iPhoneography Challenge: Macro (cork it)

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Pinterest is full of crafty projects using old wine corks and while I’ll admit there was a time last year when I thought it might be fun to make something I can’t seem to get past the “save the corks” stage.   Our bags of corks may never grace the walls as a DIY bulletin board but they made a great subject for Lens and Pen by Sally’s weekly phoneography challenge:  Macro.

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54 thoughts on “iPhoneography Challenge: Macro (cork it)

  1. Love this. I’ve just gotten into Pinterest; I’ll have to go look at wine cork art things. I used to save corks, but no more. I also really like corks and also wine bottle labels….and the wine 🙂


  2. Oh KLisa – in my reader – the purple hue just popped – and the artsy feel to this macro is so nice – and I like seeing the logos. In the 1990’s I knew a bunch of folks who said these corks would be obsolete – and plastic ones would be everywhere – but it looks like plenty of real cork is still going strong – and I think that is a good thing – and I bet natural cork may yield some bad bottles – but it also probably lets the wine breathe in a sealed state unlike plastic ever could.


  3. And the opening of the wine to get the corks is the best part! Michelle makes Christmas wreaths out of her corks! I am also earning free wine Saturday volunteering at the winery in Woodinville. Love the picture!


    1. I thought of you and your wine adventures when I posted this one, Tony. 🙂 Have fun volunteering, Saturday! I meant to sign up for that winery club after your last volunteer post but haven’t made it back to finish the application/order form yet… I’ll do it soon!

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      1. We buy most of our wine through Garagiste’s daily email offer and pick up orders every few months so my list of favorites is always changing. 🙂 I have Dusted Valley bookmarked to check out, their story and reviews look wonderful!

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      2. I like them both for the people in the tasting room and the wines they make. They have one offered this spring named ” Squirrel Toothed Alice ” named after a lady of ill repute from the old west. VR Special, named after the cookies one of the makers grand pas made when he was a kid, and BFM ( you will have to as them about that one! ).

        You will not get corks though, they believe in screw caps which makes it easier to open, but does not detract from the taste. If you go into the Woodinville tasting room, tell them I sent you. Won’t save any money, but wil, let them know you are family 🙂


  4. We have quite a cork collection, too…good intentions! LOL! I love the photo. The way you’ve captured just a tip of the wine stain in the assortment is very cool. This would actually be great framed on a kitchen wall!


  5. Just the other day I was commenting with some friends how the corks have been abolished and replaced with regular screw on caps – such a shame. This is a great close-up!


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