49 Photos - Jan 1, 2012
Photo: My first post for the Project 52 2012, with the theme "New Years Eve". This was shot just before we left for the New Years party, at the dawn of last year. Now, let's look into the future with endless possibilities!

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile.Photo: In the Cuatro Torres Business area in Madrid, they really are Playing with light which is this weeks theme for project 52. The fountains change color all the time, sometimes synchronized to the same color, sometimes to a palette of all colors.

The building to the left is the Torre de Cristal, 249,5 meters high: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_de_Cristal. The building to the right is the Torre Espacio, 236 meters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_Espacio.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church
and #skysunday by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach.Photo: Odd week this. I haven't given the project 52 much of a thought at all, since I've been on vacation, from everything! Today when I turned the project back on, I really didn't have time to find a good piece of technology (that's the theme this week). So what do you do? I browsed all photos taken this week, which turned out to be 264. And, one of them actually did have some technology in it, so here it is.

This piece of machinery have been a prerequisite for my vacation activities this week. I've been using this ski lift and a couple of others a number of times, every time giving a rewarding trip downhill. I really like skiing!

Although the snow was disappearing at a rapid pace (quite obvious in the picture), the skiing conditions was very good.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church
and of course for #nordicfeeling by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From 
and #transportandcommunicationsunday by +Juan Muntaner
and #skisunday by +Michael Garza.Photo: Finally the snow arrived just one day before I had to shoot the second photo, with summer/winter theme for the project 52. So, now we got at least two inches of snow, which is just about enough to make the ground white. After the snow, the sun showed it's beautiful face, so the two made a nice view together!

This is actually my home village, Arnebo in Sweden, just south of Linköping. So, +Corey Paugh, this is even more my own backyard, since you can actually see my house in there, if you have really good eyes and know where to look.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile
and #SkySunday by +Simon Linke.Photo: Project 52 #3: Rule of thirds

I took a walk this morning to get some shots of the sunrise. One of them became my submission for this weeks P52 theme, the rule of thirds.

When looking at the three photos I have submitted so far, it's obvious that very colorful landscapes is what I'm doing a lot of right now. Have to find something different for next theme I guess!

Zoom in on the photo to see the horizontal third also!


For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile
and #SunriseSaturday by +TJ Kelly
and #ColorsOnSaturday by +ee giorgi and +Gilmar Smith.Photo: Today I'm stepping outside of my comfort zone when it comes to photography. This is definitely not my usual colorful style. This is for the Up theme in the +GPLUS::P52::2012 (or +Project52-2012).

Since this is actually my first black and white for many years, any comments, positive or negative, are most welcome (as always...).

For #2012project52 by +Giuseppe Basile.
Also for #SquareSunday by +Matt Soave.Photo: For project 52, with the theme Eyes, this is Doris, one of our two cats. Shot in terrible lighting with a 70-200 at ISO6400, it turned out pretty well any way.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile / +Kate Church.Photo: A completely hysterical HDR is my submission for the sixth theme, signs, in the project 52. This is a roundabout in my hometown with a piece of art in the middle. Not everyone likes it, but I have to say that it solved my problem of finding signs :-)

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church.

I also feel it makes a good contribution for #FunnySignFriday by +Karen Tate!Photo: The seventh theme for Project 52 is Shadows. Tricky theme to do something with, when there is little light around. But today the sun really poured down upon us, and there was new snow during the night making things look really beautiful.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church.

Also very suitable for #CreativeSnowSunday by +Roy Ross
and #ShadowsOnSunday by +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner.
alsoPhoto: Other photographers is the theme this week for project 52. Where I live, you seldom see any photographers at all, so I invited a bunch of co-workers to a short modelling session.

For #2012Project52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church.Photo: This is more outside than In the workplace which is the theme of the week for project 52, but it will have to do. It's another of those overcooked HDRs that I try to stay away from, but I just couldn't resist the purple smoke :-) Maybe the #purplecircle will like that too?

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church.Photo: For the Depth of field theme of the project 52.

