Thursday, April 20, 2017

Behind Bloggers Photos

I couldn't resist adding a bit of reality to my posts.

Sometimes a blogger with a great sense of humor and several like minded friends comes up with an idea that needs to be copied used ...  that is what Marie of the Interior Frugalista and a few of her friends did. Reality photography - the surroundings behind a great photo. When you read her post check out the links to the others who joined in, great reads.

It reminded me of Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage when, several years ago she hosted a party about Reality Shot Thursday. She continues to keep her posts real but without the linky.

Here is the first one I wrote about sharing my painting reality.

and then here  

and here.

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors who had a short one month Heap of Change 2015 linky on making change and others could join in with their projects and progress. 

Here are a few of mine from Donna's January 2015 Heap of Change short series.

Week 1 (January 15 2015)



 Week 2 January 2015




Week 3 January 28/15



It was a short party, lots of work to get the changes done and surprisingly the changes had long lasting success. I loved the challenge.

This is my one photo collage of a bit of background and closeups that I could find while searching through my iPhoto huge library.

The surrounding wire, metal and plywood background for the white buffet (painted in my carport in October some years ago) didn't detract from the cropped juice strainer or pumpkin.

What amazed me is that I have very few 'surrounding area' pictures to go with my cropped photos.

I think I will do some background shots to go with my closeups, occasionally in the future, reality checks.

Hope you do check out Marie and her friends, you will get a chuckle, some good ideas and maybe you will want to write a post about close-ups and reality background.

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  1. Oh yes, I have figured that most homes don't look exactly like the photos. I shared my spare room once and got criticized, it was crazy that someone thought I was horrible for showing that and horrible for having that. So judgmental. It is still a mess but better, and that is just life. Hugs!

  2. I think of it as "what's not in the shot". That's especially true when I photograph my kitchen. I don't love the butcher block Steve has on our farmhouse table in the kitchen. I always remove it for photos. Moving the butcher block creates a mess in another part of the kitchen.

  3. What great reorganization you have done! I love that your home looks lived in and real. We can all take pretty pictures but it's normally not our real life. LOL


  4. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has a pile next to a finished project.

  5. I absolutely love the colors you use. You are an artist with antiques.

  6. Fun shots... and lots to look at... thank you for sharing your pictures... and the pictures friends took. :)

  7. Joy, thanks for these reality shots! I read the other bloggers and laughed thinking I am not alone! I am not alone! I think everyone thinks we live in a magazine setting, not! Have a great weekend and thank you for putting a smile on my face.

    xo Dianne

  8. So fun :D We don't usually want to show our terrible mess to others! Happy Monday!

  9. Oh my gosh someone was just talking about this on Facebook today--or sort of something like this--what would the pictures of your house look like if you snapped one during a sunny day in Alaska? It made me look around my house and see the absolute destruction a sunny weekend can bring to the house--so fun!

  10. I love the inspiration that I get from visiting other blogs, the idea of a reality check when cropping my photos fills me with dread but it could be interesting. It may mean that I have to tidy up first though! Ha!
    Happy Mosaic Monday.


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