Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Photo Caption Contest

Good morning, ladies and germs. Today's contest uses two of my favorite elements -- photography and writing -- and you don't have to be a writer or photographer to play along!

As usual, the rules are simple:

  • Choose a photograph from my getaway last weekend and write a corresponding caption or story opener. (Please include the photo number you're targeting.)
  • Leave your entry in a comment.
  • I and an unbiased third party [most likely King Rufus my DH (Deer Hunter) or one of our teenagers] will select a winner based on originality and "wow" factor, which by its very nature is unexplainable.
  • No more than 20 words, please.
  • Contest runs today through Friday, June 12th. The winner will be announced sometime next week when my company clears out and my head gets screwed back on straight. :()
  • Winner will receive a "Writer's Package" consisting of some tools of the trade. Now y'all know that means some coffee too, plus other goodies. (Be sure I can get in touch with you through your blog or leave an email address if you don't have a blog.)
  • Pass the word around and let's get started.

Since I'm feeling creative, I'm going to try to compile parts of pieces of your entries to form a "found poem" afterwards. You'll be welcome to do the same.

Good luck!







Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Ang...where did you go and what did you do??
It looks like a wonderful place to get away to!


Wendy said...

I'll give it a go. I love the idea of writing something about pictures!
Beyond blankets of dirt and canopied leaves, far below the spreading sunlight it waits; my place for reflection and emergence.
~ Wendy

colbymarshall said...

Caption for #1... "There better be a rest stop around that corner."

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hello - just saying hi and not entering, but love the photos *smiling*

Angie Ledbetter said...

Carol, I went about an hour from home to the St. Francisville area. It feeds the soul!

LOL, and thank you, Michelle.

Wendy, good job!

hehe, Colby. You're way too young to have a peanut bladder. :)

Well, hidy do, Mz. Kat! (Did the pics look familiar?) *smile*

Marguerite said...

Oh, I love St. Francisville and actually have a good friend from there. Beautiful area! I'll give this some thought and come back later. Thanks so much for visiting, Angie, and adding me to your reading list.

JyLnC said...


The house looked the same, the sunlight still filtered through the trees, and the gate was open saying,"Welcome Home".

This was fun!

Laura said...


"We're here Laura, wake up. Wake up sleepyhead. There's grandmother looking out the window! Hurry, she's waiting..."


Angie Ledbetter said...

Marguerite, love your Cajun blog. It shows a good slice about the wonderful life available here, sha!

Glad ya dropped by and entered, JyLnC. Hope your summer's going well.

Laura, good one. I feel the words, lines and stanzas starting to take shape from everyone's entries. Whee!

B.J. Anderson said...


The curves are the most painful, when the tires scrape and burn me as they slow to make the corner.

Haha, I have no idea, but there's mine. :) Fun contest!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, B.J. Thanks for playing!

Jessica said...

Wish I had more time to play, but I'm speeding through the blogosphere right now. :-) I can't wait to see what people come up with!

Oh, ladies and "germs"... I love it! LOL

Debbie said...

Caption #3.
As the Spanish moss drooped above her, she couldn't help but think about her upper arms and neck skin.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL BJ. Thanks for entering!

Hey, Jessica, glad ya dropped by.

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie...I resemble that remark! :)

Anonymous said...

1. Look out little deer. Fall is coming.

giddymomof6 said...

#5 There it was. Mom's favorite reading spot while her boys fished. I can almost hear her hollerin, "You sit back down before you tip that boat!"

Er, LOL! Okay, so it was an attempt! Jenni

Anita said...

#2- As she ambled towards the dock, she was drowned in memories of dusky summer promises and firefly kissed skin.

Lola said...

(Little sister to brother.)
Hansel & Gretel's house is So real!

jinksy said...

I've heard of following a Yellow Brick Road, but I guess in these lean times, two yellow lines will have to do...

This is meant to be a caption, so I hope 22 words are allowed?!

Char said...

I left one here its gone?'s a different one.

#3 - And the little old men lay in the stable arms of the oak, swinging their beards in the breeze.

Lazy Writer said...

Hope I'm not too late to get in on the contest!


Mesmerized by the stillness of the water, I forgot all about the disaster my life had become.

By the way, thanks for visiting my blog.

Angie Ledbetter said...

These are all great, y'all!

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