The challenge is to fill the frame of the camera with one colour. After some thought, I decided that that meant that I should focus on textures. I could fill my camera frame with a flower, but that would mean a trip to the grocery store or florist. I walked around my backyard looking for monochromatic surfaces that had interesting textures. I explored the surface of my weather-worn deck as well as a tree stump in the yard. I am not happy with the results.
This is a photo of a patch of winter grass in the back yard.
Using Fill the Frame is a great way to isolate your subject and create interest in your photo. Can you do it with only one colour in the frame? Fill the Frame with one colour.
Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.
Our family have been members of the honey brook organic farm CSA for several years. I think it may be over a decade. When the kids were younger, we thought it was a good way to teach them where food really comes from. That it wasn't something that comes wrapped in a cellophane or a cardboard box. We wanted them to learn that farming was difficult hard work. They learned that by being out in the heat and humidity of summer picking berries and tomatoes. And they disliked being buzzed by bees and other insects.
I have photographed the farm for almost as long as we have been members. I have photographed everything including the fields, flowers, the kids picking in the fields, the farm stands, etc. At least so I thought.
I captured this image of the water pump this Sunday. I have seen this water pump many times before but I think this is the first time I have focused on capturing it in some form. There was water dripping from a hose attached to a pump in the back. I took three exposure bracketed images which I combined into and HDR image in Photomatix Pro. I then applied a preset which I created earlier this summer.
The priest is the following.
- Contrast to 100
- Highlights to 100
- Shadows to 100
- Whites to -39
- Blacks to 24
- and Vibrance to 33
I just like what it does to images. I created the preset while people king around in Adobe Lightroom. It really pushes the colours. What do you think?
Why Your Lawn is a Desert
I'm not too fond of lawns, but North Americans seem to worship them.
There are 40.5 million acres of lawn in the United States, more than double the size of the country’s largest national forest. We disconnect ourselves from wildlife habitat loss by viewing it as a problem caused by industry and agriculture. But habitat loss isn’t a problem happening out there somewhere; it’s happening in our own back yards.My township calls my lawn ‘a nuisance.’ But I still refuse to mow it.