This week is ‘picture more’ week which is supposed to give us technical challenges, and this time we are to incorporate curves into our masterpieces. The prompts had a fair degree of annoyance, but I got a little help with it all this week.
Abbreviations you may come across during this post. AFAC~ airy fairy abstract concept. AAFP ~ annoying as F-bomb prompt. CBBP ~ completely bloody barking prompt. HDBS ~ hippy dippy bull****. AWP! ~ Absolutely wonderful prompt!
Also- there may be swearing.
Day 304 ~ Pumpkin. ~ Happy Halloween! Finding pumpkins today should be super easy! As for me, I am showcasing one that was made by my brother. The curvy shadows it casts are pretty awesome and I love it! For the rest of the week we will be working with curves so keep an eye out!
I had intended to sit halloween out but that didn’t go to plan as Shelley brought her kids over to go trick or treating, as where they live no-body gives the kids anything. Liddy is all about halloween, she absolutely loves all the razzamatazz, and was totally buzzing. She came dressed as ‘Dead Matilda’ apparently, though I have no idea who that might be. I’d bought 3 mini pumpkins from Lidl just for todays shot, so asked Liddy to hold them for the photo, and she duly obliged. Good prompt 365 lady!
Day 305 ~ edge. ~ This old bridge is quite well known in our area. It’s aptly known as the historic Five Span bridge. I think I have photographed this bridge in every season. I was standing on the edge of the river to take this photo. It has great curves and edges made of stone. We’re photographing curves this week. What curved edges will you find today?
Well firstly today was a work day, and with the clocks going back, I’m now getting home just as it gets dark, so things are not getting any easier. And this is an AAFP, I mean, there’s so many curves and edges it drives you nuts trying to choose! Anyway I finally decided on my spider plant, which needs a post of it’s own – I only bought it a couple of months ago and have already had to re-pot it twice, AND it’s cloning itself rapidly, there’s at least 13 new ones on long offshoot thingys. Anyway, I digress, where was I? Oh yep, here it is.
Day 306 ~ Serendipity. ~ is a “happy accident” When you take your photo today, you might think of something that is curvy; but, there also may be a happy accident of more curves as well. This is a macro photo of a bubble. The happy accident is all of the extra curves that show up within the original curve. You can make the prompt as simplistic or as complicated as you want. I’m hoping for lots of happy accidents today!
🤦♀️😮💨. AFAC, AAFP. The whole point of finding something accidentally is that you find it accidentally!!! You cannot engineer a ‘happy accident’! I lost the will to live and decided that was it. I’ve done with this. But then…
‘Hello Frego! Long time no see! How’ve you been?’
“Good thanks, I was in Maui on a shoot and ended up staying for the duration of lockdown, just been chilling since then. Anyway I’ve been following your blog and this 365 thing you decided to do, and you do moan a lot I have to say.”
‘You would too if you were doing it!’
“As if I’d do anything that st…. well nevermind Fraggle, I’ve decided to come to your rescue. You’re obviously going down the pan with it and I can’t bear to see my protégé fall at the last hurdle. We’ll put our heads together and you shall prevail!”
Day 307 ~ Sunset. ~ Sunsets are a favorite to photograph. We can focus our cameras on the perfect curve of the sun as it gently settles on the horizon. Or, we can focus on something in the foreground that frames that setting sun. In this photo, I used a wide aperture (low f-stop) allowing me to focus on the marsh grasses in the foreground while blurring the setting sun in the background. The curves of the grass arch around creating a frame that pulls the eye toward the ball of orange. Try framing the setting sun today. You can use grass, a tree, or even your (or someone else’s) hands to create a frame. No sunset? Find some other kind of light that is worthy of being framed.
‘Dammit! Two great sunsets yesterday and the day before and tonight grey and cloudy, and already dark. Typical! Another AAFP.’
“Really Fraggle do get a grip. We will do the ‘find some other light’ bit instead. Let’s crank up the fire and sit in front of it with a nice cup of hot chocolate and photograph the flames, they give off light and are the same colour as a sunset and my mug has curves so job done I think. See? It really isn’t that hard is it? Ooh I think this looks like I’m watching an apocalypse!”
Day 308 ~ Remarkable. ~ Here in Belgium at this time of year the colours are magical, especially if you manage to get out in the early morning or the late afternoon. The curves of the shape of the trees and the reflection in this photo lead your eyes to the midpoint on the third. Use the curves in your photo to draw the eye to the point of interest.What remarkable curves are you going to find today?
“OK Fraggle get your coat on we’re off down to the coast at Shields and we’ll shoot Long Beach Bay, that’s got a nice curve on it.”
‘But it’s cold and grey, and this is another AFAC! Remarkable for heavens sake 🙄!!
“Oh stop your whinging, I checked the forecast and there’ll be breaks in the clouds just before the sun goes down.”
“Wow Fraggle, look at that sky!”
‘Yes, it’s a beauty! Not sure this curve leads to a ‘point of interest though’.
” No Fraggle but it sets off from a point of interest, ~ ME!”
Day 309 ~ Furry. ~ Furry curves can mean a lot of things. I found a little chipmunk who actually tried to crawl into my camera bag as he was that anxious for the sunflower seeds I had stored in there during a hike. Instead I captured him in his furry, curvy splendour on some curvy rocks! What can you find that is curvy and furry. Wildlife, pets, clothing, and stuffed animals all come to mind for me.
“Well this is a no brainer Fraggle, we’ll get Winnie to sit in the furry cat-tree and that’ll be that!”
‘Have you tried herding Winnie? That’ll be the day!
“WInnie!! Winnie! ah there you are, could you just pose for a moment in the cat tree please?
Day 310 ~ Transported.~ As we continue on with our theme of CURVES think of the many things that transport us that might contain them… vehicles and roads, windows and staircases, boats and rivers, planes and clouds… you get the idea! Here I am standing under a spiral staircase and from this angle it gives the illusion of circling right through the ceiling. What curves will transport you somewhere today?
“Come on Fraggle, get your moan out of the way and then I’ll tell you what we’re doing.”
‘ AAFP really Frego, lots of things are transported, blimey, my shopping is transported so that could be a photograph, but she’s on about the actual transport itself so the title of the prompt shoud be Transport! Also, windows and staircases do NOT transport anything.’
“Fraggle you are being obtuse, as usual, now come on outside and we’ll take pictures of MY transport.”
“Right Fraggle, we’re winning at curves!! What’s next week’s theme?’
“Ah well, hmmm. That’s not been going too well for you has it? I mean, who needs to see that anyway? Nevertheless, I will endeavour to assist and advise and you might actually get a couple of decent ones this time.”
Stay tooned dear reader we’re near the end!