Challenge Your Camera #9 Kitchen

Another guest theme this week, and this time from my good follower friend Philosophy Through Photography in India. The email I received had a number of suggestions to choose from but the one I went for was “Kitchen items close up or macro” and we agreed that since the kitchen is part of our daily routine, it should not be a problem for many of our followers. Equally it doesn’t require anyone to go outside, climbing mountains, jump out of aeroplanes, waiting for flowers to bloom, etc etc it can be done in the “comfort of lockdown and in complete safety”! So, get creative, pick a gadget or two, or your favourite gadget, create a nice setting, a good background and ….. snap away while you’re having a cup of tea, a cup of coffee or ….. a glass of wine. Here’s mine, they are our favourites and most used, can you tell what they are?

Last Week’s Roll Of Honour #8 Sport


The Rules

Each week I am selecting a single theme to point my camera at or display a few photos from my collection as a way to brighten up the week as we enter a new year which we all hope will be brighter than the last. If you would like to join me in #challengeyourcamera then here’s what to do:

  • 1. Follow me to discover the weekly theme I have chosen.
  • 2. Select a few photos related to the week’s theme
  • 3. Post your own photos that week, any day you like.
  • 4. Include a caption with each photo so we know what/where it is
  • 5. Include a link to my blog in your post so that I am notified and can follow you back
  • 6. Add a pingback/link to YOUR post in the comment section of MY post on that weeks theme.
  • 7. Include the tag #challengeyourcamera
  • 1. I will follow you back
  • 2. I will encourage other posters to follow you
  • 3. I will list each blogger in my weekly post in arrears



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  1. This is so fun! I found you through Marie at HopSkipsandJumps and here is my contribution:

    https://touringmybackyard.wordpress.com/2021/03/06/a-little-spice-for-your-everything/

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  2. I’m adding my link again as it didn’t turn blue. I think it missed off the https. perhaps that’s why.
    https://travels-with-my-camera.blog/2021/03/05/challenge-your-camera-9-kitchen/

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  3. Just made it! It’s taken me all week to come up with an article from the kitchen – maybe this has something to do with familiarity breeding contempt? Herewith my entry
    travels-with-my-camera.blog/2021/03/05/challenge-your-camera-9-kitchen/

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  4. First one I guess related to some kind of Micro Oven?
    second one …something to do with crusher?
    Last one resembling some spray bottle cap part.
    Great clicks Dr.B.
    I never knew that this is going to be a guessing game!
    And you kept our brain busy.
    Thanks a ton.

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  5. I’m sorry, I’ve gone a bit off-piste this week – it’s not my kitchen and it doesn’t really have any gadgets! https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/the-abbots-kitchen-at-glastonbury-abbey/ [If you’re unhappy with the link I’ll happily remove it 😉 ]

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    • I’m having problems again commenting on your site, I can only think it’s because we’re on different platforms and blogger/blogspot doesn’t like talking to WordPress! This weeks challenge wasn’t mine, it was suggested by a guest I choose every couple of weeks. But, I back their choice and respect it, and I tried to make it challenging by adding the macro/close up element. It doesn’t really matter what the subject is, it’s about challenging your camera to learn something different and to join in with the community who are all trying. A few of us are having quite a laugh trying to name the gadget because close up things look quite different. But, having said that the internet is a “free space” and folks can do as they wish. But in the coming weeks I will get even more challenging to take people far out of their comfort zone, making them keep away from archives and to try something different, often without the need to go out. But everyone makes their own choice whether to join in or not, and I totally respect that. A few struggled with coloursplash but gave it a go and unsurprisingly are suddenly seeing how it affects your perception of an image before you click. That’s just one example, but there are others. So, don’t worry, I would never remove someone linking to me, it’s no problem at all.

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      • I hadn’t realised this was a blogspot site – it looks exactly like a WordPress one! I guess that could explain the issue, although I haven’t had problems this way around.

        I’d written my post based on the main title of kitchen and only registered your addition of the macro element when I’d nearly finished. I get where you’re coming from in terms of keeping away from archives and I’ll try to take fresh photos for the challenge when I can, but I may skip a week in fitire if the theme isn’t quite my thing 🙂

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        • It’s very odd I must say. It’s behaving towards me as if it is a blogspot/blogger site but it may be something else 🤔🤔

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  6. Here Is my entry for Kitchens…….I may alter this post with a follow up! I just went with the whole shebang! https://thecadyluckleedy.com/2021/03/02/challenge-your-camera-in-the-kitchen/

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  7. Good evening all,
    I have posted my contribution for this week’s challenge.
    https://wordpress.com/post/marilynunmasked.blog/10642
    Thanks for choosing the theme Dr B.

