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Weekly IL Macro Challenge ending 8pm Sunday 12th February 2023 - Domestic routine

6 Feb 2023 1:01PM
After the pleasure of CB's photo accessory challenge I am back to the normal day-to-day stuff that makes up life .. so this week's challenge takes its inspiration from that.

It can be anything at all, indoors or out, that fits the theme of domestic routine; some may have much more interesting things to offer than others.


1. The challenge is just for fun
3. Only one upload per member, uploaded in this thread.
4. If you win, you host the next week’s challenge - see note below.


Hosting involves starting a new challenge thread (with or without an example image - your choice) - and coming back at the end of the week to choose a winner.

My example:

Carabosse Plus
20 43.4k 270 England
7 Feb 2023 2:35PM
What could be more routine than........ the washing up!


Camera Model NameILCE-6500
Lens ModelE 30mm F3.5 Macro
F Number5.6
Shutter Speed Value1/60
Focal Length30.0 mm
Create Date07/02/2023 14:25

mark2uk Plus
17 1.2k 8 England
8 Feb 2023 10:17AM
Among my wife's wonderful talents, is the complete inability to iron anything.
That is my job, always has been.
I broke my collarbone a few years back so she attempted to take over the ironing duties, and spent and hour ironing creases and wrinkles into clothes.


Camera Model NameCanon EOS RP
Lens ModelRF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
F Number8.0
Shutter Speed Value1/15
Focal Length85.0 mm
Create Date08/02/2023 09:51

saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
10 Feb 2023 4:53PM

Camera Model NameX-H2
Lens ModelLAOWA 65mm
F Numberundef
Shutter Speed Value1/4
Focal Length65.0 mm
Create Date09/02/2023 14:17

As I do 99.9% of the cooking, it seemed only right to feature something from the kitchen. Here we see a pan lid with simmering water in the pan.
16 stacked images taken with my trusty Laowa macro lens.
12 Feb 2023 10:20AM
A nudge to say just a day left to get this one done and dusted. Smile
EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2023 12:18PM

Camera Model NameNIKON D5000
Lens Model90.0 mm f/2.8
F Number11.0
Shutter Speed Value0.4
Focal Length90.0 mm
Create Date12/02/2023 05:45

Fairy difficult effort

I see CB also likes to do washing up and has got there first but I wasn't too sure what else to do.

Over the past four days my hands and feet have come up with what we believe to be a case of discoid eczema. Not a pretty sight. It was just my feet for the first two days but I woke up on Saturday morning and it felt like my hands had been burnt in a fire. Every curved surface feels like it's a right angle. Every right angled surface of an object feels like it's a razor blade.

Possibly caused by my wife letting her mum do some of the washing and it's a result of my skin being irritated by different washing powder but I will probably never know.

Anyway, tightening the camera on the tripod was pure torture so much sympathy to all those who have to put up with this condition regularly. It is my first encounter with it.

So last night (Saturday) with a bit of washing up to do after dinner I just made use of the opportunity. My wife likes doing the ironing and I like doing the washing up.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
12 Feb 2023 12:55PM

Quote:I like doing the washing up.

I don't believe you really wrote that!😱
EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2023 1:49PM
Actually quite true. Not a stressful task and a good wind down at the end of the day. Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
12 Feb 2023 1:53PM
I find a glass of red, or if I'm in the mood, a wee dram is good for winding down at the end of the day. I would prefer that to doing the washing up.Wink
EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2023 7:39PM
Water running.
Liquid in the bowl.
Dishes in.
Brain in neutral.
Start scrubbing. Wink
12 Feb 2023 9:07PM
Evening all

Looking after a poorly person so will keep this short tonight - the baton goes to Malc with his pan-chromatic shot.
mark2uk Plus
17 1.2k 8 England
12 Feb 2023 9:15PM
Well done Malc. Thanks for the challenge Andrew, hope all is OK
Carabosse Plus
20 43.4k 270 England
12 Feb 2023 10:51PM
Congrats Malc, and thanks Andrew. Smile
EddieAC 18 3.7k 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2023 9:32AM
Well done to Malc and thanks for to Andrew. Smile

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