9/17/09

Up Close but Not That Personal

Thursday~September 17th, 2009


This week, Beth's challenge for You Capture was MACRO. So I got up close (but not that personal) to a few things I see all the time, every day. It amazes me how I can find the beauty even in the most familiar of things, if I take the time to look closely...


Asher shoots water from a balloon to his face for a "drink."
(Yes, until it gets too cold outside, I do see water balloons daily.)



One of the first fallen leaves from the "Miles Tree" in our front yard.



I found beautiful little dirty and worn out details in three more things.
Let's see if you can guess what these ordinary things are...




You can check out more close-ups, or learn how to join in next week by clicking on the picture below...

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38 clicked right here to comment:

ZDub said...

Those are great shots! I forgot about You Capture!

tiddlyompompom said...

I LOVE the balloon shot.
I think the first mystery object is a peg, but am stumped on the other two. Great work!

This Heavenly Life said...

Hmmm..stroller wheel lock? Baseball glove? Bike pedal? Perhaps?

Lovely photos. That leaf sings songs to me...Beautiful :)

Heather of the EO said...

This Heavenly Life - You're GOOD. You got all three.

Now everyone else can check their work with yours :)

susannah said...

the first..stroller foot lock..the second, baseball glove...the third...i'm stuck!

love these- especially the balloon shot!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I know people already guessed but
stroller break, baseball glove and bike pedal??

they are all WONDERFUL shots.

Saj said...

Great shots! I love the leaf!

And I totally got the stroller lock, but did not get the other two.

Rissa said...

I totally called them! Great photos. You made such simple things look so beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Those are great shots! I love them!!

Sande said...

Just tweek your perspective a tad and it opens up a whole new different world. Love it.

Becky said...

Oh, man! I only got the bike pedal.

I wish I were competent as a photographer. Alas, my skills are lacking.

blueviolet said...

There really is beauty in the simplest of things. It's a matter of taking the time to see it. Wonderful photos (even though I have no clue what they're of)

Terresa said...

Love the fall leaf. You have an amazing camera and lens!~

Corinne said...

Is the red thing a break on a stroller?

Lovely photos!

sara said...

your pictures are GREAT. I had no idea what the last 3 were till I read the comments!!

Christy M. said...

Water balloons are so much fun!!

Love the leaf so much. Beautiful!

My guesses are stroller brake, I don't know, and bike pedal? Maybe? Now I'm going to back and see what everyone else guessed :)

Eowyn said...

Those pictures are awesome! I'm in love with the water balloon one myself. Now I have to go take some shots of my own!

imadramamama said...

I love, LOVE that leaf.

Heather said...

what great shots. I really love the last one. Is it a bike pedal? I don't care what it is, its neat :O)

Elaine A. said...

Love the water balloon shot - so cool. And... I have NO idea what those other things are, although the middle one, part of it reminds me of French toast.

Kimberly said...

That leaf is just stunning! Oh how I love this time of year!

Haasiegirl said...

i need your lense so bad!

trisha
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Lorena said...

Wow, I LOVE your second shot, the leaf colors are stunning! =)

Chief said...

Wow! what a bunch of great shots!

Sarah said...

What type of camera do you have? I love the pics here and in other posts. Thanks for your sweet comment on our boys blog. Blogging is such a world in itself and it's wonderful to find gems like your blog. I am in a tough spot emotionally and reading your blog, Mama Manifesto and a few others have helped me to see that I am soooo normal. That it's okay to be in a funk and my kids will be just fine.
Thanks for that!

L.T. Elliot said...

I truly want your camera and your skill. Man. Gorgeous pictures!

Boy Crazy said...

I only got the bike pedal. :)

I LOVE the water balloon shot! Great colors.

april said...

I love these so much! The first two are my favorites!!

Karen MEG said...

Gorgeous shots, I love the first one especially!

I wish could do more thant point and click. Sigh.

mama-face said...

I can't guess...I am notoriously bad at this game...But this is a great concept...

Bet you love this comment.

Misty said...

these are truly great shots! love them!

Kathy B! said...

Your photos are STUNNING, but I especially love the shot of the balloon.

Jen said...

wow those are great photos.

Kim said...

Ok, I'm not reading the other comments, but just telling you what I see.
1. stroller brake pedal thingie
2. baseball mitt
3. bike pedal

All things I see daily also!! :) Love the water balloon picture and that leaf is BEAUTIFUL!

Debbie said...

Ha! I'm just copying This Heavenly Life's answers and now I'll get an easy 100:)

Vera said...

That fallen leaf looks so beautiful and the colors in that photo are just so vibrant!

Tooj said...

You're pretty good at this camera stuff. I'm jealous. Up close shots are always blurry for me...might be the lack of technology I'm holding, but it might also be the operator. We'll just pretend to NOT know the answer.

kanishk said...

I think the first mystery object is a peg, but am stumped on the other two. Great work!

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