2013 Challenge / Week 3: CLOSE-UP / FILL THE FRAME (non-macro)
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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:50:16 PM
Well, week 2 proved to be quite a challenge. Only a fraction of the number of submissions during week 1 made it into week 2.

In light of this, I decided to pick a theme for week 3 that I feel would be far less challenging for our next round. After all, I don't want to inadvertantly discourage everyone (including myself) from picking up the camera. There will undoubtedly be other challenging themes throughout the year, and I will do my best to spread them apart.



The ground rules...

1. Each week will be assigned a theme.
Themes will be announced each Friday.

2. Post your submission(s) to each week's thread by the following Thursday. (Don't worry if you're late, you can still post.)

3. If you would like CC, please re-post the photo in a new thread.




2013 Challenge, Week 3: CLOSE-UP / FILL THE FRAME (non-macro)

Please note that this is NOT a macro challenge. Many of us do not have a macro lens (myself included). The goal is to simply "fill the frame".



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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:54:25 AM
"Fill the frame"...you mean like this?






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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:48:10 PM
Yes that is what definately one way to fill the frame.

All of these themes are very much open to interpretation. That is what makes them fun. There are certainly many types of shots that will fit this theme. I can't wait to see what everyone else will post.

Do you still have leaves on the ground this time of year, or was this taken at another point? I'd also like to see it in color.



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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:52:37 PM
Oddly it is much better in monochrome and yep, we sure do still have them laying around. I took this one two days ago.



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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:33:57 PM
I wanna be where you are. It's so cold here.



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Posted: 1/22/2013 5:57:01 AM
LOL I'm just resubmitting this one!


Meanwhile, I need to get the camera out!! Need some fresh meat!


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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:03:10 AM
That is a great pick for this theme. Another superb example of filling the frame, without the use of macro shooting.


But I think you need to take a new photo each week. That's kinda the point.



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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:20:22 PM
I'm planning on it, don't worry.
Had great light today with my cats but they were pretty uncooperative (shocking!) Might try some inanimate objects instead.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:09:42 PM
No problem, I was just playing.

I was gonna try for my kitties too. Great minds think alike.
I think that would make a great ultra close-up.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:43:26 AM
Jeune- Every time I look at that pic I feel something.. an emotion a memory.. I don't know.. but I really do love it and just wonder is it a set up that you have in your house(decor) or did you set it up just for a pic? I really love it.... A picture is supposed to "evoke a feeling" and this one does for me


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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:33:00 PM
This was dinner, last night.



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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:24:05 AM
Barb, that looks so yummy !

Here is my entry for now. I have a kitty shot too, just need to process it first.

This was taken with my new 60d.

SS 1/100, f/7.1, ISO 400, bounced flash



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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:35:05 AM
Thanks Jennifer!
It's actually not a set up in my house, I had to move the clock from one spot to another and I placed it on my burnt orange chair which has the yellow throw on it and I stopped what I was doing and grabbed the camera.
I love that old time look of the clock and the bold colors, glad you liked it too.
Meanwhile, here's my kitty filling up the frame


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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:07:28 AM


Enjoying the snow with my little one.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:09:41 PM
Meg, your kitty has the most gorgeous eyes and markings. Very nice capture.

I hate to sound like I'm repeating myself, but your daughter has beautiful eyes too ! You've really done a great job with this theme.

Here is one of my sweet kitties too. Meet Shadow

Taken with bounced flash.




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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:50:45 PM
I took this during the week but due to that darned flu invading the house (first hubby, then me) I didn't get around to posting it till now. Too late for the real challenge but thought I'd put it in the gallery anyway if anyone wants to look. Might not be the greatest photo but does give a feel of the weather here last week.

Snow flurries

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:29:56 PM
gardencat, thanks for posting. It's perfectly fine to post late too, there is no "official" deadline. I am often late myself, and I started the challenge.

That's a lot of snow. Makes me glad we don't have that much here, just a small flurry over the weekend. The winter is still young though, we could (and probably will) get a lot more.

I have two more photos I took for this week's theme, just wanted to post them before moving on to the next one.






This one was just for fun ...



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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:53:23 PM
Love the straws such a cool idea and so colourful.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:43:02 AM
cool straws! love the key holder. Funny(well, to me at least). My husband and I have gone without a proper keyholder since we've been married because as hard as we look we cannot find one that we absolutely love (ok, maybe it's mostly me, he doesn't really care). My FIL made us one... it does the job but it's not very pretty so I've hung it in a dark corner LOL.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:53:20 PM
Meg! That photo of your daughter is STUNNING! It took my breath away!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:55:22 AM
My Late entry of course


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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:03:13 PM
Okay, not sure if I live the gumballs or the oranges more! Great color here, super fun!

ETA: to fix some lovely auto-corrects!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:37:25 PM
Thanks Karene You are a sweetie


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My first entry...please be gentle. LOL


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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:57:20 AM
I think this is a good submission and I applaud you for trying. Really the biggest issue that jumps out at me is the text on the spool at the top. It is very prominent and the first thing my eye is drawn to when I open your post.

I think you've picked a fun subject matter. Who doesn't love ribbon.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:06:49 AM


not sure if I live the gumballs or the oranges more!


Did I miss something? I don't see any oranges.

Love the gumballs. Fun shot and fantastic color.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:34:16 PM
Ahhhh...thank you! I'll try to watch those details in the future.

Btw, I upload from photobucket and my pictures come out huge. How do I make them smaller?


I am a child of the most high God. He has promised me a plan of hope and a future (Jer 29:11)
He is enthralled with my beauty (Ps 45:11)
He rejoices over me with singing (Ze 3:17)
He bestowed on me a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning (Is 61:3)
You see my beloved is mine and I am his. (SOS 2:16)
He can be yours too. Just ask. MT7:8


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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:20:47 AM
Thanks Margie! I think she is stunning too (but I'm biased! ha!)

Holy GUMBALLS!!! Would kill for one right now (I live overseas and gumballs like that just don't exist... along with many other things)



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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:48:42 PM
Here is our Yorkie Abbi, filling the frame. I am sure she thought I was crazy getting up in her face with the camera

I know I am posting late but I really wanted to participate even if late.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:09:51 PM

Btw, I upload from photobucket and my pictures come out huge. How do I make them smaller?

Superscrapilious you need to size them before you upload them to photobucket. I think 600 pixels on the longest side is what works well here. My doggy picture is 500 px but it could easily have been bigger. I think the gumball picture is about 600 pixels.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:48:03 AM
I always size mine 600x400 and they work perfect I love Abby JoAnn that was a great picture of her..


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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:38:15 PM
Jo Ann - I cannot say it enough ... better late than never. I am glad being "late" doesn't deter anyone from keeping these challenges going.

What a cutie pie she is, so glad you posted this shot. My dog is nowhere near "cute". I'm pretty sure my cats thought I was nuts too. In fact he was so annoyed with me when I was taking his close-up that he eventually just got up and left the room. Done.



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