Photos of the Week - Week 2

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 2, Cold

Photo by Marion Seasholtz

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Marion says: 

I lost track of where I went with this in Topaz...we have had a very mild winter in northern Vermont. A few days ago we were without snow! We got a couple of inches and it is snowing now but turning to rain tonight. I took advantage of the snow and went out to get my photo before it's all gone. Not easy to see what you're doing with your glasses fogged up!

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 50 - Two Rectangles

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 2, Two Rectangles 

Photo by Susan Garrett

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Susan says:  

Sunrise this morning on Marthas Vineyard

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 2 - Vantage Point

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 2, Vantage Point

Photo by Ann Arial  

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Ann says:

Having to walk in deep snow to get this shot so as to not zoom. Out of the dozen photos, this one was level!

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 2, Vantage Point 

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 2, Cold

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I took advantage of the dusting of snow and went with an expanded version of the challenge “stone cold”

 

Photos of the Week - Week 1

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 1, Year Word

Photo by Egídio Leitão

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Egídio says: 

Energized
That is my 2023 year word. This word came to mind on the very first day of the year. Taking advantage of the warm winter temperature (70F/21C) on Sunday after three sub-freezing days, I felt like the year was off to a good start. So, the next day, I went out again for a photo walk in search of my composition. I confess this photo came up in just about 10 minutes of observation at this skate park here in Austin. There were several people skating, but I chose to follow this guy you see in the photo. He did some pretty amazing things on his skateboard. This particular photo, however, was a winner in my eyes. He did his trick by not going down on the handrail. Instead, he jumped on it and climbed it. To my amazement, I was able to capture him at the very moment he was parallel to the rail.

The editing started and ended in LR. In the middle of the process, I took the image to PS to add the radial mask intensifying the motion and energy already present in his actions.

In your critique, I’d love to hear what you think worked well and what did not. What do you think would make the image better for the “Energized” theme? In advance, I thank you for your comments.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 1 - Light Painting

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 1, Lighting Trifecta

Photo by Gabor Kovacs

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Gabor says:  

This is my photograph for week 1. This seemed a perfect opportunity to take a photograph I had in mind for a long time. The chess pieces are set up in the position of the classic opening, The Queen's gambit.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 1 - Year Word

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 1, Year Word

Photo by Karen Jantz

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Karen says: 

So much fun getting back outside to take purposeful pics! My year word is “Perspective” - both literally & figuratively

Ricky's Challenge Photos

 

Week 1, Year Word

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Photos of the Week - Week 52

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 52, Favorite Photo

Photo by Claudia Schumacher

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Claudia says:

We were asked to take photos at a very casual wedding. Trees are my usuals not people. When I saw this darling flower girl twirling, I just started clicking. She was just so delighted with her swirly dress. It was my favorite photo of the wedding. We managed to please the bride with a 20 page book. Check wedding photography.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 52 - Favorite Photo

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 52, Favorite Photo

Photo by Peter Hall

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Peter says: 

We have been traveling all of this year and our journey has provided so many wonderful locations. For something different I have chosen an image taken with a drone as my favorite. The photo was taken at Cape Palmerston beach on the Queensland coast of Australia at low tide. I have been amazed at how the photos from above show such a different view. I have really enjoyed being part of this challenge. It has been a great learning experience, and I have enjoyed seeing and learning from all of your photos each week. I look forward to seeing you in the Critique Group next year. Thanks Ricky and a Happy New Year and Best Wishes to everyone for 2023.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 52 - Favorite Photo

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 52, Favorite Photo

Photo by Deb Story

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Deb says:  

Does it count that your favorite photo is your favorite place that you took a photo? I had to select one of my Lake Louise photos because it was such an awesome vacation …one that was postponed because of the pandemic. Very thankful that we could finally travel to such a beautiful location!

 

 

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 52,  Favorite Photo

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Photos of the Week - Week 51

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 51, Year Word "Family"

Photo by Julian Weatherley

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Julian says:

This week my son and daughter came home for the Chritmas holidays. Although they are now grown up, they are still happy to wake us up early in the morning to share some precious moments opening presents. My year word is FAMILY.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 51 - Silence

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 51, Silence

Photo by Ray Baker

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Ray says: 

Pretty silent any time of year

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 51 - Year Word "Fill"

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 51, Year Word "Fill"

Photo by Warren Lee

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Warren says:  

This week’s challenge (for me) is “Fill”. Filling the frame and filling the moment. High school days of scouring the yards and crossroads for wild roses (and other flowers) to leave at Carole’s homeroom desk or doorstep are in the distant past. It took some interesting contortions to fill the frame with this last rose of the season. It resides outside her sewing room and is a warm reminder of earlier years. We remain remarkably blessed. Wishing you (and yours) continued warmth and blessings in the coming week(s).

 

 

Ricky's Challenge Photos

 

 

 

 

Critique Group Challenge:

Week 51,  Year Word "Miracle"

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Photos of the Week - Week 50

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 50, Deck The Halls

Photo by Ruth-Ellen Flanagan

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Ruth-Ellen says: 

This is a photo of a house I bought at World Market for last year's holiday shoot. I Layered it on a background that I got from Jai Johnson at Daily Texture. https://www.dailytexture.com/) She gave this background to her users for free. I added a snow layer from Photography BB Marketplace and added a Style Texture to the text. I added the Antique Deckled frame from ON1 Effects.

Happy Chanukah (starts tomorrow night) and Merry Christmas to all. Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me... 

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 50 - Light Painting

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 50, Light Painting

Photo by Randee Wald

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Randee says:  

City In Motion

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 50 - Festive

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 50, Festive

Photo by Carol Huston

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Carol says:

I took a photo of lights on a neighbor’s shrub, then added a watercolor filter from BeCasso.

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 50, Festive

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 50, Deck The Halls

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

This is a new ornament. Ima raven lunatic. Loved the colors Edited in Prisma app with Leaf fall

 

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