2020 Photo Challenge #21

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This week’s assignment – Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect

Photo taken through a window
At Port Nolloth

2020 Photo Challenge #20

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This week's assignment - 
Create one image using strong lighting which creates  strong shadows and 
emphasises contrasts in tones and one image with much lighter tones. 
If you have post-processing software try experimenting with 'low key' and 
'high key'effects.

Original

High light

Low Light

2020 Photo Challenge #17

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This month’s final asignment – Curved lines. Curved lines allow the viewer to explore an entire image, meandering from one part to another.

S curves divide an image into equal parts and lead your eye through the image.

Boomslang Aerial Boardwalk, Kirstenbosch.

Road on Farm

Draaihoek Beach

2020 Photo Challenge #16

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This week’s assignment – Converging lines. These convey a sense of depth and distance, try to have something of interest at the point where they appear to meet. Or position them on the diagonal to infer motion.

Mauritius National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden South Africa

In New Zealand on our way to Gisborne

Lavenderfields near Stellenbosch in South Africa

2020 Photo Challenge #15

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This week’s assignment – Look for vertical lines. Vertical lines convey a sense of power and strenght,especially when the subject itself is towering and imposing, such as a very tall tree or building. Watch out for diminishing perspective on very tall buildings.

Very tall trees

Window cleaners

Hastings clock tower

2020 Photo Challenge #14

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This week’s assignment – Look for horiontal lines. In a photograph, horizontal lines in particular need to be completely level across the frame, because your viewer’s eyes will perceive even a slightly skewed horizontal line as uncomfortable to look at or just incorrect.

2020 Photo Challenge #10

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Blue Mussel Shells – Broken pieces – rough to the touch next to bigger smooth pieces

Barnacles on a rock

I have also found these Mambo stone sculptures at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town to illustrate the smooth and the rough textures