This week the theme for 52Frames was Pairs. I submitted late last week, so I submitted early this week!
I didn’t have too many ideas – until I realized I could plan my lunch to get a pair of eggs in there (and that’s exactly what I did when I finalized the menus for this week :P). Sometimes photography creeps in other places of my life! 🙂
I try to submit my 52frames entries earlier in the week, but it didn’t work out this week – I still submitted on time (which makes this week my 7th week in a row, yay me!).
This week’s theme is “Intentional color palette“, with an extra credit for “Flatlay” – that I claimed as well. I’ll admit it was a “lazy shot” – you want color, get some dice on a plate, light’em somehow, click picture, done. Probably to “compensate” the laziness of the shot, I ended up going for slightly more “creative” edits than I usually do – I even added grain and vignetting, what has this world come to!
I’m participating to a test-drive of “photo mentorships” – more on that later, probably, it’s still in closed beta 😉 Buuut part of the gist of the task for this week was to try and get the composition “right” in camera, in particular when it comes to framing the right things – not too much, and not too little. It was, incidently, a very interesting exercise – despite the snow that accompanied me for most of my walk today. And the constraint was to post it “straight out of the camera”, which is… a challenge for me 🙂
I’d like to say that this picture is exactly one of these “straight out of the camera” pictures – but I can’t say it is – there’s been a bit of fixing horizontals, a bit of cropping, and a bit of color edit on this one.
The “extra credit” for this week was “street photography”. I must admit that I did hesitate claiming it – for sure this doesn’t fit the “canons” on street photography. But, to me, street photography is about people and humanity, and I find the act of adding that poppy where it is to fit very well with that idea 🙂
This week has been somewhat complicated; I had a couple of plans for a bit of exploration to get the “Shoot from Above” picture for 52Frames, but neither panned out. Buuuut I took the train around golden hour the other day, and I snagged that one. A bit of cropping to center the center, and a Google predefined filter later, boom, I have a submission for 52Frames.
Which makes my streak running to 5, which means that THINGS ARE GETTING REAL – now if I miss a week, it DOES feel like I’m losing something 😉 Which is exactly the point, I presume.
I was playing with my camera, a tripod, and an ammonite today, and I realized that with a bit of cropping it could make a very decent “Fill the frame” picture for this week’s 52Frames. So, after basic edits, I played with the crops and I landed on this one, which I quite like.
For the third week of 52Frames, the theme was “Wabi-Sabi” with an extra credit for Old Nature. I went for a walk in Zürich at the beginning of the week, in which I took a fair amount of pictures that could/would have worked for the theme; this one ended up being my favorite, mostly because the tree cut is so weird.
I didn’t know exactly what to do for the second 52Frames theme of the year, Leading Lines – but last week I went for a tiny photo walk near the lake. A friend of mine had lent me his Sony NEX-7 so that I could have a look at the form factor and at the general feel of it – so that was an extra motivation to go out and shoot. I arrived at the lake at the same time as the boat, so I took a few pictures; I also experimented with the spyglass that’s nearby, but I didn’t manage to get something convincing leading-lines-wise.
On the post-processing side, of note – the pink/red nuances in the sky were there, but I spent some time making them somewhat more obvious; that’s probably a bit more “creative reality” than I usually do, but I don’t hate the result 🙂