Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CameraShy Take52 Challenge

Besides being in the Journal52 Art Journaling challenge, I am also participating in the CameraShy Take52 Photography Challenge for the second year in a row. Since I can't get out a whole lot to take photos, my opportunities are limited, but that calls for a bit of creativity...right up my alley!


Week 1: Revitalize - I usually try to do something different than the obvious but I think this one was an epic fail. I was shooting (haha pun intended) for the fact that this lone plant needed some sunshine to 'Revitalize' it, just as I do. A dreary winter makes for long days and need revitalization. Not sure that was communicated properly in this photo.



Week 2: Routine -  Yes, you've seen this photo before in a tea post a couple weeks ago but I used it in the challenge because having a nice cuppa is part of my daily 'Routine'.



Week 3: Crisp - I racked my brains for this one and almost skipped it. But as usual, I awoke one night with this idea in my head. My son dug out our old Scrabble game and this was the final one I chose for 'Crisp'. Quite clever of me, huh?



Week 4: Creamy - Um. This is sort of part of my daily routine, too. A nice hot cup of cocoa with 'Creamy' whipped topping. Yum! Only the topping started melting so fast I wasn't able to catch it while it was a nice swirly high mound of creaminess. It was so tasty but definitely not original :) 



Week 5: Eyes - Another one where I didn't want to choose the obvious. Not that I don't have plenty of gorgeous eyes to photograph because I do. I'm surrounded with a husband, children and grandchildren who all have stunning eyes! There are icy blues rimmed in black, deep greys that look like churning waters, and rich velvety chocolate browns just begging to be photographed. Okay, not begging. That would be why I had to find something else. After traipsing around the house for something creative to use, I came across this fantastic incense holder that belongs to my oldest son. Dragons, or shall I say DRA - GONS! This was perfect for my zany brain. I would have liked a different background but it was frigid outside so I went with what I had.


Normally, I would have shared my Journal52 page but the truth is, I haven't made it yet! I am really having trouble figuring this one out. The prompt is Character, and I have several ideas just not sure how to implement any of them. I will come up with something eventually,but in the mean time, I am nursing a sick college boy this week. Please pray that he gets over this quickly and that it is not contagious!

I decided to make a new blog header that reflected how much I am needing something spring-like right now. With a couple of days of sunshine and temps warm enough to open the windows, I have spring fever! 

How's the weather where you are? Are you snowed in or feeling balmy breezes?

Have a blessed day in the Lord!


11 comments:

  1. That first photo is amazing, Anne! At first I thought is was a bird on a bare tree and then as I looked at it closely I realized it is a dried flower/weed - how clever, my friend! I can see why you make hot cocoa with whipped cream a daily routine - I would too....maybe I will :)

    Beautiful post! Blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. Hey friend! That would be part of the problem with the shot...not being able to recognize it. But a fellow 52 challenger has given me some excellent tips for next time! Which is what is so great about being in that group.

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  2. je eerste foto is top ,fantastisch mooi.

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  3. very clever for crisp! and the hot chocolate with whipped cream! mmmmm!! when i was a kid i'd always order a cup of hot chocolate when we'd go out for breakfast because they'd always top it with whipped cream!

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    1. I guess it shows the kid in me because I LOVE my cocoa topped with whipped cream :)

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  4. MM...that whipped cream looks good. :) I think the first picture might have been more effective if you had taken it framed as landscape mode rather than a portrait to create the feeling of more space. Or maybe up closer with just sly for a background. Not sure. Part of it was it took me a minute to figure out what it was. It is Cool.Hope it blooms again next year!

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    1. Thanks, Christy for the critique! I will try that next time. I also thought maybe it was TOO dreary for the shot. More space would have definitely helped clarify what it is :) It's a sunflower so it will probably be revitalized in the spring and give some pretty blossoms.

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  5. These were great. I want that Whipped Cream drink. Loved your Eyes shot, very unexpected.

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    1. Thanks, Ida! I kind of like the Dragons, too.They are a bit startling after that creamy whipped topping :)

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  6. Hi, Anne,

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Details can be found here http://sharonodegaard.com/?p=5121

    I've enjoyed getting to know you a bit through your blog.I hope you accept this award :)

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