weekly photo challenge
This week’s Photo Challenge is Rule of Thirds. This means having your main subject off center. In this photo, the bird is the main subject, and it’s orientation is reinforced by the line of the branch upon which it’s perched. The background is completely blurred, putting the emphasis where it belongs on the animal.
More is less – that is the essence of Japanese art. This weekly photo challenge tasked photographers to show minimalism in their offering. There are a number of ways – I chose to show how a complicated story can be told with a simple image. Here, the story of animal poaching in southern Africa is demonstrated by this skull left to bleach in the sun.
This week’s photo challenge is adventure. I like nothing better than exploring with my camera, and over the years I’ve had what could be called adventures as I seek out new photographic challenges. Here are just a few – not all of them my adventures, but adventure nonetheless:
The streets of a city have a life of their own. This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Street Life. I spend a lot of time documenting the highways and byways that I encounter. Choosing one that shows the week’s theme was a challenge, but I hope this strikes a chord for viewers as much as it did for me when I took it. This couple biking on a Copenhagen street in December says a lot about the city, and its people to me. The man with his challenging smile, and the woman giving him that look that wives tend to give husbands who go all macho on them, says it all.
This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Beginning.’ To me, an egg symbolizes the very first beginning:
It’s always a good idea to have a single point of focus in a photograph to draw the viewer’s eye to where you want it to be. the creamy white color and shape of the butterfly, in contrast with the surroundings, draws the eye toward the center of this photo, but not the exact center, for that would be boring.
Why don’t you share your photo showing the power of ONE: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/photo-challenge-one/
This week’s photo challenge is Grand. You will never get any two people to agree on just what ‘grand’ means, because it means different things to different people. A thing can be grand because of size, importance, or just the feeling it arouses in you. Here’s my take.
Let me ride in the wide open countryside I love, don’t fence me in. Under blue skies or starry skies, being able to see out to the horizon instills a sense of wonder in all of us. That, at least, is this week’s photo challenge, Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Masterpiece. Most people think of works of art or fantastic buildings when this word is brought up, but to me, nature is the source of the real masterpieces. So, I searched my nature photo files for the one that screams masterpiece to me. This desert scene, shot just east of Tucson, Arizona, shows nature at her best. Hope you agree.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Companionable. I was so impressed with the photos of the photos of the dogs on the site, I decided that a photo of my ‘best friend,’ Daisy was the perfect way to show companionable. Daisy is almost 15 years old. She formerly belonged to my daughter, but when her second child was born, her small house suddenly became too small, so my wife decided that since our former dog Chong died, we could use another ‘child’ around the house. I think it was mainly to give me an excuse to get up every morning and take her for her morning constitutional. Despite her age, Daisy is a lot like a puppy, and looks forward to our morning walk, or just sitting on the deck with me as I write in my journals and stare at me with her soulful brown eyes.