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FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Ahhh summertime! The season of sunsets, ice cream cones, beaches, kayaking and s’mores.

The weather out there has been so amazingly delightful, that I’m going with the challenge theme of SUMMERTIME for this round.

So your challenge this month if you choose to accept it is to show me your BEST photo that depicts the Summer season. You may interpret this theme any way you so wish…maybe Summer to you is a still life of a good book in a hammock, an ice cream cone being devoured by a ravenous youngster or a silhouette at sunset. Summer is all around you so gosh darn it show me how you see it before the leaves start to fall!

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

1) The whole point of these challenges is to get you out in your community and get those shutters (or phones) snapping while building on your current photography skills and to push you to take better photos. I will accept photos captured earlier this summer, BUT THE PHOTO MUST BE SHOT AT SOME POINT IN THIS 2014 SUMMER SEASON.

2) Put your name, REAL NAME somewhere on the upload entry or included in the email to me.

3) Pay attention to your light, subject matter and composition because those three things are the most important parts of a good photograph.

4) Have fun, photography is funnest thing in the world darn it!

5) Take the lens cap off of your camera (if you are using an actual camera that is).

6) There are 12 Hasselblad cameras on the surface of the moon. They were left there after the moon landings to allow for the extra weight of the lunar rock samples to be brought back.. (You don’t really need to remember #6, I was just seeing if anyone actually reads these and I think it is a cool tidbit of photo info).

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AUGUST 1st.!

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

Stand-outs will be chosen and published in an upcoming print edition of the Kitsap Sun.


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait): Stand-outs

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Nice job on the Selfie/Self-Portrait Challenge!

Okay, to be honest I don’t really ever take selfies, nor did I study them while getting my photojournalism degree.

The thing is, the same guidelines for a “good” photo should still apply to the selfies of the Facebook generation as well, those guidelines being of course; composition, light and subject matter. I admit, many times I see a selfie posted to facebook and I cringe because of lack of all or some of those guidelines.

I realize that my profession causes me to be a wee bit more critical of every photo I look at, but come on people, if a selfie must be taken and posted for the world to see, make it photographically stellar in every way possible!

But I digress.

I really enjoyed the diversity of the selfies entered, there were some straight-forward shots and some lovely “out of the box” creativity going on. Of course, I especially liked the ones that made me laugh because I think we can all admit those are always the ones that we remember. One entry of two dogs and an owner was particularly hilarious, but it was too small of a photo to be printed, thus I couldn’t make it a “stand-out”.

Here are my “stand-outs” that will be published in the Sunday, July 13th. edition of the Kitsap Sun.

 

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“Feedback” by Steve Johnson

Steve used his Olympus OMD-EM1 camera, (which sends image and shutter functions to his phone) to capture this selfie of a selfie of a selfie. It is a very creative and well executed photo. I also really like how he used both forms of “camera technology” (phone and actual camera) to capture this

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“Untitled” by John Haydon

This was of course one of those shots that made me laugh. I really don’t need to see John’s face in this selfie, I can get a sense that he is a funny guy who likes the color blue.

Setting up the fireworks for the Poulsbo show. Tyler Boyle

 

“Poulsbo Fireworks Set-Up” by Tyler Boyle

I don’t even know if Tyler meant to enter this in our challenge since it was posted to the Kitsap Sun Facebook page. But I grabbed it when I saw it because to me a selfie that gives a sense of place or action by showing what is in the background are the best ones. These selfies tell more of a story of the person in the photo and being a photojournalist I am of course all about the photos that tell stories.

"Train Ride" by Benjamin Steele

“Train Ride” by Benjamin Steele

Sure the viewer is looking up the nose of the photographer/main subject of this shot but that nose perspective is pretty humorous and gives this frame a very interesting composition.

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“Selfie With Spike” by Dan Kuhs

The expressions of both subjects and the adorable spiky hair of this youngster really makes this image delightful.


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait): Round 2

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Deadline for Selfie challenge is still Monday, July 7th.

With Bremerton’s Gamecon this weekend I have high hopes for a multitude of last minute entries of cosplay selfies so don’t let me down!

Recap of challenge rules and regulations is HERE

Here are a few more entries.

