Our awesome photos will make you want to play


Welcome to my wrap-up post for Week 21 of our 52 Week Photo Project.  

The theme for Week 21 was Play which sounds fun but actually wasn’t, as I couldn’t think of a thing to photograph!

I ended up going through my New Zealand holiday photos and chose one of my favourites. The day we went to Hobbiton was so bright and sunny, the sky really was that blue and the grass really was that green, I haven’t played around with the photo at all!! But I will say I am enjoying using my ‘new’ camera and I love the results I’m getting.  It’s been a steep learning curve but I’m slowly getting the hang of it.

Playing around at Hobbiton was my choice this week:

Playing around at Hobbiton

Playing around at Hobbiton

Visiting Hobbiton was a surreal experience with lots of attention to detail, such as these Hobbit clothes hanging on the clothes line. I like to think they’re the play clothes of the Hobbit children who were all hiding on the day we visited. It’s playful details like this that make it a great attraction and immersed you into the location, making you forget it’s actually a movie set.  (The fact that I managed to get a shot with no one in the background was also an amazing feat given the crowds there!).

The photos from everyone else show a great variety of talent, as per usual, and I encourage you to follow the link above to check them out for yourself. Maybe leave a comment if one of the photos particularly takes your fancy.  Commenting/sharing is caring 🙂

Alison’s photo was of a pile of board games ready for a night of fun.

Daniel captured a great action shot of a basketball in the air just before a storm hit.

Grant has caught a silhouette of a kookaburra in a tree waiting for a snake to come out to play. It’s a great photo!

Melanie captured a fun photo at her work’s annual festive photo shoot.

Sharon does what she does best – plays with words and then photographs them!

Tim’s photo shows some old technology that no-one wants to play with anymore 😦

I know some of us were struggling with how to interpret this week’s theme but we’ve all covered it really well and so creatively.  It’s always fun to see what everyone comes up with and the accompanying words are always well worth a read too, as you get a sense of where the photographer was coming from.  Some of us plan our photos out and others just snap the first thing they see that will fit the theme, especially if it’s getting late in the week and inspiration hasn’t hit yet!

You can read more about the story behind the project here: 52 week photography project  – but basically 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!

With each photo we also submit some accompanying words, which works well for me because as anyone who has seen my pathetic attempt at Wordless Wednesdays knows,  I just can’t do the wordless bit very well.  I am trying hard to improve at being Wordless but it’s hard!

Come play along with us!

How would you have interpreted Play? Let me know in a comment below, it’s not as easy as you think sometimes!

Next week’s theme is Deb’s Choice – Celebrate – due to an upcoming birthday and something biggish that’s happening on the 25th December!!

Enjoy the week ahead!

Deb 🙂

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  One thought on “Our awesome photos will make you want to play

  1. December 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I love this photo, Debbie! It reminds me of growing up when my mother always hung out our clothes on the line and I would run underneath them as they dried (not a big hit with my mother of course!) What fun it must have been to visit Hobbiton.

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    December 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I love your team’s different versions of ‘play’. Each creative and unique from each other. Hobbit Town sounds like a very cool place to visit!

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    • December 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Yes it was such fun to visit Hobbiton Donna. I’m glad you enjoyed the differing versions of play, it always amazes me how we come up with such a variety from one theme. Thanks!

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  3. December 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

    For me, at this stage of my life I would say play is when I go to a really fun class or play cards with my family. I enjoy both very much.

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    • December 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Lovely to hear from you Elise and I’m glad you have fun times to enjoy with friends and family. It’s the best time 🙂

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  4. December 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    What a great photo, Deb! I’m headed over to look at some of the others now. Thanks for sharing.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks very much Christie, I’m just an amateur compared to the others!

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  5. December 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    That is a nice photo and as you say the the blue and green is fresh and bright. The subject does bring back memories. We did love to swing on the clothesline.

    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

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