Photo Challenges


Today is Day 2 of the 30 Days of Photographs IV challenge (aka Bob) hosted by Ziva and MikeWJ and the prompt is Illuminate.

Thanks to CheesyMike and MikeWJ for demonstrating what a flashlight can do way back during 30 Days of Photographs II. And thank you to my son Max for letting me use his flashlight. And thank you to The Bel Group for wrapping Babybel cheese in such pretty red plastic.


Go illuminate your mind and your day by visiting Ziva’s blog to see who else has participated. Bring a flashlight with you. Use it to bash MikeWJ and Ziva on the head.

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  • That cheese looks vaguely pornographic.. Well done, baby!

    Now, all this talk about head-bashing is making me a little nervous. Couldn’t we stick to implements I’m more comfortable with? Say, whips and chains?

  • I thought it was a tongue on Botox ha ha!

  • I had no idea what that was…I wouldn’t of ever guessed it to be Babybel cheese. Very illuminating.

  • Holy shit! That looks just like Mick Jagger’s lower lip. Well done.

  • It’s really Mick Jagger’s lower lip so it’s far more than ‘vaguely’ pornographic.

  • That moon is made of RED cheese!

  • There it is. The cheesy shot! I actually thought it was an apple. It’s a great pic, Nicky.

  • Thank you, mon ami! Originally, I didn’t include the reference to Babybel, but when CheesyMike had no idea what it was, I figured it might be a good idea to add it. Good thing I did, or people might start to think I really hacked off Mick Jagger’s lip or tongue or something. 🙂

  • It is, Boom Boom. At least, it is in these parts!

  • Thanks, Cheryl! It’s not Jagger’s lip and I didn’t have to dispose of the rest of the body either. 🙂

  • It’s funny, but when I set up the picture, I thought it was really obvious and then when I saw the actual photo, I realized it wasn’t obvious at all.

  • Hah! I’d stick my tongue out at you but… 😉

  • Nicky! I love this photo. Good job, girl!

    Also – Babybel cheese = YUMMMMMMERZ!

  • HA!

  • Yes, Mistress Ziva. Of course, Mistress Ziva.

  • I like it. It needs more to it but, it’s a good start. That is my humble opinion. Second look, it draws you to the very small details. I find myself waiting for something to jump at me from the darkness. Is it coming?

  • You do know that you could photograph Mick’s lower lip without doing him in. I hope you know that.

  • Now you tell me.

  • Thank you sweet thing! Babybel is delish… and versatile. It may make an appearance in more photos…

  • It may, or may not, be Mick Jagger. Be afraid, be veeeeerrrry afraaaaaaid 🙂

  • So delicious!

  • MalisaHargrove

    Wow! This may be my favorite photo! I love the way you illuminated that hunka hunka burning cheese. But what I love most about the photo is the mystery. The imagination can run wild. I love it, Nicky!

  • ReformingGeek

    Yeah, I was thinking a lip, too. I’m not illuminated with the knowledge of how to photograph cheese.

  • Jackal

    Such a tease…

  • Wow, indeed! Thank you, Malisa, for that high praise. I guess I got lucky with this shot. I’m glad you like it.

  • Ah, but it is the cheese that illuminates the photographer, Reffie. Not the other way around.

    Or something like that.

  • I have an overwhelming sense of déjà vu with this comment…

  • I thought that was BabyBel. I love, Love, LOVE BabyBel! Nice shot, too.

  • L. M. A. O. I didn’t read your description until after I stared at this and realized that it’s cheese. I love you.

  • Traci, you are obviously a woman of discerning tastes. Please don’t stop coming here because of that. 🙂

  • Nora, I love you too. Now, when are you getting rid of Brian?

  • Ha ha you know what!?!? Any time we had wax covered cheese during my childhood my mother would catch me chewing the wax like it was gum!!!

  • Very, very cool picture. I didn’t know that about flashlights. What a great idea. It does look like Mick Jagger’s lower lip.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I thought that was your lower lip pouting because you didn’t everything you wanted in your recent remodeling project. But yeah, it looks like a Baby Bel. I love those things. So convenient.


    There, are you happy now?

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I love you two.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Flashlights have saved my ass in this non-competition many times. When in doubt, take an ordinary object and make it look amazing with a flashlight. Then write a sappy post to accompany it. People fall for it every time.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Nora, Nicky. Nicky, Ziva. Ziva, Nora.

  • Not really, no. But I’m less miserable. 🙂


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