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    • Thanks Marilyn, great photos, I’ve commented wider on your blog 👍👏👏👨‍🍳

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      • When I click on Marilyn’s post I don’t get anything! Bummer…….I want to see!

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        • Oh dear, WordPress seems to be really unstable and buggy at present. Quite often these days I go round in circles trying to comment, then I try and follow someone and it won’t let me. Nuts!

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        • I have the same problem Cady – it looks like it’s trying to link to one of my own pages, judging by the URL in the address bar, but just hangs. However if you click on Marilyn’s name it takes you to her ‘About’ page and you can then access her kitchen gadgets via her ‘What’s New’ list in the right sidebar 🙂

          For some reason I have a few problems with Dr B’s account (he can’t seem to comment on mine) and with one other blogging friend – I comment on her blog, it doesn’t show but if I try again it either says it’s a duplicate comment or it posts it and I see my comment there twice! WP can be very odd at times 😆

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  8. Ha ha, it does a little. Look closer 🤔

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  9. the second one looks like a little robot figure :-).
    my kitchen item was not shot in kitchen – https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.com/2021/03/spoons-repurposed.html

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    • Problems again, clicking on your link gives me a page called Sliku Svoju Ljubim with a page FULL of images!!!

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      • I think it might be my display (“flipcard”) – that means that my posts are not displayed one by one (as in “classic” display would be the case. Although I linked this particular post and would expect that when you click on it, it shows you just that post. Try to click on one of the photos and see if it opens the post.

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        • Yes you’re right in what you describe, in fact BOTH come up with your current post floating on top of a grid like page. Then as soon as I touch the post it either disappears or my screen splits in half and I get them side by side! It’s not a “problem” to me but it’s stopping me from commenting etc 🥲🥲

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  10. Even I won’t know what it is!!!!

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  11. Oh no!!!! I’m not a photographer – macro is going to be tough, tough, tough! 😣 😖 I’ll do my best!!!

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  12. Oh, the first one looks like a blender…..the second a lemon press of some sort and the third something for the wine bottles! Your kitchen stuff looks very different from mine! I want you to know I get your pre-posts about 10:30 at night (the time difference) and I was in the kitchen at 11pm taking photos! My husband came in and said, “What the H are you doing?” My reply, “I’m taking photos for the challenge!” Will post on Tuesday…….. I may take more!

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  13. Good grief, shaking the bottle! I only do that with ketchup 😂 . Ok, soup maker it is, my favourite gadget, soup in 19 mins after you’ve chucked all the bits in. My favourite is pea and ham, I even just use a tin of peas as well as a chopped onions, stick of celery and some pieces of cooked ham or fried bacon. Simple.

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    • The soup maker sounds great. I always keep the stock from veggies and make it with chicken bits, so I can put batches of soup on. It can take hours, so this sounds a real time-saver.

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      • It’s absolutely brilliant, it’s a Morphy Richards compact soup maker. There is a larger size. Go for it.

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        • We are just two retirees, so the compact would be ideal. Also sounds like you can easily ring the changes on flavours, ingredients, etc.
          Photography, wine, and cooking tips. This is certainly my kinda blog!

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        • Thank you🙏 Yes, I have my own recipes and rarely use the ones in the accompanying booklet. Once you know the general formula of ingredients weight and stock volume you can do whatever you like. I have found however that using ingredients that involve onions it’s best to lightly fry the onions for a few mins first. I can’t explain it, it alters things to my preferred taste.

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        • Onions fried, crisped in the oven, sliced thin for an Indian side – just works. I think that frying them first possibly takes the flavour and texture from a ‘cream of onion’ soup to a classic French onion soup. Delish.

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    • Your third one is driving me to distraction! I went to bed thinking about it; woke up and it was the first thought in my head. 😱🤬
      I’m now in the region of cheese press / tofu press.
      I thought – the first item was top view, and the third side on. My head suggests the middle could be of the base. But there’s an arrow indicating a pull-out, and a spout.

      However, I must do some study 📝 and prepare myself for a Zoom meet tomorrow for an Adult Autistic Safety Plan advisory group I’ve been invited to. Then I’ll be back, unless someone gets it. 🤞🤔

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  14. Good morning
    I’m going for: wet grinder / still thinking / wine aerator.

    Love the theme. Now to get snapping!

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  15. No idea what they are but I love the theme!

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  16. I had to have a very good look! 1. Blender 2. No idea 3. Wine saver

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