A couple of leafy shots taken in Lister Park at the beginning of November. The bright autumn colours caught my eye and I had fun experimenting with my macro function. These have been cropped slightly and auto enhanced.
Evening all. I popped into the garden on a sunny day to see what red subjects I could find. This shot is pretty simple, but I think that's why I like it.
I've cropped the picture to exclude the plane trail - I like it more that I thought I would, not sure if that is because the berries have come out slightly brighter now (I just used paint, on a PC at work, on my break, honest!). Still prefer the top one though. Comments encouraged on the best snap!
This is a shot from a Kent based photographer, Baden Bowencombining art and photography in a simple yet effective way. He's not hiding the fact it's a photo-composite and by doing so is creating a visual mix which to me is more honest and looks fantastic.
It seems there's a lot of people participating on this blog who aren't. Shy? Nothing to say? Can't believe either of those things could be the reason. So come on you lurkers, give some feedback on the photographs posted and join in. You can post any picture for comment, doesn't have to be the theme of the week.
So in that spirit, here is a picture I'd like some feedback on please. It's a picture that seems to divide people as they either hate it or love it. (The subject hates it btw) So I'd like to know what you think...
Best viewed by clicking on the image to see full size.
So, after the code 13 of last month's failed upload - here goes for this month....... I, like others on here, have never "blogged" before so all this is new to me. I don't know how to do any post picture fiddling so these piccies are just as they were taken - advice and comments very much appreciated. The first piccie is with flash, the second without - think I like the leaf more on the first and the grass more on the second. Comments.......................?
Someone on 1x must have read about our prompt! Oh, and I think this illustrates how easy it is to pinch pictures from the net, despite all the right-click protection. On my Mac, just Command+Shift+4 select the area of the screen you want to capture and hit return.
As Daanesh will tell you, I had grand plans for this months challenge. None of which came off in practice so I had to have a rethink. I'm not totally happy with it, but since I put the effort in I thought I'd post the outcome anyway.
Lighting was a problem as it turns out glass is quite reflective. I ended up diffusing the light from the kitchen window with a reflector minus the covers. Also, focusing past the glass onto the precise point the block fell was tricky. As was the timing of the shot. I really wanted a bigger splash but beggars can't be choosers.
This was initially going to be done using blood, but food dye proved more practical.
Same problems as before shooting wise, I had a more dramatic look in my head but this is the somewhat underwhelming outcome.
Ok, so I admit it isn't actually spinning as the slight wobble as it turned just blurred. Hopefully ticks the red (and green) box though. Had an interesting time using the torch on my phone as a makeshift flash gun due to poor lighting in my front room.
A photographic challenge isn't just about technical or pictorial excellence, it should also be about how we see and interpret the world. So, if you all agree, for November, I'd like you to pick the colour RED from anything and everything around you.
Show a part of something where red predominates and that also suggests something about the object (without necessarily showing the whole object, although that's fine too) through it's colour alone. Warning: No SPOT Colour!
So the challenge is to see things differently. Find and make an ordinary object into an interesting composition from the objects parts or whole. This, I promise you, will force you to look closely and from a different perspective at the things you take for granted. Have fun!
Firstly I'd like to say thank you for contributing to this month's challenge. After a bit of a slow start we got some excellent pictures up there and I don't think anyone should be worried about posting up again.
So after much deliberation this month's "bragging rights" go to.......
Simon's "Conkers"?! We'll stop giggling in a bit.... An excellent shot which summed up seasonal change for me.
With Becky's "Squirrel" a close second. Tricky little blighters to photograph, would have won if it had had a nut!
And Helen's "country road" third, because I like it...
Looking forward to the next comp, title to be announced soon....