52 Photo Challenge: Week 20-Unique Perspective

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”—Marcus Aurelius

This week my assignment for the 52 photo challenge was to capture images with a unique perspective. After overthinking and beating myself up last week, I decided to have fun with this one. All of these photos are taken in my yard. I rolled around on the ground, played with the cat, and chased a few ladybugs and bees. It was probably the most fun I’ve had taking photos in a long time.

I edited the photos differently this week too, opting for a sort of dark wood feeling. It might not fit with spring, but it fits the mood of these photos and I really like it. Let me know if you have a favorite and have a fantastic week.













  • Photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D and edited with ON1 Photo RAW
  • If you want to join the 52 Photo Challenge, you can find all the information at nicolesy.com

52 Photo Challenge
Week 1: Bokeh
Week 2: Silhouette
Week 3: Black and White
Week 4: Motion Blur
Week 5: Texture
Week 6: Framing
Week 7: Leading Lines
Week 8: Negative Space
Week 9: Patterns
Week 10: Symmetry
Week 11: Green
Week 12: Sidelight
Week 13: Sense of Scale
Week 14: One Lens
Week 15: Series
Week 16: Flat Lay
Week 17: Behind the Scenes
Week 18: Water
Week 19: Blurry Foreground

80 thoughts on “52 Photo Challenge: Week 20-Unique Perspective

    • I thought you might like the mushroom, Michael! I was so surprised to find it growing under one of my flowers. I guess I’ve been overwatering that section of my yard. Can’t say I’m upset about it!


  1. I usually feel drawn to certain ones, but this week was really hard. I love #1. I love 4, 5, 7, 9. I don’t think 9 is the one to turn in though. I feel like in some of these you just missed getting a picture of a fairy.

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  2. Neat photos! It does change things when you see from a different perspective, either higher or lower, etc. Love the first mushrooms one, and I think what are windchimes looking up into the pipes? The kitty is sweet, looks like our Cricket did (RIP) 🙂

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    • He’s a pretty great cat! Yes, that’s me in the last photo and you made my day with your comment! Thank you. I rarely wear makeup, but next weekend I’m seeing Lizzo and I plan on DOING IT UP! 🙂


  3. Alright, what emotionally appeals most to me, without any justification or reasons why – pure, but personal, subjective in total. #3 #5 #6 $19 Like said, without regard for the photo assignment. Most beautiful #5. Most interesting #6. OK last, best unusual perspective, #6 that tells a whole story within itself.

    Question. What does “dark wood feeling mean”? I been looking to see visually what that might mean, and I’m not seeing it. Curious me.

    Here’s a comment (sorry sorry) you might not welcome, but maybe more as future reference. It’s a matter of WP themes. Notice your images are slightly dulled down as they’re displayed. Only when you touch them (cursor) do they come to full intensity & color. My blog theme is the opposite – dull image is simply sign you’re pointing there. I think that mode is more appealing overall as a blog. (minor point, almost not noticeable, but I do, fussy me) (and a big bother, changing themes)

    Honorable mention, like they say – your neighbor cat, cause I like cats, and he’s a pretty one. Then, kind of on photo theme, your face – because I like your face gazing upwardly, although I want seeing more. And, said the big bad wolf to Goldylocks, my what lovely skin you have, how young you are. OK, my sensibilities are kinda odd I suppose.

    Thank you so much sharing this process for you. Being “visible” is an honest and generous way to be. You do that very well.

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    • Thank you for such kind and detailed feedback! The dark wood feeling refers to the settings I used to edit these photos. The colors are muted, not darkened, and given a sort of hazy feel I hoped felt magical or “dark and woodsy.” I started with the bee photo and then applied the same look to all the photos.

      Thank you for the comment about the WP theme. I’ve noticed this as well and didn’t realize it was my theme that was to blame for the way the photos display. I’m a bit daunted by the task of changing it up, but I’ll give it some serious thought. I’ve actually been thinking I might need to revamp the entire site and include tabs for poetry, photography, short story and essay. It might make it easier for people to find what they are looking for. I just am nervous to mess around and break stuff (but I’ll give it more thought).

