Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Layered

This week Amy has asked us to show layers in our photos.

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On a recent trip to Charleston, we stopped at our favorite place to eat and afterward went over to Shem Creek so I could get some sunset photos.  

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The sky was layered in colors from pinks and purples to yellows and oranges.

This last photo was posted last week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lines but I’m showing it again for its layered colors.  It was taken in a moving car and through a dirty windshield so I’m really, really happy with it.  

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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 – Curves

This week Tina has asked us to show our curves.  

When entering the city of Conway, South Carolina from Highway 501, you travel over the Memorial Bridge.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and stately.  It was built in 1937 and was designated as a memorial to the Horry County citizens that served in America’s wars.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

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Last October the area was hard hit by Hurricane Florence and the area at the foot of the bridge had massive flooding from the Waccamaw River and much of the area was closed off.  

Now the bridge is closed for several months for construction.  It’s getting a new road surface and a nip and a tuck to the curbs and railings.  

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They don’t make them like this any more.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Diagonal Lines

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Photo Challenge – Bridges

This week we are asked to capture any type or style of bridge.

Under the Ravenell Bridge

I live an hour north of Charleston but travel there at least once a month.  The Arthur Ravenell Jr bridge connecting Charleston and Mt. Pleasant fascinates me and I often stop for pictures.  You can see the bridge from downtown Charleston and there’s a park underneath the bridge on the Mt. Pleasant side.  I’ve also walked a portion of it twice.

You can see previous posts of the bridge from these links:

Photo Challenge – Weight(less)

A Sunday Walk

All Lined Up

The Bridge at Dusk

Just a Little Stroll

Photo Challenge – Look Up

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Photo Challenge – Atop

This week we are asked to head for the top to get our best shot.

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View from atop the Thomas Ravenel Jr bridge

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Just a Little Stroll

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View from the Arthur Ravenell Jr Bridge – From Mt. Pleasant to Charleston

 

My daughter suggested that we take a walk on the Arthur Ravenell Jr bridge.  It is 2 1/2 miles across and it has a lane for pedestrians and cyclists.  Our goal was to reach the first span and I’m happy to say that we made the goal with surprisingly little soreness today!

The pictures were taken from an observation deck.  The boats in the harbor are specks as seen in the first photo and you can see in the second photo the distance we walked.  Since what goes up has to come down, we walked a total of 1 1/2 miles.  Needless to say, going down was much easier than going up!