older' photos, Linda. They have as much beauty in them as your current ones do. :)

Love that autumn card! It has a warm, homespun feel to it.

Lynnda said...

Love your card Linda... its cute... I had fun too making this card... its challenging for me... THose photo shots are lovely too my friend.... hugs....xoxo

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love your card Linda, very "sunny". I guess most my shots I "take" but I try to work on light and composition to capture the essence of what I "see".

yyam said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the black as a grounding colour. :)

P/s: I just take the shot...coz I'm usually chasing after my nephews...lol

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! You and your photos rock my world, Linda! I love to snap a photo quickly, but I set the scene so often with my button shop...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos always make me HAPPY!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee your card!! I love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeeeee the tree!!!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

I take 'shots' any old how, but you have inspired me to take some 'other' photographs, which I normally would never do. I am so glad our paths crossed, as your beautiful photography has showed me more ways to capture our life, than just a happy snap shot. Thank you soooo much ....
Adore your card, those tree's are soooo gorgeous!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Linda! Love the crocheted trim and button treatment!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Linda, love all the hand cutting you did to create this card. Love all your photo's created or just taken on the moment. I think that is one gorgeous bird! Never seen this one. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Becca said...

That's such a cool Autumn card Linda...love they style of the trees.
I guess I do a little of both. Out in nature I like to just take the shot...nature seems to do the setting perfectly. But, then sometimes I really enjoy the styling part and making the shot so it comes out like I have it pictured in my head.

julieprice3 said...

What a pretty card, i love the colour in the birds wings in your photo
Hugs Julie P

Lynn Stevens said...

A Lovely fall card Linda, the tree is adorable.
I set the scene, even at that mine still don't look very good. Heavy sigh.....LOL
Hugs Lynn

craftattack said...

Just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Justine said...

everything here is so gorgeous!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

I most definitely going for spontaneous shots :). I LOVE LOVE to look at your photos as if I was there with you, everyone of them has a story to tell. Your nature shots are always so amazing :).

Shahrul Niza said...

oh, I forgot. The card is totally adorable :). A perfect Thanksgiving card!

Ros Crawford said...

I just love your photos ... wish I could take shots like you ... and your card is so pretty ... perfect take on this challenge!

Catherine said...

Hmmmm.... I am thinking I'm about 1/2 and 1/2 on that. Sometimes I get in a creative mood and just go crazy taking photos. Other times, I'm at a loss at to what to photograph. But visiting beautiful blogs is always a way to get the creative juices flowing.

Lovely card Linda!

Happy Day to You!
xo Catherine

Nancy Claeys said...

Interesting thought to ponder. I don't know what I do -- I just look around and shoot what I like! :)

Gillian Olson said...

Great card and love the pictures too, it's fun to spend time going through old pictures.

Buttons said...

Oh I always take the shot I don't think I have ever set the scene I have no idea why. I like yours either way.
Your cards are awesome.
Your song makes me smile and feel so peaceful thank you. B

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a lovely card! The shot of the hummer is so sweet. I never thought of that question before, but I guess more times than not, I take the shot, with a little preparation to get the best background, etc., if time and the situation allows it.

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love the mason jar photo...simply gorgeous.. The little tree cards are sweet too.

Lori said...

Hi, Linda! Love the tree you created - fabulous card!

Tracy said...

The handcutting is just the ticket for this little cutie. Awesome design and the doodling is lots of fun. Hugs!

Tricia said...

Hmmm, this is something to think about. I suppose, I generally set the scene. Mostly because I'm taking photos around my house rather than being out and about. I may have to venture out a bit it seems.

What a great card :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So cute, especially your hand-cut tree.
I think I am more of the "take the shot", I saw so many images on the internet and thought of creating the scene and take the picture, but it never turn out the way I like it, perhaps i need more practice.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, love the funky tree, great photo of it too. I love all your photo's. I set the scene for my photo's most of the time. You have really inspired me with your photography, so thank you. Deb x

TexWisGirl said...

love that sweet little tree.

i'm a 'take the shot' sort of person.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I definitely set the scene!!! But I would like to be able to take good photos 'on the spot' lol ;).

Love the card, so cute! The tree looks really fab ;)) x

Gayle Price said...

Love the photo of the little bird and your card is so cute and quirky with a really lovely Autumn feel. I think I 'set the scene' but I would much rather just 'take the shot'..thanks for prompting the idea, I have something now to work on. xx

S. Etole said...

I usually take the shot as so many of my photos are of wildlife.

Great little card.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your little hand cut tree is perfect for this card! Enjoy your week!

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Linda,I just think you take great photo's, I'm rubbish, I don't understand the settings, just use point and shoot but I'm generally 2 seconds late and miss what I'm trying to capture! Oh well, Must try harder lol! Have a wonderful weekend, Look forward to seeing your scavenger hunt photos, Julie.x

geetlee said...

Hi Linda,
That is a wonderful card. So cheerful and happy :) Just what I needed on a cold rainy day like today.
I haven't figured out what sort of photographer I am. I think I am a bit of both, I make and take shots equally :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
xo

Lisette Baker said...

This is unbelievably cute and a gorgeous colour pallette. If you hadn't have said, would never have know it was hand cut.

Jane Wetzel said...

holy moly lovely Linda...that birdie pic is A W E S O M E.... your card is just adorable too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautifully creative. Love the colours and design. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

unikorna said...

I like your art, Linda, it's colorful and original and very...optimistic..I guess your put a lot of yourself in it :).

Audrey Pettit said...

Hmmm, I think I'm probably about 50/50 with my photos, too. I try to just take the shot, but with my crafting, I definitely have to set the scene...:)
Love your photos and love your adorable card! The colors are so warm and happy, and I just adore the hand-stamped sentiment and sweet little tree!

Netty said...

Smashing card Linda plus great photos, am so loving the beautiful bird photo, xx

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I'm definitely a "picture taker," but have worked hard to become a "photographer." Your card is so beautiful. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving (even in the desert). :D