For #2012Project52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church.
Also for #SOOCSunday (just a slight crop, I need a better macro lens) by +john kosmopoulos.Photo: Spring flowers crawling their way up through dry autumn leaves, what better way of illustrating the spring/autumn theme for project 52?

This is Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), one of the very first garden flowers we get here in spring. Love it! Compared to last year, it is early, we still had lots of snow at this time of year.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church.Photo: For the theme Planes, trains & automobiles the given target is some aeroplanes if you live in Linköping. This is the home of the Swedish aeroplane manufacturer Saab. Around the city there are in total 9 planes that have been put on display like this. These two are the Saab 29 Tunnan (The barrel :-) to the right and Saab 32 Lansen to the left.

Since I was out shopping for lenses yesterday, this one is shot with my new wide lens. Looking forward to more creativity with that one!

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church
and #skysunday by +Simone Linke.Photo: For the Night theme of project 52, this is Linköping cathedral just 1,5 hour ago. I did not expect it to be a winter picture, but while I was inside playing squash, snow fell again. It has done so a number of times today, but this time it actually stayed.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church,
and #creativesnowsunday by +Roy Ross
and #SacredSunday by +Charles Lupica, +Manfred Berndtgen, +Bill Wood, +Robyn Morrison and +Margaret Tompkins (+SacredSunday)
and #skysunday by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme)Photo: It seems to be a new tradition in Linköping (my home town) to have an easter tree in the square. In fact, this is the first easter tree I see at all...

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile, +Kate Church, +Greg Berdan, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Sandra Parlow, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker and +Sue Butler (+Project52-2012)
and #saturdaynightlight by +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight)
and #snowysaturday by +John Fujimagari (+#SnowySaturday).Photo: Alone with my son this evening and didn't want to start making any fancy cooking. This is just some hot sandwiches italian style. Italian bread, various Italian hams and salamis, tomatoes, fresh basil, some Parmigiano Reggiano and some (not so Italian) Swedish cheese. Served with a Sicilian wine it's quite tasty :-)

For #2012PROJECT52 , this week with the theme The Kitchen. Curated by +Giuseppe Basile, +Kate Church, +Greg Berdan, +Sandra Parlow, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker and +Sue Butler.

Also for #feelgoodfriday by +Rebecca Borg (+FeelGoodFriday)
and #foodfriday by +Bobbi Lance, +Lucretia Yeh, +Nicholas Ong and +Natty Netsuwan (+FoodFriday)
and #italyfriday by +Elia Locardi (+ItalyFriday).Photo: Sky and clouds sounded like my theme, it's what I'm doing all the time. This one was taken at a small lake we had passed by a couple of times, but this time I decided to make a sunset photo. Turned out pretty well I think!

A bit unusual for me is that it's not a HDR. I did a couple of those also, but this was better in my eyes.

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile, +Greg Berdan, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #skysunday by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme)
and it's definitely a very #nordicfeeling by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From.

Now it's time for breakfast, so for the #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa (+Breakfast Club)Photo: P52 #18: SymmetryPhoto: This is a bit of cheating, since this photo is two weeks old, but I will still use it for project 52. I just wont have time to chase down some contrasting colours this week, so I'll use this instead. It's from a place that has become a favorite spot recently, since it's the place closest to home where I can get a good view of the sunset.

For #2012project52 by +Giuseppe Basile, +Kate Church, +Greg Berdan, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +LaDonna Pride, +Gene Bowker and +Sue Butler
and #sunsetsaturday by +Dennis Hoffbuhr
and my first for #allthingsorange by +Nina Piccoli and +Kenneth Williams (+AllThingsOrange).Photo: This is from my main photography event of the week. A couple of friends of mine moved their photography bookshop to a lot larger premises. That gave them the opportunity to also host photo exhibitions, and started off with an exhibition of the very talented Bernt-Ola Falck, who unfortunately passed away 6 years ago, much too young. Bernt-Ola focused on people, mostly in black and white.

If you happen to pass by the small Swedish urban area of Rimforsa, be sure to make a stop at the shop and take a look at books and photos, there will be more exhibitions over time. Or, jump into http://nevabooks.com, I'm sure google can do some magic if the Swedish is hard to understand :-). They do ship books all over the world.

