A Photo a Week Challenge: Squares and Circles


Sorry about the late posting for this week’s challenge. I guess my photo is my excuse. Yesterday was insanely busy, and I didn’t realize that I missed the challenge until I was in bed last night. This week’s challenge is all about mixing squares and circles. Photography is a rectangular activity. Even though our lenses are round, the output is not. You can create a round image using post-processing methods. You can also create a round image using scissors on a print (very old-fashioned). I used the cropping tool in Photoshop to put my round pie into a square.

For anyone who is interested: my pie is a take on a blueberry sour cream pie recipe that I found online. A friend asked me to make a pie for a church fundraiser dessert auction dinner that’s tonight. When I mentioned the blueberry pie, she asked me to it with raspberries instead (she’s not a fan of blueberries) because she wants to buy it. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

Switzerland has a wonderful breakfast dish called Eibrot (egg bread). It’s like French toast, only you break up the bread into bit-sized pieces. My grandmother’s parents immigrated from Switzerland, and I grew up eating this wonderful stuff but calling it something else (that I don’t even know how to spell, so I haven’t tried).


For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken.

*Disclosure: This picture is from my recipe blog, so even though it doesn’t have my usual watermark on it, I did take this picture and it is my property and used here with my permission.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Licking the bowlThis week’s challenge is to have a tangible object in your photo as both the inspiration and subject of the photo. I do a lot of cooking and baking (a lot), and my husband is a big fan of licking the bowl/spoon/scraper/whatever, especially if there’s any kind of batter involved. For this challenge, I picked my favorite scraper as my object. The fact that my husband is attached to it is part and parcel of selecting it for my photo.

And just for kicks and giggles, here’s another one in black and white. Let me know which one you like better.

Licking the bowl in black and white