The Gallery: Week 13

Hello and welcome to week 13 of The Gallery.

I was stunned by your entries last week. STUNNED.
I was convinced that people would opt out, make excuses, RUN FOR THE HILLS when I said it would be ‘self portrait’.
And sure enough the messages started to come back saying ‘I’ll have to sit this one out’ etc.
But then people thought about the reasoning behind the theme. Thought about why I’d set it and, well, your posts were just brilliant.
One thing that came out of it all for me was the fact that many of us – myself included – have issues with how we look; issues that are usually unfounded because we’re all in the same boat and we all recognise those insecurities.
I hope you all found it as eye-opening as I did. And many many thanks to Laura for being the inspiration for making us all just stop and think a little.
So. This week’s theme?
Well.
I have seen a great deal of kindness around the blogosphere of late.
The comments you all left on each other’s blogs offering support and a hand to hold.
Blogger Susie at New Day New Lesson who has launched a Kindness Club “to try to make the world a better place one person at a time”.
And a group of bloggers who are doing an amazing amazing walk to raise money for a small charity which helps parents who have lost a child.
So go and support Susie and help her vision to make the world a better place.
And go and support our friends – bloggers we all know, admire and love – as they walk from one side of the UK to the other with the sole aim of helping parents in need.
A fabulous act of kindness.
Which is all a convoluted way of saying this week’s theme is: Friendship.
Interpret the theme any way you like.
And as always, come back on Wednesday to add your link, visit as many others as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you.
Appreciate the wonderful photos that are opening themselves up to you.Now get clicking!

The Gallery
If you’re new to The Gallery, here’s the brief: I will give you a prompt, an idea, a notion and you go out and take a photograph using that prompt. Or just use a photo you already have.
The prompt could be one word, an object, an idea, a phrase, anything, and you have to post a picture which you feel represents that prompt.
Post it on your blog and write about it.
That’s it.

It’s not about taking technically brilliant photos – although if you do, I’d love to see them too. It’s about having a passion for pictures; any photos, all photos whether you took it with your all singing all dancing SLR or snapped it on your camera phone.
You don’t even have to be a blogger to take part – just send me your photo and I will publish it on my blog for you. You don’t even have to include your name if you prefer.

When you’ve published it, come back on Wednesday and via a groovy widget thing you can add a link to your post and share it with everyone. The link remains open for a week.
Visit others, comment if you like them or feel inspired by them. Just go out and encourage and support amateur photographers out there.

The more support you give, the more you will get back.

Come back on Wednesday and join in. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

And if you want to make sure you don’t miss any prompts or entries in future, make sure you subscribe to my RSS or email feed.
Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …

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