Photos of the Week - Week 28


Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 28, Year Word Revisited

Photo by Rocky Wells

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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 28 - Distort/Liquify


Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 28, Distort/Liquify

Photo by Kim Upshaw

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Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 28 - Year Word Revisited

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 28, Year Word Revisited

Photo by Sarah Carpenter

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Ricky's Challenge Photos



Critique Group Challenge:

Week 28, Year Word Revisited

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2023 Critique Group

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Ricky says: 

My year word is a point of view. The first week I was looking up. Here I’m shooting down. My goal has been to listen before speaking and hear what views others have. To open my mind and learn how to appreciate viewpoints that differ from mine. The image may not be a winner, but it’s not a view I see often.




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