I'm kinda sorry I had that idea about "Yellow" for the Baker's Dozen...ever since then, I've been seeing yellow out in the world, and of course whenever I see it I somehow have to take a picture of it. It feels just slightly like addict behavior.
Like getting a pop song stuck in your head.
By the way, the Yellow deadline is today! I've gotten lots of really cool stuff and it will be a great feature with lots of interesting variety.
The next Baker's Dozen subject will be: "Grandkids."
Mainly, your own. (This is a way of focusing our attention on the work of our readers who have, shall we say, attained a certain level of maturity.) Don't send 'em yet, I'm just giving you advance notice.
Don't Send Them Yet
So as not to close the door on people who do not yet have grandkids (yo!), you can submit an inter-generational portrait of grandparent/s with grandchild/-children, but only if they're relatives or family friends and you know them and you know they are in fact related—no fair showing pictures of random oldsters with kids who are strangers to you and who you're just assuming are related. You're on your honor here.
But mainly, just pictures of your own grandkids.
The first requirement is that the picture be a good picture...i.e., one that will delight/impress/interest other photographers or meet with their approval. Some of the "Yellow" submissions are yellow, all right, but otherwise they're snapshots, which doesn't quite fit the bill. Even though they're yellow.
And consider being creative about the concept...for instance, a then and now, or a picture of a kid paired with a picture of a grandparent when the grandparent was the same age. Or...something like that, but that you think up. Anyway, points for creativity with the concept. But it's not required.
Again, please do not send any grandkid pics yet. I ain't ready. I'll tell you when.
UPDATE or P.S. or whatever: Woke up from a catnap on the couch today, looked up at the ceiling fan...
See what I mean? Yellow is everywhere now....
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Dave Stewart: "I'm often trying to keep yellow out of the frame, which isn't always easy...."
Mike replies: Ha! Yes, I can see how that would be difficult for you.