Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lines

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Candid

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share some candid shots.  

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I don’t take a lot of photos of people…unless it’s my grandson.  And I can never take enough of him.

But I did go through the archives and found some others to share – 

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Fun at the 8th Street Fountain in Augusta, GA ….

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Waiting for the ferry from St Thomas to St John…

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Riding the waves from Hurricane Dorian….

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And last but not least, a photo of the baboons at Riverbanks Zoo.  His eyes say more than words ever could!

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – The Side of Things

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Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC

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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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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Found on a Farm

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Letter M

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The Marsh at Driftwood, Awendaw, South Carolina

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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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