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Kitsap Frames Challenge #30: Round 1

A few Halloween themed photos have already been entered for this week’s photo challenge. Don’t forget you’ve got until November 2nd so there’s no rush but of course feel free to upload those Halloween photos at any time!

Here are a couple entries:

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“Cat Eyes in the Window” by mrmariner39

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“October Light Show” by Taylor Wiliams

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“This Pumpkin Has Found a Good Home” by mrmariner39



“Nick & Jeff the Skeleton” by smidtracing

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“Pin-Up Girl” by Jamie Forsyth

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Here are two shots from Larry and I for a story we did on a local man and his love of Halloween:

Friends, left to right, Julia Macazo, 11, Mia Harris, 11, and Taylor Barron, 10, react to the automated decorations as they take part in Dan Mair’s annual Halloween party at his Bremerton home on Saturday. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Dan Mairs sets up the grim reaper in his front yard in preparation for a Halloween party for about 150 guest to his East Bremerton home. (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Kitsap Frames Challenge #28 Entries: Round 1

Apparently we had a bunch of photographers out there this past weekend getting up close and personal with their subjects!

I mean all the photos entered already most certainly were taken this past weekend, since we highly ENCOURAGE everyone to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned…RIGHT!?!? 😉

To review this week’s challenge topic please click HERE. You still have until Monday, October 4th. to show us your best macro/close-up photo. To view all the photo entries so far click here.

Here are a few we’ve gotten thus far that caught my eye:

~Meegan M. Reid

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“Aster Surprise” by Tony Otto

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“Sunflower” by MamaO

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“New Penny” by Tony Otto

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“Macro Fall Leaf” by kebersole

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“Mushrooms” by Stephen Castleton

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“Leaf” by Stephen Castleton

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“Poppy” by kebersole

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“Shore Stones, Shell and Feather” by mrmariner39

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“Honey Bee in a Rhody” by mrmariner39

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“SPIDER!” by MamaO

Kitsap Frames “From Below” Entries, Round 3

Today is your last chance to enter our weekly photo challenge with the “From Below” theme. I know Derek said the deadline was noon, but since he’s not even working today I’m going to extend it till the end of the day- just in case you have your camera with you at work today and see something cool.

~Meegan M. Reid

Here are a few more entries:

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“Crayons” by Stephen Castleton

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“Curiosity Filled The Cat” by Jennifer Williams

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“Max From the Third Floor” by Jen Dupre

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“Life Is Like A Jug of Chocolate Milk” by jennifrank

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“Train of Thought” by image_nation

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“Josh” by MamaO

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“Can’t Get There From Here” by Warrick Wilson

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“Pure Joy” by Lea Bessler

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“Spokes and Wheels” by Colette Wilson

PHOTO: Sun Photo Department’s Fair Photos

As was I was downloading our reader submitted fair photos for publication (that’s right our chosen “standouts” may be running in the paper this weekend) I realized that I never posted Larry and I’s favorite photos that we shot while at the fair.

***side note: I would also have posted Derek’s fair photos but it seems he didn’t attend the fair at all this year (insert disappointed head shake here).***

So here they are:

Baylee Abplanalp,12, of Belfair is inside the floating ball on the ” Walk on Water” ride at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Wednesday.     (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Kitsap Fair and Stampede cowboys move away from the chutes as Red Headed Stepchild tries to jump out during the bareback riding competition Saturday night. (LARRY STEAGALL |  KITSAP SUN)

Amber Bumbalough,10 , snuggles with her pig Lucky prior to the start of Saturday’s market auction at the Kitsap County Fair. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Jamie Milliron, 15, and Robert Jogerst, 15, watch as their friends ride the Octopus at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Friday. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Dusty LaValley’s hat flies off as he rides in the bareback portion of Saturday night’s Kitsap County Stampede. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Elsie Moreau,7,,left, center, and other kids from Park Place Child Care in Central Kitsap wear their hats as they watch the model railroad trains inside Presidents Hall at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Wednesday.     (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)


~Meegan M. Reid

PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge #24: The Rule of Thirds

That’s right we’re going all the way back to the basics of photography with this week’s challenge featuring the rule of thirds.

The rule of thirds implies that images are most pleasing when the subjects or regions are composed along imaginary lines which divide the image into thirds — both vertically and horizontally. The four points where these lines intersect are the strongest focal points. The lines themselves are the second strongest focal points therefore by placing your subject etc. on or very near these intersection points will give you the strongest composition.

Now here’s the thing, SOME rules are meant to be broken and this is one of them but for this challenge you must follow the rule. So show us your best image using the rule of thirds by placing important elements of your composition where the imaginary lines intersect or along the lines themselves. That means not a single photo entered should utilize centered composition.

Many camera viewfinders have a rule of thirds grid built in, but if yours does not then just imagine those lines while you are composing the photograph.

The photo can be of anything- that’s right ANYTHING just show us the rule of thirds.

