Take 52 Challenge – Week 2

What a week!  I’ve been overwhelmed by the response of all of you wanting to join in on the Take 52 Challenge.  It’s been great to have some company and I’ve been starting to get to know some of you over in Flickr and on facebook.  It’s been awesome putting faces and names to readers!

Last week’s theme was “New” and here is my effort:

Take 52 Week1Mollie’s New Shoes

It was much harder than I thought it would be – and this is only the first week!

As I said in Flickr:

There was a time when I loved buying new shoes.  Now I buy them for my little girls while I run around in trainers. This is my baby’s first pair bought specifically for her. Being my 2nd girl she gets her fair share of hand-me-downs. New.

I tried several other subjects before settling on this one.  And I tried several different backgrounds, lighting and elements of this shot as well.  It’s funny how a simple change of background gave a completely different feel to the shot. This is the one I decided on because it seemed girlie and bright and New.

So onward to Week 2.

And the theme for this week is “Cold”


Easy perhaps for our Irish participants, not so much for those in Australia!

Don’t forget to join in the Flickr group where there’s a great community forming with lots of commenting and discussion.

I’d love to hear your comments about how you are getting on with the challenge so let me know below!

Happy Snapping




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Paul - January 9, 2012

This challenge was exactly what I needed to motivate me to learn to use my new DSLR better and (hopefully) improve as a photographer.

Everyone on the Flickr group has been very nice and supportive. Honestly, though, maybe a little TOO nice. I hope that we will eventually get comfortable enough with each other to offer real constructive criticism. Positive feedback is great, but it’s tough to learn how to improve when everyone says only good things about your work. Heh.

Ingrid - January 9, 2012

Glad your finding the Challenge useful. It’s funny you should mention that the Flickr group is too nice, I’ve been drafting a post about critiqing other’s work. The problem is that it takes time to get to know a photographer’s work so that a constructive critique can be given. Hopefully now that the group is beginning to get to know each other we’ll be tougher on each other (still in a nice way, of course!)

Ahlexandria - January 16, 2012

I am definitely going to join in on this. I will have to catch up with the last two weeks, but it should be interesting. 🙂 Glad I found your blog.

Ingrid - January 16, 2012

Catch up when you can Ahlexandria 🙂

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