Wednesday, December 31, 2014

zoom in one last time

my 53rd zoom pairing - because 2014 started and ends on a Wednesday.  I've enjoyed this meme, both the finding of something to share and seeing what others are sharing - thank you to everyone who participated during the year.

I went into the centre of Edinburgh on Monday to enjoy the bustle of the season and was on the look out for a suitable photo pairing.  I was looking at all the work being done in preparation for the massive street party / music concert that Edinburgh hosts for hogmanay (Scottish for New Year celebration) when I noticed a star attached to the railings and stopped to read it - and I had my zoom in pair.  I was touched that someone had left a message for the homeless and reminded of those in need at a time when so many are celebrating and spending. It felt like a good subject for the end of the year.

And looking forward to 2015 and the PAIRS meme.  What I was thinking was that each week we share a linked pair of photos, such as
- look up, look down
- zoom in, zoom out
- look left, look right
- before and after
- then and now
- his and hers (hers and hers / his and his etc)

I'm sure we will collectively come up with many more over the year.  I've created a page for idea and I'll add to it during the year.

I created 2 versions of the button - au natural and with pixel magic and you should be able to paste in the code below the button on the left for it to show on your blog (I used this code creator)

If you want to start PAIRS this week that's fine, the linky on this post is for both and I look forward to seeing what people are focusing on this week

Hope you have a fun hogmanay and best wishes for a creative 2015


alexa said...

There's a thoughtful and kind star ... gives one hope. You spotted it well, just as you have so often seen other interesting during the year. Looking forward to the pairs theme :).

Sian said...

That's a very moving, perfect way to finish the year. I've enjoyed every single one of your pairings and I'm looking forward to next year. You never know, with my new camera to hand, I might find a photo or two to contribute.

A very happy Hogmanay to you and yours Helena

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a great post - and I did have to look up hogmanay - but now I think I'll use it a lot - such a great word.

Happy New Year too.

Anonymous said...

Lovely ZIZO to finish the year.
Thanks for hosting and have Happy Hogmanay...
I like both of your Pairs photos...

Missus Wookie said...

Happy Hogmanay! Look forward to the pairs over 2015. I like the new photo.

Prairie Jill said...

What a beautiful ZIZO pair to finish the year.
Looking forward to starting Pairs next week!

Happy New Year!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful finish to your meme Helena. So looking forward to Pairs. Happy New Year to you.
I love your new photo.

Karen said...

It's a lovely pair for the end of the year, and I'm looking forward to pairings for 2015!

Alison said...

I shall enjoy seeing your paring pics...and will try to participate more often this year! Xx

humel said...

What a super star find! A belated Merry Christmas to you - I lost my way a little in December and didn't send many cards, but I received yours with delight and gratitude, thank you x

peppylady (Dora) said...

I came over from Notes on paper and her month by numbers.
Never heard of this meme. I take part in two is called "sky watch" which is on Friday. The other one is "Saturday photo hunt" last week theme was "smooth" and this up coming week is "Present"
The pears in your photo keeps me thinking of a pear pie and also there on sale here at our local market.

Hope you find a few minute to visit my blog. Wish you a blessed 2015.
Coffee is on

Maria Ontiveros said...

A wonderful final pair, and I love the blog badge for the new year. I didn't even notice Wednesday, as I was traveling. But I'll come up with something for next week.

Sandie said...

What a wonderful gesture, that hand written message for the homeless.
I have really enjoyed reading your posts and following this neme, even though I haven't participated as much as I intended. Lots of the photos I took for ZIZO still sit in folders - I must do more with them this year. Looking forward to participating more.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful thought leaving that message. Thanks for sharing it with us.