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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Thank you for all of your thoughtful comments and emails of sympathy in response to yesterday’s tribute for Theresa.

 Sharing your kind, caring words  and blessings meant a lot to the whole family at this difficult time.  Thank you.

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The Weekly Photo Challenge

The theme this week seemed the most cryptic to me to decipher.  I looked at the excellent example by Christopher Martin and read about how to go deeper into the scene.  What to do when you are actually photographing.  How to go “beyond the obvious”.

I didn’t go out and shoot specifically for the challenge but looked at what I had in my archives and tried to look into the photograph to see a whole new photograph within the image.  Showing both photographs seemed the way to go so as to compare but I have decided to try to go with the challenge as intended, instead of justifying my edits.

One thing I learned-  I photograph the obvious and need to consider the photograph hidden within the one that presents itself.  We’ll see how it goes in the weeks to come. Intentional lost in the details photographs instead of edited ones I have already taken.  I will look for the picture within the picture as I shoot.

My theme might have ended up being “Crop in the Details” as I try to not crop my images.  Once I read about not cropping in an article Henri Cartier-Bresson.

So by looking for the “lost” part of the challenge  I definitely “found” some new photographs.

Viewers can judge if the choices I made for the challenge are successful or not.

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Magnolia Bakery Window on Bleecker St

Magnolia Bakery Window on Bleecker St

Guitar Pick on Piano Bench- Peter King on Guitar

Guitar Pick on Piano Bench-
Peter King on Guitar

Murphy's Nose

Murphy’s Nose

St. Joseph Bread and Wine
St. Joseph Bread and Wine

Horseshoe on the Firehouse Wall

Horseshoe on the Firehouse Wall

Car Wash Window

Car Wash Window

Downtown Birthday Hat

Downtown Birthday Hat

Icicles on Christmas Garland

Icicles on Christmas Garland

Manicure and T-shirt Match

Manicure and T-shirt Match

Lawn Ball in Snow

Self Portrait in the Lawn Ball 

Ball and Basket in Nancy's Pool

Ball and Basket in Nancy’s Pool

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Watching TV in an Empty Box

Ivy on Brick

Ivy on Brick


Guest Blogger/Photographer Rob Finds His Own Eye

I received the loveliest email and photo from a family friend in northern Illinois.  He graciously consented to be guest blogger today.  You might have read his comments on blog posts of mine.  He collects MGs and is a certified pie judge.  A dear friend.  What I always remember is how Rob and his wife Mary drove to Rockford, Illinois for my mother’s funeral service and also came to have lunch in Milwaukee  and offer friendship and support when I took Laura to college at Marquette.  Here is Rob’s note and photo-

I love following your blogs and the interesting subjects that you always seem to capture at the right moment.  You also inspire me as I sit and think deep thoughts about what is around me and look at things differently.  Today I finished up some yard work getting ready for the cold weather that is expected in the near future.  The temperature was around 64 degrees and it was a little cloudy.  As I sat on the patio enjoying a nice glass of wine, i took out my iphone and captured this photo that just seemed to be something unusual about it.  The reflection of the homes on the other side of the lake, the cloudy sky, the metal patio table, the branches of the tree and of course the glass of wine. Do I have an eye or should I go back to go?  Thanks.  Rob

 Do not go back to GO, Rob.  Keep finding moments and catch them.  Thanks for being such a great blog follower.

love,

Ruth


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