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#1 rbat

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi everyone,

I thought I would go back to basics with this challenge. Even though I do break this rule when the mood strikes laughing2.gif, it is the essence of good composition in photography.

Rule of thirds Here are some examples that may be helpful if you are unsure of what to do.

The rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge history for the winner:
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILLB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26
The Natural World - Abbygirl
Bokeh - blue4me
Love - Abbygirl
Favourite things - Red Cabbage
Creepy crawlies - Goggles
Four Colours - Nut
Take a walk - Jalex
Christmas - rbat
Relax - Mummy26
Fear - Peanut

#2 Jupiter123

Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

Nice topic Bec. I was tossing between rule of thirds and vanishing point last week.



#3 ILBB

Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

Great topic rbat - interesting to see what everyone comes up with!

#4 Peanut

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

I don't think I'm in this week, DS is sick.  sad.gif

#5 Bryden

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

Great topic! I hope I'm in this week. I've had an entry every week but my stupid laptop has been playing up so I've only got my phone. But I've just got an external hard drive so I'm hoping once I clean it up ill be able to use it again. I miss joining in!

Teressa

#6 mummy26

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

Here's mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28286225@N02/...m/?reuploaded=1

#7 flipped out

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

I managed to get out to the beach today - didn't get the shot I wanted though as I had my 11mo with me who screamed whenever I put her down on the sand so all shots were taken one handed with DD on my hip :sigh:
This was the best shot I managed to get though:

feathered friends by flic_22, on Flickr

Edited by flipped out, 17 November 2012 - 07:59 PM.


#8 ILBB

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67678223@N04/8198443624/

Not particularly creative - but a traditional portrait conforming to the rules!

#9 SW-

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

Just made it in time original.gif


thirds by silver wattle, on Flickr


Edited by silverwattle, 19 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#10 rbat

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

Hi everyone  waves.gif,

Only 3 entries this week!

ILBB, your dog portraits are just gorgeous. I've been spying through your photostream! I love this dog's expression and the light in the eyes. Is he yours? Looks like he is waiting for a ball to be thrown! Beautiful shot.

flipped out, I really love your shot. LOL to taking it one-handed! The perspective is great, that low down angle makes you feel like you are right there walking along the sand with it. I also love the background bokeh, giving you a sense of what is happening on the beach - even down to the two swimming flags. Great shot.

mummy26, what can I say here! Well firstly I just love the concept, it is so beautifully executed. The clown really comes to life for me on that tightrope! I love the explosion of colours in the first and second quadrants and the needle really adds to just what scale you were working with. Very impressive work!

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I just saw silverwattle's photo as I was posting! Yeah 4 entries! Beautiful shot, I love your colours, the blue and pink look beautiful together. Is this sunset or sunrise? Sunrise looks like that in Adelaide. I also like your use of long exposure over the rocks, it has a really wonderful effect.

Thanks for entering ladies, you all did a wonderful job with the theme. I'm posting early as I want to watch the XFactor final tonight, sad I know ha ha. The winner is mummy26. You execution was just perfection and I really loved your use of the rule of thirds. Look forward to seeing what you choose for this week's theme.

Bec  biggrin.gif



#11 Peanut

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Chucking mine in at the last moment too!


New growth in the rainforest

ETA:  Crap, sorry Bec, I lost track of time.  sad.gif

Edited by Peanut, 19 November 2012 - 07:11 PM.


#12 SW-

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

Congratulations mummy26...................as soon as I saw your shot I knew it was a winner original.gif

Rbat the shot was sunset tonight.

#13 mummy26

Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

Just saw this, totally forgot to check back. Thanks Bec original.gif

I will be back in the morning on few hours sleep with a new theme

#14 ILBB

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:33 AM

Congratulations Mummuy26  - loved it!

#15 Jupiter123

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

Congrats Mummy26. Great Shot.

Between DH having reconstructive surgery on his wrist, preparing to move interstate and going to Adelaide to see the family, I have been completely strapped for time.  I am now currently on annual leave for the rest of the week, enjoying the Adelaide beachside weather so I will try my hardest to get a shot in for next weeks challenge.




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