I had all sorts of ideas for CCoH monthly critique theme of balance and symmetry for April. I was going to do a thumbprint. I talked to my best friend about asking her teenage twins if they’d let me photograph them which is totally outside my area. I had it in mind when I went with a friend to shoot at Biltmore. I took one of Tyler with his “broken leg” pose, a set up a marble shot, then I let the deadline go by without entering anything.
I didn’t want to go see what new naming rules the club made and change my Lightroom export profile settings. I didn’t really want the pictures of Tyler critiqued because I just couldn’t take the critiquer saying anything negative about my boy right now – no matter how constructive. Plus I just didn’t really want to share something so personal and close to my heart just yet even if I originally shot some for this theme.
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
So now that you’ve got that song running thru your head let me share my pics for the camera club February Gimme Your Best Shot theme- signs.
Here is my favorite one because I love the subject -even if he really needs a full bowl to be nice.
The first photo critique for the camera club in 2018 is the theme patterns. We actually had this same theme last January too. See my photos for that post here. These are the three I chose to have critiqued. Now I had a pen in hand to write what Jeff Miller said when about each image but to keep from disturbing others I didn’t turn the little light on my pen and it was pretty hard to make out what I wrote.
On the frozen soap bubble, he said something about the reflection. See my full post on those here. https://kimberlyhmaxwell.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/frozen/ Continue reading
The last Gimmie Your Best Shot for CCoH theme is “alphabet”. Here are the 3 I sent in. I did the Cheerwine because it’s a NC company and 2017 celebrates 100 years.
I again spent the field trip drive making new friends with CCoH members. I’ve spoken with all of them but it was nice to learn a little more about Diane, Allison & David.
The first photos I shot were of the cool looking sky before we ever left the parking lot. Continue reading
There is no shortage of quotes on simplicity, but since this is a post about the theme simplicity for CCoH I’ll only share a few. I can tell you my smoke pictures have been on my try list for a long time and that they was a whole lotta trial and error involved.
Don’t use a lot when a little will do -Proverb
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak – Hans Hofmann
and the definition:
1.the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.
2.freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts: an organism of great simplicity.
3.absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness: a life of simplicity.
CCoH forum theme was for ‘simplicity’ this month. Here are the 3 I submitted. The critiquer this month was
Louise St Romain, Bob Hunt.