JANUARY THEME: Frozen

Forums Monthly Theme JANUARY THEME: Frozen

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  • #8608
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    Ian McNab
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    The theme for December is now closed.

    The theme for January 2015 is

    Frozen

    Post your images as replies to this post. (Make sure you’ve read the Guidelines first.)

    Happy New Year! At this time of year, you may be able to take this month’s theme quite literally. However, it could also be interpreted in other ways, too. Try a bit of brain-storming to get started?

     

    Remember – only post photos taken this month, between 1 Jan and 31 Jan 2015
    #8625
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    A couple of literal interpretations of the theme…

    Both done with a Fuji X-E2 + SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

     

    #8626
    Profile photo of Peter Robinson
    Peter Robinson
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    I’m always amazed at what beautiful patterns frost can create. I find the second one the most interesting while the first one has shows the frost’s texture well.

    #8627
    Profile photo of meg cumming
    meg cumming
    Participant

    Two lovely images of frost theme Mac. I like the second one better. I know what you mean Pete, frost patterns are  amazing. Keep saying I’m going to post….. one of these days I will.

    #8628
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
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    Thanks very much for your kind comments, folks. I think I prefer the second one, too – I like the enigmatic abstractness of it; and I agree that the light and the patterns are more interesting.

     

    #8645
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’m posting this photo on behalf of Les who had a very merry Christmas! Very creative Les. Done with a bit of help from beer.

    #8646
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    LOL! Great stuff, Les! Captures the party atmosphere all too well! 😉

    [PS I know you can develop film in a coffee solution, Peter. But in beer???]

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    #8649
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Fuji X-E2 + SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

    (Frozen? Well, I tried to get the tonal effect that the flowers had been transmuted into metal. I was therefore pleased when a friend remarked that they look like they’ve been turned to gold!)

    #8656
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    Peter Robinson
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    I love the treatment. It certainly looks metalic. Good rich blacks and texture. I like the composition as well. All the tulips interact with each other.

    #8724
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
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    #8725
    Profile photo of meg cumming
    meg cumming
    Participant

    Like the ice formation Mac in some respects it reminds me of a Nebular formation. so in that respect its certainly suits this months topic.

    #8739
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think it’s an interesting abstract photograph Ian. It’s given some scale by the dark leave and I think the trapped air adds to the interest. I took  a few last weekend and will sort them out soon. Nothing special though.

    #8746
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    Peter Robinson
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    Here’s a few cold snaps I took last Sunday. I certainly was frozen and only managed to get as far as the back yard. I must fix that wall!

    #8747
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    Anonymous

    VERY NICE PETER–Leave the wall-very picturesque

    #8748
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    Ian McNab
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    For some reason (a passion for geometry?) I really like your sundial picture, Peter (the last one in the set). There’s also a sort of visual joke that rather appeals about a sundial covered in snow. Plus it’s a striking, simple triangular shape in the rebated square; and you got great separation of the subject by means of figure-ground contrast and shallow depth of field. So the picture is a bit of a visual treat all round! 🙂

     

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