Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Fill the Frame

How to frame the shot is one of the most important decisions a photographer makes in getting a perfect capture.  This week Patti has asked us to “fill the frame”.  For those unfamiliar with the phrase, it means to get in close so that your subject fills the frame.  Filling the frame is a very powerful tool in a photographer’s toolbelt.

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Sometimes I fill the frame when editing the photo and I’ll crop it to get the shot I want.  The balloon above and the three below are examples of cropping to fill the frame.

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These next photos are examples of filling the frame when the photo is initially taken.  It makes for a more dramatic photo. 

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Of course, any time I take out my macro, it’s a fill the frame day!

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Pick a Place

This week Tina has asked that we pick a place that is special to us.  I’ve chosen to share photos of our trip to St Thomas/St John from February 2017.

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We rented a jeep on St John and travelled around the island stopping at some of the bays for some beach time.  The island is more mountainous than I thought and at some points it was a little heart stopping – especially when you’re having to remember to drive on the left side of the road!  Isn’t the water beautiful?

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The further you got from the ferry, you saw more of the true island life.

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There are boats everywhere.

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And too soon, it was time to go home.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Frame the Shot

This week Amy has asked that we show how we frame a shot.  Framing is oh, so important since it leads the viewer’s eyes to the spot you want them to look.

Recently I visited family in Chattanooga, Tennessee and revisited some of the tourist sites I had not seen since I was a child.  These included The Incline, Rock City and Ruby Falls.  This time we also rode the Missionary Ridge Local train, inspected the Coke Ovens in Dunlap, Tennessee and visited the Chattanooga Zoo and the Tennessee Aquarium.

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I had to wait quite a while until these little fishies would cooperate and swim to an open spot in the coral. 

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The Tennessee Aquarium is one of the best that I have visited.  There are two buildings – one is devoted to ocean life and the other is limited to inland rivers.

Because of age and condition, the Walnut Street Bridge is now open to pedestrian traffic only.  It crosses the Tennessee River and has helped to revitalize the downtown area with shops, restaurants and residential buildings.  It was also the perfect spot to take sunrise and sunset photos.

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You can see a photo of the bridge from the ground during a previous visit here:  https://photographyinpearls.com/2018/06/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-diagonal-lines/

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Seashores or Lakeshores

This week Amy has asked us to share our favorite seashore or lakeshore.  As I live at the beach, it was difficult to narrow my selections.

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It’s the busy season for us now but it pays to be a local.  We know a few places that are usually pretty quiet.

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The view is just as beautiful when a storm approaches….

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,,, in the middle of the day… 

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…or when the tide comes in or when it goes out.

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The beach is the only place I want to be.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Dreamy

This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt “dreamy”.

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Do you feel like you’re in the middle of a Disney movie?  

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Or a Nickelodeon cartoon?

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These photos were taken at a Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens last year.  The displays were inspired by Chinese craftsmen and the ancient tradition of Chinese Lantern Festivals.  The festival featured larger-than-life silk lantern sculpture scattered throughout the zoo.  

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Details

This week Patti has asked us to share some details.

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Nature provides all the detail needed.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Your Choice

Lens-Artists is celebrating its first anniversary and we’ve been asked to pick our choice for this week.  I’ve chosen “inspiration”.

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Brookgreen Garden holds a series of evening concerts throughout the summer.  Various local bands perform and you can bring a chair to sit and listen or listen while you stroll through the gardens.  It’s a unique experience to take photos in the evening light.

I didn’t have any set plan in mind but the gardens always speak to me and guides my feet and hands.

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The evening over, I captured this last shot as we headed to the car.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Unique

This week we are asked to share something that is unique to us.

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I travel a lot each month and usually take the back roads.  It takes longer than the interstate but the drive is always more interesting and I don’t have to deal with the heavy traffic.

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There are dozens of small towns along the way and it’s sad to see how once flourishing towns are literally disappearing before my eyes.  

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Abandoned buildings have been taken over by trees, vines and weeds…but each still has a unique story to tell if only someone was there to tell it.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Trees

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share anything involving trees.

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This tree is located outside my doctor’s office.  I’ve been going there a while and at each visit, it looks the same as the visit before.  It is always bare no matter the season and it always catches my attention.  After several visits, I finally was there on an overcast day and was able to get a shot of it.

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I’ve been working in Illustrator and Photoshop and decided to play around with my tree.  Above is the negative inverting the black and white.

 

And here are more of my tree variations.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Delicate

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share our delicate side.

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Spring has sprung and along with the beautiful blooms are these little fellows flying back and forth transferring pollen from one bloom to another.

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Tiny yellow footprints confirm their passage and sometimes you’re lucky enough to get a close up view of their delicate wings.

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