2013 Photography Challenge – Abundance

photography challenge birch trees abundance

It is time again for the 2013 Photography Challenge!  We had some fabulous submissions last week!  Please take a moment and check out the submissions for last week’s theme, Solitude.

Our theme this week  is “Abundance”.  What is your definition of abundance?

My submission is the above photo of a huge grove of birch trees that I ran across when we were in Montana last year.  The birch tree is not found in the wild in Georgia.  So, I was thrilled to see such large quantities so close together.  A sea of white and black branches stretching as far as the horizon.  We were driving and I made the husband pull over so that I could take a few photos.  You can’t see him sitting in the car behind me, tapping on the wheel and rolling his eyes.  Ha!

But he does admit he really likes this photo.  So there!

I often get asked what type of camera I use.  This photo was taken with my Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD

So how did you do?

It’s not too late!  Email your “abundance” submissions to me!  Check out the Submission Guidelines.  I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include.  If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site!  I will be taking “abundance” submissions all week!  Feel free to send your original photo!

Next week’s theme for the 2013 Photography Challenge is “Calendar Photo”.  See the information at the bottom of the post for details!

This week’s submissions:

photography challenge abundance boiled eggs

photography challenge abundance Pretzels

First photo is an abundance of boiled eggs ready to eat or ready to make deviled eggs. We make at least four dozen boiled eggs to devil for our family gatherings.  Second photo is one of my favorite easy-to-make treats pretzels, rolo candies and pecans.  Just stack and stick in the oven until the rolos melt…I can eat an abundance of them!   Let them cool before eating. ~Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK – Cats, Kids and Crafts

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I have always had that feeling of … almost too much ” abundance” when someone opens their birthday presents.  This is what this picture shows … Photo taken 3 years ago …  One of the rare photos of myself that I like.  I am saying ” thank you” here (  one must be thankful for abundance !) And I like the predominance of red  red on the  black  background …

photography challenge abundance wine bottles

This is a photo of extremely – abundantly dusty wine bottle waiting to be cleaned, labeled and packed in boxes for customers. I think this was a 2009 pinot from runholder in the Wairarapa, New Zealand.  When we pack these we all go home covered in a layer of sticky dust..beautiful though aren’t they :)~ Sandie Fletcher, Wairarapa, New Zealand

photography challenge vines in serbia

Virgin vine this autumn in a village near Novi Sad, Serbia. ~Gordana

photography challenge abundance beads

My submission is my newest obsession!! I’ve learned some techniques of jewelry making and I’ve become a beadaholic!!!  This does not come close to the amount of beads I have amassed in a few short months! Thankfully, my family, friends and on-line friends have loved my creations. They keep me busy and creative. ~Lisa- The Sweet Talk Shop

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This was a portion if my desk when I came into work this morning. My coworkers decorated it for my birthday -Dakota from Michigan

Next Week’s Theme- Calendar Photos

Next week, we are going to create our own virtual calendar!  This theme occurred to me last week when I was trying to put all of my challenge photos from last year into a book.  Going through 52 photos and getting them ready for printing was time consuming, but very fun. (I will show you my book next week- it is awesome!).  And several times it occurred to me that many of those photos would make great calendar photos.

So this week, our challenge is to choose a month, any month at all, and shoot a photo that represents that month.  With any luck, we will have at least one photo per month to show off!  Want a couple examples?

strawberriescandy hearts in a glass


That would be June and February in my imaginary calendar!  So take your calendar photo and I’ll see you back here next week!

For previous Photography Challenge posts, click here.


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  • Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop February 3, 2013, 8:08 am

    Hate that I missed the photo challenge up until now. I will be e-mailing you my Abundance photo soon. And will be working to the Calendar challenge as well.
    Want to steal this idea!!! How wonderful of you to do this!!

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