September Theme – Frames

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  • #10449
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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for August is now closed.
    The theme for September 2015 is
    FRAMES

    Here’s great opportunity for you to improve your photography by looking out for objects to frame your subject. Frames can help to give your photography depth and balance. They’re often used as an important compositional aid. Or perhaps you can put a different interpretation on the subject of frames. Show us what you can do.
    Post your images as replies to this post. (Make sure you’ve read the Guidelines first.)

    Don’t forget if you would like to suggest a topic for the ‘Monthly Theme’ please email it to me.
    Remember – only post photos taken between 1st.September 30th.September 2015

    #10461
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    Anonymous

    ONE FOOT IN THE FRAME.

     

    #10473
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    Ian McNab
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    (Click on photograph to view large on black background)
    Taken with a Russian (Valdai) Helios-44 58mm f/2 lens mounted on a Fuji X-E2 using an M42 adapter.

    #10475
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    wbaxter
    Participant

    Small images 5th Sept 2015-3

    Framed by the window ( Click on Image for larger view)

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    #10477
    Profile photo of Peter Robinson
    Peter Robinson
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    it’s good to see this month’s theme kicking off with three very different photos. They all frames within frames which I think is clever. In Wallace’s photo there’s a great feeling of depth with the people framing the scene through the window frame.

    #10505
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    Ian McNab
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    Sandbach Day Of Dance 2015

    #10506
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    You worked the event very well Ian. I think members could do well to look at the Flickr pictures and think about how we might find interest in forms within the frame as well as the features we usually concentrate on in club photography.

    I am pleased to see the Flickr page catching on, with a couple of people joining since last week.

    You can learn a lot by looking at pictures!

    #10510
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    Ian McNab
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    Thanks very much, John.

    You’re right about looking at pictures. It was Winogrand advice, too, about the only way to improve: “Photographing; and looking at work – your own and other peoples”.

    #10511
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    Peter Robinson
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    Your photo makes good use of the foregeound folk as a frame for the dancers. It gives depth and the viewer feels like they’re standing there in the crowd watching the event. Your flickr photos give a good overview of the event which looks like it was lively and a bit of fun. Good stuff!

    #10512
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    Anonymous

     

    #10518
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    Peter Robinson
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    The trees make a natural frame for Jodrel Bank and I like the composition.

    #10573
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    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    I’m playing catch up again with the monthly theme. I’ve taken a few photos which make use of frames to support the main subject.

    #10574
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    Ian McNab
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    I find I see the first one as being about the near-complementary colour contrast of the yellow boat and the blue/turquoise sail; so they are the main subject as I experience the picture, though I can see what you were after with the white-sailed dinghies and red-jacketed sailors further off.

    In the second, the proscenium arch is a classic frame; and the warmer colours there contrast with the cooler, more uniform blue of the room to lend their effective support to making the band the subject of the picture, despite their relatively small size in the frame.

    The mirror frame of the third photograph stands in for a real picture frame, and makes this double portrait reflection a virtual picture. (I like this one best.)

    The last one is so wonderfully, eccentrically odd that it works really well as an ‘Only In England’ sort of photograph. I’m afraid the ‘frame’ is pretty tentative here so I don’t think it has much of a role. But that doesn’t detract from the magnificently strange event depicted in the picture that makes photograph worth seeing anyway!

    #10576
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    Peter Robinson
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    Many thanks for your comments Ian. It’s interesting to hear how other people see your photographs. I didn’t notice the colour contrast in the first shot. But now its factor stands out. I was just trying to use the moored dingy as a frame for the other boats.
    Like you said about the thertre photo, the colours help make the band the main subject and the stage makes a natural frame. The third one just had to be taken for a frames theme. I was thinking of including more of the environmrnt, but I thought it was to distracting.
    I thought I might have got away with entering the last one in the frames theme, but not so! But it makes you smile!

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