Friday, November 21, 2008

December POW Photos

Time for the photographs for our December Portrait of Words. If you would like all the details for this writing challenge please click here. The simplified version is as follows: Check out the pictures, interpret them and then write a story based on what you see and/or feel.

The November addition of this writing challenge saw some new faces join in and a few more that expressed interest in doing it this coming month. A special thank you to all who have participated so far, Whether you're a writer or a reader, you all make a difference.


I perused the creative commons section of Flickr yesterday and came up with our next batch of photos to work from. Below you will find the names (as they appear in Flickr) of the contributing photographers.

FYI, I obtain the photos from the "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License" section. Flickr's definition of these terms are as follows:

AttributionAttribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.

NoncommercialNoncommercial means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.

Share Alike Share Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license the governs your work.

In a nut shell. . . use them, give credit where credit is due and don't use them for monetary gain.

Just thought you might want to know we aren't abusing any copyright laws through all of this.


Photo Credits:
(From commons, unless otherwise noted)

Main Character- Bill Adams
Backdrop- clry2
Purpose- Olivander
Item- Shawn Econo
Wild Card #1- Old Shoe Woman
Wild Card #2- Dave77459
Wild card #3- magnuscanis


I decided this month to start including each picture independent of the graphic. Hopefully this will make it easier for those of you that choose to include them within the text of your story. This should save you the step of having to crop them out of the graphic.

This month's stories will due to be posted between December 15-17

Now go put on those thinking caps and get busy!


BJ Roan said...

I love the look of the main character. The possibilities are endless!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

All you need is a picture of booze and you got an old man with a gambling problem sending roses to his soon to be ex-wife. Bwahahahahaha. Just saying.

Have a great day and weekend. :)

Jeff B said...

BJ Roan- I agree. There are a hundred different ways to write this guy in.

Sandee- Sounds like you're well on your way to a entertaining story. I actually did come across a booze bottle pic yesterday, but decided against it. Figured it would tip the scales too far into that direction.

david mcmahon said...

If I hadn't just started on this new novel, I'd definitely take part, Jeff.

This is SUCH a clever concept.

Cherie said...

Great choices as always! And thanks for being so conscientious about keeping us legal. :)

Dr.John said...

THanks for the new set. I'll try to remember to haul them out in December.

Jeff B said...

David- To borrow a phrase from down under, "No worries Mate."

Cherie- Just showing the proper respect to the photographers out there that are willing to share their work with the world.

Dr John- I'll make a note to put out a reminder about a week ahead of the posting time.

Maggie May said...

Now this one seems harder........ it will be a challenge. Not really into gambling!

Jeff B said...

Maggie May- Sometimes the images press us into thinking outside the normal parameters. Use that dislike or disinterest in gambling to your advantage.

Lu' said...

Hmm now where will these pictures take Deidre and Barney?

Mel said...

Okay....I gotta hand it to folks. I've made the rounds to read others' writings and I'm just really, really impressed.

Just sayin'.....

<--looking forward to this round as well!


Jeff B said...

Lu- Don't know, but I'll be looking forward to finding out.

Mel- So glad you went blog hopping. There were some real winners posted this go round.

Sandi McBride said...

Thank you for the cropping, Jeff!

quilly said...

I'm in. Copying the link to this post and emailing it to myself so I remember to compose!

a pot, a thought & a smidgen of dirt said...

Ok, attempting my first story for here, can see the pill of screwed up paper.

Jeff B said...

Sandi- You're welcome. Thought that might be a nice feature.

Quilly- Looking forward to reading what you come up with. It's fun to see the list of writers growing each month.

A Pot...- I know the feeling. I have several stories that started out with great intention and never made it past the first paragraph. You will find a groove I'm sure. Good to have you on board.

jennifer said...

EXCELLENT! Good idea to do the photos seperately. And an interesting collection!

I would like to think I would do the next one. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Well I've got my thinking cap on ......!


Jeff B said...

Jennifer- Fingers are crossed. Hope time will allow itself for you to join in again.

Anne- Good to hear. We'll see what it produces.