(Note: There is no Snapshot Saturday this week because it falls on the final day of the month, so the day for the Photo Blogging Challenge. Snapshot Saturday will return next week!)
I had a lot of fun with this month’s theme.
Originally, my plan had been to showcase a bigger project I am working on about board games, but though I love a lot of the photos I’ve taken for that, I think five board game images for this challenge wouldn’t be what I was hoping for.
So, I’ve gone in a mixed bag direction. Some were taken with a rented lens (a 100mm macro, which was awesome), and others with my own lenses.
I have some board game items and a few other things I think work within the theme. I’m also, thankfully, sticking to my guns to do this challenge mostly with my main camera in 2015, and trying to avoid the phone unless necessary or if a theme dictates.
I also look forward to seeing what people came up with for this theme!
Without further ado, here are my five for the month.
1. Roll the dice
As part of my board game project, this was an image I knew I wanted to capture. I love how this one came out. I probably could have done this post fully on dice images I took, but I wanted to be diverse!
Many board games have items like this – small blocks, Meeples, or different pieces that are usually colorful. The newer board games have some amazing pieces to them.
3. New toy
I got this new toy for my nephew. It’s kind of a game because it shakes and the mini pieces inside go back and forth. He seemed to enjoy the rattle part, as well as the mirror. I loved how this image came out, despite being a little soft.
This is one my favorite game/hobbies. I don’t believe it to be a sport as many people call it, rather it’s a game and one I truly enjoy. This is actually a cache I have hidden that I took some snaps of when I had a rented lens.
5. Pop ‘em out
One thing about many board games is all of the items you have to pop out. This is one I got for Christmas, Le Havre, before I started punching out everything.
That’s my five and now it’s your turn!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below. And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!). Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too!
Also, don’t forget to get back here tomorrow, February 1, to see the theme for February! Remember, in March, we celebrate our second anniversary! Is there anybody (besides me) who hasn’t missed a month?
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Paul Myers says
First shot is awesome. You caught the peak action and the reflection of the dice on the table. Nicely done.
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Thanks, Paul. I took a lot of those shots to get the one I really liked. I think I could have done this post fully on dice shots I took, but thought it would be overkill!
I also really like that first shot of the dice, as well as the Geocaching shot! Nice job with these, and thanks again for hosting this awesome idea!
Thanks for joining up and hope we see you in future themes, too!
PJ, I love your take on games. The movement in the dice shot is amazing. Great job, as usual!
Thanks, Lisa. The dice one is one I’ve wanted to do for a bit and finally had the chance!
Clare Barton says
I like how you have photographed the more traditional board games…I love your Dice shot, you have captured the movement and the colors are strong.
I have joined the group a little too late to do this theme. I would have liked to have photographed my old chess set and monopoly board game. Maybe you could do theme again sometime?
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We usually won’t repeat a theme, unfortunately. That being said, if you got ambitious this weekend or something, the linkup stays open through Monday or Tuesday! If not, I hope you’ll come back to join us for future months!
Danielle Kempe says
I love the dice roll – worth the work to get that one!
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Thanks for joining up, Danielle. And I agree… totally worth all the shots I had to take for that dice roll!
Kat Carpita says
Here is my take on the Games Challenge. 🙂
Don’t forget to link it at the end of my post — with the actual link up! Not everybody reads through the comments down here!
Kat Carpita says
I really love the action shot with the dice. All of the photos are really cool and all very different from each other. I like that!
Mike D says
I love the dice shot and the cache shot particularly. They are all great, though. And look at all these new folks. That’s exciting.
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That dice show was one of my favorites, too. And I am excited others have showed up… now let’s hope we can keep them into it and get more! 😀