Friday, July 4, 2008

Photo Hunters~ Pointed

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One of the very first things that ran through my mind when I read the theme for this week was a little box of POINTED objects I keep hidden in my closet. It has been there for two years waiting for the perfect opportunity...and this week just happened to be it.

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As a young girl, I fondly remember the amazing feeling each August when my mom would purchase a new box of crayons for my back to school supplies. In my opinion, there was nothing more exciting than opening that little box and seeing all the perfectly POINTED crayons looking back at me.

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For the two weeks or so leading up to the first day of school, I would open up that little box, and admire the beautiful POINTS.

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I wouldn't dare try to use them though. That honor was saved for the very first project of the new school year.

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When that day came, I would be giddy with excitement as carefully tested each color out. It was that day....and only that day that the thrill of the new crayons would be released....and each and everyday after was just plain......boring. Once the perfect POINTS were used....they were once again, like all the boxes before it....just crayons.

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It was with great joy I opened this special box of crayons. Throughout my childhood, I only ever once had a box of 64 crayons. I cherished the variety it offered. As I set about photographing these little beauties, Sugar Bear wanted to run for the paper. I wish I could say I let her break these babies in....but I didn't. I wasn't ready.......ready for them to be boring. Their day will come.....and it will be grand.

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Thank you for visiting my blog this week. I really appreciate it. I hope to get a chance to visit lots of pointed photos this weekend, but being that it is a holiday, it might be difficult. Have a great weekend.

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Heffalump said...

I love a new box of crayons. Every summer when back to school shopping begins I get so excited for all the school supplies, and I especially stock up on crayons, always hoping to have enough to last until next year. (Usually boxes of 24, although I do often buy a box of 64 or 96 just for me)

Sarge Charlie said...

what a very nice choice for the theme

napaboaniya said...

I love how they look like like when they're brand new :)
But, once they're used. Especially when used roughly by my 2 kids..they're nightmare to me :P

Have a good Independence Day weekend!!

jams o donnell said...

Wow what stunning photos. It shows that any subject can be magical. Happy weekend

luna miranda said...

great composition! love the crayons! enjoy photo hunting!

Criz Lai said...

Wow.. this must be one of the most complete set of crayons I have ever seen Corey. So many vibrant colors :)

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AnnD said...

There was nothing better than a brand new box of crayons. You captured their excitment perfectly. I really loved these photos!

thingsyoudidntdo said...

Love these pictures. There is nothing more wonderful as a kid than a brand new box of crayons or pencils all pointy and ready to use!

mirage2g said...

Great photo presentation! True, pointed crayons are the best to look at during school's first day, you know, when we were kids we shrapen them just like pencils to keep them pointed! =D

JC said...

Fabulous post and fabulous shots! Really excellent. I don't remember getting that excited over my crayons... now I feel like I missed something... more grand!

Very well done :-)

Aiyah Nonya said...

Great shot of the crayons.

on the Rock said...

Each photo is so well done!

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Those are outstanding photos! Wow! I love photos of colorful crayons. :) I did Photo Hunt today, too! Come see mine and put your link up. :)
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-pointed/

Sandy M said...

Very creative idea for the theme. Great shots. Have a good weekend!

Eaglehawk said...

Wow, I love the shots.

kaycee said...

Great idea!
Well done
Have fantastic weekend =)

marcia said...

You know, I think most of us can relate

Jenty said...

What a clever choice for the week, and what stunning shots!
I can relate too, but I think it's a girl thing... the new stationery excitement.

June said...

There's something about pictures of crayons that capture me...and these are really good ones! Bravo!

Michelle said...

Your pictures make me want to run out and buy a box of 64 crayons just to have them sitting here unused! :)

Christina said...

I love that it's the simplest of things that bring such pleasure! These are great, Corey! I agree, there's just something special about brand-new, unused crayons...

holly said...

crayola brand are not for coloring with. they are for looking at, blogging about, and perhaps making a little poem with their names.

but NOT coloring with. that ruins 'em.

personally, i like to bath in a pool of them.

no i don't. it's just late and i have passed into silliness of the late-night variety.

secret agent mama said...

Totally awesome, Corey! I often find myself taking pics of the kids' crayons.. :D

Childlife said...

Ah, happiness is a brand new box of crayons! Great shots Corey -- I have a fondness for the little pack rainbow colors when they are at their sharpest too :)

sexy momma said...

wow nice pics of crayons! ;-)

Müge Tekil said...

A brilliant choice for the word “POINTED” Corey! And these are very very very beautiful shots both technically and esthetically!

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Carver said...

Nothing like a fresh box of crayons. I love the shots you took. I still like new boxes of crayons and even though my daughter is grown up and off to law school, I color on my own sometimes.

tommie said...

I love a new box of crayons. Even to this day! Is that the one with the built in sharpener?

Those are amazing shots....so nice and pointy.

CrazyCath said...

Those are brilliant shots and they so remind me of the joy of brand new crayons too. Nothing like it. I loved buying them for my children.

Great post. I can smell the wax of the crayon from those photos. Well done.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Catching up sweetie. Those are gorgeous shots and I get what you mean about the brand new perfect crayons. Sighhh. They don't stay like that for long do they. :(

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi. I hope you don't mind that I'm catching up with some of your older posts.

Lovely shots! We have a lot of crayons at home. My son loves coloring and sometimes I join him. :)

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