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Photo challenge :: Get Close

brighton beach close up

Our first photo challenge of the weekend comes from the very image in the background of the crop logo — these pebbles at Brighton Beach!

Your challenge is to take and post a close up photograph! Easy enough, right? The entire shot can be a close up, or like the beach, it can be part of the framing of the full image.

strawberry tart close up





You can photograph whatever you would like, but the image needs to be snapped between now and Monday — this weekend’s challenges are not for older images already in your photo library.

Post your image on Flickr, on your blog or in another online photo gallery. Leave a link to it in the comments on this post to be entered.

One winner will be randomly chosen to win Picture Perfect a photography e-book from Ella Publishing. It’s a great resource for taking great photos of your family and friends.

Please see this post for all the deadlines and details about this weekend.

Now go grab your camera!

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13 August 2010



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64 Comments for Photo challenge :: Get Close

  1. Rachel Says:

    My children have been busy making cakes this morning, all I had to do was put the in the oven! Here’s a pic of their creations (up close, of course!)

    http://flic.kr/p/8rT9Ea

  2. Candace.M Says:

    Please can we just forget the photo and have the recipe for that yummy looking cheese cake?

  3. Claire Kitchen Says:

    My Get Close photo….
    http://astitchinthelifeofclaire.blogspot.com/2010/08/shimelles-online-crop-1-2.html

  4. Sarah Says:

    Hoping this photo works for this challenge

    http://sarahs-scrap-book.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-challenge-get-close.html

  5. Mary Bainbridge Says:

    Have been out in the rain and taken close ups of plants, one of my favourite things to photograph
    this one is a poppy seed head gathering raindrops

  6. Scrapdolly Says:

    Well I guess you knew it would be a cloe up of a cat. But I didn’t cheat. i woke Kira up especially to take this. She was NOT happy.

    http://dollysdreamings.typepad.com/dollys_dreamings/2010/08/catching-up-in-the-cold.html

  7. Lynetta Says:

    My close up of what’s on my desk right now. My favourite pink scissors.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43323531@N05/4888458386/
    thanks
    Lynetta

  8. Anne Says:

    Here’s mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniechops/4888750268/in/set-72157624592836533/

  9. Daphne Says:

    Here is mine – again some roses out of our garden! http://flic.kr/p/8rXAgn

  10. Mandy McK Says:

    My dd was concentrating on making an Airfix helicopter (yep it was pouring outside) so I ‘got close’ and snapped the concentration on her face.
    Mandy

    http://6ichthusfish.typepad.com/6ichthusfish/2010/08/shimelles-summer-online-crop.html

  11. Fay Says:

    Here’s my tomatoes that I’m patiently waiting to ripen – http://beautifullilysramblings.blogspot.com/2010/08/summer-crop.html

  12. Natalie Says:

    Took a walk around a rose garden today… The story and photos are here, including photos for the “get close” prompt:
    http://vegetablog.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/rose-garden/

  13. Kitty Scrapper Says:

    http://kittyscrapper-nancy.blogspot.com/2010/08/shimelle-crop-challenge-2.html

    I use my iphone to capture these photos while at work earlier.

    Loving everyones photos

  14. Jennifer Says:

    I spent the afternoon playing with my daughter and her toys, so I took a close up of her wooden train set. You can see it here (you have to scroll down a little bit).

  15. beverleynoelle Says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49388137@N03/4889618323/

  16. Kerry Says:

    Mine is on this blog post

  17. Irene Fitzpatrick Says:

    Thinking of the beach on this stormy day!http://calendulafitzpatrick.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-challenge-get-close.html

  18. Lisa Says:

    Here’s mine ~ yum!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21446162@N02/4890807576/

  19. Barbara Says:

    Here is my close up photo taken inside due to the rain.
    http://barbsview.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/on-line-crop/

  20. emy Says:

    Here’s a link to my blog post with my photo. It’s a close up look at a game of pick-up-sticks!

    http://emyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/party-party-party.html

  21. Teresa Says:

    Here’s mine:
    Close up!

