Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Rule Of Thirds

This week, compose your subject off-center, obeying the Rule of Thirds.  The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph. (For more information GO HERE.)

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BUG WALK

Well, it was a close attempt that really didn’t blur that much.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – SCALE

This week, play with scale.  Share an image that highlights a size relationship — make us pause and take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in your photos.  {For more information, go here.}

In addition to Mlle. Renee, there is another dog living in the house.  He’s a much smaller dog named SPOT, and he can usually be found hanging around in the detritus on the door of the refrigerator. Look closely and you’ll surely see him.Spot On The Wall

SPOT ON THE FRIDGE

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Here he is in the potted plant on the deck.

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On the trail in the Lonesome Pine.Guard Duty

On guard duty with Mlle. Renee!

Pole Cat

Taking a sun break!

Yard Patrol

On lookout at the front entrance.

Perimeter Patrol

Walking Perimeter Patrol

Snack Time

And sneaking a snack when Renee isn’t looking!

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DEPTH

This week, share with us your take on “depth” — you can take it literally, that suggests volume, a distance between surface and bottom. Or go with a more figurative approach: use a deep color palette, play with your image’s depth of field, or highlight a person, a place, or an object to which you feel deeply connected. (For more information, go here.)STLfrntbelow

A different take on a much photographed Saint Louis image. I sink to new depths of photography.

Not Quite Photo Challenge Photos — Express Yourself Challenge

Last Saturday, I took a photo of the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art …WhatIShot

It was a so-so classic building picture until I realized I had been photo bombed!

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JEEPERS CREEPERS IT WAS A LEAPING LEAPER!

Sure, it was a perfect example of EXPRESS YOURSELF, but it lacked the quality of a Photo Challenge entry. It is funny though, and I think the LEAPER would have loved to have a copy.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EXPRESS YOURSELF

Today, we challenge you to show us what “express yourself” means to you.  (For more information go here.)LittleLuke

When it comes to EXPRESS YOURSELF, no one does it better than a two-year old.  In this case … my grandnephew Little Luke!

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SERENITY

Serenity (noun): The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.  For this photo challenge, publish an image that conveys serenity.  For more information, go here!

Have you ever considered a city’s major thoroughfare as being serene at sunset rush-hour on a winter afternoon? Well, if the lighting is right, it can be. And if you look closely, you might be able to detect a faint and tiny winter moon up in the sky, too.Serenity

THE WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEW

Possibility. Opportunity. Potential. As another year gets underway, let’s celebrate the new. (For more information, go here!)

My NEW photograph is one I took a week or so ago as 2014 began to dwindle away into another winter day. It was a photograph of Roxy Paine’s 56 foot tall stainless steel sculpture of a barren tree (Placebo) standing on a hillside next to the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art. I’ve seen the work every time I’ve visited the museum and photographed it uncounted times more. But this winter afternoon as the sun was beginning to set I saw the work in a new way.New

Except for the evergreen trees that stood to either side, it was as barren as the other trees in the surrounding forest. But it stood there gleaming in the fading winter sun offering hope of warmer times to come. Like I said, I had photographed it many times before. But every time before it had always been from a different point of view that showed the work standing alone. This was the first time I had photographed it as part of the forest that shared its hillside.  It made a big difference.

THE WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WARMTH

Whether you live on my side of the planet or in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying real heat on the beach or in your yard, show us your take on warmth. You can go from the literal (saunas! scarves! steaming cups of tea!) to the figurative (the embrace of family members coming together for the holidays, the look of affection on your pet’s face, or even just a photo with a particularly warm color palette, no matter its subject matter). (For more information, go here.)

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And Mlle. Renee was snuggled in the warmth of her bed.

While visions of dog treats danced through her head.

THE DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

In today’s challenge, show us what “gone, but not forgotten” means to you. It could be a photo of a faithful canine friend who’s chasing squirrels in a better place, a spot in your city, town, or village that reminds you of a relationship now over, a talisman that reminds you of something that you can never get back, a photo of you in your smashing 70s silver lamé jumpsuit, or the crumbs that remain from the delicious cheesecake you baked.   (For more information go HERE!)

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Today, I looked out the window to see the doom and gloom another late fall rainy day. So what do I miss most?  What else but the bright colors of summer! And a single blossom can really tell a big story!

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CONVERGE

This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography. You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit — from a photo of a byroad merging into a busy highway to an image of an airport terminal where people from all over the world form hectic, ephemeral communities. {For more information, click HERE!}SLAM

My subject for today’s photo is one of Saint Louis’ classic buildings the Saint Louis Art Museum. It was designed as the PALACE OF FINE ARTS for the 1904 World’s Fair by Architect Cass Gilbert who used the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy as his inspiration. The photo shows the Grand Hall as seen from the identical center bay on the other side of the hall.  I don’t know about convergence, but there is a lot of play with the reflections in the marble floor. Feel free to click on the photo to see a more detailed view of the photo.

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