Selfie

“Selfie With Spike” by Dan Kuhs

Baby

“Baby And Me” by Sandi Seed

Ronald

“Ronald And Me” by Amanda Templeton

To

“To Be One With The Lens” by Jerry Mercogliano

3

“3 Behind These Hazel Eyes” by Megan Garrison

Adventures

Adventures With Jeff #4: College Graduation by Stephen Castleton

**Note from photographer: From my series of selfies in which I wear a shirt featuring a shirtless Jeff Goldblum in a variety of locations. Gifted to me by my friend Clint.

Train

“Train Ride” by Benjamin Steele

Selfie

“Selfie of Me and My Newborn Bella Snow” by Mistey Neff

Selfie"

“Selfie” by unknown

Selfie

“Selfie of Me and My Newborn Bella Snow” by Mistey Neff

Ida

“Ida and Dakota” by Ida Gibbs

 

 

Love!"

“Love” by Mike Bishop

***Note from Meegan: this one isn’t in the running as a stand-out since that is my silly fella who snapped and uploaded this selfie as I (with camera on the left) was taking a photo in the Hoh rainforest. I suppose I need to add a “Boyfriends and Family Members of Frames Photo Blog Not Eligible For Stand-Out Status ;)***

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait): Round 1

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Alright come on people where are all the selfies?!?!?

Challenge deadline is still July 7th.

A recap of this Selfie challenge is located HERE.

Here are a few entries thus far:

Serious

“Serious Fishing” by Bill Henry

Getting

“Getting The News” by John Haydon

Point No Point Trail by Johanna Antes

Point No Point Trail by Johanna Antes

"Star Party" by Steve Johnson ***note from the photographer: Okay, you wanted out of the box? This may be too far out to qualify for your challenge, but here it is: I shot Heather & me in one shot, our van in a separate shot, reduced everything to silhouette, and superimposed us over a photo of the Orion Nebula (which was shot by an astronomer, not me).***

“Star Party” by Steve Johnson
***note from the photographer: Okay, you wanted out of the box? This may be too far out to qualify for your challenge, but here it is: I shot Heather & me in one shot, our van in a separate shot, reduced everything to silhouette, and superimposed us over a photo of the Orion Nebula (which was shot by an astronomer, not me).***

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Morning Weigh-in by Steve Johnson

Morning Weigh-in by Steve Johnson

Store Closure by Steve Johnson

Store Closure by Steve Johnson

Yard

“Yard Selfie” by John Haydon

Me,

“Me At Work” by Denise Brooks

Yes?"

“Yes?” by John Haydon

Selfie,

“Selfie, Interrupted” by Meaghan Schmidt

Untitled"

“Untitled” by John Haydon

Sagrada

“Sagrada Familia Selfie” by Wes Stanton

Two

“Two Weeks Post Cancer Surgery” by Glenn Cuneo

***note from photographer: I took this photo 2 weeks after I had surgery for cancer. It was a tough day. I looked in a mirror and thought I looked pretty scary.***

 

 

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait)

Friday, June 13th, 2014

I’ve been covering quite a few graduations these last two weeks (hence the lateness in posting the challenge, apologies there) and I swear at every single one either the term “selfie” is used in a graduation speech or multiple grads are sneaking their camera out and snapping a quick selfie as they are walking across the stage.

All this selfie huh-bub go me thinking that it has been quite awhile since we did a self-portrait challenge so darn it I’m making this month’s challenge just that.

Your photo challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best selfie (or self-portrait if you just refuse to give into the whole selfie phenomenon).

I’m not going to explain it, it is simple enough, I want to see a photo of you, taken by you, or at least the camera must have been composed and set-up by you but if you must have someone else hit the shutter button then of course that is fine.

Just like any photograph, keep in mind your composition, the background, the subject (yes the subject is you but maybe there is a secondary subject or object as well) and lighting. I of course accept instagram photos and sometimes those filters just add an extra dimension to what would have been just a boring photo. Get creative, have fun and my goodness show me who you all are! “Out-of-the-box” creativity with photo challenge themes is ALWAYS encouraged and appreciated.

As with all challenges I encourage you to shoot these photos in the time frame of the challenge since the whole point of these is to get people out there creating new photographs and building on their current photo skills and becoming even better photographers. BUT I will of course accept earlier selfies because we all have that one that is just epic from our past that deserves to be showcased.

