We finished up our Brand New to start off the new year. There are a lot of things that can be brand new. Like new gear. Our winner this week was devel‘s photo of a new Nifty Fifty (as shot through the lens). This one had gorgeous, bright colours, the composition was very strong, and the box in the background was a great way to demonstrate that it is brand new. Our first runner up was CountryKim‘s New Snowfall. Wow. I mean, what can we say? Fresh, brand new snow lasts for such a short time, and the ability to capture that single flake so clearly is definitely impressive. And last, but not least was yogijenn‘s new knitting project. It’s pretty clear to see that this is a piece that has just been started. And this has the benefit of being both a brand new project, and eventually a brand new finished product too once it’s finished. Well done everyone!
We also started a new assignment this week, Spot of Colour. This one is tricky, so make sure you pay attention to what we are and aren’t looking for. What we are looking for in this assignment is a photo where there is an area of colour that your eye is naturally drawn to. A colour that is brighter than the rest of the photo. What this assignment is not, is selective colour. We are not looking for photos that are black and white with one section left in colour due to post-processing or a camera setting. It should be essentially natural to the photo that your eye is drawn to the spot of colour. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 12-26 January 2011. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Spot of Color” and the date that the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, aperture, ISO, etc. Next week’s assignment will be Still Life: Food. Check out the assignment thread for some suggestions and helpful tips.