In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”
According to the instructions for this weeks challenge, I was supposed to photograph a stationary subject from three different angles. Well, since my subject was a grasshopper who refused to remain stationary, I had to allow him to select the three different angles I ended up shooting.
Come on, don’t be bashful … give us a strong profile!
Well, that’s a little better. Can you look right into the camera now?
Wait, come back! Well, we did get a background change.
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Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. Bonus points if you share why the particular text resonates with you. (Though you certainly don’t have to!) If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe.
My example of HALF-LIGHT is the scene I see in my back yard every evening as the sun sets. It’s a display of shadowy silhouetted trees with the background of heavenly blue skies and the setting sun. Every time I see it I’m reminded of one of my favorite Broadway musicals written by Stephen Sondheim … ˆInto The Woods!” Yes, it’s a fairytale photo to go with a fairytale musical.
INTO THE WOODS TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE
AND HOME BEFORE DARK
And the gifts were gathering
In the rustic old rocker
In hopes that Santa Claus
Soon would be there!
This week, take “eye” as your inspiration. This is a great opportunity to photograph people or pets, but remember — eye has lots of other potential meanings, too. For more information, go here!https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/eye-spy/
This week’s photo required a bit of macro, a bit of reflection and a very patient puppy. Now we all know who the apple of Mlle Renee’s eye really is.
For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Let life itself be your muse. For more information go here.
In this part of the country transitions can be rather drastic … taking place in just a matter of days.
Two weeks ago everything was sunny, colorful and totally FALL.
And then we had a week of cold, winds and never-ending rain. And the same view transitioned to this …
And in case you’re wondering, I still have an entire yard filled with leaves.
This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat. (For more information, go here.)
For Mlle. Renee, a treat is receiving a special letter from a little girl.
This week, show us careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. For more information, go here.
This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types. (For more information, go here!)
Boundaries impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects. They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to. But they also give structure to our actions and frame our movements. In photography, they help our eyes make sense of what we see and convey a sense of visual narrative. They constantly invite us to push against them.
Sometimes BOUNDARIES are not established to keep innocent pups in, but keep unwanted parties out. Mlle. Renee always looks sad when she is on the other side of the fence from me. She also has no real training as a watch dog, but when when unknown parties come within ten feet of her established perimeter she will give them a loud barking. (Especially, if they’re riding a bicycle.)
This week, share with us your monochromatic images. Be calculating and creative in choosing your subject and focal point; resist the urge to simply take a photo of something with a single color range. (For more information go here.)
MONOCHROMATIC SEAL OF APPROVAL
For this week’s photo challenge, select and share a series of photographs. You can piece together what you consider an ideal day, recount a memorable day, tell a (visual) story, or show us some of your favorite things. (For more information go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/today-was-a-good-day/ 0
“It’s really not what you see that makes a good day … it’s getting the most out of what you see that makes the day GREAT!”
The sun coming up on the 30 foot tall Colorado Spruce Tree outside the kitchen window that I planted fifty years ago as a six inch seedling as a surprise for my mother.
Discovering a lonely petunia that seeded itself in a crack in the concrete under the deck where the parent plant had bloomed last summer.
Watching a praying mantis take a walk along the window sill.
Discovering the face of a happy puppy in a fluffy flower head.
So, all you have to do is smile and make your day as great as you want it to be.