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Weekly Assignment

We finished up our Landscapes (Foregrounds) assignment this week as we challenged you to shoot a landscape photo where the foreground had something of interest in it. Often times we shoot landscapes where we see a gorgeous background, but there’s nothing in the foreground to draw us into the rest of the image. Our winners this week were able to do just that and make us want to look further into the image.

Our winner this week was rosserx‘s “Quarters Only”. This shot has a really strong composition, and there’s even a bit of humour in there with the “turn vision to clear” sticker. This one really stood out.

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Our first runner up was Bruce A‘s “Byron Beach Chair”. The strong foreground colour provides a good balance to the more muted tones in the background and the chair helps to provide a sense of scale. It really makes you wonder why the chair is sitting there in the first place, and the footsteps leading away are a nice touch.

And last, but not least was Big Nick‘s “Two Girls”. Often times we see sunsets, but there is little aside from the gorgeous colours and shapes of the clouds. This shot added a more human element to it with the silhouette of an expectant mother.

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Well done to all our winners!

We also started our Framing assignment this week. This is another of our back to basics assignments. Framing can be used to draw attention to a particular subject. We often do it when we display our pictures, but what about within the picture? You can use objects within a scene to create a frame to draw your eye to the subject. As always though, a quick reminder of the rules for our weekly assignment. First, your photo must have been taken between 25 May – 8 June 2011. Second, your post must include the word “Framing” and the date the photo was taken. If it is missing either of these it will not be included in the weekly judging. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.

Next week our assignment will be Symmetry. Symmetry can add balance and harmony to the composition of an image. You can find it in architecture with matched windows on either side of the door, nature with the petals on flowers, people and the symmetry of faces, or in arrangements of your own making.

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Nicole is a DPS Forum moderator and keen photographer from New Zealand. See her Flickr account.

  • http://www.kerstenbeck.com Erik Kerstenbeck

    Hi

    This is a wonderful topic – here is some horizontal Symmetry! The amazing Brooklyn Bridge.

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/across-the-huson/

  • tima

    who won the “Black and White: Weekly Photography Challenge”? its was also last week
    Did I miss that?

  • http://www.kerstenbeck.com Erik Kerstenbeck

    Hi

    Here is some Asymmetry – for the Hockey and Figure Skating Fans!

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/yin-yang/

    Kindest Regards, Erik
    Kerstenbeck Photographic Art

  • Ross Abraham

    This is a really pleasant surprise. Thank you!!

  • http://www.frog-photoblog.blogspot.com Caroline (Frogmum)

    @ Tima ~ the Photo Challenge is not a competition as such, just a challenge! The assignment is the only thread with a weekly winner (I think!) :)

Some older comments

  • Caroline (Frogmum)

    June 6, 2011 10:08 pm

    @ Tima ~ the Photo Challenge is not a competition as such, just a challenge! The assignment is the only thread with a weekly winner (I think!) :)

  • Ross Abraham

    June 6, 2011 02:22 am

    This is a really pleasant surprise. Thank you!!

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    June 6, 2011 12:33 am

    Hi

    Here is some Asymmetry - for the Hockey and Figure Skating Fans!

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/yin-yang/

    Kindest Regards, Erik
    Kerstenbeck Photographic Art

  • tima

    June 5, 2011 04:48 pm

    who won the "Black and White: Weekly Photography Challenge"? its was also last week
    Did I miss that?

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    June 5, 2011 08:11 am

    Hi

    This is a wonderful topic - here is some horizontal Symmetry! The amazing Brooklyn Bridge.

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/across-the-huson/

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