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Photo Project Theme Week 31 – Everyday Ordinary

It’s been awhile since I have posted in my personal photo project (3P52) so I thought I’d do one this time.  For this week’s inspiration, I thought about photographing things that most of us come in contact with  – inanimate things that we touch once or even more every single day.  These are things we leave our fingerprints and our scent on.

All the shots today were taken from my Nikon D7000 camera using 18-105mm lens and Nikon SB900 flash. No special setup done as far as background or lighting except for using my flash. Images were processed in Adobe Lightroom and MacPhun software.  One of the main reasons I did this shoot today is to play with the different MacPhun applications.  I used the MacPhun Intensify Pro, MacPhun Focus 2 Pro, MacPhun Tonality Pro.   I got these for Christmas as a present from my husband and so far I’m having a lot of fun with them.  I love the software but beware of their customer service.  Their customer service is close to none.*

But anyway, for this week’s theme I’d start with a doorknob or a door handle.  Everyone goes in and out of doors every day, whether it be the door in your house or a car, there’s a knob or handle that we touch to open and/or close it.  For this shot, you might notice that there’s some sort of texture on the handle itself, and that is because there is.  I added a paper texture and brushed it on the handle to make it look interesting.  I also put some “phun” into it by adding a little bit of motion using the application.

Everyday Ordinary - Door handle

Everyday Ordinary – Door Handle


Next is toothbrush.  Everyone brushes their teeth (I hope) at least once a day. Even young children can hold their own toothbrush and brush their teeth. I wanted to focus the arched design on the surface as I thought this was the most interesting part of this toothbrush.  I took this shot from my bathroom sink.

Everyday Ordinary - toothbrush

Everyday Ordinary – Toothbrush

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Photo Project Theme Week 8 – One Light

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope your thanksgiving celebration was great!

This week’s 3P52 theme is entitled “One Light”.  For this photo, I used a bare flash that I bounced on the floor and a little bit on the wall.   My cat was patient enough to model for me.  This photo was taken towards the end of our session when he was getting tired of me following him with my camera.


Next week, the theme is crumpled.  See you then.


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Photo Project Theme Week 5 – Old

This week’s 3P52 theme is entitled “Old”.    Last week,  I had an idea in mind of what I am going to shoot for this theme.  But on Wednesday, I actually came home a little early from work because I was feeling sick.  Today was my first fever-free day since last week.  I had suffered bronchitis and it was tough.  Coughing all day and all night, no sleep, no appetite, headaches, body aches, you name it.  Glad it’s almost over. I still have cough but not at as bad as it was.  So here I am, a few days late with my post.  I had to pull this photo from last year’s shoot in New Braunfels, TX.

This tree is called the Founder’s Oak.  You can find this tree at Landa Park in New Braunfels, TX.  According to this website about Landa Park core samples of this tree taken in 1985 concluded that it sprouted in the year 1700. That means it’s about 312 years old.   How’s that for being old?  As you can see they have built a support beam to support its main trunk.


I hope this tree will last for many more years.

Till next week – I need to start thinking about the next theme!

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