Some faces from my archives in response to the DP weekly challenge
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Guest blogger Ben chose the theme of reflections this week: It could be a person who helps you see things clearly, a place you go to collect your thoughts, or an object that reminds you of your achievements. You could also go for something more literal, like a reflection in water.”
A literal interpretation of the theme: reflections in a pool in the gardens of the Chateau de Pizay in southern France
So much of life happens inside something. A house, a car, a sleeping bag, a UFO.
Finding images of a thing inside something else can be a very powerful compositional tool.
This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that says INSIDE.
The difference between a snapshot and an image that makes a memory can be something as small as clever composition. That’s what blank-in-a-blank lets us at Automattic do and what looking for images that explore “inside” can do for your photography.
Take a peep inside other people’s lives at the Daily Post weekly photo challenge
A three-picture story:
The annual Chinese New Year parade through the streets of Nathon, Koh Samui, Thailand, takes most of the day and, on a hot day, is a tiring experience for a young lion dancer. He and his dad have stopped for a well-earned ice-cream and a passing tourist takes advantage of the photo opportunity to feed the young lad through his head gear.
The Daily Post’s weekly photograph challenge this week is OBJECT.
“Our photographs tell stories, big and small. Some of our images are landscapes, offering wide and sweeping views of a scene; these pictures might tell the tales of an entire city, or a tapestry of stories of many people. Some photographs, like portraits, focus on individuals, while still-life moments capture the beauty (and often treasured stories) of belongings and found objects.
In this week’s challenge, I’d like you to use one tangible object as both your inspiration and subject. It can be the obvious focal point of your shot — like my husband’s juggling ball above, snapped on a beach on the north shore of Kauai. Or you can get creative and find other ways to feature your object — the only requirement is it must be somewhere in your frame.”
The recent windy weather has washed ashore a mass of flotsam and jetsam – seaweed by the mountain, cuttlefish bones, dead squid, dead fish and dead jelly fish, the largest of which was the size of a dinner plate,
together with the usual assortment of glass and plastic junk to which colonies of barnacles have attached themselves: beer bottles, plastic cigarette lighters, plastic bottles and an assortment of shoes.
Barnacles have attached themselves to natural detritus as well: bits of rope, palm leaves, coconuts, and this fruit.
on my return the fruit had been kicked open to reveal its internal structure
Does anyone know what tree it comes from? It’s about the size of a football.
For the Daily Post’s photo challenge this week we were invited to share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about us. I am particularly drawn to the colours in fluorite crystals – greens and purples, colours which abound in flowers.
photos taken around Bristol’s dockland
Do you take photos of industrial scenes, as suggested in the original challenge post? I haven’t taken many such shots in the past but it proved to be a fascinating experience and I think I’ll be experimenting more with this sort of urban decay-type photography.
IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MAKES YOU NOSTALGIC.
As with most of our photo challenges, we’re keeping this one wide open to interpretation. Some ideas:
A meaningful family photograph.
A snapshot of something or someone that reminds you of your past.
A “throwback” image of a thing or activity you once loved.
A picture of your home, home city/country, or a place that you long for.
An image edited with a vintage filter (try using Instagram, PicMonkey, or other apps).
This is a good example of faded splendour in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Unfortunately the building has been allowed to go to rack and ruin, there is no glass in the windows and creeping plant are slowly climbing the facade. Insects, lizards and birds are now the only occupants.
What makes you nostalgic? a place? a longing for things past?
We see many excellent shots out there in which a photographer’s intent is clear: where he or she leads us to the photo’s subject or main focus — using light, composition, and other criteria — and is able to convey what they see in their mind at the moment of capture. We challenge you to take and share a photograph that shows a command of your frame. Lead our eyes somewhere. Make us focus on something.
This shot was taken at the monkey temple in Jaipur, India