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Our Project 52 Week 26: Photographer’s Choice

In times of stress, I turn to photography.

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that when I’m sad, when I’m stressed, when I’m upset, I pick up my camera, slap on my macro lens and shoot.

Let me start by saying that I haven’t picked up my camera that much at all this month. I haven’t been inspired etc etc etc.

Sunday, I came home from the grocery store, and was ready to climb back under my covers and hide.

As I passed by my dinning room on the way up the stairs, the light was hitting my peonies on the dining room table just so…..


Photographers Choice Peonies

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And just like that…I picked up my camera and ……


our project 52 week 26 peonies

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our project 52 week 26 peonies

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Our project 52 week 26 peonies

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This week’s theme is the photographer’s choice.

When we started this project, it was with a bang! But of course, mid year and people’s lives change, they get busy or just lose interest.

I feel like Our Project 52 has hit that point. After all, half of the year is over!

We ,however, are going to continue this project.  I intend to intentionally pick up my camera every week. Because I need an excuse, or else it won’t get done.

And this is a photography blog after all. You deserve to see pretty photos and learn something about photography every week.

So Our Project 52 will continue. If  you want to join, welcome, if not, I understand. The linky will still be there.

And even if you don’t participate, I hope you stop by every week to learn something new about photography.

Or just to enjoy the photos.


Now head over to see what Mimi has chosen to photograph this week!



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  • Reply
    Daenel T. @ with coffee & a camera
    July 2, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Absolutely stunning photos. I know what you mean, there are times when picking up the camera has to be intentional or just won’t get done. This challenge has been great for me, in that it helped me to realize I was no longer passionate about blogging in general. I enjoy photography and I’m having so much fun creating my new blog.

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    July 2, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Those pictures are amazing! I love photography. I’m not that good and still experimenting with focus and all that, but I’m inspired by art and I think photos are one of the greatest form o artistic expression.
    Dee T @HauteFrugalista

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    Jaime Nicole
    July 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    These are beautiful pictures. I am so glad that you took the time to pick up your camera and shoot. Peonies were always a staple in my grandmother’s garden and I love the way they smell. There is such therapeutic value in artistic expression. Please keep shooting and sharing.

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    July 2, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I am just getting into photography. It really is crazy how much seeing things through the camera can really grab your attention certain ways!! I hope you are able to shake your funk, that is how I get sometimes and its awful to come out of.

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    July 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    You take beautiful photos! I can relate. Sometimes, you just get tired doing what you love. What I do when I get this is just take a break and when I feel like it, I come back. You’ll see that the excitement will be back, too.

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    July 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I love your pictures! Purple is my favourite colour which makes me love them that much more! Also I love the project 52 challenge! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful photography in the future!

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    July 3, 2015 at 4:47 am

    I also know some people who take their cameras out whenever they feel lonely and dead tired. Taking photos of inspiring things around us make us happier and relieved as we get to appreciate others and nature as well. These shots looked lovely!

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    July 3, 2015 at 8:09 am

    These are so beautiful! Just gorgeous. I love peonies as well. Although, I don’t usually grab my camera in moments when I see the light hitting a good spot I usually sit and admire it. It incredible how we sometimes see beauty or things in a new way that shows off their beauty. You inspire me all the time to up my photo game.

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    July 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Yes! Keep it going…. just life, and summertime which always alter our schedules! ( but I do think of Project 52 & try to ck in every we despite my not taking pics weekly! And I’m always inspired! Thank you!!)

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    Amanda @ Adorkablii
    July 3, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I love this! I may have to join up with something like this. I love my photography so this would be something I could love to do! Thank you for sharing!!! Your photos are beautiful and it makes me miss photography!!! I truly admire your photos! So simple and so beautiful!! <3

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    Tami Q.
    July 3, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Oh I love photographs of flowers. The black background is perfect for these pink flowers. If I decide to participate in the weekly linkup, do I start with week 27 or the first week’s item?

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    Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy
    July 4, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Your photographs are just stunning! I love peonies. I do a lot of work with my camera, but I also try to pick it up and just work on getting better for fun. I love taking pictures and coming back to the computer to discover what I’ve done.

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    Stephanie C.
    July 4, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Love those photos! It’s great to just let yourself be inspired and photograph what you love. I’m still learning more and more about my camera, but it definitely is fun to be inspired by something, photograph it and then discover the results.

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    July 6, 2015 at 3:18 am

    All of these are on my list. I took for granted living close to the beach when I was up north. Now I miss it so much. A short drive to feel sand on my toes is worth it!

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    July 8, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Those pictures are beautiful! I obtain beautiful pics on a whim… I have an awesome camera but sadly have no idea how to use it, basically I am using my DSLR, as a point and shoot. An injustice I am aware, I promise it is on my bucket list to take lessons. FOr now I will live vicariously through your images:)

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