Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 16

Up close and personal!

This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge appears to have brought out a lot of fun images, as all of you looked up close and found some interesting images to create!  Looking at the world in this way enabled you to share some very different

The close-ups in this past week’s posts were fantastic with some truly outstanding perspectives on the world around us.  Each of you did an amazing job, keeping your eyes peeled for those great opportunities!

Here’s another close up from my product photography collection…

Just Paperclips…

Tricky lighting made these simple paperclips look a little different and maybe a bit more interesting than the way we think about them every day.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Emily’s, in her blog Zombie Flamingos brought forth texture and beauty with her close-ups.
  • Marie, in The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, showed details on a railing connection that were very interesting to behold!
  • Myfavouriite showed us that a keyhole can look very different up close!
  • Kim provided some great close-ups in his blog Do You See What I See?; although I have to admit that I’m not sure what the last image is…
  • Judith writes a blog titled Nature Knows Best, in which she showed the beauty of impatiens up close and personal.
  • Steve’s new blog Steve Newcomb Photography, examined a grapevine up close and personal; very cool!!
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, found the sacred space of forgiveness in her post!
  • Nikki’s post in her blog, A Kinder Way, provided an interesting array of close-up shots ranging from a nose (dog) to Harry Potter!
  • Miriam, who you know from the great blog Out an’ About, wrote about a too-close incident and showed photos of animals up close and snuggly!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts!  They were definitely a very cool set of images with lots of variety and perspective.

I have a colorful topic in mind for this week….

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Close-Up

We all scream for…

Welcome to the 16th edition of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After last week’s topic, I figured that it might be a good time a little bit more tasteful.  So this week, the challenge focuses on a technique that can provide some great eyeball benders: Close-Up!

Close-up photography provides an opportunity for some fun images that give a view that we don’t necessarily notice every day.  Your challenge is to keep your eyes peeled for something interesting to photograph that will either make us wonder what it is or be awestruck!  Of course, achieving both is permissible.

Shooting a close-up doesn’t require any special equipment, other than your highly adaptable brain!  The image shown here was taken with a mobile phone; of course, this doesn’t allow me to do magnification unless I get very clever and put a drop of water on my lens (I’m not making this up: http://gizmodo.com/5892461/use-a-water-drop-as-a-simple-iphone-macro-lens).

This example shows the result of my doing a little close-up photography during Thanksgiving dinner; as it was right in front of me, I couldn’t help but notice the interesting formations in the ice cream cake…

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This takes the cake!

So, be on the lookout for anything and everyting in the world around you that will look really great close-up, and might even make us wonder what it is…

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

This challenge should be a wonderful opportunity to share your visual frame of reference with your followers and wow all of them!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 4S using the standard Camera app.

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