lens-artists photo challenge: focus on the subject

This week Patti invites us to explore the various composition elements that invite viewers to focus on the subject : leading lines, patterns, color, contrast, selective focus, freezing the action, doorways or arches, or human/animal eyes.

leading lines & patterns
color & fame within a frame
contrast
selective focus & color
freezing action
eyes

Be safe. Be well. Be sage.

lens-artists photo challenge: cropping the shot

Generally my editing begins with cropping an image with a “focus” on the points of interest using a crop tool set for either a golden ratio, rectangular, or fibonacci spiral grid. The times when there is a pesky “thing” poking in from the edge(s) which somehow was either ignored or not seen in the camera lens, I will either crop or use a software program to removed the unwanted object.

I like the composition of the first image so kept the image at the original aspect ratio and cropped with a fibonacci spiral grid.

The above image was cropped with a ratio of 6×7 which seemed to invite me to move from a stilled contemplative mood to a sense of an ocean’s dynamic energy.

The monochrome cloud images were created with a Nikon D750 (f/8 1/500s 190mm 400 ISO ) and edited in Silver Efex Pro 2.

This week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge is offered by Patti who discussed the photo editing technique and benefits of cropping the shot followed by, “Show us how cropping helped to improve an image and create a desired effect. Include the shot ‘before’ and ‘after’ so we can see the difference.

dogwood photography challenge – composition: viewpoint

Week 44 Composition: Viewpoint (Changing your viewpoint creates a different perspective and is often used by photographers to create interest. Shoot this week from the viewpoint of another person.)

United Nations notified of the U.S. intent to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement

A formal withdrawal is reversible, however, if a future administration chooses to rejoin the Paris Agreement and pick up where the U.S. left off with its emissions reduction promises.

NPR, All Things Considered, Rebecca Hersher, November 4, 2019

A 3-minute listen U.S. Formally Begins to Leave The Paris Climate Agreement, NPR Rebecca Hersher, November 4, 2019

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

composition: leading lines

Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/400 s 112 mm 560 ISO

Image submitted for Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

Week 8: Composition: leading lines (It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.)

wpc: out of this world

a photo study of rhythm created with bricks…

rhythum-4webbrick
Nikon  D750    f/7.1  1/100s   28mm   100 ISO

rhythum-6brickweb
Nikon D750   f/4   1/320s  28mm   100 ISO

rhythum-5webbrick
Nikon D750   f/4   1/320s    28mm   100 ISO

rhythum-webbrick
Nikon D750    f/4   1/320s   28mm   100 ISO

hop on over to Ben’s photo challenge: Out of This World