September 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm #10449
The theme for August is now closed.
The theme for September 2015 is
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.
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September 4, 2015 at 9:09 pm #10461
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ONE FOOT IN THE FRAME.September 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm #10473
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Taken with a Russian (Valdai) Helios-44 58mm f/2 lens mounted on a Fuji X-E2 using an M42 adapter.September 6, 2015 at 4:46 pm #10475
Framed by the window ( Click on Image for larger view)
September 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm #10477
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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.September 16, 2015 at 9:22 am #10505
Sandbach Day Of Dance 2015September 16, 2015 at 9:44 am #10506
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!September 16, 2015 at 10:13 am #10510
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”.September 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm #10511
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!September 16, 2015 at 9:27 pm #10512
AnonymousSeptember 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm #10518
The trees make a natural frame for Jodrel Bank and I like the composition.September 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm #10573
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.September 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm #10574
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!September 27, 2015 at 10:50 am #10576
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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