Outtakes – Volume 3

Before we dive into the outtake shots for the previous month, Mandy and I have a request for our friends, family, and fans. We’d like to involve everyone in picking new weekly topics for the blog!

Here’s how to help: Get in contact with us either by responding to this blog post in the comments section below (no signup required) or by messaging us on Facebook, and tell us what you’d like us to photograph. Topics can be as specific or as abstract as you like. Mandy and I will collect all the results and reveal our favorites next week.

Thanks for playing along, and as always – thanks for viewing!

Week 9 – Green


“I had my heart set on taking a photo of our poppy plants for the topic ‘green’ , but as Brent and I were eating lunch on the couch one afternoon, I looked over and realized his face would help me accomplish taking an awesome photo. I ultimately chose the poppy plant over his eyes, but I’m glad I got to feature them in this week’s outtakes! ” –M

Week 10 – Imaginary


“Imaginary” was the topic I chose for week 10, and after doing so, I was at a loss for ideas. The photo above was my first attempt to create something interesting, and while it was fun to try some indoor light graffiti, and while I think the shot nailed the theme a bit better than my actual selection, I still wasn’t satisfied with the results. The imaginary light person was too much of a couch hog.

Week 11 – Superimpose


Mandy’s submission for “Superimpose” featured a photo of her pet rabbit taken on her Fujifilm Instax camera. The photo above, taken at Pike Place Market, used the same technique and equipment, but with my severed torso as her target instead. Mandy made me stand still for several minutes while she framed this one just right and waited for random passersby to clear out.


My selection for “Superimpose” was taken just around the corner from the shot above. When I was setting up beforehand, I found two old images that I thought would work well. The one featured in the photo above is from the mid-1970s and shows off the market sign as we know it today.

Week 13 – Inconspicuous


Perhaps still channeling her energy from the earlier “Green” topic, Mandy snapped this “Inconspicuous” outtake at Discovery Park. The little cups are called, “Urnula craterium” or “Devil’s Urn”. They are not only inconspicuous, but mysterious and deadly sounding.

Week 1 – Clean

Here’s a throwback all the way from our first week of blogging. As the site grew, I wanted to gain more viewership by adding my pictures to my own personal site as well as Facebook. Upon posting my Clean picture to Facebook, I was presented with this dialog:

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  1. Jon

    For next week’s topic, how about “heights”?


  2. Val Payne

    I’m still really sure that you should have a Star Wars MiniFig week.
    How about a week where you focus on a single ingredient of a meal that you cook together?
    A bokeh week?
    Leaves? I’m stopping now…let me know when y’all shoot the minifigs! ;)

  3. cathy

    I love the outtakes! Idea for a new topic: Fun
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Katie Lang Schutts

    How about “reminds me of home”? Might be a food, a landscape, etc

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  6. Adam

    How about “moment” or “memory”?
    You have a kitty, so “content” (as in peaceful).

    Love the blog by the way.

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