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Photo Challenge 52Frames 13 ‘Line From A Song’

The photo challenge for the week was ‘Line From a Song’ and used a Billy Joel song for my inspiration.

“ Scenes From an Italian Restaraunt ”
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends upon your appetite
I'll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant

Our Italian Restaurant is now how home thanks to Covid-19, so I grabbed a bottle of red and a bottle of white and some pasta ingredients and this is what I came up with.

I tried several different angles and setups and made the decision on which to use during post processing. One thing I learned from this challenge was to pay attention to details. In several photos the labels weren’t facing the same way, the cans were too close together, or some minor thing that really stands out afterward even though I didn’t notice at the time.

One other line I thought of using was a John Fogarty line, ‘Have you Ever Seen The Rain, Coming Down On a Sunny Day.’

Next week’s challenge is Curves.

Stay safe and healthy.

Photo Challenge 52Frames #12 Books

Week 12 challenge from brings us ‘Books.’ I thought of this challenge differently under the current circumstances with Covid-19 and staying at home. Here is the photo I used:

I have a collection of photography books, so I gathered up a couple of my favorites and a couple I haven’t read yet and went out to my backyard for a photo shoot. I tried a couple different angles.

In the end I went with the overhead shot I think because I didn’t like the look of the stickers, I buy a lot of books used from eBay and Amazon. I guess I should start removing them, but didn’t think of that until afterwards.

Then I enjoyed a glass of wine! Next weeks challenge is, ‘A Line From a Song.’ I have a couple ideas that are made more challenging by being confined to my home and yard. Stay safe.

Photo Challenge 52Frames #11 Triangular Composition

The week 11 photo challenge from was ‘Triangular Composition.  The intentional use of triangles in photography is another composition tool to create strong and interesting photos. They are used to create stability and sometimes symmetry in your photo.  The trick was to find these triangles.  I went on several walks and drive trying to find something with a triangular shape that I could photograph, I took several, but decided on this photo from a park near my home with some trees that formed a triangle shape with the sunrise peaking through.

Sunrise Silhouette

This was a challenging one for me because triangles aren’t something I naturally look for or use in my photography.  Once I started looking ad thinking about the shape I was able to find some and got some decent photos.  And I think that is the point of these challenges is to push yourself to see things in a different way and explore things you wouldn’t normally try.

Ready to Explode

Leaning Trees

Sunrise in the Pines

Next week’s challenge is ‘Books’, so I will see what I can come up with from the library in my house while being locked in avoiding the virus.

Photo Challenge 52Frames #10 Abandoned

This week’s challenge from was Abandoned.  As soon as I saw this challenge I thought of an old school out near where I grew up that I drive by occasionally that has been boarded up for years.  I’m not sure when they shut this school down but I remember it being used in the 70’s.  I drove out and took some shots with my Sony A6000 using a Funleader lens, an 18mm fixed f8 lens I picked up from Kickstarter.

Old School

I took several additional shots, but this is the one I chose.  I also tried developing some in color and some in black & white and I liked the b&w a little more especially considering the challenge.  Here are some of the other shots I took.

Next week’s challenge is Triangular Composition.

Photo Challenge 52Frames #9 Extreme Contrast

Challenge #9 from was Extreme Contrast, playing with light and shadow and finding an extreme difference between the light and dark parts of a photo.  I had the idea to shoot a golf ball in the dark lit from the side so half would be bright white and the light would fade to dark on the other side similar to a half moon shot.

Tee Time

I used a black tee and set it up in a pegboard and lit the ball from camera right with a Litra light.  If I did this again I would move the light more to the back of the ball instead of directly on the side.  This would have lessened the light on the tee as well.  I also had some light leaking in from the windows that you can see in the upper middle and left of the ball, but overall I was happy with the finished shot.

Next week’s challenge is Abandoned and I have a few ideas of building in my local area.  

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