My friends at the "E" Project in Lakewood put out a fabulous challenge to all photographers. They provided 10 words that begin with 'e' and invited folks to tell a story in photographs. I was thrilled with the assignment and pulled out boxes and boxes of prints - so many came to mind.
Sadly, my old technology worked against me (I'll skip the gory details) and I was unable to submit any photos. But, since I went to all the trouble of sifting and selecting, I'll just share them here. E for enjoy!:
'E' for ENTERTAINMENT:
Backstage at Bimbo's in San Francisco for Tease-O-Rama, an annual burlesque convention in 2002.
A close second for ENTERTAINMENT was this one:
A street performer in Venice Beach, California - 2002.
'E' for EMOTION:
Mama Jean receives cake - and a new grandson - for her 72 birthday. The Circle of Life never stops.
'E' for ECHOES:
A local park in Albuquerque, New Mexico honors those who have met a violent end.
'E' for ECONOMY:
Freezing my credit cards back in the day. Like a fool, I thawed.
'E' for EMBRACE:
This is the newest of the bunch - taken at CCW this year.
'E' for ELDERS:
A farmer in North Dakota and the model set of his childhood farm.
A runner-up for ELDERS:
A really, really old tree at Mary Mahoney's restaurant in Biloxi, Mississippi.
'E' for ELEGANCE:
A heavenly reflection is captured on a 1953 Oldsmobile at the Pioneer Machinery Show in Northeastern North Dakota.
Runner-up for ELEGANCE:
A widow quietly honors a loved one on Memorial Day at Presidio National Cemetery.
'E' for EROSION:
Hurricane Katrina revamps a Shell station along Highway 90 on Mississippi's Gulf Coast.
'E' for EDUCATION:
Budding entrepreneurs count their net income in a San Francisco neighborhood.
Runner-up for EDUCATION:
Famed 'horse whisperer' Monty Roberts patiently teaches the Join-Up concept to a young horse. Step one: Purposely turn your back - curiosity ends up getting the best of them every time.
'E' for EMPTY:
A tired fisherman waits for the bucket to fill on Belmont Pier in Long Beach, California.
There. Now I feel better.