You’ll have until August 23rd. to show us your best shot. Remember we encourage you to get out there and shoot the challenge in the week that it is posted and the rules and regulations will be posted at the end of this post. (NOTE FROM DEREK: Try to limit your entries to one or two of your best. It gets hard sifting through 10 photos from one person.)

Here are some examples from our archives that demonstrate the rule of thirds (I even put a grid on them to get you visualizing.)

***Do not enter your photos with a grid on them, this is just to show you what we’re talking about***

***To recap: Every week we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).

PHOTO: Self-Portrait Challenge Entries

You still have until Wednesday at noon to show us your best self portrait so get snapping!

Here are a few of the entries that we’ve received thus far:

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“Self-Portrait” by chloetalbert

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“Bedhead Self-Portrait” by Noelle Morris

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“Self-Portrait” by Amazing1

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“Reflection” by kimmiee

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“I Am One With My Lens” by Jerry Mercogliano

And here’s Derek’s entry for the week:

“Untitled” by Derek Sheppard (SUN STAFF)

PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge #21: Self Portrait

We have come to the conclusion that we don’t think it’s fair that we don’t know who all our photo challenge friends are out there.

There’s a pretty good chance that if you see a gal with dark hair lugging around a bunch of cameras with a notebook stuck in her back pocket that, that would be me (Meegan) and if you see a guy lugging a giant video camera/ tripod and notebook around that would be Derek. But who the heck are you people?!?!?

Therefore our next challenge is to take a self portrait. We want to see a photo depicting any likeness of a you. and you can be as creative as you would like, in fact we always encourage creative and “out of the box” thinking here at Kitsap Frames.

You’ll have until July 28th. at noon to show us your best self portrait. Again we ENCOURAGE you to go out and shoot the challenge in the week that it is posted but we will accept older photos (but it is frowned upon) and the “rules/regulations” will be posted at the bottom.

Here are 2 self portraits that Derek and I have used for previous challenges:

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***To recap: Every week we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).

~Meegan M. Reid

PHOTO: Repetition, The Last Call

Our Repetition Challenge will be closing at noon today so if you have that camera handy you still have a few hours to snap a few photos.  We’ll choose our favorites and post our next challenge later today.

Here are a few more entries- and remember you can scroll through all the entries by the thumbnail slider over there on on the right side of the page or by clicking  here.

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“Industrial Repetition” by Michelle Nichols

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“Hey, What Was That!” by Jerry Mercogliano

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“Untitled” by Kaileecee113

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“Lavender” by Brynn Grimley (SUN STAFF)

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“Winslow Way 4 July” by rgdimages

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“Paris Transit” by April L

PHOTO: Repetition Challenge Entries: Round 1

Entries for our photo challenge depicting repetition are starting to come in…you have until July 8th at noon to show us your best photo!

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“Flower Pots” by Stephen Castleton

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“Bowl Full of Weiners” by bubbatubb

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“Weaving Loom” by GuyWithDogs

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“Game Boys” by kimmiee

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“Unititled” by Chris Henry (SUN STAFF)

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“FISH!” by Lea Bessler

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“House of Mirrors” by Anonymous

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“Springtime in Silverdale” by Sharon O’Hara

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Here are two that Larry and I shot this past week:

Artist Stephani Morgan paints her glass beads painting outside the Amy Burnett Gallery where she shows her work on a sunny day in Bremerton on Wednesday. She works outside during the Public Market on Wednesday, and during the Friday Art Walk.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Crew members of the U.S.S. John C. Stennis line up along the deck of the aircraft carrier and salute Capt. Brad Johanson (USN/Ret) as he sails past the ship while cruising around Sinclair Inlet on Jim Bennett’s tug boat, the Thea Belle, on Friday.

(MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Challenge #19: Repetition

Repetition is everywhere and all you have to do is look for it. It might be a pattern in nature, something man made, shapes, colors or textures.

We want to see your best photograph depicting repetition. It doesn’t matter if it is a subtle part or the dominant subject of your image as long as something repeats within the frame.

Deadline for entries is July 8th. at noon. Again we ENCOURAGE you to go out and shoot the challenge in the week that it is posted but we will accept older photos (but it is frowned upon) and the “rules/regulations” will be posted at the bottom.

Here are some photos from our archives to get you thinking:

Seagulls perch on old dock pilings in Olalla.( MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Bret Erickson,second from the left, of team USA hits the target with a green puff of smoke, during the the competition  on  a very rainy day at the Men’s Trap Shooting competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (LARRY STEAGALL |  KITSAP SUN)

Kaelen Korbel,2, of Silverdale jumps over the orange cones at the Silverdale Farmer’s Market. (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

The Tacoma Scots Pipe Band marches into the ferry tunnel during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bremerton.(MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

The color of fall brightens up a spider web full of morning dew.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Bremerton Korean Presbyterian Church member Moon Oh paints the church parking lot curbs yellow.

(Larry Steagall  | Kitsap Sun)

Rose Vancil reaches for a spindle at Team Sports Thursday. She has worked for the owner Ralph Rogers for 21 Years. (TED COPELAND |  KITSAP SUN)

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***To recap: Every week we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).

~Meegan M. Reid