Photos of the Week - Week 27


Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 27, On The Fence

Photo by Bruce Hinde

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Bruce says: 

On the Fence circa 1956
I was about 8 when my dad brought home a Polaroid Land camera model 95. He was a marshal in a small town in north eastern Colorado he needed the latest technology in crime scene documentation. All Polaroid pictures were black and white until 1963. The photography developing process, invented by Polaroid founder Edwin Land, employs diffusion transfer to move the dyes from the negative to the positive via a reagent. A negative sheet was exposed inside the camera, then lined up with a positive sheet and squeezed through a set of rollers which spread a reagent between the two layers, creating a developing film "sandwich". The negative developed quickly, after which some of the unexposed silver halide grains (and the latent image it contained) were solubilized by the reagent and transferred by diffusion from the negative to the positive. After a minute, the back of the camera was opened and the negative peeled away to reveal the print. Every pack of film came with a small black tube of fixative that had to be wiped on the positive before the image stated to fade. The fixer had a vinegar odor that was unmistakable. I kept the black tubes for many years and occasionally run across one in box of junk.
It’s easy in this day and age to take a perfectly sharp and well-focused color image and turn it into a vintage looking relic from a time when the world was a much better place. At this year’s July 4th parade, this little girl was eagerly anticipating the start of the procession. We were only about a half a block from the staging area and it was easy to see the horses and floats preparing to delight the crowd. She was across the street and her parents were just to her left. I removed some background distractions and a tree she was standing under. Happy 247th America!


52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 27- Portrait Editing


Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 27, Portrait Editing

Photo by Tammy Baumel

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Tammy  says:  



Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 27 - Reflection 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 27, Reflection

Photo by Susy Boyer

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Susy says: 

Cropping only. My granddaughter Georgia. Something about this photo was mesmerizing to me. The calmness and how she is under the glistening water but still looking at me.



Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 27, Reflection

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

We are re-doing our fish pond and today while filling with just the liner only, the light was dancing creating these amazing reflections. Prisma added a bit of excitment, but I reduced the effect so it wasn't overkill.




Critique Group Challenge:

Week 27, On The Fence

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2023 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I had to find a way to 'make-do' with a Fence this week - at least one that had something on it. I didn't want to go sideways with 'indecision'. So this is my "fence" made from a shipping pallet and some wire. My attempt at growing Sweet Peas on the mountain. I made the fence for them to climb last summer but planted seeds far too late. This year I started them inside (March) and I'm having some mearsure of success getting them to climb. The big question is...will they bloom before frost? A colorful little fence in my garden.


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