July 17, 2010

Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

A rose, still beautiful, going to a hip, or fruit.


This is the 89th SOOC Sunday, and I have a couple of things to say. Lately, I've been discouraged and almost discontinued doing this meme. The reason, you may ask, is discourtesy from participants. I'm not going to give details, just ask that you are courteous in your comments, and please leave a comment. If you are unhappy, please go somewhere else. Also, a few participants have been joining up with SOOC Sunday, and not linking back, or posting an altered photo. It may be a lovely photo, but, if it's edited, don't join up, here. Thank's my rant. For now, SOOC Sunday will continue.

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What are the rules?

  • On any Sunday you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own)
  • that hasn’t been tweaked or altered in any way (cropping is OK).
  • In other words Straight Out Of the Camera.
  • Also, please link back to Murrieta365. Thanks.


  1. Oh no - who is leaving ugly comments? I guess I've been fortunate in that I haven't received any nastiness yet, but I agree - if you don't like something...don't participate. I make a conscious effort not to alter my photos other than adding my watermark and resizing for my blog (cuz I don't want just anyone taking my photos).

  2. A very valid rant. I must admit, I am a little of who you are ranting about because I rarely leave comments for the meme host. I'm sorry and will rectify that for all. I understand how important comments are as well as following the rules. This is a good meme, composing in the camera and getting things correct without post processing. It can be a challenge because it is so easy to make changes now days. One last note: I understand this is your baby. But if you want a co-person, I have been thinking about hosting a meme of my own but assisting may be better. I would be honored to help. Thanks for your work!! Perry

  3. Really neat textures in that shot...and you're right, might be on it's way out, but still beautiful!

  4. Doesn't Vitamin C come from the rose hip, Jan? see how important the rose hip can be? Keep up the good work... I've fallen down on the job for a couple of weeks but no more...Please don't angry with me... :)

  5. I haven't posted here for a while, but I can understand your frustration! I don't edit my photos anyway (don't have Photoshop), but once, on another meme, I did use sepia on a couple of pics. I'll find something to post this week! Sorry you are having problems. I hope it all gets resolved.

  6. Here's my entry for this week:


  7. Here's mine. She did this so fast I just grabbed my camera, pointed, and clicked before she dropped it!


  8. I can't see Mr Linky but here is my link:


    I am sorry you've had bad experiences frm some participants.

  9. I too must add that I am sorry that some people don't leave comments or tend to leave ugly ones! You have volunteered time to do this! There is no need for lack of consideration or ugliness! Don't blame you for having a rant!

    I have just started a couple of memes and feel almost hurt if someone just links up and says nothing! I feel used! But seeing the memes are new, I can't complain yet! I'm letting it be! For now!

    No Mr Linky, so here is my link for today's post!

    Colour in Winter Trees

    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Also, I meant to include a comment on your rose! I agree that all stages of a rose's life have beauty! I love your capture here!

  11. I hear you Jan. I do edit my photos but not for this meme. The photos I use here are original with only my logo added. Nasty comments have no place in any meme. My Mom always said if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. Did you forget Mr. Linky?

  12. Hi, Jan. I'm so sorry you re having problems with some of us! Please don't give up this meme as I enjoy it...plus i like to show that not ALL my photos need editing. :)

    Nature is beautiful in all it's stages. Plus, this photo is very interesting.

  13. A rose, no matter what stage it is in, is still a rose. It is still beautiful.

    My entry is up HERE.

  14. How sad that people feel the need to be ugly. Glad you decided to not discontinue doing the meme. I hope to start sharing something every sunday myself.

  15. Whoops, I guess it would help if I left a link to where I have my picture which would be at YummY! Down on This

  16. I still don't see Mr. Linky so my post is here:


    I can hardly believe people left unkind comments. Constructive criticism is one thing, but there is no need for anything less than positive. Please keep up the good work. I wish we could smell that declining rose.

  17. Jan...I am sorry to hear about your concerns. Some people are just plain ignorant, Dont let them ruin a good thing. You have a good meme going here so please continue. Thats a great shot of the rose...ready for harvest to get the good stuff. My post is up to view.

  18. Beautiful photo. I just love roses and rose hips.

  19. ooh...i don't see mr. linky. but if you click on my name here in this post you will get to my SOOC post.

  20. Some people do not link you back but i do link the host. Just got back from joining again. I did not alter my picture but i do resize so that it will download quicker. Thanks for hosting your rose is pretty.

    Mine is here

  21. Beautiful shot and so strange!!

    So sorry you are dealing with nasty comments and rule-breakers! UGH. Anyway.

    Here's my shot for the week.

  22. A most unique photo of a rose, Jan! Thanks for hosting & continuing this wonderful meme.

    My "straight out of the camera" photo of a Spanish Moss tree, taken during a recent visit to Winter Park, Florida can be found here:


  23. You can't stop it, lol. I just finally got on board. :) I hope it's ok that I keep using flowers, they are easiest for me to keep my hands off editing, lol. I have not received any nasty comments.

    Love your rose! I love the flowers are so neat at all stages!

  24. Sorry about that Jan..at least you do get some participation in your meme. My Nature Notes never gets more than a handful of people....I love all stages of flowers....Michelle

  25. Yeah, I noticed that though, There are time i can't make a post for SOOC, but in those times I participated the SOOC I always linked back the host and visit the rest of the participant, sometimes I able to visit all of them but sometimes only few because of time. All the photos I posted are all straight from the camera because i don't know how to tweaked hehe. Anyway, Im back playing today Ms. Jan.

    Anyhow, I always admired all your pictures here,. they look so real and the close capture looks so amazing that you can almost see the inside of this flowers. I love all your pictures, they are all great shot.

    Here is mine though http://www.sheaky.com/2010/07/straight-out-of-camera-sunday-owl.html

  26. I have not posted in a while, but I'm back. It is sometimes hard to post a sooc since it shows what my photos really look like, but it is good to keep me real.

    Here is is my link: Torrey Pines - Sunset Photos

  27. I'm so sorry to hear that. Some people are just plain inconsiderate and rude.

    Mr. Linkey's missing, i hope you don't mind me pasting this



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