Composition – Fill the Frame is the challenge for #DogwoodWeek11. I have to say, this Dogwood thing is quite challenging. A few weeks have been fairly simple and straight forward, but many weeks really have us thinking hard. Obviously, it is a challenge, so it should push our creativity, right?
This was a week where Mom read the challenge and said, “What?” Yes, we had to do some research to figure out exactly what this challenge was looking for in a photo. The idea for fill the frame is to isolate your subject to create interest in your photo. Can you do it with only one color in the frame? Fill the frame with one color.
Right away, I knew exactly what to do. I got one of our photo frames and filled it with me. What could be better than that, right? Mom said, “no”, right away. Somehow she had to photograph something and have everything around the subject be the same color to make the subject stand out. The easy solution was to take a photo of me against a solid colored wall, or in front of a piece of colored poster board. No luck doing those options because Mom said that was too easy.
Saturday we were in Moline, IL for Bailie’s nose work trial. It was a really tough day. Bailie was doing terrible, and Mom was quite upset. After the third element she said she just needed to get away from Bailie and put her mind somewhere else. She took her camera and me, and we went out to the ball field. Taking photos is something we often do for relaxation. It is an activity we enjoy, and it gets Mom’s mind reset.
The bleachers were right in front of us, the sky was a beautiful blue, and we still needed a photo for the challenge. Mom set me up on the bleachers, high enough so she could easily be underneath me. She snapped away, and finally got the shot she was looking for. We are calling it, sniffing on a beautiful day. A nose is a fitting photo to take at a nose work trial, right? The sky looks like a piece of blue paper, it was such a deep, beautiful solid color. My nose is such an important part of my life, it is good to highlight it. What do you think? Is this photo perfect for fill the frame and our family?