The Window Challenge #05

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I visited downtown Merced looking for interesting windows. I came across this bar right around sunset. First I thought the tree is in the way then I decided that the tree makes the composition interesting.

Enjoy and happy Friday!

PS: I loved the tree exercises and I would like to shoot wood next week again. I started collecting driftwood while I visited a few beaches. You can also collect ordinary branches from any local park that are laying around. Please, don’t cut of break them off a tree!

The Window Challenge #04

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After coming home from my trip to Northern California and Oregon I took my photographic exercise walk around my neighborhood to see if I could find some interesting windows. I saw this window and it created in me all kinds of different feelings. It is dark inside, it’s mysterious, is it an invitation to peek in? All these feelings are most likely wrong. The window lays on the second floor and the owner most likely kept it open in the morning to get some cool air in.

Also, one person stopped me and asked what I am doing? He relaxed when I told him that I lived just around the corner. September 11 changed many of us. There is a lot of fear out and I am determined that fear is not running my life!

Enjoy photographing but be careful when you walk around your neighborhood with a camera!

The Window Challenge #03

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Photographing windows can be tricky, especially when the reflect things or people. I could have easily used this window to create some sort of self portrait. Instead I created a highly image with a lot of tension.  On one side your eyes are automatically drawn to the reflection and letters in the window on the other side the lines of the window frame point to the red alarm system in the upper right corner.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

The Window Challenge

This weeks photographic exercise is easy but it also could be very challenging. Go out and photograph windows. Windows provide the opportunity for “framing” and partially photographing a subject. Both methods can be used to create and interesting image. As always have fun with this exercise.

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I photographed this window in Jacksonville, OR, a beautiful historic town with millions of opportunity for every image maker. I decided to frame this window with the plants that are growing all around it.

The kitchen project #01

This weeks photographic challenge is “The kitchen project!” Go into your kitchen and photograph what you see. You can use natural light of artificial light. You can use any lens you choose. There is only one restriction: Don’t arrange anything! Find the composition and/or create it in your camera!

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In this image I just opened the door of the kitchen cabinet and I found the bowls on top of the plates.

Enjoy and have a great photographic experience! One last thing: You might want to photograph in your kitchen when you spouse is out of the house!