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Thursday, May 27, 2010

52 weeks: Week 20 wrapup

© 2010 Simon Hucko

Sorry I'm late again this week. Life has been totally crazy, and I can't seem to catch up with everything I have to do. It's going to be a super busy weekend, too, so between that and the holiday (Memorial Day here in the States) I'm going to extend the deadline this week until Monday at midnight, with my post on Wednesday. Find some time this long weekend to take a photo, you have no excuses!

My photo this week comes from my playing with a new technique. In case you missed the blog post with all the goods on Monday, check it out here. Suffice to say I'll be playing some more with this technique until I get a good feeling for when and how to best use it. Also, thanks to some inspiration from a photographer friend of mine, look for some experiments with freelensing in the near future.

Congratulations to kristanhoffman for this week's winning photo:

1st Chicago Weekend 039
© Kristan Hoffman

I've never been to Chicago, but these big metal orb things seem to be the thing to go and get your picture taken with. I think my favorite part about this image is that she embraced the foggy weather and used it to present a somewhat non-traditional shot of the sculpture. The fact that the city just fades away behind it puts the focus entirely on the sculpture and the people, and also lends some nice contrast to the buildings in the reflection. My (close) second favorite part of this image is the flying seagull and its reflection. Perfect timing and composition with that one, and again it emphasizes the contrast between the foggy blankness at the top of the frame and the people and reflected buildings at the bottom. Wonderful shot.


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    Danke! Now I can tell Andy that his having to stand there and wait while I snapped all these shots was totally worth it. ;P

    No seriously, I'm honored. You've picked so many great shots over the weeks so far. Now I'm one of them!

  2. @ Kristan - haha, you're welcome. I'm glad you made the extra effort for this shot. Tell Andy that good art takes time ;)