Every week Sue from ‘A Word in Your Ear’ dips into her English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe what that word means to you.
This week’s challenge is FIGURE (click to join in with the challenge)
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The definition of FIGURE can be several things including a mathematical symbol, a person (especially a well-known one), a shape or mathematical plane (e.g. a triangle), a person, animal or object that symbolizes something or a pictorial or sculptural representation, especially of the human body.
I love the figures that are used to indicate danger on hiking trails. I hope you do too 🙂
Ailsa of “Where’s My Backpack?” is fed up with all the rain (and I think many people in the UK will go along with her sentiments) so is looking for some DRY photos in this week’s theme. If you would like to join in with her challenge then please do. Everyone is welcome.
Brollies can be more than useful in the heat too 🙂
I wish they’d swapped brollies though to match their outfits better!
Cheri asks “In this week’s challenge, I’d like you to use one tangible object as both your inspiration and subject.”
There is a rule of thirds in photography (imagine your photo with a grid of nine squares) which basically says that you should position your focal point on the intersection of one of the horizontal and vertical lines so that the composition of the subject is pleasing.
There is also a time when you should break the rules, when placing the subject in the centre actually works. Here I have positioned the padlock almost in the dead centre to capture a glimpse of another padlock fastened to the metal twisted wire below. If I cropped the image in either direction then the lock would have been isolated – it wasn’t as you can see in the header photo above – but I focused on this one because of its colour and the fact that it looks like a heart.
Note on photos: Butcher’s Bridge, Ljubljana, Slovenia Couples write their names on a padlock, lock it and throw the key into the river – thus locking in their love for one another forever. The trend is believed to have been inspired by a cult novel, “I Want You” by Federico Moccia, who says it is “better than disfiguring graffiti”.
If you would like to see what others have come up with for this challenge then go to the Daily Post @ WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
Situated towards the top of Corve Street in Ludlow (Shropshire) close to where another of the main gates would have been, is the world-famous timber façade of the Feathers Hotel built during the reign of James I. The ostrich feather motifs can still be seen on the collars of the three street gables, although now weathered over the centuries. It only became an inn in 1670.