Photos of the Week - Week 12


Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 12, Fashion Statement

Photo by Bill Arneson

Click to view a larger image 

Bill says:

A fashion statement for an older person such as myself could be “dressing up”, going against the trend of dressing down, with a suit, tie, and a French cuff shirt. It’s a kind of Godfather look and I went that route. And within that look additional fashion statements can be made, like a watch - Timex to Rolex - or ring(s) or the cuff links used. I went with cuff links as a way of making a statement using the Ukrainian flag.

It was cropped to give just enough of the suit to show the formal look, with the cuff and cuff link as the focal point. I wanted to use this flag design and could only find a pin, so I used that fitted to the size and with a drop shadow in PS. LR editing was primarily exposure adjustments to emphasize the center of the photo, with decreased exposure on the hand and a -20 vignette. I shot several different hand positions and thought this worked best for presenting the cuff and flag.




52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 12 - Do Over 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 12, Do Over

Photo by Shannon Hiebert

Click to view a larger image.

Shannon says: 

Years ago, I realized something that changed my life and helped me with how I make decisions. LOL. I would sometimes spend so much time at the store trying to decide which shoes or hat to buy, or which color to choose. At times it was exhausting because I just didn't want to make the wrong choice! And then I thought, well in some cases, if its do-able (and affordable of course) why not just get both... So once again, this realization helped me decide on which do over to do... How should I narrow this down? Long depth of field, black & white, or mirror image? Well, I managed to try and fit it all into one to something that I'm happy with. I was also able to practice at a lot of things that I wanted more practice on and that I wanted to do better. Also, there were editing adjustments that I just didn't understand before and that I felt too intimidated to try. Such as masking, and linear gradient. So this week I used masking to remove some of the reflection in the window of the trees that I wanted to hide, and also I was able to attempt for the first time linear gradient on the left to tone down some of the reflection on the door. I think, all in all, I will still mostly need more practice with a long depth of field. I still find it tricky to get close-ups in focus as well as what is in the background. I see now that I should have tilted the picture so that the window casing on the right was more straight... Next time...


Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 12 - Purple Passion

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 12, Purple Passion

Photo by Victoria Nelson

Click to view a larger image.

Victoria says:

None of the purple things I found this week were terribly compelling as a subject on their own, so I used the slow shutter app to capture some purple flowers on a bush. Basic edits in the apple photo app, then I used the distressed FX app to apply a filter and overlay. .


Ricky's Challenge Photo


Critique Group Challenge:

Week 12, Fashion Statement

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2021 Critique Group

Click to view a larger image.

Ricky says:

Hugo is young, and purposefully distressed jeans are a thing. I'm not sure what the statement is, but... here it is. Metaphorical? Whimsical? Cool? I'll leave it for you to decide. 





Add comment

All comments are moderated. (Links not allowed)

Security code

Ricky Tims Online Store

Ricky Tims Photography 

The Quilt Show