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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

52 weeks: Week 25 wrapup

Doorway to Darkness
© 2010 Simon Hucko

As you may or may not know, I am now posting a weekly theme/assignment to go along with this project. The theme is optional, but is supposed to help jumpstart your creativity and get you shooting. If you're struggling to get a photo one week, check out the assignment and take 15 minutes to grab a shot for it. I'll try to keep them pretty general and open so that you won't have to hunt too hard for a subject.

This week's theme was "doors", which is a personal favorite of mine. However, I think I'm the only one who took a door photo this week... Maybe next week's will be more popular. For my shot this week, I re-visited a photo I had taken with my phone. I like going back and improving some of my old favorites from time to time, and I couldn't resist this shot. The shadow above the door was a bit of an added bonus - I had taken the previous shot later in the day so I didn't realize it would do that. Black and white helps emphasize the shapes and textures, and also the different levels of light and shadow.

I actually have two picks this week. The first is "the longest day" by [Adam_Baker]:

the longest day
© Adam Baker

I love the 3D feel of this photo, and the colors are just mind-blowing. I like the square crop, too, gives it a very balanced feeling. Finally, the composition is great, with the rock in the foreground echoing the sunburst on the horizon. And those clouds! Lots of goodness going on here.

My other pick is "The Mill, Ipswich" by q-pix:

The Mill, Ipswich (Ip-Art)
© q-pix

I picked this one because of the cool effect with the light trails coming away from the windows. I don't think I'd always want my lens giving me flare like that, but in this case it really adds a lot to the photo. edit: I've been corrected. Apparently the light trails were visible in person. Excellent capture, then :)

Ok, that's it for this week. Next week's assignment will be "Blue." Looking forward to seeing your photos.


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