52 week photography project – Week 5: Up Close

Source: Week 5: Up Close

For those of you playing along at home here is Week 5 of our 52 week photography project, with the theme Up Close. 

up close in a wine cellar
up close

My photo was taken in a wine cellar in the renowned Barossa Valley in South Australia. I must admit it felt good to be this close to so many bottles of wine – I nearly started singing ‘ten green bottles hanging on the wall’ but refrained in case they thought I’d been drinking…I also liked the light behind the bottles.

The others photos this week were again a wonderful mix:

  •  a baby eating cake on his first birthday;
  • a shot of the side mirror of a car;
  • a close up of a cephalopod (fossil);
  • a close up of Bruce the rabbit;
  • the wing of a jet
  • up close in a train –  but don’t take my word for it, go and check out the other participants’ shots!! The link is at the top of this post.

I often think the comments accompanying the photos are the best part. What about you, any comments?

What’s the story behind the 52 week photography project?

I have joined with 6 photographers, of varying experience, to take a photo every week for a year, one theme at a time. That’s 52 weeks of photos!

I’ve been assured it’s all about creativity not necessarily photographic expertise. I am enjoying the challenge of looking for suitable shots as soon as the next week’s theme is announced, it takes over my thinking until I’ve taken my shot and sent it in. Then I can relax a bit!

It’s turned into a bit of a family affair actually with my sister, my brother-in-law, my nephew, my husband, my daughter and a close friend of my sister’s.  You can read more about us all here on the About page.

Each week for 52 weeks…

Each week we are given a new theme and must take a photo, add some words and submit it to Tim (brother-in-law), who will compile a post on Sunday night.  He then tells us our next theme…and so on for 52 weeks! We all enjoy a bit of a comment session after the post goes live which is always fun.

This is the first time I’ve been involved in this project but some of the others are on their second time round. At the end of the previous project they produced a beautiful coffee table book with all the photos and words included from their weekly submissions. It’s a magnificent record of a year in photos.

Week 4 – Long Distance

Week 3 – Transport

Week 2 themeWinter

Week 1 theme – Self Portrait 

It’s great to be involved in such a creative challenge with a small supportive group.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on our various takes on either of these themes.  Be sure to click on the link to check out the full post over on the blog 52 Weeks Photography Group.

Happy photographing! Let me know what you think of our up close photos, I always appreciate your thoughts.

Deb 🙂

You can also find Deb’s World here – I’d be delighted if you’d join me.

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