Picture It Outside of the Box {Week 5}

This task of choosing five to feature is HARD, yo!  Really hard.   Especially when every. single. submission. is awesome!

Thank you for playing along,  and I hope you continue to come back.   I also would encourage you to visit the other participants, because there are some awesome photographers sharing their art work!

Here are five submissions from last week’s bokeh challenge:


by Eva, Grey Street Girl

Catching rays

by Tara, If Mom Says OK

by Robin, Pensieve

picture it: bokeh-licious

by The Aunt Who Has Gum

christmas profile

by Rachel, A Southern Fairytale

The challenge for {Week 5} of “Picture It Outside of the Box” is:

{Shoot Up A Tree}

If you visit my Flickr stream in the fall you will see that I am majorly obsessed with trees and leaves.  One of my favorite things to do is get really close up against a tree, focus, and shoot.  I usually use a big aperture (like 1.4 – 2.8).   But, again, the interpretation of this challenge is left to you.  I’d love to see what you come up with!

Here are a couple of examples of my work:

The Challenge: How It Works

  • Each week, on Friday, I announce the “Picture It Outside of the Box” photo challenge theme.
  • You can submit a photo for the theme by the following THURSDAY. Enter your direct link (to your blog post with the photo in it or your photo on Flickr) in the thumbnail McLinky Tool at the bottom of the post. Keep in mind the linky-loo will close down on Thursday at 12:00 AM EST.
  • FIVE submissions from my readers will be showcased on Friday, and the new theme will then be revealed.
  • Basically: you play along, you have fun, we show each other our awesome photos, we share inspiration….it’s a win-win situation!
  • Visiting fellow photo challenge players is highly encouraged!

Ready. Set. Shoot.


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19 Responses to “Picture It Outside of the Box {Week 5}”
  1. 11.26.2010

    Wow, these are great! I’m such a big fan of bokeh. I’ll have to go check out all these photographers and see more!

  2. 11.27.2010

    I absolutely love all these.

  3. 11.27.2010

    YAY! You picked me ;-) ;)

    There were some seriously amazing pictures this past week. I love going through the other participants and being inspired.

    LOVE Trees! Can’t wait to go play!


  4. 11.27.2010

    that daddy long leg bokeh is AMAZING, perfect! but ewww I hate them, haha

  5. 11.27.2010

    Can’t believe I keep forgetting about these challenges!! Must remember this week!

  6. 11.27.2010

    You must play along this week. I’ll try to remember to remind you! Also, congrats on your 5DMK2~ If anyone deserved one, it was you!

  7. 11.27.2010

    Jen!! Your comment just made MY day!!! :) xo

    And, Mishi, I am L O V I N’ your challenges! Thank you so much for including mine in this week’s round up :). Between my husband being off work for the week, college visits w/my daughter & holiday travel I haven’t visited others yet, but I can’t wait. I learn from everyone.

    And this week’s shot???? YAAAAAEEEEE! I took one YESTERDAY that’s definitely “up” a tree :).

    I continue to love the way you see through your lens and how you encourage all of us to do likewise :).

  8. 11.27.2010

    The other photos are all so incredible! Thank you so much for picking mine too.

  9. Another week of great entries! Love looking at everyone’s photos & learning from them each week.
    Thanks for including mine :)

  10. 11.29.2010

    Totally missed the bokeh challenge *sigh* and I’m so down with the bokeh. But, I got in for the up a tree!! I just didnt go with the whole fall idea of it ;) I’m all in for the season.

  11. 11.30.2010

    Wow these are all spectacular shots. (even if I do say so myself)

  12. 12.02.2010

    Great new photo challenge! You know I am participating from here on out!

  13. 12.03.2010

    I love all of the entries! great challenge. do you have a badge for our blogs to post? :)

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