A Year Ago (October, 2018)

Manja (MANJA MEXI MEXCESSIVE) started her “Last Month” topic sometime ago. For October, Manja posted photos of Tuscany where she is living now “as a reminder, memory, and comparison to the month at hand.” She graciously gave me a permission in September to join, I’m happy that Manja encourages me to participate for October’s. If you’d like to join, please contact Manja.

I had a chance to visit a ranch on a pleasant weekend. I didn’t get to see my friend, Mr. B, but met some “new kids on the block”.

While Ms. W was watching me and I was aiming her with my camera. Her big brother wanted to know what was going on.

Ms. W was more curious about my camera than her brother and her sister (one the left) as you can tell.

A few minutes later, her cousin showed up:

I like the way they were posing for me. 🙂

Fall colors just began the first week of last October in the New England area. The mixed colors of orange and green looked pretty through the car window on a rainy day.

A year later, I still remember the gourmet coffee and the desert we had.

If you like to join, please contact Manja.

This week, Sirram is using a line of elephants marching on a field to tell the story of “Journey” — “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything… ” You don’t want to miss it. 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

This week, Patti invites us to explore filling the frame. “In photography when we talk about a frame, we’re talking about the image itself.” — Jane Allan

Patti explains,”The advice to fill the frame means to get in close, and make sure your subject occupies a significant amount of space in your shot.”

At the top of the hill, we enjoyed this beautiful view.

I, then, include only the shrine and green trees in the frame. Here is the result:

By chopping off parts of the building, I was be able to see the details of the roof and its frame work:

Getting down to the ground and closer, I captured the shape, texture, and lines of the Sand Garden:

Elk at the Rocky Mountain National Park. This is where having a zoom lens in the telephoto range comes in handy, zooming in 275 mm:

A zoom telephoto lens will both isolate your subject and draw attention to it.

Getting closer to fill the frame with the varied shapes and coloration:

A photographer suggests, “Nothing should be in the image that will detract from the main subject or focal point.”

I think the challenge part of filling the frame is to know how to bring forward the details or the critical element of your subject.

Patti’s beautiful “filling the frame” photos highlights the texture and wonderful expression and the beauty of those sandstone formations that have taught me a good lesson. As always, Patti, Tina, Ann-Christine, and I hope you will join us.

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Ann Christine’s will host next week’s challenge. Stay tuned.

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