 

DEADLINE is July 7th. And “stand-outs” (or maybe I’ll publish everyone’s…who knows) will be published in an upcoming edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

***I shouldn’t have to type this, but to cover all bases I am: please refrain from sending me crude or inappropriate selfies.

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #77 closed and busted so bring on the festival flashback

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Our photo challenge theme of  “Festival Fun” this month was a total bust and since I didn’t get enough entries to publish in the Sunday edition, I decided to do some digging in the archives and share a festival flashback of sorts.

As you may have read in a blog post previously, here at the Sun we have shelves full of boxes that are in turn full of film negatives dating all the way back to 1959. Each sleeve of negatives has the date in one corner, a brief description of the assignment/subject of the images captured on that roll of film, the section category of the paper it was for and finally the photographers initials. Each time I pull a sleeve of negs, that is the only information I have about the photos I am about to look at. AND there are times when sleeves don’t have a single word or date on them that might even give me a hint about what I am looking at.

Festivals of course usually happen every year, which means every year a staff photographer at the Sun has most likely been out at that parade or snapping away at the lutefisk eating contest. Here is a very small sampling of festival photos that were taken by Sun photographers throughout the years:

Armed Forces Day Parade 1956

Armed Forces Day Parade 1956

Armed Forces Day Parade 1960

Armed Forces Day Parade 1960

Armed Forces Day Parade 1969

Armed Forces Day Parade 1969

May 24, 1965 Port Townsend Rhoddy Festival Parade

May 24, 1965 Port Townsend Rhoddy Festival Parade

June 24, 1965 Shelton Forest Festival Parade

June 24, 1965 Shelton Forest Festival Parade

May 16 1998 Viking Festival

May 16 1998 Viking Festival

June 24, 1983 Fathoms (Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun)

June 24, 1983 Fathoms (Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun)

July 29, 2002 Whaling Days Ducks (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

July 29, 2002 Whaling Days Ducks (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

May 28 1977 Scotch Broom Festival (CLIFF MCNAIR JR / BREMERTON SUN)

May 28 1977 Scotch Broom Festival (CLIFF MCNAIR JR / BREMERTON SUN)

 

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #77: Festival Fun: ROUND 1

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Hmm not many festival photos have been entered yet, odd since I saw a whole bunch of shutterbugs last Saturday as I was covering not 1 but 2 parades. Now I realize the Sun is doing a whole #KitsapFestivals push, and asking everyone to send in photos and hashtag everything and all that fun stuff. BUT don’t forget about this challenge! I don’t have access to what you send in for that, nor do I feel comfortable just pulling images from people’s twitter and instagram accounts. Upload your favorite shot (or shots, but please keep it under 7 submissions) using the handy uploader on the right hand side of this page or email them directly to me at mreid@kitsapsun.com.

The recap of the challenge is HERE

Deadline for entries is Monday, JUNE 2nd!

Here are a few of the entries thus far:

 

Anchors Away by Steve Johnson

Anchors Away by Steve Johnson

And Crown The Good With Brotherhood by Steve Johnson

And Crown The Good With Brotherhood by Steve Johnson

Keeping A Stiff Upper Lip by Steve Johnson

Keeping A Stiff Upper Lip by Steve Johnson

This is MY Country by Steve Johnson

This is MY Country by Steve Johnson

Heading

“Heading Home” by R.McInnes

"Set

“Set A Spell” by R.McInnes

Long

“Long Legged Sailors” by R.McInnes

"Daddy

“Daddy Duty” by R.McInnes

Big

“Big Red Bus by R.McInnes

Viking

“Viking Festival Fun by R.McInnes

 

Pirates"

Pirates by Cindee Still

 

Viking

Viking Day Parade Detour by Cindee Still

Watching

“Watching The Viking Parade” by Cindee Still

 

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Here are a few of my favorite shots from last Saturday’s parades:

Isabelle Roe, 3, waves to a horse as she watches the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Isabelle Roe, 3, waves to a horse as she watches the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

USS John C. Stennis Sailors march down 4th. Street for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

USS John C. Stennis Sailors march down 4th. Street for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Klahowya Secondary School drill team members Kennedy Daniels and Brenna Torno take part in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid

Klahowya Secondary School drill team members Kennedy Daniels and Brenna Torno take part in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid

Tom Lucas plays the part of a viking as he takes part in Poulsbo's Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)

Tom Lucas plays the part of a viking as he takes part in Poulsbo’s Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)

Ashley DeSalvo, 15, helps Hailey Knott, 10, with her starfish costume prior to the start of Poulsbo's Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)

Ashley DeSalvo, 15, helps Hailey Knott, 10, with her starfish costume prior to the start of Poulsbo’s Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)

The University of Washington Husky Saxes play their way down the parade route on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)

The University of Washington Husky Saxes play their way down the parade route on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)

 

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #77: Festival Fun

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The month of May kick starts the summer of festivals, so I am going with the  “Festival Fun” challenge theme for this month.

