LOST IN TRANSLATION – PICTURES FROM WORDS – Marilyn Armstrong

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN OCTOBER – Y3

From Paula:

Welcome to another Pick-a-Word Thursday’s Special. I hope that the choices I made for this month’s photo challenge will allow you a lot of liberty in interpretation. As always you can pick either of the 5, some or all of them. Here are the words to choose from: gushing,  aperture,  frontier, triplets, tapered.


Gushing

Aperture
Frontier in Arizona
Three Margaret O’Brien dolls, from Madame Alexander
Tapered candle flame

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LOST IN TRANSLATION – WORDS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY – Marilyn Armstrong

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN AUGUST Y3

FROM PAULA:

Here we are again facing another Pick a Word challenge. The words I picked for you this time are hardly challenging. Still, I hope you will enjoy taking part in it: fortified, chic, submerged, embodiment, prehistoric.

Note from me: I’m happy to NOT have to look up the words!


This is as chic as I ever get!

About to be submerged — and submerged!

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Embodiment of a perfect sunset!
Fortified?
A storm over the prehistoric remnants of a Native American tribe forced — to the best of my knowledge — from their land by drought.
An embodiment of the Saguaro cactus in the Phoenix mountains 

And a final embodiment:

Sam “The Man” Adams … in bronze, life-size – Very influential and definitely, an embodiment!

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LOST IN THE DETAILS FROM LOST IN TRANSLATION – Marilyn Armstrong

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: LOST IN DETAILS

It’s not a macro, but it is as detailed a photograph of a daylily as I’ve ever taken. 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL – SATURATION – Marilyn Armstrong

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SATURATION

FROM PAULA: I am sorry I can’t always keep this photo challenge a weekly event due to my ever-increasing workload and stresses at work, but whenever I can, I’m happy to be here to challenge you and look at your entries. For this week I thought it would be a good idea to tackle “saturation”. It can be interpreted as colour saturation in photography – especially evident in the image post-processing, which is what I did in my examples below, but you can also take it from another angle. Did you know that you can be saturated with work too? 


I can’t get to my photography in a normal way because I’ve been hacked and my PC is closed down until it gets fixed. So … I winged this one. Probably not my most brilliant work, but it was as good as I can do on this computer without any of my normal processing tools!

Is this more or less saturation? Technically, this is higher saturation but I think it appears less saturated because I changed the tint slightly. 
As I said: technically, this is less saturated than the first picture. Really, the problem is not just definition, but perception. Same picture, but the details are sufficiently different to change the nature of how you see it. 

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ZOOMING IN AND OUT

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT

From Paula:

Here’s another Thursday’s Special photo challenge for you. This time the theme is “zoom in, zoom out”. Show one subject/scene (whatever you like) from up close and far. Let’s see how different things seem when you have a closer look. Take your time posting for this challenge and don’t forget to have fun. Happy Thursday!


I have two cameras with serious zoom lenses and most of the time, those are the cameras I use. Why? Because no matter how superb my other cameras are, I never know what I’m going to shoot and a good — long — zoom is the difference between getting the shot — or missing it.

Close up as the water at Roaring Dam hits the rocks below …
Middle of the falls at Roaring Dam
And back a bit more …
Photo: Garry Armstrong – And from below the falls, on the lower path … and using an entirely different camera a lens …

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TWO BY TWO

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PAIR


From Paula: For previous Thursday’s Special we did trios, and this time I would like you to show pairs in a photograph. You may choose one pair or several, it’s up to you. The deadline is next Wednesday.
My example is a pair of pears 😀


Together forever, swans mate for life
They rarely leave each others’ sides — short of death

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PICK A WORD – PAULA’S FIRST PHOTO CHALLENGE FOR 2018

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JANUARY – Y3


Paula’s first post in 2018 is a “Pick a Word” challenge this year. No easy words here. I had to look up three out of five. I’m good on four out of five, but “auricomous” which means “yellow-haired” or probably, in our language blond? I’m not sure I have any blonds in my files. Oops on that one. Otherwise, we’re pretty good to go.

Definitions:

Candescent – Glowing, as by fire (like incandescent, missing and “in”).
Algid – Cold. Very cold. Tomorrow we’re expecting around a foot of snow. Got that.
Angular – Something with angles. Used photographically to me it means finding an angle in the picture that will draw the viewer’s eyes into the image.
Auricomous – Yellow-haired. Nope. No blondes around here, but maybe a blonde dog.
Festive – Having just finished Christmas, I think I’ve got that one nailed.

Candescent
Algid – Snowy and cold
Angular fence!
A golden retriever is as yellow as I can get!
Auricomous – A golden retriever is as yellow as I can get!
Festive on the commons!

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