Friday, March 30, 2012

FCAPs Catch the Steam Train

The Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844 came through Washington on it's way to Shiloh, Arkansas. This is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and the steam engine was pulling a precious load of Civil War re-enactors.

There was quite a crowd welcoming the train into town, and nearly everyone had a camera in their hand. Following are a few photos our Franklin County Area Photographers captured during the event.

Waiting, and waiting, and waiting...

by Gussie Schmitz
 Here it comes!

by Miesner Photography
Sweet bokeh!

by Marcink Designs

Getting ready to leave...

by Down Home Photos

Whistle stops are short...

by Slava Bowman
Safe travels!

by Devin Murrell

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Scavenger Hunt Winners

I know you have all been waiting anxiously to hear the winners of our first scavenger hunt. I have really enjoyed browsing through the images and seeing your creativity in composition and category fulfillment.

I had my dear husband help me out with the judging, as it was very difficult! All 4 of the entrants really challenged themselves, and it shows.

Well, without further ado, here are the winners:

Green - by Michelle Anne
Money - by Gussie Schmitz
Mug - by Slava Bowman
Shadow - by Michelle Anne
Signage - by Jayme Leininger
Square - by Slava Bowman
Stranger - by Gussie Schmitz
Time - by Michelle Anne
Top - by Slava Bowman
Unfinished Business - by Slava Bowman
And the Ultimate Winner, who will receive her choice of either an 8x10 fine art landscape print from Marcink Designs or a $10 Steak N Shake card, is...

Shadows - by Michelle Anne
Congratulations, Michelle!!! Please email with your choice of prize.

Graphic for all winners to use!
And here are all of the entries:
Slava Bowman
Michelle Anne
Gussie Schmitz
Jayme Leininger
Tyann Marcink (participation only)

Next Scavenger Hunt will begin April 1st. So polish your lenses, charge your batteries, and be ready for another fun set of categories. And if you have any suggestions for categories, please feel free to comment below!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Photography Scavenger Hunt

FAQ and Rules
{In my best Monday Night Football voice}:
Arrrrrrreeeee youuuuuuu reaaaaadddddyyyyyy?????

Here are your categories:

  • signage
  • green
  • money
  • shadows
  • top
  • mug
  • stranger
  • unfinished business
  • time
  • square
For social media (Pinterest board, Google+, etc.) use #FCAPmarch2012.

For this month, since we are just beginning our game, the prize is only for the top winner. Prize is a $10 gift card to Steak N Shake or your choice of a landscape 8x10 fine art print from Marcink Designs, sponsored by Marcink Designs. Judge for this month will be Tyann Marcink, of Marcink Designs (this means that images I submit will be for participation only).

All category winners, as well as the top winner, will receive a special FCAP graphic to display on their website (or blog, Etsy listing, etc.) that they are a winner. There will also be a participation graphic for everyone to use as well. Please see the FAQ and Rules page for these graphics (will be available shortly if you do not see them yet).

Here are the rules again, as well as answers to most questions. If you have a question that is not listed, please post a comment below or on Facebook, or email

If you would like to sponsor a future month, or know of someone you can ask, please let me know! Just email with the information.