Seeing Differently Challenge – 7 of 15

Today I’m sharing the 7th image of the seeing differently challenge (hosted here)ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

On Sunday morning I was walking past my dear doggie having a drink and when she stepped back, the moving reflections caught my eye! I put the water on the floor, by splashing around in her dish..hehe… I love being in observation mode – you see the most unlikely things.

Here’s what I saw..

A very ordinary thing, becomes interesting when seen in a different way.ย  I know.. it’s still just a dog dishย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

For these images, the reflections disappeared when focusing on the water. To capture the reflections I needed to change my focal point.

If the challenge (idea) appeals to you, please jump in. You are welcome!ย  We will be exploring throughout October.

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This post also fits with the weekly photo challenge H2O hosted by Lignum Draco.

Seeing Differently Challenge – 6 of 15

Today I’m sharing my 6th image for this challenge.

On Saturday afternoon, at last light – the most amazing sea mist rolled inland. This is unusual, but with the sun going down, it was catching the rays and all the particles in the air. Wow!

I’m not sure if a camera can ever do justice to a scene like this, but I had to tryย  ๐Ÿ™‚

What made it really special, was a dear little visitor. A Willy Wagtail – one of my favourite little birds… He was flitting around catching all the bugs in the air…well, I’m sure he was hoping anyway!ย  What a wonderful scene. I’m so glad I was a part of it.

seeing-differently-6_800_robyngosby-2016I love watching the birds – we have so many here and they are wonderful. It’s not very often though, that I am quick enough to capture the moment. For me, all this moment needed was some fairy dust – actually if you look closely the little bugs are substituting for the fairy dust!

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Seeing Differently Challenge – 4 and 5 of 15

Today I’m sharing my 4th and 5th images of this challenge.

Yesterday I was experimenting with Still Life for a course I am doing with Kim Klassen.. and I wondered if I could find something that I thought fit ‘seeing differently’.

I chose these two images below, because a few ideas popped out at me.

Image 4 of 15

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Image 5 of 15

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The ideas:

  1. Illuminating your subject
  2. Choosing your focal point
  3. Shooting at eye level (approx).

My thoughts:

Illuminating your subject really draws the eye right to it – then you begin exploring the rest of the image.. Try using the light if appropriate to experiment with ways of doing this, within your composition.

Choose your focal point – instead of letting the camera do it. You might choose an unlikely focal point. Experiment with different focal points within your image. Debi gives some thoughts on this alsoย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Shooting at eye level, ground level or top down – these are different ways of viewing your subject and give very different results. Brenda has a wonderful post today about shooting from a toddler’s view.

As I said, just a few thoughts. I hope they give you something to ponder and / or to try for yourself.

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Seeing Differently Challenge – 3 of 15

Here is my 3rd image for the challenge..

I was walking up the stairs inside.. and briefly glanced at the blind with the sunlight on it and thought, ‘Oh yeah, that’s neat’.

Then I realised I needed to stop and take notice – to really see what was before me – something that again became an abstract and more about pattern (to me) than anything else.

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Not at all a great photo – as such, but such an interesting observation. It’s good to ‘see’.

I wonder how you’re going with seeing differently? Love the images that have been posted so far ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having fun and being challenged. I know I am and I wonder what will present itself next?

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