High Key: CombI was inspired by another photo, showing the shadow of a comb - so this is my take on the theme for this weeks High Key. The shadow was intentional. The lower reflection was a happy accident.
Details: Crossing the barWhen I think of details, a few different options comes to mind. For example, that detail of the individual hair in a macro photo, or, that rose floating in the water. In the latter case, you beg the question "why?". On May 13th, during Kingston Opening Day, there was a moment to celebrate the "Crossing the bar" of Tom, a very well respected gentleman who passed away in February. This shows only a sampling of many boats that laid a rose in the water to remember this gentleman that day.
Food Photography: Tomato (B&W)A small tomato quartered on black felt background, inspired by a B&W photo seen in Vancouver BC
Food Photography: TomatoSubmitted version of the Food Photography challenge - a very small succulent tomato
One light source: NoelleThis week I roped my wife (Noelle) into posing for me. I tried to do some standard single-light positions, but in the end, decided to go with this. Noelle doesn't like posing as, in her words, she's struggling with the aging process. Personally I think she looks beautiful, what do you say?
Blue Hour in KingstonAppletree Cove in Kingston during Blue Hour
Dreamscape: Ghost RiderA take on the fun song "Ghost Riders In the Sky", in this case, Ghost (Drone) Rider. This contribution was very last minute and missing fit and finish.
Fill the frame: Beans on ToastFilling the frame with beans - lots and lots of beans. "Beans on toast" is considered a staple for students in UK, and this is a nod to the fact that I had family from UK staying with me.
Get Low: Large LocomotiveTheme is to get low, and in this case using a low vantage point to show how large this locomotive is.
Get Low: Fallen LogTheme is "Get Low". Alternative submission, showing the perspective from a fallen log.
Music: Old Rockers Never Die"Music" theme this week, with a photo to portray the energy of music. Music is there for all ages, as demonstrated by Bernard in this photo.
Music: Young Girl SingingAlternative "Music" submission, this was the original photo idea before Bernard stole the limelight.
Ferry Terminal WalkwayTheme is "High Noon" - the time of day when the light is at its most harsh, using contrast and shadows to help tell the story. In this case, showing the protective walkway in the midday sun for ferry passengers.
Two little chicksTheme is to use complementary colors to help the photo stand out. We have recently adopted some chickens, so I contrasted the yellow of two little chickens with the purple eggs, sitting on yellow and purple tinsel. The colors of the eggs was adjusted to match that of the tinsel.
Alien Red PepperTheme is to use Macro photography. Extra challenge is to use stacking. This macro photo was created from a focus-stack of ~ 40 frames.
Macro: Yellow CactusThis was an experimental macro photograph of a yellow cactus, an alternative submission for Macro photography.
Tell me lies tell me sweet little liesTheme is a line from a song. While the song Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac has to do with a relationship, I don't think the relationship with a bathroom scale is what the writer had in mind. Even so, this is a song my wife loves singing as she gets on the scale each morning, as it is calculating weight, her last line is "tell me sweet little lies". The idea was my wife's, who also helped with the composition.
Big World, Big Coffee, Big Day AheadPrompt this week is "Chair". It's a big world out there. The day must start with a big cup of coffee.
I live in Kingston Washington, and anyone visiting Kingston will be familiar with the oversized chairs that are just about everywhere. It was a slam-dunk to incorporate one of these chairs somehow. The original story was going to be "visitor taking a selfie" but then my wife discovered these oversized coffee mugs.
Valentine52Frames Week 6: Shallow Depth Of Field
Goal this week is to make use of shallow depth of field to help the photo. I decided to tell a valentines story.
Norseman statue by Mark Gale, Poulsbo, WAChallenge this week is black and white. I lit this statue early evening using 2x Godox AD200. Power lines removed in post.
Greeter - Wings Over WashingtonWeek 4 submission is "Portrait of a Stranger" - here I met a greeter for "Wings Over Washington" exhibition in Seattle who was very willing to pose for my photo.
Hobby: DJI Mavic 3 CineWeek 3 challenge is to highlight a hobby. One of my hobbies that lead to my interest in photography is flying my drone. I'm on my 3rd DJI drone, the "Mavic 3 cine" a perfect general purpose workhorse for everything I like to do.
Blur the Action: Kingston FerryThe prompt was to show action through camera blur. This picture conveys a ferry crossing the water to arrive at a dock.
This photo is actually a composition of 45 individual photos, each with 4s exposure, taken one after another. Most of the photos were merged together in Photoshop. The "final" photo (actually first photo as ferry was really departing) was applied with a gradient filter to bring clarity to the dock and provide greater emphasis. The foreground grass was a happy accident.
Self PortraitThe prompt was to take a self-portrait. My creative approach was to first take a self portrait using a timer, then a picture of one of my drones, then combine the two together.
Low Key Keyboard Low KeysThe prompt was to redo any of the previous prompts of 2022. I picked the "Low Key" prompt, and took a creative approach as my first picture.