focus52|2012 {week thirty} july 22 to july 28

Well. What a mixed bag of reactions last week’s prompt produced. I think our flickr pool hit an all-time low for submissions for the week. I’m hoping that’s simply a case of the summer busy’s.


I was happy to see some of you rise to the challenge though and overcome whatever fears or nervousness you might have had. Admittedly, it is a whole other world and although I love street photography, I realize that it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. But isn’t that what this project is all about? Stretching your creative muscles? If you find yourself sticking with the same things, staying in your comfort zone … well, you can’t get very far that way, can you? Step outside of your box and chances are you learn something new.

Anyway, this week (week 30! wow) I’ll cut you guys some slack.

Hey, it’s summer! We all love to capture the beauty in bloom all around us, so I’m making it official. This week you can relax, sit back, and capture the pretty. This would also be a great opportunity to practice your macro skills if you’re so inclined.

Whatever you decide to do for week thirty, follow the prompt or no, come back here and link up your work when you’re done (weeks run Sunday to Saturday, don’t forget!). Links must be to the direct URL of your actual work, not just to the site it’s posted in, and may be a link to your blog post or to your flickr photo (again, the actual photo, not your entire flickr stream). Also, please don’t link and run – try to find some time to visit at least a few of your fellow 52’ers. That’s half the fun! It’s a fact that those who link up early, get the most interaction on their work. Truth.

And don’t forget the flickr pool!

Have a great week!

psssttt… looking for last week’s link up? click here

  • Gwen
    Posted at 01:19h, 22 July Reply

    I gotta say, I really wanted to try to do the street photography thing. But it was SUPER HOT this week. I mean, it was brutal. There was no way I was going to look for something along the lines of the prompt in that heat. And the one day I was in a location where street photography could have been fun, it started POURING. Anyhow, totally have the summer busies going on, and am way behind in editing and blogging. But I can handle florals for sure!!!!

    (didn’t get to blog week 28 either, ended up having a kid in the ER for a day (he’s fine, just a scare) and I feel like the last two weeks have FLOWN BY! need to make time for my editing and blogging to catch up!)

    • janice
      Posted at 16:08h, 22 July Reply

      I’m glad your boy is okay!!!
      Summer is such a busy time and goes by way too quickly. Hope you find some time to sit back and relax!

  • Michelee
    Posted at 01:13h, 23 July Reply

    Off for two weeks to watch my nephew get married!!! See you all in August!

  • Laura Scarborough
    Posted at 00:03h, 25 July Reply

    the last two weeks I went out and took the pictures for the prompts but I just never got around to posting them on the flickr pool or blogging about them. Definitely the summer doldrums were partially to blame. Will try to do better this week.

    • janice
      Posted at 16:06h, 25 July Reply

      Don’t stop now, Laura!
      Everybody gets the blahs. You just need to keep plugging along and you’ll be glad that you did :)

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