Weekly Photo Challenge – Street Life

Street Life

Street Life

While strolling along a waterfront street in Provincetown, Massachusetts, I spied this lovely little Cape Cod home. I love surprises and this view wasn’t obvious until we almost walked right by it!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

Reflections

Reflections

My offering this week was taken at the Weekend of Jazz at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs last April. The beautiful Sy Smith joined trumpeter Chris Botti for an unforgettable concert, and I was fortunate enough to be sitting close to the front of the performance hall to capture this shot. Our seventh year attending that event, I’m reflecting on the great times we’ve had there. We’re not returning this year – giving it a break – but hope to go back in the future.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

Inside the Sponge

Inside the Sponge

tiny arrowcrab
electric blue claws red eyes
hiding inside sponge

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Perspective

Perspective – an essential tool in the photographer’s artistic arsenal – we use it to show our viewers what we want them to see. Cropping a shot to emphasize an element or viewpoint can make that shot more interesting, mysterious, curious. I will say, that I crop my shots while I’m taking them, we all do. But sometimes, I find an interesting element later – one that I’d like to emphasize that catches my attention in post-processing. An issue with post-process cropping is that the digital file must be large enough that when I crop it down, I have enough pixels that I don’t lose resolution. This shot was a very large High Dynamic Range image, so I didn’t lose any resolution. The cropping issue is one of the reasons that I always shoot in RAW rather than JPEG and I’m also fortunate to have a large sensor in my Nikon D600. Here’s my interpretation for this week’s challenge.

Perspective

Perspective

And here’s the original shot.

Rusting in the Foothills

Rusting in the Foothills

I like both, but I must say that I find the first one more interesting. What do you think?

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Cathy