As the petals reach for the light, the raindrops settle on them. The overcast skies, suppressing their true beauty, the reflections. They wait for a sunburst so they can shine, glisten.
This macro shot was made with a Nifty Fifty lens, and a wide aperture. The drops were the subject against the soft petals.
This week we were to think creatively using circles. What caught my eye in this image was the way the iron was encircling the glass orb. It leads the viewer into the image with the curves.
This image to me reads left to right. Almost like looking through a surfer’s wave, it rains.
“Bloom and the Daisies”
They are the stars of the show, so charismatic, so sweet. Bloom rises up for the final note, so certain that its there. And it is…goosebumps.
Photographing the sun during sunrise or sunset is relatively straightforward, however, when you photograph the sun during the day, it can be tricky. During the blue hour or golden hour, the light is at its best for photographing the sun and landscape so when its broad daylight out, you want to add interest to your subject. This week we were to use an edge to cut the sun and to stop down the aperture when shooting the sun. I used our birch tree’s branch to cut the sun and create interest. Using an aperture of F22 created the sunburst behind the leaves.
This week we were to create an image that would induce laughter or be humorous. It might not be in focus but I thought this image of Jesse was hilarious. Enjoy!
This week was a difficult one for me. It’s been raining, isolated in the house, no sun…but under the guise of necessity, the opportunity presented itself. It will be a long time before you see pics like this again.
With all the different ways you can compose an image, this week we were to compose an image using leading lines. The bench is the perfect base for the bold color of the flower and draws you in.
Our challenge, this week, was to create an image that showed negative space. To do this, it’s basically your subject against a blank background, to draw the viewer to your subject. My subject, in the photo, is larger than what most would consider a subject in negative space, however, the way the sun’s rays go from negative space to a linear composition, gives the viewer interest as their view reaches the main subject.
This week we were to capture an image that shows the composition based on rhythm or pattern. The alternating stones in the garden pathway shows not only rhythm but also a break in that rhythm along the way.