Our family photo challenge is still going strong!


Well somehow it’s Wednesday again!

This week I’m sharing a few photos I’ve taken for our ‘word a week family photo challenge‘. It’s where we choose a word/theme for the week and share our photos in our private facebook group.

Previous posts on this subject can be found here:

Then on a Sunday night we have a family catchup over zoom or in our group’s ‘room’ (a facebook thing) and whoever can manage it, joins us for the half hour or so, where we go through the photos and have a chat about them all.

It’s the stories we tell through our photos in my opinion.

Photo below is my red dotty backpack drooling over some red dotty shoes in the window.

Title dots
Word for the week: Dots

We’ve been doing the current challenge for almost a year, 51 weeks to be exact, and we all take turns in selecting a topic for the week. It started when we were unable to get out and about much and gave us a way to stay in touch and use our creativity.

Photo below is an old white jug sitting on a tree stump in the forest for ‘incongruous’.

jug in the forest
Word for the week: Incongruous

It’s amazing how you get to be observant when you have a challenge like this going on. We enjoy the quick catchup and seeing how everyone else interprets the ‘word’ each week. It’s also fun and a great way to stay in touch as we all live quite a distance from each other.

We’ve had all sorts of words/topics, some examples: phone, spoon, time, frames, T, green, wrap, detail, BIG, sign, flora, fenestration (windows), old, noise, gates, dots, parallel, holes, and (my personal favourite) incongruous, although not that many photos came in for it unfortunately!

Photo below is a family photo on an open top bus in Paris back in 2011 for ‘away from home’

away from home
Word for the week: Away from home (family travels in 2011)

Apart from a few in the family group, we’re all amateurs and most of us are using our phones as cameras, but for me it’s the sense of curiosity, the looking around, the discovering, the observing, the creativity and engaging with each other.

Photo below is one of my favourites, my orange converse shoes for the topic of holes

shoelace holes
Word for the week: Holes


I’ve made Wednesdays a day for sharing some amazing moments and you’re welcome to join in #wakeupandbeamazingwednesday.

It’s not always big things that take my fancy, it can be simple things but the way I see it, looking for the amazing in a day is always a positive way to see the world. Taking photographs or participating in family challenges might not be everyone’s cup of tea but we enjoy it!

This quote pretty well sums me up!

I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.

Leon Levinstein 1955

Have a great day – and don’t forget, you’re amazing!

Deb 🙂

I’m also joining Denyse for her Wednesday’s Words & Pics linkup – come and join in!

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29 Replies to “Our family photo challenge is still going strong!”

  1. Hi Deb – I love this whole idea – good on you all! I’m partial to photo challenges I’ve got to say, and I love your photos that you’ve shown here. It shows you are creative and have a good eye. The orange converse shoes with the black background is perfect – the background makes the subject pop. Also love your photo for ‘incongruous’ – I actually collect jugs (kinda) and love this rusty ‘ol one photographed. Again, perfect to have shallow depth of field (the background blurred) so that the focus remains on the subject. I think your family activity is fabulous! xo

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Min, with your background in photography, your comments mean a lot to me. I’m not good on the technical stuff but I do like what I ‘see’ and try to make the best photo I can. The jug is a favourite of mine as I pass it every time I walk in the forest and always wonder what its story is. There’s bullet holes there as well! The converse shoes really appealed to me and I deliberately made the background black to make them pop! We all enjoy the weekly challenge and catch-up.


  2. Hi Deb – your family’s challenge always makes me smile – and I love that it gives a good reason for a quick catch up and chat with everyone. I’m so grateful for Facetime and all the video chat options we have these days – it makes the distance more bearable doesn’t it?

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  3. Your family photo challenge always makes me smile, Deb. A wonderful way to connect with your loved ones. Like you say well, the stories you tell through your photos. I wholeheartedly agree, how the simple things can be amazing. And back to you, Deb, you are amazing!xx

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  4. I love seeing your photos, especially your recent one of the converse shoes. Challenges like this certainly help to get the creative side of your brain working. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks very much Janine, the converse shoe photo was a fun moment in time, not really planned at all – it turned out quite well I thought! Yes the creativity of the challenge keeps my brain ticking 🙂


  5. Hi Deb I love your ‘holes’ photo. That was very observant of you. But I especially love your photo for ‘incongruous’. This must be such a fun challenge for your family. Sounds like it’s a positive to come out of covid.

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    1. It really is a fun way of looking at the world Jen and I see things differently as well as enjoying how others interpret the word prompts. Thanks for your kind words.


  6. I am totally for a creative photo challenge and love that you do this as a family to stay connected. So important and fun too. Thanks so much for linking up this week for Wednesday’s Words and Pics Link Up.

    Looking forward to connecting with you more again soon.

    Next week, I am back with my story about following my heart!

    Warmest wishes,


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