So your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo taken from any of the festivals, events etc. happening in the next 4 weeks. Your photo MUST have been taken at one of these upcoming “festivals” this year. Don’t show me a blurry photo of a viking from last year (well for that matter don’t show me a blurry photo of anything…ever) but I want current photos from THIS YEAR.

There are plenty of things going on in our area and heck you don’t even have to attend any of these because I am sure there is multitude of events going on across the water as well:

May 3rd. Bremerton Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Charleston

May 12th-17th. Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

May 16th-18th Poulsbo Viking Festival

May 17h. Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

May 24th-25th. Kitsap Harbor Festival

May 24th. Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival

May 31-June 1st. Port Gamble June Faire

So grab that camera as you are heading out to watch a parade or taking the kids to ride the carnival rides. I am using the term “festival” pretty loosely here, any type of event that has a festive feel with a lot of people attending, counts as a festival to me.

DEADLINE IS MONDAY JUNE 2nd!

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

Stand-outs will be chosen and published in an upcoming print edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Here are a few from our archives from a few of the festivals listed:

Miss Washington Senior Sweetheart Holly Wasson, right, and fellow members of the parade royalty mingle in the rain prior to the start of the Viking Fest Parade on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Miss Washington Senior Sweetheart Holly Wasson, right, and fellow members of the parade royalty mingle in the rain prior to the start of the Viking Fest Parade on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A fiddler plays as the Leikarringen dancers twirl down the street during the Viking Fest Parade through downtown Poulsbo on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A fiddler plays as the Leikarringen dancers twirl down the street during the Viking Fest Parade through downtown Poulsbo on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Jeanene Nover, of Poulsbo, hangs on to her children Sophie and Tessa as they braved the octopus ride at the Viking Festival Carnival. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

Jeanene Nover, of Poulsbo, hangs on to her children Sophie and Tessa as they braved the octopus ride at the Viking Festival Carnival. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

The Viking Fest Parade travels along Fjord Drive in Poulsbo, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

The Viking Fest Parade travels along Fjord Drive in Poulsbo, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

Bonnie Ogilvie was the only woman that entered the 5 mile paddle board race held Sunday, the final day of the Viking Festival in Poulsbo. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

Bonnie Ogilvie was the only woman that entered the 5 mile paddle board race held Sunday, the final day of the Viking Festival in Poulsbo. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

Aaron Ross, of Bremerton, lays down on the street to get a view of what entry is coming up next in the Armed Forces Day Parade. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

Aaron Ross, of Bremerton, lays down on the street to get a view of what entry is coming up next in the Armed Forces Day Parade. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

"Captain America Patrols Parade Route" by Meegan M. Reid

“Captain America Patrols Parade Route” by Meegan M. Reid

Gavin Rowan, 10, takes a swing at a giant piñata during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Gavin Rowan, 10, takes a swing at a giant piñata during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Members of Nobleza Folklorica entertain the crowd during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Members of Nobleza Folklorica entertain the crowd during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Wrestler Patrick Large, left, writhes in pain after being tossed out of the ring during the Lucha Libre wrestling in the parking lot of La Poblanita for the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Wrestler Patrick Large, left, writhes in pain after being tossed out of the ring during the Lucha Libre wrestling in the parking lot of La Poblanita for the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Meegan M. Reid

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Meegan M. Reid

The Central Kitsap Marching Band marches down Fourth Street duiring the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Crew members of the USS Kentucky makes their way down Fourth Street for the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton May 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton May 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Marli Stodden munches on a dorito as she watches the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton on May 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Bremerton High School Marching Band flute player Autumn Bondy,16, performs at the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Courtney Walker,center, and her husband Andy Maxey from Bremerton watch the Mountain View Middle School Squire band march up Fourth Street at the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Children on one of the many floats in attendance wave to parade goers as they travel through downtown Poulsbo on Saturday. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Holly Beaudoin, 8, wears her viking helmet while she watches the Viking Fest Parade travel through downtown Poulsbo, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

