52Frames – 2021-52 & 2021-53

Close-up of popcorn

For the two last challenges of year 2021, I went for the “lazy” option – not being home and not having my proper computer to edit decided that for me, essentially.

For the 2021-52 challenge, the theme was “Combine Three Challenges” – I went for three themes that went well together, namely Details, Texture and Fill the Frame, and made a picture of the bowl of popcorn in the kitchen.

A green field, blue sky with a lot of plane trails and light clouds, bright sun.

The 2021-53 theme was “Break the rules”. My first idea was to do a tongue-in-cheek picture of a “No photography allowed” sign, but it would have meant actually making and setting up the sign, and I got a case of the lazies. We went for an afternoon walk, and I purposely snagged that snapshot – breaking both the rule of “don’t shoot directly at the sun” and “don’t put your horizon line in the middle of the picture”; I also broke the meta-rule of “don’t upload 52Frames from your phone” 😉

And with that, I have finished 53 out of 53 pictures in 2021, finishing 52Frames for the second year in a row – let’s see if we can get a third year in a row!

52Frames – 2020-36 – Combine three challenges

The 52Frames challenge this week was to “Combine three challenges” – with the list of the previous challenges for this year thankfully provided. I’ve been trying to keep the list in my mind for most of the week because I knew that I needed to think about what I wanted to do. I went through several ideas, but in the end I guess that a couple of things clicked.

I’ve done enough portrait/self-portraits to be very annoyed at stray hair; so for once I really wanted to embrace these. And by that, I mean that I did brush my hair a lot so that they’d get more electric and have more texture.

I’m also currently watching Glee, and in one of the episodes that I watched this week, there was someone who was backlit on a dark background, and it did make me go “huh. I should try that.” The places where you find new things to try 😉

Anyway – I started playing with a spot, a tripod and a black curtain, with the objective of shooting 1/ Self-Portrait 2/ Low-Key 3/ A Different Angle. And I guess that we have bonus Details and Negative Space in there too 🙂