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Scale – WordPress Photo Challenge

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I’m feeling very small today so this photo seems to fit my perspective well.

Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks. In drawing, placing an object farther down on the page and making it larger gives the appearance that it’s close; conversely, a smaller object towards the top of the frame seems farther away.

For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and scale in your photos. Perhaps you live in a place with mountains, and want to highlight the size of the homes in relation to the dramatic landscape. Or, conversely, if you live in a city, how do the buildings change when you place a smaller object, like a cup or a toy, in the front of your frame? Can you make them appear smaller or, conversely, can you make them look like the biggest skyscrapers in the world?

Have some fun with perspective and show just how big, or little, the world can seem.

 

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Posted in Animals, Grateful for, pondering, Seasons, Weekly Photo Challenge

Gobbling up some excitement.

For this week’s challenge, I thought I’d use some photos from a series of photos that I took last spring. Since it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada I’ve been thinking of the young turkey that walked our neighbourhood for a couple weeks.

Seeing this visiter made our ordinary street a little less pedestrian. 😉

She? He? Wandered through everyone’s yard as if she didn’t have a care in the world. I guess since it was months away from Thanksgiving at that point she didn’t!

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:

…is anything but pedestrian,” which also means “lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.” It seems fitting that such a beautiful walkway is the path that connects people of different languages and cultures.

What does pedestrian mean to you? Perhaps this is a great chance to go out and practice some street photography. Maybe you’ll capture something truly “pedestrian” — something that could use a dose of inspiration. Regardless of how you interpret this challenge, I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

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Looking through

This week it was suggested we use windows to frame our photo, to look out of our window and share. Well, I am not impressed with what I’ve taken today. So I’m sharing some of my favourite photos from past adventures that were taken through windows.

 

(i) On the Falls Incline heading down to the Niagara Parks Commission to view Niagara Falls.  (ii) Looking out the airplane window.  (iii) A curious kitten looking in my car window at me!  (iv) The fire truck parked outside my house one cold morning. (I had to wipe the condensation to take the photo.)

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Your inspiration this week is windows.

 

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Layers of texture.

I am drawn in by moss. I love the colour; the texture and the layers. I love the contrast between the layers: rough rock and soft moss.

In this photo, there is the added bonus of a contrast in textures between new spring green and last fall’s leaves, once crisp but now soggy.

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This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.

Posted in Nature, Photo challenge, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

WP Photo Challenge: What distrac…

Flipping through my photos over the months it is kind of obvious what distracts me…what calls me to take a photo.

Or perhaps it’s the flowers…

This week’s WordPress photo challenge is all about ….

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oh umm.. things that distract you; that call you in like the scent of fresh-baked goods!

What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?