Composition, Center Frame Portrait is the challenge for #DogwoodWeek14. It sounded like an easy challenge until we read the fine print, “Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness.” Oh dear, loneliness? Hmmm…we like happy photos, and lonely sounds sad. Nevertheless, we conquered the challenge as best as we could. I started the process taking my chalkboard out into nature, all alone, me and my board.
Mom said, no problem to this challenge. She would take Bailie out in the middle of a field so she looked all alone, and probably lonely. Unfortunately, this was a huge fail. Bails insisted on looking cute, even tilting her head to the left and right. If anything, she looks slightly irritated, but not really lonely.
Second attempt was to take Bailie to a baseball field that was deserted. This photo is a little bit better, but she still doesn’t give off a real lonely feeling. The center frame portrait part is definitely the easy half of the challenge. I guess one could say Bailie looks alone all by herself up on that bright yellow box, but lonely? Not so sure she looks lonely.
As they were leaving the park, forces from above provided them with the answer to their photo troubles. This is the photo we all chose for the challenge this week. Center frame portrait it is for sure. Bailie doesn’t look super lonely, but if you let your imagination go, the loneliness will hit you. Mom sees in this photo, a dog who was left all alone behind a locked gate as her human drove off and left her…thus a lonely dog.
Things learned this week:
- Try to find a lonely looking GBGV, it is nearly impossible as we are always happy.
- Does lonely have to be sad? We haven’t decided on this point, but it has us thinking.
- Mom learned how to use some more settings on her camera to hopefully make her photos sharper in the future.
- We also found burst mode finally which will be great for action shots.
Do you think we met the challenge this week. Is Bailie looking lonely?
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