Travel theme: Close-up

After my literary close-up of Rome I started looking at a few photos that might match the theme.  First up, a water drop-covered mushroom in the North Cascades.

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A close-up of peeling birch at the Bloedel Reserve.

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Getting close to a mound of white M&Ms at the New York M&M World’s Wall of Chocolate.   multiples m&ms new york

Last, but certainly not least, a close-up of the original Piglet of Winnie the Pooh fame. I had to get close, he’s only 3 inches tall.

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Are you ready for your close-up? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Close-up
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  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. – Charlie Chaplin

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. – Chuck Palahniuk

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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192 Responses to Travel theme: Close-up

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  8. Amazing close-ups, Ailsa. Love the mushroom one, and Piglet is so adorable. 🙂 here’s my contribution: http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/close-encounters-of-the-animal-kind-for-ailsas-theme/

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  13. Max510 says:

    Hi everybody friends…
    Here my close up for this week
    Hope you enjoy
    http://max510.com/2014/05/03/weekly-travel-theme-close-up/

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  15. kirkistan says:

    In Minnesota, Spring is very close: http://wp.me/pqJ7j-1Az

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  17. Anne Camille says:

    I love macro & closeup photography! Here’s my contribution to this week’s challenge: a lovely pink tulip. http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2iz

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  19. tchistorygal says:

    Great theme. Here is my contribution to the theme. http://wp.me/p2jC53-1Ys

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  21. Mariane says:

    A few glimse of the Innerworld – Close-ups actually 😉 – Thank you so much for have this challenge still.
    http://cordes.re/blg/wind/?p=727

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  25. Lyle Krahn says:

    Great collection. I’m always a fan of birch bark.

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  28. ladyredspecs says:

    HI Ailsa, love your dewdrops image. Here’s my contribution, cheers
    http://wp.me/p4vLjC-2g

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  34. Tvor says:

    Closeup is good! It’s one of my “mainstays” when I travel, most of the time and where possible. Take an overall photo and get some details.
    http://tvortravels.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/travel-theme-closeup/

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  39. suej says:

    Well, here I finally am, a combination of travel theme and also the weekly photo challenge (I’m a bit time-poor at the mo) : http://suejudd.com/2014/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-spring-weekly-travel-theme-close-up/

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