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.


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 – Favorite Photo

This week is the final challenge from WordPress and we’ve been asked to share our favorite photo.  I’ve really enjoyed these  weekly challenges as it’s made me think more about composition and introduced me to many other bloggers who have provided inspiration and guidance.

The first post for Photography in Pearls was December 28, 2015 and I’ve had lots of favorite photos over the past 2 1/2 years.  But for this post, I’ve chosen the one that started it all.


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Photo Challenge – Twisted

This week we are asked to show something twisted.

I love big, big, chunky jewelry – the more colorful the better.  Hubby calls it my “Betty Rubble” jewelry.


I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Children love them too.  I can always count on my grandchildren wanting to climb up in my lap to play with them and I score extra hugs.


But no matter how carefully I wrap them up when traveling, they always get twisted together and it’s a nightmare trying to get them untangled.


But it’s worth it for those extra hugs.

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Photo Challenge – Ooh, Shiny!

This week we are asked to show a photo of something that distracts, diverts or always grabs our attention.  


The bigger, the better.  The more colorful, the better.  The more unusual, the better.  Children love them so I get extra hugs with my grandchildren while they’re checking out the “shiny” around my neck.  


Photos originally posted August 9, 2016

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I love big, colorful jewelry that makes a statement.  Hubby calls it my Wilma Flintstone jewelry.  When not wearing my pearls, these are some of my favorites.