Featured Photo Friday

Blog wise, I’ve been fairly absent for a week now. I’ve managed to visit some people, but between a birthday party, book-cover photo-shoot, work BBQ, figuring out Lambda expressions and functional programming in Java 8 (aka my job), revising This World Bites, and trying to finish my piece for Elizabeth’s blog challenge…*blink* What was I talking about? Oh, yes. My mental absence.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Two of them actually.

This week, I bring you light-based featured photos.

Light Tail

The above picture might not seem like anything more than a doodle line, but it’s my daughter playing with a sparkler, while I play with slow shutter speeds.

I’m finally learning the basics of photography!

Let’s light off some fireworks to celebrate.


Woot! Wasn’t that fun? I hope you didn’t burn yourself. What do you mean the shed’s on fire?

Oh, and if you haven’t seen, Weird Al has a new song out—tailored for lovers of language.

Happy Friday everyone!

Do you like to play with sparklers? Have you seen any good light photography? Do you have a fire extinguisher? What’s wrong with spastic writing?

Loni Townsend

About Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

15 thoughts on “Featured Photo Friday

  1. You’re so funny! I loved the pics, and hope you find time to breathe in between all the projects you’re working on. Now – go put out the fire in the shed!!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Now that’s a sparkler!
    Saw the Weird Al video a few days ago. Hysterical.

    • The sparklers lasted for 1.5 minutes! Not one of those dinky ones.

  3. I think fire in the dark is fascinating to watch. Thanks for the shout out! And the video. I’d heard about it, now I have seen it! The cunning linguist reminded me of my dad- one of his favorite phrases!

  4. Those are fun pics! I love that video too. Tacky was just as hilarious. πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend.

  5. Thx for sharing the video! I sent it to my friend who is an English teacher, bet she’ll get a kick out of it. And I love pics that have light in them- sparklers, lanterns, Christmas lights. It’s all so pretty!

  6. Great sparkler pic with the slow shutter, and Weird Al cracks me up. Thanks for that.

  7. Cool photo! Love it. Yeah, light is hard to capture like you did. I love the Weird Al video. I shared it last week on FB and only got a couple of likes. I guess most people aren’t grammar freaks like we are!

  8. Oh my gosh. Photos of light always make me so happy! πŸ™‚

  9. LOVE it! It looks like you have the power of pyrokinesis!

  10. I love the “Word Crimes” video. Brilliant. Saw it last week but I can always watch that again. πŸ™‚

    Gorgeous photo, as always. I loved playing with sparklers when I was little. Magical.

  11. That was fun. I like the circley one.

  12. coolness all around! i’m glad weird al is still around – and this was a great one!

  13. sdneeve1

    Photos are great, very clever of you. πŸ™‚ As to the video, I haven’t laughed that hard in ages. Thanks. πŸ˜‰

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