Viking Fest Open on Friday. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

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May 29, 2011: Autumn Brown sported a Seagull calling costume while she attempted to call the birds onto the beach at the 23rd annual Seagull calling contest in Port Orchard, WA. (JESSE BEALS/ SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

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Nine-year-old Mackenzie Smith of Port Orchard used her vocal talents to attract seagulls at Saturday’s Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival on the city waterfront. It was the 20th year of the quirky event.

David Baggott of Seattle battles a contestant in the armor combat at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Jack Crockett of Bremerton takes a rest after armor combat at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Allurinda of Tacoma who is dressed in a Middle Eastern costume uses a modern digital camera to take photos at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

The reigning King Quentin Baker from Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada watches the armor battles at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #76: Repetition- STAND-OUTS

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Lovely job on the Repetition challenge!

I know I say this every time, but I loved seeing the different subjects and shooting styles that were showcased.

Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why they “Stand-out” to me for various reasons.

The following photos will be published in the Sunday, May 11th. edition of the Kitsap Sun and your next challenge is “Festival Fun”.

Skipping Rocks by Stacy M. Lynch I absolutely love this image. Not only does it showcase repetition in the ripples of the stone skips and in the two pilings standing sentry-like in the background, but also the light and color of the scene is just beautiful. The whole image has a lovely tranquil feel to it.

Skipping Rocks by Stacy M. Lynch
I absolutely love this image. Not only does it showcase repetition in the ripples of the stone skips and in the two pilings standing sentry-like in the background, but also the light and color of the scene is just beautiful. The whole image has a lovely tranquil feel to it.

Boots by Constanze Stocks Without those boots, whose white laces also mimic the lines of the pavement, this would just be a photo of well...lines on the pavement...boring. Yet add a person in a pair of boots and compose it in an interesting way and the image becomes a stand-out. I really like this shot and think it was well thought out and executed nicely.

Boots by Constanze Stocks
Without those boots, whose white laces also mimic the lines of the pavement, this would just be a photo of well…lines on the pavement…boring. Yet add a person in a pair of boots and compose it in an interesting way and the image becomes a stand-out. I really like this shot and think it was well thought out and executed nicely.

Lotsa Leaves by Steve Johnson I like how the clovers fills the frame except for the little bit of brown dirt skimming the bottom of the frame, which breaks up the overwhelming "greenness" of the shot. Also, right in the middle there is a random lighter green plant poking up through the mound of clover, it's very subtle but a nice find, kind of like a "Where's Waldo" moment in the plant world.

Lotsa Leaves by Steve Johnson
I like how the clovers fills the frame except for the little bit of brown dirt skimming the bottom of the frame, which breaks up the overwhelming “greenness” of the shot. Also, right in the middle there is a random lighter green plant poking up through the mound of clover, it’s very subtle but a nice find, kind of like a “Where’s Waldo” moment in the plant world.

Not Forgotten by Jim Michelinie I like the composition of this shot and how the headstones run diagonally from corner to corner in the frame. While the repetition of the headstones is great it is that splash of color in the ribbon, plant and small flag almost buried in the snow that gives the image a wonderful focal point.

Not Forgotten by Jim Michelinie
I like the composition of this shot and how the headstones run diagonally from corner to corner in the frame. While the repetition of the headstones is great it is that splash of color in the ribbon, plant and small flag almost buried in the snow that gives the image a wonderful focal point.

Ball On by Adriana Cruz This is a nice still-life of a game of tennis. I like the focus on the ball in the foreground and how the multitude of balls trail off into the background.

Ball On by Adriana Cruz
This is a nice still-life of a game of tennis. I like the focus on the ball in the foreground and how the multitude of balls trail off into the background.

Sail Frames by Deena Alley This frame has lovely vibrant colors, great contrast and portrays a great scene of matching sailboats frames by matching pilings.

Sail Frames by Deena Alley
This frame has lovely vibrant colors, great contrast and portrays a great scene of matching sailboats frames by matching pilings.


