In my ongoing attempt to keep the creative side of me flowing (which was the original purpose of this blog), I’ve decided to take on a weekly photo challenge. It sounded like fun, so I’m giving it a try. Photos on the blog are reduced to insure faster loading. So they actually look BETTER than they do here!
Week seven was “Portrait – Faceless”. The challenge here was telling someone’s story without showing the face. For the second week in a row time was an issue. When you work in the church things like Shrove Tuesday chew up some time along the way. I knew what I wanted to do, it was just a matter of finding the time.
Appropriately I finally got the time to shoot on Valentine’s day. These are my and my wife’s hands. We’ve been a couple for 39 years this month. Starting to show some mileage but there is still a very strong devotion. I think the image tells our story pretty well.
Two versions. I had forgotten to de-select a grayscale option when I saved this the first time so it came out in BW. When I looked at it I decided I like the effect. But I’ve included both versions for your perusal.
The original first.
And now the BW version
Next week’s challenge is a Landscape – Panorama. Looking at using the panorama functions on cameras or in the editing software.
This is part of a year-long photographic challenge. Dogwood Photography came up with this interesting challenge (HERE) where you have to come up with a photo a week in one of three categories – Portrait, Landscape or Artistic Impression. Each week has one with a slightly different challenge.
For the folks who are interested in technical type things:
Primary camera is an Olympus SP-600UZ. It is a 10.0 Megapixel CCD, sensor size is 1/2.3″. I am just starting to explore the various settings.