Saturday, 4 January 2014

Focus On Life 2014 - Week 1

I love taking pictures, just love it. And last year I followed the series 'Focus on Life' photos with great interest, so this year I was very keen to join in.

'Focus on Life' is the brain child of Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime. Each week Sally provides prompts to inspire your photography. It's not too late to join in, click on any of the links above.

Week One : The Minimalist Photograph :

This week's prompt was to Capture an image using a single subject and my single subject is a snail snoozing on an old bit of wood at an abandoned railway in the Yarra Valley.

I'm really chuffed with how it came out, the colours were captured exactly as I saw them and didn't need tweaking and the little chappy stayed perfectly still while I snapped away. Not bad for a piccie taken with my humble phone! (I had a coffee accident with my camera, aaargh)!

This gorgeous little place enraptured my family with it's rotting floor boards and rusting trains and while i was snapping away happily my two little monkeys were playing 'rocket trains' (closely supervised by Dad of course).

The early evening light was perfect, giving it's summer warmth to everything.

And there were so many little details to capture:

The simple interest of rotting wood.

The beauty of long abandoned cobwebs.

The amazing colours of the invading moss.
A row of chairs patiently waiting.

The muted colours of lichen against the aging paint of the train.

Some wonderful memories were made that day.
 
Be sure to visit the other participants blogs to read their stories and come back next week!

 





21 comments:

  1. Oh, the snail is perfect! Great photos of a fun day, too!

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  2. Love the snail! Had to check where you were from with all the lovely summer pictures! We just keep getting hit with blizzard after blizzard and the last 2 days were the coldest since we moved here 12 years ago! Welcome to the group... visiting blogs is a fun way to 'waste' Saturday morning!

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  3. I really enjoyed all these photos!!! The snail is just fantastic too!

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  4. All your photos are great. I especially like the snail one, I think it ts the contrast of the wheel against the aging yellow wood that makes it special.

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  5. At first glance, I thought that your snail picture looked like an oil painting. I had to take a second, closer look to realize that it was a photograph. Good job

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  6. Fabulous photos! It looks like a fun filled day. I'm so glad you signed up for 2014

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  7. What a wonderful batch of pictures! The snail is just perfect, and the lichen in the last one makes me jealous. Good pictures from a phone! Welcome to the challenge!

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  8. Wow - awesome shots - all of them! I do love the snail and the colors you captured. Glad you had a wonderful time and that you're along for the ride this year - it's going to be a lot of fun! Welcome aboard!

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  9. Great photos! ~they would make fantastic color palettes~ the snail shot is beautiful!

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  10. Wow! Wonderful to have you along, I sure am in need of an injection of summer. What a wonderful playground for the little ones and you alike. I just go crazy for moss pictures, but they are all splendid

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  11. Wonderful photos Nelly. Thanx for sharing your part of the world with us.

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  12. The snail shot is perfect, wonderful texture and colour. They are all great photos and your children are adorable :)

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  13. Thanks all, I had such fun looking at all your lovely photos and reading your stories. I'm going to enjoy this weekly thing very much I think!

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  14. Nice photos and it looks like you all had fun!

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  15. Gorgeous collection of shots!

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  16. These photos are fantastic Penny! I just love all the colors and textures ... along with those adorable little "monkeys" of yours!

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  17. Very nice pictures - my favourite will remain the snail... love its colours and the pattern!

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  18. Gorgeous photographs! I think my favorites are the rotting wood and the cobwebs.

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  19. Love your snail photo. That looks a fantastic place for photo opportunities - I love old and rusty!

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