Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

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.

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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”.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

THIS WEEK, IN A POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO SHOWING JUXTAPOSITION.

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Juxtaposition happens when there is two or more elements in a scene that either contrast each other, or one element contributes towards another to create an overall theme. To create a point of juxtaposition, the photo must have at least two elements in the photo that contains strong visual weight, so that the viewer looks at both at the same time and comes to their own conclusion about their purpose in the photo.

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The Qutb Complex outside Delhi, India. Photo of the Qutb Minar (built in 1193) taken in 2008.

Weekly Photo Challenge: “We are Family”

THIS WEEK, IN A POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO SHOWING FAMILY.

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After the Storm

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At the Waterhole - Addo
At the Waterhole – Addo

Well, I don’t like posting family photos publicly, and this is essentially a travel blog after all, so my family photos are of my favourite wild animal, Elephants. We all know from the many wildlife programs that they display complex social and emotional behaviour and are said to value their families more than most animals.

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Heading Home

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Victorian Conservatory

 

THIS WEEK, IN A POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO WITH A WINDOW.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Cheri’s first post of the year is about  Beginning.  She wants to see what we see through our lenses.

snowdrops in pencil 2As someone who divides the year into seasons I see  the beginning as spring, when nature awakes from the cold of the winter and new life appears. Snowdrops are usually the first flowers to raise their heads above the frozen ground, so it is an obvious choice for me to choose the common snowdrop or Galanthus nivalis.

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