For #2012PROJECT52 with the theme mostly white by +Greg Berdan, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church.

A rather unusual photo for me, since it is indoors, and has lots of people in it, so I'll also send it off to #peopleandlife by +Serein Lee (+PeopleandLife).Photo: This is my first self portrait on G+. It explains why I have had very little time the last weeks to take and publish photos. We are extending and rebuilding the house, and also changing the entire kitchen setup. It does take some time :-)

There is one other unfortunate reason, and that is my camera is breaking down, displaying strange error messages, and only sometimes being able to take pictures. More on that later...

For #2012PROJECT52 by +Giuseppe Basile, +Greg Berdan, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate ChurchPhoto: This is straight out of camera, for project 52. Getting exactly what I wanted, not doing any editing afterwards took a number of tries. Very much a learning experience!

What it is? Those of you who saw last weeks contribution could maybe have an idea. It's from the same place, a bunch of pieces that are about to be mounted.

For #2012project52  by +Giuseppe Basile, +Gretchen Chappelle , +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #macromonday  by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim (+Macro Monday)
and #metallicmonday  by +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday)
and #ministractmonday by +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday)
and of course for the #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez (+Breakfast Club).Photo: These red and white houses are by many seen as the essence of Swedish architecture (the theme this week in project 52). The countryside is full of them, from tiny, tiny houses up to castles, from really old, to newly built. We feel that they have always looked like this, since the dawn of time:-).

But, that is in most cases not true, since ordinary people could not afford to paint there houses until late in the 19th century. And at that time, the hue of the paint was a lot brighter, it got this more dark red tone somewhere in the 20th century. So, what almost every Swede think is how a Swedish house have always looked, is in fact something that is just maybe 80 years old.

Still, I think it's beautiful, and really like this style! The fence by the way is also very typical, and lot of people build new ones like this.

For (yes, definitely...) #nordicfeeling  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From
and #2012project52  by +Giuseppe Basile, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church 
and #allthingsred by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray (+AllThingsRed)
and #sentimentalsunday (yes, Swedes are quite sentimental about these houses) by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth (+Sentimental Sunday Theme).Photo: My camera broke down this week and is now in the repair shop. This means that I couldn't take a love photo (well, maybe I could have used the mobile), so I cheat a bit and use a photo from last week. This is a bit unusual for me since it is a self portrait, and also includes my wife. What better love can there be?

As a side note to +lynn langmade, here's the orange t-shirt (hard to see...), an orange hoodie and orange shoes. How about that!

For #2012project52  by +Giuseppe Basile, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #saturdaystyle (yep, wearing the same stuff today, just a different orange t-shirt :-) by +lynn langmade and +lane langmade
and #selfportraitsaturday  by +Marcin Pękalski (+#self-portrait-saturday)
and #sunsetsaturday by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
and #allthingsorange by +Nina Piccoli and +Kenneth Williams (+AllThingsOrange).

Hope my wife doesn't kill for me this one, she really doesn't like to be in photos ;-)Photo: Blue and yellow are my colours, that is the colours of our Swedish flag. I think this photo depicts what Swedes think the Swedish countryside looks like in summer. Yellow and green fields with a blue sky, a winding gravel road. There should probably have been a couple of red barns and cottages also to get it perfectly right.

For #2012project52  by +Giuseppe Basile, +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #senimentalsunday  by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth (+Sentimental Sunday Theme)
and #skysunday  by +Randy Scherkenbach  and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme)
and #nordicfeeling  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From.Photo: A river slowly flowing into the sunset will be my contribution for the water theme of project 52. I just realized that I missed to submit that one. And I also have the my hometown theme left to do, but still, I'm catching up :-)

