52 week photography project – Week 12: The Kitchen


Source: Week 12: The Kitchen

Week  12 of our 52 week photography project had the theme of The KitchenI don’t think I’ve ever taken a photo of my kitchen before, so it just shows there’s a first time for everything.

We have a large kitchen which is part of our large sprawling open-plan house.  The house is just as comfortable for my husband and I to live in, as it was when our three daughters were at home, although it is a tad quieter these days.

Once you are inside the house, you are a part of everything, due to its open style.  We have a verandah around the whole house and can choose to sit in the morning sunshine out the front or in the afternoon sunshine out the back.

If I’m being honest, I’m not a domestic goddess, I know that will shock many of you! I like the kitchen for its functionality and its position. I’m not that good at being domestic despite my mother’s best efforts.  I usually just do what I have to do and get out.

To get this shot of my kitchen I climbed onto the timber bench and stood up as straight as I could so that I could get this angle of being near the ceiling and looking down into the corner. In reality I was scared stiff I was going to fall off (as I don’t like heights) and the ceiling was still way above me.  I got just the shot I was hoping for. I have been accused of using a selfie stick for this shot, but I can assure you I did not!

Kitchen shot from above

Hanging from the rafters (well almost)

This week’s photos were another great mix showing a variety of kitchen themes.  We had shots of an empty and very clean kitchen, due to moving house; the contents of the fridge in the kitchen; a restaurant kitchen nicely framed from the outside looking in; chopped vegies and lovely thoughts to go with it; a pot stand who likes hanging around in the kitchen and my husband’s unique take, a puzzle where all the answers were kitchen related.  You’ll just have to click the link to go and check them all out to see what I mean!

Are you a domestic goddess?  I sometimes wish I was more into cooking and creating but I’m quite happy with my limited repertoire, adding new dishes every now and again.

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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!

It’s turned into a bit of a family affair actually with my sister Sharon, who takes amazing photos of flowers among other things; my brother-in-law Tim, who takes gorgeous shots of everything; my nephew Daniel; a talented photographer; my husband Grant who started photography back in the old days of film and DIY developing and processing; my daughter Melanie, who is a travel blogger and photographer; as well as Alison, a close friend of my sister’s who is an experienced wedding photographer. You can read more about us all here on the About page.  I especially enjoy the regular contact it gives us all too and the connections we make each week.

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 also fun wondering what the others will come up with, you just never know what you’re going to get!

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 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.

Week 11: Black and White

Week 10: Photographer’s Choice

Week 9: The letter D

Week 8: Old fashioned/Vintage

Week 7: Lollies/sweets/candy

Week 6: The natural world

Week 5 – Up Close

Week 4 – Long Distance

Week 3 – Transport

Week 2 themeWinter

Week 1 theme – Self Portrait 

Kitchen photo for 52 weeks photography project

Kitchen from above

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 any 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 photos this week, as always I appreciate your thoughts.

Deb 🙂

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  One thought on “52 week photography project – Week 12: The Kitchen

  1. leannelc
    October 2, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I was wondering how you suddenly got so tall! Lovely to see a little snippet of your home and life x

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    • October 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Yes it’s nice to welcome you to my kitchen Leanne. I can tell you it was very scary being that tall! I’m happy being a little shorty for now 🙂

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  2. Donna
    October 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Wow! That’s what I call ‘true dedication’ to blogging and photography. Hanging from the rafters (even almost) to get your shot takes real commitment….and guts! Your efforts turned out brilliantly!

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    • October 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Haha! Thanks Donna, I was determined to do it and am happy with the result.

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  3. October 3, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Great shot Deb. It really is a perfect perspective. I am definitely not a domestic goddess. Although, last night I made a quiche and I started so late that my entire house smelled of bacon and onions (deliciously caramelised) all night. Gidget is going mad with the smell!

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    • October 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks so much Desley. I always appreciate your feedback. Quiche sounds yummy 😋

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  4. October 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Love the idea of “52 week photography project.” I am not much of a photographer other than using the camera on my IPhone. I’d love to get into photography one day. I do have a photography project that I started a couple years back (It’s on hold for the moment). It’s called the “100-foot journey” based on the movie of the same title. I love hiking. So, whenever I go to a new place, I took a picture of my feet against the nature backdrop. I think I am at “foot” picture # 50 something at the moment 😉

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    • October 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      That’s a great idea Herlina! Travels and photography go hand in hand. I hope you can get back to your project one day. I love that movie too.

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  5. October 3, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Sounds like fun! We redid our kitchen a few years ago and it was quite an undertaking. Turned out great, though.

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    • October 4, 2017 at 5:48 am

      It was fun until I stood up and felt so high up!! I love kitchen renovations!

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  6. October 4, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I loooove your kitchen, the ceiling is awesome. But, I think I would have even more loved to see a photo of you hanging there (*¿*) lol

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    • October 4, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Haha! No one got to see me hanging from up there!! Thanks I agree, my kitchen is pretty special.

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  7. October 4, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I love this idea. It’s a family affair and keeps you all in touch. Plus it lets your readers see different “views” of you!

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  8. October 4, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Oh my – that photo gives a great impression of what your home must be like … high ceilings and lots of light from all the windows. Nice!! Great shot 🙂

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  9. October 5, 2017 at 9:13 am

    What’s in the crock pot? Did you make enough for me!!!!

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    • October 5, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Funny you should mention that! It was delicious chicken wings but alas they all got eaten.

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  10. October 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Wow I’m very impressed at you getting up that high for a picture – I couldn’t!

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    • October 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

      If you could have seen me!!! I was trying so hard to keep my balance 😊

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  11. October 9, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Wow, the things I could do in that kitchen. And maybe even cook sometimes!

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    • October 13, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Yes it’s pretty fabulous and I do try to cook but I’m just not that good at it!!

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