  22. Lou Says:

    Missing home so I have my pics to keep me comforted. Here is my image

  23. amanda Says:

    This is my close up photo
    http://scrappersdiary-amanda.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-1.html

  24. Karen Moss Says:

    A closeup of a rain soaked flower in my garden.

    http://talesfromthescrapheap.blogspot.com/2010/08/virtual-and-real-cropping.html

  25. Karen Williams Says:

    well here in the Netherlands we are not plagued by rain, here is a picture of a treat my friend brought round yesterday

    http://icouldbescrapbookinginstead.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-with-close-up.html

  26. Becky Says:

    Here is a picture of the tread of a Chieftan Tank!

    http://beckysburblings-beckyg1.blogspot.com/2010/08/shimelles-photo-challenge-get-close.html

  27. KateT Says:

    macro’s one of my favorite settings and this little guy was very obliging here

    ** Kate **

  28. Maya Says:

    My picture is posted here

  29. Julie Says:

    There are a couple here from my day out on Saturday.
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=61668&id=1612112877&l=f32e3ac414

  30. Aussie Mon Says:

    Well have only managed to get online now after a busy saturday so trying to power through and catch up with the fun!!

    Heres my first photo
    http://monwonn.blogspot.com/2010/08/shimelles-photo-challenge-get-close.html

  31. josowerby Says:

    here is my close up interpretation
    Jo xxxx

  32. Alison M Says:

    Got back from our holidays to find loads of mushrooms in the garden.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53037343@N02/4893841387/in/photostream/

  33. Jenny Pitcairn Says:

    Here is my close up – the fabulous colours in some chillis ripening in my garden. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyap/4894615584/

  34. Gemma Says:

    love close-ups, mine’s here

  35. Lorraine Says:

    My first entry! http://thevuefromhere.blogspot.com/2010/08/up-close.html
    Lorraine

  36. KatherineB Says:

    Here is my entry it is a close up of a crystal crab.
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/tigerlady_dragonqueen/close-up.jpg

  37. Kirsteen Says:

    A close up of my Pandora charm bracelet:

  38. abbeyviolet Says:

    My son and I are collecting pictures of bugs he finds for his bug and creature book. Here is Friday’s find.

  39. NancyLee Says:

    Thought I’d stay close to Shimelle’s version and just do my best on this one today when we arrived at the river closeby….

  40. NancyLee Says:

    Another one shot for this challenge.

  41. Leah Says:

    Here is my close up – of the cupcakes I made yesterday. Yum. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chandeleah/4895417957/in/photostream/

  42. Michelle Says:

    Here’s mine …

    http://michellelovesallsorts.blogspot.com/2010/08/close-up.html

  43. Jimjams Says:

    I picked our very first cherry tomato of the year today – the rest are green as we haven’t had enough sun. It was yummy!

  44. Anso Says:

    Mine can be found here:

    http://glitteradventure.blogspot.com/2010/08/challenge-photos.html

  45. Smeepee Says:

    My me to you bears

    http://flic.kr/p/8sKqaM

  46. sheena Says:

    http://sheenasscrapsandscribbles.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-challenge.html

    guess what we had for tea !!!

  47. tape Says:

    Care for a blueberry?

  48. Cate Says:

    The first photo on this post is my entry to this competition. It is the best photo I’ve taken in ages so I am really proud!

  49. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    This is a close up of the trig point we walked to this weekend.
    http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/2010/08/summer-crop-photographs.html

  50. luluuk Says:

  51. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    My baby girl http://comeinsidemycrazyhead.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-on-cyber-crop.html

  52. Sinead Says:

    My close up is of a closepeg on the line yesterday! It’s in this set.

  53. CoCo Says:

    Some Irish rocks to add to your collection my dear!

    http://galwaygirl-scrapping.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-weekend-of-craftyness.html

  54. cynthia_brazil Says:

    My close up is LEGO pieces.

    http://cynthiatoledocarrieri.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-challenge-get-close.html

  55. Hannah Says:

    http://miniaturediamonds.blogspot.com/2010/08/shimelles-online-crop-photography.html

  56. Olivia Says:

    Close up of a section of my desk unit – http://www.flickr.com/photos/angel_starr/4898939427/

  57. Candace.M Says:

    Couldn’t decide what to photograph or took two – copics & wool

  58. Rachel Says:

    Close up of my dog’s tennis ball. http://peaceinbetween.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-challenge-1.html

  59. Peggy Says:

    I love bees, I think they’re totally cool. I snapped this guy while he was still waking up.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppilgrim/4899036137/

  60. Marina D-K Says:

    a homemade lobster dinner…up close

  61. Emily Says:

    Here is my entry: https://www.me.com/gallery/#100096 Just look for the one entitled “Get Close”

  62. Alison Says:

    Fort Canning – Singapore!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32891116@N05/4899764385/

  63. Christina Clouse Says:

    loved the photo scavenger hunt! here’s my take on this one.
    flowers

  64. North Face Says:

    Thank you for your posting! I think your post is very helpful for me.4

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