Patti is our host this week for the Lens-Artist photo challenge, and she posts a good tutorial on framing your shots so that the subject is treated with the importance it deserves. How does framing make a difference? Consider:
If this is a shot of two people engaged in conversation about the land, getting a lot of land in the picture might be important. But this also has a truck bumper, distant telephone poles, and other distractions. How about this? You still get the feeling that they’re working on the land, but now it’s about their interaction.
Photographing a monarch in its habitat can be scaled down to photographing a monarch at its food source.
The petals of a fringed gentian make it distinct from other gentian varieties. Why not make that the focus of the photo?
And finally, even if giving a small portion of the subject a full frame might make the object unrecognizable, creating an abstract might make a better shot.
Experimenting with framing opens up new possibilities for making photos more dramatic. Thanks for the tip, Patti!
Ann-Christine finds Magic in her garden and invites us to share the magic in our lives.
This is something I have to ponder. I tend not to believe in magic. I am in awe and wonder of the natural and suspicious of what others call “supernatural”. However, the dictionary gives me a second definition that I certainly can embrace:
“beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life”
So here’s a gallery of some of the most beautiful and delightful moments of my life. Enjoy!
I just came home from a walk along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to check on the photo challenge theme for this week. Our host, Tina, encourages us to slow down and focus on rest and relaxation. “Taking a Break” for me is also “Restoring My Sanity” by being out in nature.
Nothing restores me to a grounded pace as well as hiking in a natural area where the presence of people is the exception to the rule.
An outdoor walk helps me take a break from sitting down at a computer screen…something I spend far too many hours at every day. And if my feet start to swell and feel hot, dipping them in a cool stream is the perfect antidote.
Thanks, Tina, for reminding us to take it easy. It’s a long road, and it’s not a race.
Amy chose a topic for this week’s challenge that is sure to make a splash! She coaches us:
In Jim Hamel’s “Top 10 Features to Bring Your Seascape Photos to Life”, his list includes piers/docks, lighthouses, sunrise and sunset, rock formations, patterns in the water, animals, powerful waves, people, reflections, and clouds.