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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

You Capture - Circles

Today's You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry is Circles. I have missed the last several weeks because I always feel I have to take pictures in the natural light but sometimes it's just not possible as well as losing a bit of my creativity over the holiday break. No more excuses for me, I grabbed my camera and used what I had - indoor lighting and lots of walking room to room to find "circles". Yes, I am a very literal person and I enjoyed looking for circles in my house and figuring out how to best compose the picture to make it fun. Never the less it was fun to grab the camera and get to work. At first I thought "circles", that's not a fun subject but I truly had a ball. Can't wait to see what next week's challenge is.

Snapped a picture of my Keurig drip tray. It was a lovely Christmas gift from my hubs.
 A necklace with pearls and lots of other round or "circle" shapes. It's one of my favorites and what better subject to snap a few photos of.
 This is the lid to my hamper - Yup, I love the pattern and was really excited about how the photos turned out. Who knew that the laundry hamper could be so inspiring.
 Another angle showing a bit more of the texture.
 This here is the cooling unit I place my laptop on top of when using it in places other than my office. Our laptop easily gets overheated and this does the trick. I like the various circle sizes that this has.
Last but not least I love the circles of this trunk. My grandfather is a carpenter and he made stools for all of us out of a tree trunk and tree limbs. I like that while the rings are circular in nature, it almost looks like a heart too.

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22 comments:

mom2nji said...

Really interesting shots, love the different angles and perspectives.

mom2nji said...

Really interesting shots, love the different angles and perspectives.

Deb said...

Great photos! Sounds like you had lots of fun with this theme. The barstools sound really neat and I love the close up of the hamper.

Kathleen said...

Love all of your macro work! And who knew a Keurig drip tray could be so very interesting?? :)

Beth said...

Great shots! I love your angles!

Brooke said...

These turned out GREAT Melissa. Love the close-ups!

Jen said...

Great shots, I love your perspective on ordinary objects!

Terri said...

VERY creative, Melissa! I love what you come up with!

Melissa said...

I love the pearls and the Keurig! So much fun!

mandasmommymayhem said...

Wonderful shots! I really love all the angles. I think your first photo is my favorite, although I love the texture of the hamper too.

Karrie said...

AWEsome!!! Who would have thought a Kuerig drip tray would photograph SO COOL! That's my fave picture :)

*Hey, thanks for visiting my blog!! I will be following you, fellow Chicagoan!*

Elaine A. said...

Wow, these are all wonderful. I really like the first one with the star in the middle!

And to answer your question about the ball shot on my blog, it's sitting on a metal patio table... thanks for stopping by!

Jenn said...

I love your pictures. It's so much fun to find ordinary objects and make them interesting.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Very cool shots! Love the tree trunk!

Jamie H said...

Love the basket weave and tree trunk photos! Awesome perspectives on all your photos!

Liz said...

love the weave shots.

Buckeroomama said...

Very creative take on the theme.

I love the stool your grandpa made for you. :)

Courtney said...

These are awesome! Really great shots. :)

Rosie said...

Gorgeous photos - I love all the different angles you take!

Jenny H said...

Lovely photos!

kbreints said...

You found some GREAT circles. Love them!

Jennifer said...

I love all of these but the first is my favourite!