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #76: Repetition- ROUND 2 (Challenge CLOSED)

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Nice job on the Repetition photos! I will start my deliberations and I will post “stand-outs” by Monday.

Until then, here are a bunch of entries that were submitted:

 

Frost Fields by Kyle Nielsen

Frost Fields by Kyle Nielsen

Wood Pylons and Gulls by Stacy M. Lynch

Wood Pylons and Gulls by Stacy M. Lynch

Acres and Acres by Deena Alley

Acres and Acres by Deena Alley

Sail Frame by Deena Alley

Sail Frame by Deena Alley

Double Talk by Deena Alley

Double Talk by Deena Alley

Old Post Office by Kyle Nielsen

Old Post Office by Kyle Nielsen

Local Scool by Deena Alley

Local Scool by Deena Alley

Officers Row by Deena Alley

Officers Row by Deena Alley

Pretty In Pink by Deena Alley

Pretty In Pink by Deena Alley

Thundering Herd by Deena Alley

Thundering Herd by Deena Alley

Stairway of the Court by Kyle Nielsen

Stairway of the Court by Kyle Nielsen

Poggie Club's Opening Day at Jarstad Park by Will Raudabaugh

Poggie Club’s Opening Day at Jarstad Park by Will Raudabaugh

Spring at the Beach by Deena Alley

Spring at the Beach by Deena Alley

Poles at Ease by Will Raudabaugh

Poles at Ease by Will Raudabaugh

A quiet and long hallway by Jane Raudabaugh

A quiet and long hallway by Jane Raudabaugh

Twilight by Kyle Nielsen

Twilight by Kyle Nielsen

WW2 Memorial by Kyle Nielsen

WW2 Memorial by Kyle Nielsen

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“Cloud Ferries” by Paulette

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“Newspaper Stands” by Paulette

Lotsa Leaves by Steve Johnson

Lotsa Leaves by Steve Johnson

Ball On by Adriana Cruz

Ball On by Adriana Cruz

Skagit Valley Tulips by Lon G. Howard

Skagit Valley Tulips by Lon G. Howard

Beauty In Death by Ary Kennedy-Akins

Beauty In Death by Ary Kennedy-Akins

Benched by Courtney Carlson

Benched by Courtney Carlson

Boots by Constanze Stocks

Boots by Constanze Stocks

Yellow Flower by Steve Johnson

Yellow Flower by Steve Johnson

Breezy by Mariah C

Breezy by Mariah C

Caged by Justin Herrera

Caged by Justin Herrera

Staircase by Steve Johnson

Staircase by Steve Johnson

Chair by Erika Walker

Chair by Erika Walker

Emptiness by Sarah Lively

Emptiness by Sarah Lively

Flowers by Peyton Reece

Flowers by Peyton Reece

Grate by Charbonneau Pound

Grate by Charbonneau Pound

Hold On - Robby Vandenhole

Hold On – Robby Vandenhole

In the Stands by Sara Allen

In the Stands by Sara Allen

Leafy Greens by Skyler Bakken

Leafy Greens by Skyler Bakken

Life From Iron Benjamin Pirtle

Life From Iron Benjamin Pirtle

Lines by Alyssa Sweepe

Lines by Alyssa Sweepe

Nautilus by Anisa H.

Nautilus by Anisa H.

Red Bars by Bella Decoteau

Red Bars by Bella Decoteau

spring fling by olivia olson

spring fling by olivia olson

The Fastest Lanes by Kelly Nash

The Fastest Lanes by Kelly Nash

SPLIT PERSONALITY by Wilma Childers

SPLIT PERSONALITY by Wilma Childers

Tiny Flower by Jessica Hemming

Tiny Flower by Jessica Hemming

Toms by Taylor Larson

Toms by Taylor Larson

Track Star by Annika B

Track Star by Annika B

Trees by Allison H

Trees by Allison H

Tullips and Kids By Daniela E.

Tullips and Kids By Daniela E.

Under the Grandstand by Troiahna W.

Under the Grandstand by Troiahna W.

 

Under The Stairs by Olivia Harding

Under The Stairs by Olivia Harding

Wandering Claira Hudson

Wandering Claira Hudson

Where's American Waldo by Jeremy Old Coyote

Where’s American Waldo by Jeremy Old Coyote

Windows by Isaiah H.

Windows by Isaiah H.


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