      Thank you for the comment about my skin. Yes, I’ve been blessed with pretty good genes in that department. When my grandmother died a few years ago she still had remarkable skin. She passed on a bunch of trauma and pain, but good skin. 🤣

      Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoy me being visible. Being vulnerable and true are my aims in life. Nothing much comes from holding back.

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      • Thanks Bridgette. Boring detail tech stuff – I try to keep my distance. You can see how simple my blog theme is – is why I picked it. If you wanted some help sometime I’d certainly try to be useful – used to do more, even semi-pro, but no more. One compromise of sorts is leaning into secondary areas, like I do, for my two big “book” sections, all collections of “pages”, not blog “posts”. I’d have to study your theme to see what’s easy or not to do. Bottom line overall, what you do – it works, people like coming here and that’s what counts a lot, a lot. And that’s part you being you. Like Sally Fields said. 🙂

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    • Thanks! Yes, it’s amazing what happens when we aren’t being mean to ourselves, isn’t it? I’m grateful for the cheering and for your kindness. Have a fantastic day.


  4. You’ve taken such a beautiful selection of photos, Bridgette. I have more than one favourite, and I’m somewhat torn between them. Like some of your other readers, I like the angle of #1 of the fungi; it’s wonderful, and you must have had to get very low down on the ground to get that shot. No wonder you got grass and mud on you! I also love #2, the windchimes – what a great picture taken from underneath – very effective. I really like the insects, especially the ladybird on a blade of grass – so delicate. I think my very favourite is the #5, the dandelion clock (or wishes as I’ve always called them.) The last photo, #12, is lovely, too. It that you or your daughter – you are so alike, it’s difficult to tell sometimes. And, of course, it goes without saying that your cat is just adorable and knows just how to pose for the camera. Cat’s a wonderful company, especially when we really need them to be close to us. They have a sixth sense and seem to know how we feel. I so enjoyed this fantastic collection of photos from your garden, my friend. Lots of love to you, dear Bridgette. Xxx 💖💐💝

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    • Thank you for always seeing the love behind my photos, Ellie, and giving me such detailed and kind feedback. #12 is me, but luckily my daughter and I do look very much alike. She’s lucky to have that gorgeous red hair though. I keep threatening to dye mine to match hers, but she’s got all this beautiful variation no skilled hair stylist could dare recreate. I agree with you about cats and this fella is such a sweet little love. He jumps up for me to pet and he seemed to take me laying on the ground as an excuse to pose for me. He kept rubbing against the camera and had me in giggles when he climbed onto my back as I was taking the shots of the ladybug. Lots of love back to you and I’m sending some healing wishes and fairies in your direction (it might take awhile for them to make it across the pond). ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Thank you for such a kind comment. I love #5 too. I was surprised and delighted by how it turned it. That’s not my cat but a neighborhood cat that visits me in my yard frequently. I don’t know what kind he is, but yes, he’s beautiful and such a lover.

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  5. I enjoyed all of them, Bridgette. Having fun rolling around on the grass was a great way to get new perspectives. I loved the close ups of the insects. I really liked the wind chimes from the bottom up (never looked at them that way!). My favorite was the mushroom for no particular reason, I just really liked it. Good work and I am glad you had so much fun doing it.

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    • Thank you for such detailed feedback! I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty in my yard and that wind chime from below was one of my favorites. I’ve had that chime for well over 15 years and it surprised me when I looked up at it. I know there’s probably a life lesson there.

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      • Well, you inspired me, Bridgette. I drafted a haiku this morning about the first two iris that bloomed overnight. I wanted a graphic for it so I took a photo from almost underneath and another looking straight down (instead of from the side as I usually do). I was thinking, “I loved Bridgette’s photos, maybe I can use perspective, too.” So thank you for the post, the photos and the inspiration!

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  6. I cannot pick just one….love this whole set, Bridgette! I got a fantasy vibe from the majority of them…and now I’m picturing the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. You have such an eye for beauty 💞💞💞

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