This was one of my entries. My choice for the Nature and Landscape Category. I saw this rock in the crick that looked like a face. The colored rock also caught my eye. I attempted to add a silky water affect by using a slow shutter speed. I took the shot hand held at 1/4 a second.
This was my entry in the Details and Macro Category. It is moss or lichen blooms I love to find growing on logs in the winter. The dash of red color a nice find. These wrapped in ice I thought were special. By adding some light with a flashlight they looked like jewels.
This was my entry in Form and Design. Which in the category description said an image that showed perspective. I think I took the description wrong as in my thoughts the perception of this image showed the mind of folks in a timed photography contest. With limited time the mind is back and forth and in a hurry. Where to go to shoot, what to shoot, when to shoot, and deciding on the best shot to match the category. Along with all the details of getting the camera settings right for the available light. How to compose. I took this shot with one hand grabbing a tree and resting the long lens in the crook of my elbow. Then doing sort of a micro pan as the “Little Woman” moved about on a bridge.
This was my entry in the digital darkroom category. I did not do much to this photo except at a redish tinge. Editing and adjusting images after the fact is not my strong suit. Well, not a favorite thing for me to do. I will spend some time with an image to alter it when I am in the mood. Which was not this weekend.
The photography weekend was fun. A chance to get away and take pics. The guest speaker Ian Plant was very good. He got me thinking about another way to look at composing shots. To think about leading the eye around in a photo. Looking for geometric shapes in nature to aid in composing a shot and captivating the human eye. He also described his approach and how he used longer exposures to get dream like effects.
My entries did not win or place in any of the categories. Winning was not why I went. It was a bit of a disappointment that the judges did not choose any of my shots. The disappointment lasting all of about one minute. I always feel like a winner when I am doing what I want to do. That is reward enough for me and always has been.
The “Little Woman” placed second in two categories. I need to get her shots and share them with you. Or allow her to share what the weekend was like for her.