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365 Day 26 - This weeks macro challenge

AnneB50

Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 26 - This weeks macro challenge

26 Jan 2014 2:35PM   Views : 429 Unique : 362

As Bren acknowledged yesterday, it is starting to get hard to think of something to photograph and I haven't even completed one month yet! So I have come to the conclusion that although I don't want a theme that will restrict me too much, I do need something to focus my mind and provide opportunities and one way of doing that might be to join in some of the weekly challenges. The theme for this weeks 'macro' challenge is something in and around the bathroom so I've decided to have a go with some lovely soap, still in its wrapper that I was given for Christmas. This photo was taken mainly in natural daylight from an east facing window but with a burst of flash and a silver reflector just to pull out the highlights a bit.

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Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
26 Jan 2014 10:18PM
Hi Ann,
I was half-serious when I said that the other day!
When I did my 366, the first shot that I took was of a sweet shop called "The Sweet Station." A supposedly traditional place with big jars around the walls.
The next day (I think) I took a shot of a petrol station, then my computer desk (work station), the pay station at a local car park; I dare say you can see where this is going.
I had intended to ask at the Police and Fire stations if I could take a shot in or of them, I don't suppose they'd have minded but I soon discovered that using "stations" as a theme was making it more difficult than just taking opportunist shots, in fact, someone pointed out in a comment in my blog that I would struggle.
So, yes, by all means use whatever method you find helpful but don't become blinkered in your approach to what you shot. You will, invariably, end up posting some rubbish along the way but keep your options open and feed off of other people for ideas.
Using the challenges, for example, is a good idea and one that I never thought of.
I asked for and got plenty of, ideas from the children at school.
Having a child and a dog's an advantage too, as you're already finding out.
At the moment the weather's not on your side and with the still fairly dark afternoons, neither is time but obviously, it does get easier as the spring and summer arrive.
Autumnal scenes are easy enough to find, then you'll have the run-up to next Christmas. Those few weeks in early December can be quite fruitful with decorations all over the place.
The worst time of the year to be doing this, is probably now!
It does become easier.

Good luck!

Bren.
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