Week 21 Inspiration: Serenity (What does Serenity mean to you?)

Nikon F750 f/7.1 1/400s 82mm 800 ISO

Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.


six word saturday: john prine live at west 54th

Lake Marie… Nikon D750 f/6.3 1/2000s 29mm 360 ISO

Lake Marie is named after Mary Bellamy, who was the first woman elected to the Wyoming State Legislature in 1910. Her husband, Charles Bellamy, a surveyor, surveyed the area in 1879 and named the lake (with a French twist) in his wife’s honor

Lake Marie submitted in response to Travel with Intent’s Six Word Saturday challenge.

inspiration: balanced composition

Week 17 : Balanced composition (is pretty straightforward, unless you are trying to shoot in the “Accidental Renaissance” style. So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style.)

This week’s photo challenge has me stumped. My research of “Accidental Renaissance” style directs me to Reddit’s definition:

  • A photo that accidentally resembles the types of art popular from the 14th-19th centuries.
  • Composition: Triangular/Pyramidial figures, Dynamic, assymetrical composition, foreshortening, and of course the use of the Fibonacci sequence or Golden Ratio
  • Lighting: Featuring use of sfumato (blurring/softening of outlines) and/or chiaroscuro (strong contrasts between light and dark
  • Subject: Landscapes, people, scenes, that feature one or both of the above.

So…these three represent my visualization of balanced images in the Accidental Renaissance style.

This YouTune video is the most “understandable” explanation of the golden ratio I have found.

Images submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.