Posted on August 8, 2020
This week in the Smartphone Challenge we’re asked for a shot that’s framed naturally.
Can do. At the side of our garage a line of trees separates our property from a neighbour’s field, in which he grazes some of his horses.
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Posted on May 17, 2020
I sort of knew what ‘negative space’ was before it came up as the theme for Week 20 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. However, I had to look it up to be sure.
And I’m not entirely convinced that this image – taking advantage of that special light you get when the low sun breaks through the clouds after heavy rain – is fully on point, but it is quite dramatic.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 20 Negative Space
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Frank’s chosen theme this week is ‘Trees’. We live in one of the most wooded areas of France, as it happens, so I’m certainly not short of pictures of trees to choose from. However, this image is from a little further afield : it’s the esplanade of the Chateau d’Amboise, in the Loire Valley. It’s perhaps best known for being the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.
We chose a rather overcast day (in fact, it rained heavily for much of the time) to visit, but when the sun did peek through, the light was nigh-on perfect.
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Posted on September 21, 2018
Another image – this time in monochrome as a response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge on the subject of ‘trees’ – from a preternaturally still and sunny day in the town of Chabanais.
Posted on March 20, 2018
As Frank himself notes, after last week’s theme of ‘Time’ the only logical choice for this week is ‘Place’. Accordingly, he invites us to share an image of a favourite place (or places).
Well, they do say there’s no place like home, and I doubt that I’ll be the only one putting up a picture of their own place in response to this challenge.
No apologies though, because I don’t think that this is the worst view out of a back door you could ever find. We have two fields on the other side of that wall and these frost-laden trees form part of the boundary between them.
Posted on August 10, 2017
It’s not the easiest thing to find an image that shows all four primal elements at once.
However, this picture, taken along a lane about a mile from here, undoubtedly conveys three of them: air, water and earth. And since the sun was shining, perhaps that could be taken for fire. In any case, it’s a tranquil rural scene.
Posted on April 11, 2017