JANUARY THEME: Reflections

Forums Monthly Theme JANUARY THEME: Reflections

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  • #5523

    Ian McNab
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    The theme for November/December is now closed.

    The theme for January 2014 is

    Reflections

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

    Reflections are common in our homes  and towns. This month’s challenge is to use them to create visually interesting images that tell a story or convey a mood. But ‘reflection’ also means more than what we see mirrored in a shiny surface; so we may also want to investigate the idea of ‘reflection’ more widely and creatively in our pictures. 

    So have a play with some imaginative ideas, and try a few new techniques that you don’t normally use. And, of course, have fun!

    #5526

    Robert Brown
    Participant

    Shellduck Upending

     

    #5527

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Bob >>> I think you’ve used the link for the thumbnail of your image – that’s why it’s so small.

    Try going in to “edit gallery”, then “organize media” and double click the photo to open it full size; then right click on it and copy its link. That’s the one to insert in your post.

    Hope this helps.

    #5528

    Robert Brown
    Participant

    Shellduck Upending

     

    #5529

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    That’s it! Lovely photo, with colourful reflections, and two ducks reflecting each other’s movements!

    #5530

    Robert Brown
    Participant

    Mallard Reflections on ice

    #5531

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Folks >>> Bob tells me that he posted his Shellduck and Mallard photos above as examples, to get us started. (He says they were actually taken last year.)

    Bob >>> Thanks for the fine examples, which should give us all a nudge about what’s possible! (I particularly like the Mallard’s vexed expression at seeing himself pecking his own bill!)

    #5532

    meg cumming
    Participant

    Yes always good to see Bobs work. I will submit work this year.

    #5533

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Multiplex

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    #5534

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    Happy New Year folks. My new year resolution is to be more active on the forum! Thanks for kicking this off Bob. I think the subject of reflections gives us the opportunity to be quite creative. I like Bobs’ duck shots which not only show reflections but also have humour.  We need more humour. In the first shot I think it would be interesting to concentrate on just one duck and to try and reduce the  distracting background. Easier said than done. The second is a great mirror image.

    Ian, is it all done with mirrors or am I going cross eyed? Well spotted.

    #5535

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Peter >>> A mirror, a glazed door and two layers of double-glazed widows. A lot of reflections!

    #5536

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Outside-in

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    #5537

    Robert Brown
    Participant

    Reflections from Kitchen worktop

     

    #5538

    Robert Brown
    Participant

    Ian.

    Great images, Have you been watching Dynamo the magician on Watch TV. you have me puzzled. I will have to learn how to do a smiley face. The first image made me smile.

    Bob.

    #5539

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Thanks, Bob, glad you liked them. To make smiley face, type colon followed by right parenthesis; wink is semi-colon followed by right parenthesis;

    🙂

    😉

    They just look like the punctuation marks when you type them, but when you press ‘Submt’, the software turns them into little pictures.

     

     

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