Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge
First let me say that I have not looked at any
other comments (apart from Chris’) or photos
about this challenge…as yet.
So, may be way off the mark.
Also the links to enlarge images were not working/opening
when I tried, so I have restricted my editing to
cropping and some colour, contrast enhancements.
With each of Cee’s photos I have included
I listened to a camera club judge criticise an image similar
to this…’too much sunshine, harsh shadows etc‘.
However, I think these type of images reflect the
hard and long life that the shed/wall/door has had.
Cropped and contrast added to accentuate
the corrugations and shadows.
Probably should have left some wall
on the left of image as well.
I think if I had taken this shot I would have
taken a front on shot to ‘level’ the wall.
However, having said that it would have
My initial reaction to Red Umbrella was that the
point of interest/subject and to small.
However, I do think that this shot gives the impression
of a lost umbrella and that its owner
In cropping this shot I wanted to make the umbrella,
undoubtedly the focal point with some leading lines
away from it to suggest the direction of its owner.
After cropping to enlarge subject, I must confess to
seeing photos with a small subject gain many
online Facebook likes…which left me
questioning my photographic eye.
I found the background a bit too busy here and
was not too sure what the focal point
should be…lights, tyre, numbers or lettering.
Cropping has helped, but I still think
the reflections are distracting.
Instead of the taxi filling nearly two-thirds of the frame
it now fills nearly the whole frame.
Better or worse??
Sunset at the Marina.
First thing to do was straighten the horizon.
I do like the sun’s rays and the line drawing
one’s eye to the background/sun
Again cropped and played around with colours.
A riot of colour and too many reflections, got me.
Also I think the chairs are fighting with the window reflection/car.
even cropping does not help a great deal.
There are still lines running all over the place. Finally, it has taken two days since completing this post to decide to post it.
And I have added bits and pieces here and there.
Apologies if I have blown this Cee.
Nearly did not complete this week at all.