August 11, 2013

Ten on Ten: August

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I recently found out about a fun project called Ten On Ten, started by blogger French Lily, where you take ten photos on the tenth of the month (ideally spread out throughout the day). It’s meant to show “a day in the life of” and make you try to get interesting photos out of ordinary, everyday things. I tried to make this slightly more challenging by only using my 50mm lens. So, here is my first Ten On Ten:

10:51 am

(Photo at the top) I was on my way to Estacade market and since I was walking instead of wizzing by on a bike, I was able to notice the cool colours and shapes of the buildings a few blocks away from my apartment.

11:01 am

The Estacade market is really unique because it’s actually located right under a traintrack bridge. Every Tuesday through Sunday, the market is filled with fruits and veggie stands, as well as people selling meat, cheese, wine and even shoes.

Marche Estacade market Grenoble France

11:15 am

What I really find amazing about France is that the markets setup in the early morning hours and then clear everything out in the afternoon. The cleaning crew come around and by the time they finish, you would never be able to guess that this space was anything but an empty lot. In the Estacade market, the only hint that this transforms into a bustling location in the mornings are the painted pillars under the bridge.

Marche Estacade market Grenoble France

1:04 pm

What would a day be without my little sweetheart Lola?

Lola cat Grenoble France

2:20 pm

While trying to figure out if there was anything interesting outside my window, I noticed how cute my curtain clasps are.

Grenoble France

2:25 pm

My neighbourhood has some really funky architecture, like the colourful buildings above, the round church, the wavy gold parking lot, and this wooden entryway:

Grenoble France

3:39 pm

Yum, afternoon snack.

Viennetta Grenoble France

10:22 pm

I went to the city center to take some photos for another project (will make a post about that soon), and saw these beautiful reflections of the Italian restaurants on the Isère river.

Isere Grenoble France

10:28 pm

A few blocks away I was on the Pont Saint Laurent, which is a wooden bridge that shakes when people walk by (slightly unpleasant) and had to take a photo of this beautiful view.

Isere Grenoble France

10:52 pm

As I was walking back to my bike, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this motorcycle. With the cool lighting (in front of a church actually), it looks like something out of a movie.

Grenoble France

Voilà! That’s my first try at the Ten On Ten project. I also want to share a few other people whose Ten On Ten projects I really like: D’ici et d’ailleurs photography, Laulinea fait des photos, and Pixeline Photographie.

Rendez-vous sur Hellocoton !


  1. Christy@SweetandSavoring

    August 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    I love this project, and never heard of it before! Thinking I might do it for September. It’s so much fun seeing a day through someone else’s eyes- especially yours :) Love the architecture and food shots!

    • admin

      August 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm — Reply

      Thanks Christy! You should definitely try it. It’s a nice no-pressure project since it’s just your daily life and you can take photos of whatever you want.

  2. Laurène Privé

    August 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    Ah je suis contente que tu sois allée jusqu’au bout :)
    Un super 1er Ten on Ten ! Bravo !!
    Trop mignonne cette petite Lola ;)
    Au fait, as-tu ajouté ton lien chez French Lily ? (ça n’est pas obligatoire bien sur !)

    • admin

      August 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm — Reply

      Merci Laurène :) Je vais ajouter mon lien chez French Lily.

  3. Elodie

    August 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    J’aime beaucoup l’idée ! Et tes photos sont très belles ! Bravo Lisa !

  4. Elodie

    August 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    PS: “Nom nom nom”… en français tu peux le traduire par “Miam miam” ! :D

    • admin

      August 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm — Reply

      Ah, je me suis demandé qu’est-ce qui est l’équivalent de ça. Merci!

  5. instantsbavarts

    August 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    J’aime beaucoup la vue depuis le pont Saint Laurent :) Tes photos sont très jolies.

    • admin

      August 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm — Reply

      Merci :)

  6. Anne Jutras

    August 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm — Reply

    Superbe ta série! Celle de nuit est très réussi, et ton gâteau me donne envie!

    • admin

      August 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm — Reply

      Merci Anne! J’adore ce gâteau (en fait, c’est une glace Viennetta) et ne t’inquiète pas, je me rappelle qu’il existe au Québec aussi :)

  7. Isabelle de fromSide2Side

    August 12, 2013 at 4:04 am — Reply

    super ! mais ce serait sympa de citer celle qui est à l’origine, Confession de French Lily : d’ailleurs tu peux y déposer ton lien et comme cela on est plusieurs à te trouver directement … en plus, elle écrit super bien et a de belle photo …

    • admin

      August 12, 2013 at 10:46 am — Reply

      Super idée Isabelle. Voilà, j’ai ajouté l’info au debut de ce billet et je me suis inscris sur French Lily.

  8. Pixeline, l'oeil en focale fixe

    August 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    Super ce Ten On Ten! Je trouve vraiment ce projet original et l’as bien composé dis donc.

    • admin

      August 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm — Reply

      Merci! C’est grâce à toi que j’ai découvert ce projet :)

  9. Isabelle de fromSide2Side

    August 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    cool … à bientôt

  10. Marie-Charlotte

    August 12, 2013 at 11:39 pm — Reply

    Un très joli 1er Ten on Ten :) Bienvenue ! J’aime bien Lola ! et ces pastèques … mmm ! A bientôt !

    • admin

      August 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm — Reply

      Merci Marie-Charlotte :D

  11. grenobloise

    August 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm — Reply

    Nice work! Great idea- I may give it a go.

    • admin

      August 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm — Reply

      You should! It’s really fun.

  12. Odile aux Us

    August 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Tres belle 1ere participation ! Welcome !

    • admin

      August 22, 2013 at 10:09 am — Reply

      Merci !

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  14. Anastasiia

    September 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Aww, the river is so still here! Never seen it like that.

    • admin

      September 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm — Reply

      It’s actually to do with the camera. I left a long exposure, so it makes the water look smoother. I think it was actually pretty choppy that day.

      • Anastasiia

        September 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm — Reply

        Oh I see. Cheating! :)

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