The first part of this week's assignment was to look for "conceptual contrast," juxtaposing contrasts such as big vs. small, light vs. dark, man vs. nature, etc.
I thought going into this week that this would be an easy assignment, but it actually seemed harder to find once I was actively trying to find it. Anyhoo, for what it's worth - here are my "contrast" photos...
I liked the contrast of Savannah's fancy silvery sandals to the barnyard setting with the goat (which we both want to kidnap from our friends' Cliff and Chong!). Later that day, Savannah and I took a drive up the canyon to see what treasures we could find. Interestingly enough, two of my least-favorite things ended up being two of my favorite photos.
I'm not sure if this counts, but I liked the contrasting light from the cat tail and the spider (which I almost accidentally kissed at first! I was originally trying to catch the spider web and came a little too close to its inhabitant, whom I hadn't seen. Ewww...!)
This little guy made me do a pretty fancy dance for a second, but then he posed pretty, so he was forgiven :0) I liked how he was in the reeds, trying to blend in, but really contrasted with them as well...
Bonus shot: we've had flooding in our area, so earlier this week I took a drive and found the run-off had completely eroded away the side of the road.
The second part of our homework this week was to "be intentional" with our photo taking. Especially in this day and age of digital cameras, it is too easy to just click click click away, not taking the time to compose our shot, so we were to take "ONLY" 3 shots, then choose the best of the three... Much harder than I thought! I had originally planned on taking a photo of my dog Annie poking her head out through the tall grass, but much like the kids, she just wouldn't cooperate with me. Instead, I was able to get this picture of Fiona. She is usually such a whirling little dervish, so it's rare to actually get one where she's relaxing, before taking off again!
Feedback always appreciated!