For #2012project52 by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #sunsetsaturday  by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard and +Ke Zeng (+Landscape Photography)Photo: Every day (well almost) during summer I'm having at least one of these. Sour milk and/or yogurt with (wild) strawberries/raspberries/blueberries, in whatever combination we can make for the day. Usually for breakfast. I just love it! And it's a good way of showing my summer which was last weeks theme for project 52.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church 
and #allthingsred  by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray (+AllThingsRed)
and #summerphotos  by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen (+Summer Photos).Photo: The storm is coming, in the shape of an S-Curve. Perfect fit for project 52.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #seatuesday  by +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday)
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams (+landscape photography)
and the #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez (+Breakfast Club).Photo: Sometimes you just want to go to the extreme. Well, this is a rather extreme edit of a sunset::-)

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #sunsetsaturday   by +Dennis Hoffbuhr
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
and #nordiclandscapes  by +Juha Kal.Photo: A dragonfly for Macro Monday (the not so abstract variant ;-). But more importantly some catching up in project 52. This is Animals for week 32.

This was shot in the weekend, when we had really nice summer weather for a while. The dragonfly is on my wife's foot. It got to sit there until someone told her :-)

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #macromonday  by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim (+Macro Monday).Photo: This is a piece of art called Mottagning (Reception in English) by Kari Cavén which has become a modern symbol for My Hometown Linköping. It's placed outside the ice arena, so many people get to see it.

The photo is a rather late contribution for week 28 My Hometown to project 52. I'm catching up at least, just have 3 more to go and I will be in sync.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church 
and #headsupmonday  by +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays)
and #leadinglinesmonday  by +Pam Chalkley, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers and +David Murphy.Photo: This is Nova 7 years old, posing for a Portrait. She turned out to be great in front of the camera. She could gladly have spent many hours there if time would have allowed :-)

This is my submission for week 34 of project 52. Two more to go before I've caught up :-)

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Gene Bowker, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #portraittuesday  by +Laura Balc (+PortraitTuesday).Photo: The thirty-sixth theme for project 52 is (or rather was) Metal. Today also happens to be macro Monday with the theme Leaf. So, let's combine the two into a metal leaf.

The green reflection? That's our very green lawn.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #macromonday  by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim (+Macro Monday)
and #metallicmonday  by +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday).Photo: For week 37 of project 52 the theme is In The Garden. This is a fireworkslike flower (you'll guess what kind!) I shot in my own backyard.

Although the theme is Leaf for macro monday I just must submit it there also, I really like this macro!

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #macromonday  by +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim (+Macro Monday)
and #dofmonday  by +Mara Acoma, +Mark Hall, +Alan Gurling and +Nigel Smith (+DOFMonday)
and, this is a must with a shot like this, for the #purplecircle  by +Lynn Langmade, +Alexis Coram, +Sinead Sam McKeown and +Craig Szymanski (+PurpleCircle).Photo: Autumn was the theme for week 38 of project 52. There really wasn't any autumn in sight then, but now it's in full "bloom".

I find it really hard to capture autumn colors in a good way. Without sunlight everything just turns brown, and even with good light it's easy to just make a mess of it all, unless you focus on the details. But, I wanted a palette of colors close to water, so here it is!

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church (+Project52-2012)
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
and #nordicfeeling  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From 
and #nordiclandscapes  by +Juha Kal (+Nordic Landscapes)
and #europeanphotography   by +Charles Lupica, +Manuel Votta, +Susanne Ramharter, +Janusz Brakoniecki and +Jean-Louis LAURENCE (+European Photo).Photo: I just discovered that I had missed the week 31 theme Silhouette of project 52. So, here's a shot from this morning, when the sun just got above the horizon. It was a beautiful morning, with fog, sunrise, lots of birds flying around and even a couple of deer looking at me from just 50 meters away.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church 
and #widewednesdaypanorama  by +Ken McMahon and +Lucille Galleli (+WideWednesdayPanorama)
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
and #nordicfeeling  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From and #nordiclandscapes  by +Juha Kal.Photo: I'm still playing the catch up game with project 52. This is for week 40 with the obvious theme colors!

This was taken on Saturday during the Google+ photowalk in Stockholm. Three good things about that was:
1. In big cities there's always people who don't want to be like everyone else.
2. When you're in the middle of the touristy part of a big city, it's easy to take photos of people.
3. When you're in a crowd of 30+ photographers it's even easier!

