Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

In this week’s challenge, I’d like you to use one tangible object as both your inspiration and subject. It can be the obvious focal point of your shot . Or you can get creative and find other ways to feature your object — the only requirement is it must be somewhere in your frame.

Hello all

Have you ever noticed how many OBJECTS you collect over the years? Well, I certainly have collected a few! Some of my favourites are a pottery vase I bought in a tiny little Gallery in the small town of Ulmarra (NSW) as my husband and I travelled down the east coast of Australia. The Gallery is gone now but I bought many lovely objects from this shop down through the years.

I also have a bottle in the shape of a guitar which we bought in Spain full of sangria, drank the alcohol and brought home the empty bottle as a keepsake (despite our luggage being overweight) … now I can’t part with it because it brings back wonderful memories of that holiday overseas.

But there are other OBJECTS which sort of came … and stayed. They are not particularly valuable and they do not even evoke wonderful memories, they just become part of the household that makes our house unique. The three photos I share today are of the latter variety. They came and they stayed … and they are all talking points in the house.

Sometimes, I wonder why one of these objects have stayed – the FLY – a gift from a friend, but it has been with us for a few years now and my husband rather likes it, so what can you do? This one is an OBJECT that I can do without but it is definitely a talking point so it earns it’s place on this score.

The second object – the ROCK – was not intended for our house but I never gave it to the intended recipient. It was inexpensive but it just grew on me and then I couldn’t part with it as it reminded me to laugh and be happy. So this is a reminder OBJECT and people do notice it and comment.

The third object – the STINGER (blue-bottle type sea creature) – captured my fancy in a gift shop when I was visiting my daughter in Townsville without my husband. I wanted to bring him back something … but have you ever tried to shop for a man for a souvenir? Almost impossible! But I just knew Geoff would LOVE this stinger in a glass resin mould. It too is a great talking point and people often ask “What is it?”and a conversation always ensues.

I love OBJECTS as talking points dear friends! But then again, if I am going to be honest with myself, I am a very curious person who likes to be surrounded by objects which cause other people to be curious too … objects which start up conversation and discussion. I have to say that these three object tick all the boxes for OBJECTS AS TALKING POINTS. Enjoy the larger photos below.

If you wish to view more photos which say: OBJECT visit:  dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/photo-challenge-object/

This fly was given to Geoff by a friend who admired it in her house! It sits on a candle lantern in our garden eating area. It is rather LARGE!

This fly was given to Geoff by a friend after he admired it in her house! It sits on a candle lantern in our garden eating area. It is rather LARGE! Note the many Australian flags in the background.

I bought this rock for a girlfriend but when I got it home I thought I was the one who needed it! Not that I was giving it to her because she doesn't laugh but because we all need the reminder at time. Lighten up is what it taught me.

I bought this rock for a girlfriend but when I got it home I thought I was the one who needed it! Not that I was giving it to her because she doesn’t laugh but because we all need the reminder at times. It teaches me to ‘Lighten up’ and the butterfly reminds me to FLY.

I bought this bluebottle in a glass resin for Geoff when I was in Townsville visiting my daughter. He loves it.

I bought this bluebottle in glass resin for Geoff when I was in Townsville visiting my daughter. He loves it. Our backyard is in the background.

Advertisements