Welcome to my wrap-up post for Week 24 of our 52 Week Photo Project
The theme for Week 24: Smile
The theme for Week 24 was Smile which was Melanie’s choice. Did you know I have a smile named after me? It’s called the Debbie Smile as I am known for smiling whenever a camera is anywhere near me, just in case someone wants to take a photo. It’s not that I’m vain (really, it’s not!) in fact it’s the opposite, (as I don’t think I’m very photogenic) and so I want to be captured smiling if someone takes a photo, rather than capturing my usual somewhat dour facial expressions.
Smile – here’s my photo and words for the week:
This view always makes me smile 🙂 In the last 6 years alone we’ve spent 4 Christmases here in Vincentia on the South Coast of NSW. It’s a beautiful place with many great family memories.
(Credit to Ben my SIL for the great big smiley face in the sand.)
Our family loves going to the beach and this place holds many memories for us, so I knew my photo had to be something that made me smile. The big smiley face on the sand was drawn by my son-in-law and it had lots of visitors smiling in return as they walked by, some even took their own photos of it. Win/win!
Have you ever noticed that smiling at people often gets a smile in return – it’s a simple trick to do that always makes me feel good 🙂
The fact that the other side of the world was having a very different white Christmas also made me smile, ours was a white Christmas, but instead of snow on the ground we had white sand!
Photos from the group
The photos from the group show a great degree of fun this week, how could you not have fun with the theme of smiles! 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 🙂
Daniel captured a beautiful baby smiling (at his puppy Ziggy)
Grant ‘s photo was of the smile on the Christmas reindeer.
Melanie’s photo celebrated Christmas with a festive jumper and a glass of Baileys.
Sharon captured her grandson Ronan’s gorgeous smile.
Tim’s photo showed his interpretation of the world smiles in flowers.
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 can be just as interesting as the photo itself some weeks!
Smile and the world smiles with you 🙂
How would you have interpreted smiles in a photo? Let me know in a comment below, it’s not as easy as you think sometimes!
Next week’s theme is Daniel’s choice: Festivities/Holidays!
Enjoy the week ahead.
PS. I’m still running behind with my wrap-up posts. I blame it on all the smiling I’ve been doing lately 🙂
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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