And, this girl, she really has gone all in one the colors, you gotta love that!

For #2012project52 by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church 
and #peopleandlife by +Serein Lee (+PeopleandLife)
and #peoplearoundus  by +Jonathan Davis Photo: This has been a terrific week from a photography point of view. Lots of opportunities to get great autumn and sunset (you know of love those!) photos. Tuesday evening gave this spectacular sunset reflected in the lake. Rather different from this https://plus.google.com/117459925640711320774/posts/AF5xB4T5g8h which is from the same place but the evening before.

Either one of them would have been a perfect fit for week 44 of project 52 which has the theme Reflections, but I chose the colorful one!

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and  #mirrormonday  by +Elizabeth Edwards and  +Gemma Costa (+Mirror Monday)
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
and #nordicfeeling by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Peter From
and #nordiclandscape  by +Juha Kal 
and #EuropeanPhotography by +European Photo 
+Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Michael Muraz
+Susanne Ramharter.Photo: City of My Dreams (or Mina Drömmars Stad in Swedish) makes up a long lost week 39 of project 52. The theme was  Negative Space.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church.Photo: Lot's of Openings but no way to get through. For week 43 of project 52.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #windowwednesday  by +Jules Falk Hunter, +Simon Davis-Oakley, +Jason Kowing, +Cheryl Cooper, +J.J. Bentley and +Catherine Furet (+#Window Wednesday)
and the #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez (+Breakfast Club)Photo: Black & White is not something I do often, but for week 42 of project 52 it was the theme. Sure, there are other ways of doing black and white than actually doing a photo with only those colors, but I figured I'll stick to that anyway. This building is also very beautiful in color, but I'll save that for later.

The building is called The Flatiron in Norrköping, a town close to my hometown. It's an old textile factory, but nowadays a museum. Around the water flowing through the city is an old industrial landscape that has been renovated in recent years, well worth a visit.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church 
and #mirrorsandreflections  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez (+Mirrors and Reflections)
and #europeanphotography  by  +European Photo 
+Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Michael Muraz
+Susanne Ramharter (+European Photo)Photo: It's really time to shape up on project 52 and get the missing photos in there. This, however is for this weeks theme Winter. On Thursday it was a great sparky winter day, cold and sunny. As the sun started to set I took a drive on the countryside to find a good place with frosty trees and the orange sunset. I think I managed to find a good spot at last :-)

And yes, it was as cold as it looks, minus 20 Centigrade.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #sunsetsaturday  by +Dennis Hoffbuhr (+Sunset Saturday)
and #europeanphotography  by +Janusz Brakoniecki, +Jean-Louis LAURENCE, +Manuella Betaille, +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter (+European Photo)
and #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood and +Jim Warthman.Photo: It was a magnificent sunset, and at least one was enjoying it to the end. For the Street Photography theme of project 52.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #streetphotography  by +Tatiana Parmeeva, +Thorsten von Eyb and +Maria Roco (+StreetPhotography)
and #peoplearoundus by +Jonathan Davis.Photo: Business travel (which I do quite frequently) is something I mostly enjoy. But sometimes it's just a long transport, airport, flying, airport, flying, airport ...

From Schiphol airport Amsterdam for the Vanishing Point theme of project 52.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood (+All Things Monochrome).Photo: I'm picking up the last remains of project 52, which I still have a couple of missed submissions to. Mostly I use photos taken at the right time (or close). Week 48 had the theme Flowers, so here's a beautiful autumn wreath I found hanging on a wall.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan , +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church.Photo: Deep inside Smaugs lair in Lonely Mountain lies a treasure mountain. It was not easy to get there, but with Hobbit feet (my wife tells me I have those) you're all set ;-)

For the Mirrors theme of project 52. Five more to go and I have all 53.

For #2012project52 by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church
and #macro4all  by +Walter Soestbergen and +Shane Williams (+Macro4All)
and #mirrorsandreflections by +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections).Photo: If you are curios about exposure time, you do not have to examine the EXIF data on this Time piece.

For #2012project52  by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church.Photo: P52 #53: Christmas