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)

Before



After




 Week 2 January 2015

Before


 

After




Week 3 January 28/15

Before





After



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.


Thanks for visiting today.

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 Michael Lee @ Rattlebridge Farm April 27/17

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32 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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

    Judy

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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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  11. Fun! I get tired of seeing the perfect ... I want the real! Ha! Happy Monday!

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  12. This is really something for me to think about! I took some Spring photos at the time my husband was really sick....and way in the background, I noticed the bed was not made. I didn't figure anyone would look that close so I just kept going! lol Love your reality photos AND the cropped ones! A fun post! Hugs, Diane

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  13. Fun seeing how it really is! Those are some great before and afters!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. It so refreshing seeing the real world of blogging. None of us are perfect and there's no way my house stays neat for longer than five minutes. My biggest problem is that as soon as I tidy something up, I can never find it again, until I look for something completely different. Thanks so much for a glimpse of your behind the scenes Joy

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  15. Late visiting from Mosaic Monday. '-)
    You are too funny. It's reality!

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  16. This post was great fun. Thank you. Thank you.

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  17. What fun! Gives hope to the terminally disorganized (not that I know anyone like that or anything);)))

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  18. Love the reality shots! Truth is that's what it's like for ALL of us bloggers! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  19. Joy, It is good to go back and revisit our progress at times. I remember the bedroom one. Glad to hear that the changes have stuck. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia

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  20. I've never really thought about what a disaster area might be surrounding perfect blog photos, thank heavens for photo shop.
    I came to visit from the AIM link party; please feel welcome to stop on by the 4Shoes & let me know you've been. :-)

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  21. Fun post, Joy :) Thanks for sharing it with us all at Vintage Charm!

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  22. Oh Joy! It is so refreshing to know that I am not the only one!! How good does it feel though once you are rid of all the clutter!

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring post with us over at Waste Not Wednesday! Pinned :-)

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  23. I've laughed about this for many moons, knowing other bloggers do the same as I do -- and it's such fun to see the before and after shots. I need to do a post on that sometime. Don't you just love cropping? It can save that messy shot! ~ jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

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  24. Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

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  25. Love the real life photos. A Facebook friend of mine who runs a mom group has a Monday feature where everyone post their mess. It is always fun, funny and makes us all feel more connected. Great post.

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  26. I often see a doggie gate in my photos when I thought I had everything photo ready....

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  27. I'm so afraid to show the ugly side of my house but sometimes it is good to have a dose of reality and know that I'm not the only one who hides stuff from the photos. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  28. I think we should all show our before pictures it would be an eye opener :)

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  29. Loved seeing this! I had a blast when I created my post and I hope you did too. It's pretty fantastic seeing outside of what is considered "perfect" these days ;)

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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