Well, life continues to take me away from blogging, but I have found some time to get one submitted to the weekly Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo.
Shadow is a key attribute of good photos, as it helps paint the scene and set the mood, even more than light will at times. For good photography, it is important to pay attention to shadows and notice how they help compose the image that we really want to show to the viewer. An excellent article that goes into how shadow can be used to work the various aspects of a photo So, my challenge to you is to become more aware of shadows; this doesn’t mean that you have to go all serious and deep, as a photo that uses shadow can be playful…
This week the challenge relates to the use of shade in a photo. Having a glance through my photos I saw the usual ones such as buildings, trees, and landscapes in general. Then I was reminded of some photos I took some years ago (so the quality is not that stellar) of some school kids involved in an art installation at the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane. A film of a country scene with some cockatoos flying across the screen. There was a second projector which allowed the kids to use their hands to contribute to that setting. The third photo I think is the best — if you look up into the right hand corner, you’ll see a set of hands and its reflection on the screen. I watched this for some time, as it was one of the best installations I had seen in a long time.
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The start of the film. Cockatoos flying across the screen.
The students assemble to become a part of the art installation.
Film and humans contributing to the success of the installation. Note the set of hands in the upper right hand the shadows of which are a part of the scene.
This week’s challenge from WordPress is to show partnership in action.
Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another — show us partnerships. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.
There are the traditional relationships that one could highlight, but I decided to go with a number in different circumstances. Taking the photos at the time, I certainly wasn’t thinking of this theme, however they all fit well. As always, please click on a photo for a larger view.
Friends enjoying the gardens.
Can you see anything to eat?
Monument to a loving partnership.
The boys in blue ticketing a motorist.
Lorikeets love to cuddle.
Working in partnership to pull the religious chariot along.
Lorikeets having a chat while eating.
Hold that rope for me partner!
In search of fish together.
A couple of galahs watching over the world together.
2 kangaroo statues posing for the tourist.
Seagulls swooping on fish in unison.
I hope you have enjoyed my photos. Here are more to see from other bloggers if you are interested.
This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo involves lines.
Last week’s theme of Flowers certainly found a lot of fans, which means that it was a bit more of a brain twister for me to come up with something that I think might pique just as much interest. This led me to depart from Nature’s beauty and head into the direction of geometry for this week’s theme:Lines.
Lines are all around us, to such an extent that our brains have learned to interpret them as visual cues that can both be useful and misleading. In photography, we often use lines to lead the eye in a certain direction, as the image is not entered all at once, but rather specific clues are picked up, from which we assemble the overall image. So this week, bring some lines to bear in your photography, and I’d love to read how you saw them come together in your image. I think that this can provide some interesting imagery!
Lines are everywhere aren’t they. From the obvious ones in Frank’s post to ones in everyday life that we probably take for granted. I looked through a few of my photos and have a selection of lines and what they do in each photo. Please click on the photos to see them in gallery format and a larger view.
Braille lines lead those with vision impairment to the library
The clouds shaped like lines are indicators of high winds.
The lines take the eyes from bottom to top to the clock tower.
Lines everywhere here take the eyes all over the place.
The lines here enable climbing plants to grow.
This gives the impression of one line, yet it is many at speed.
Lines lead the eye to the setting sun.
Lines created by the sunset take the eyes to that last piece of the sun.
This line is going to a fishing hole.
This line leads one to the horizon.
I love photography as it enables my creative needs to be met — and blogging the results to others is a rewards for my efforts. In return I get to see others’ interpretations of themes such as this one. It’s a win-win for all concerned. 🙂
I’ve been going through the 1000’s of photos in my catalogue and culling the multiples and not so good shots. The digital age is great but the ability to take unlimited photos can lead to so much clutter. So that’s part of my job in the coming few nights.
I found one that I won’t cull. For some time I lived on Bribie Island, located off the Queensland (Australia) coast — my apartment was directly opposite a pristine part of the island called Banksia Beach. It’s protected water, so it’s popular with families, swimming, fishing and bbq’s. I took this photo when walking along the foreshore one afternoon, as a storm was building. To me, it gives the feeling of peace and serenity.