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Ish

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Welcome to this week's photo contest! :)

Theme: Frame Within a Frame

Sometimes it can be very effective to frame the object of your photo with something nearby. Trees, windows, anything really that either acts as a neutral frame or is part of the scene itself. Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

(The contest finishes on the 18th but I'll be out all day on a photo workshop so I won't close it until the evening, UK time.)


Rules:
  • Be creative and have fun.
  • You may only submit one photo per contest.
  • Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.
  • The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread.)
  • At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.
  • The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).
 

MacRy

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deep diver

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Condemned Building in The Flats in Cleveland, OH

One door and window, through another door, through a hole in another door. The vignetting was not added. It is the sheet of plywood that boarded up the entrance.

Flats - 02.jpg


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Ish

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@techgrunt Your picture isn't showing, do you want to resubmit? Shout if you'd like help with how to post photos!
 

techgrunt

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@techgrunt Your picture isn't showing, do you want to resubmit? Shout if you'd like help with how to post photos!

Yes I was having trouble with it and I need your help. I was trying to upload from my iPad Pro.
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Shot on Canon Rebel T5, 50mm f1.8
 

Ish

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Yes I was having trouble with it and I need your help. I was trying to upload from my iPad Pro.
[doublepost=1455734978][/doublepost] View attachment 616958
Shot on Canon Rebel T5, 50mm f1.8

Looks as though you've managed to sort it out. You can drag and drop into the reply box from your computer and press full image or link from another site. I don't use flickr but if you want help to link from there shout again and I'm sure someone will chime in. The picture you've got merged into your reply isn't the one you were submitting for the contest is it?

Just for your info, this site doesn't like people posting two or more consecutive posts and you tend to find they get merged. ;)

Last day everyone! I'll close the contest when I get in this evening. It'll be about 8.30 pm GMT.
 

Ish

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Competition is now closed. Should be back with you later tomorrow.
 
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Ish

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Doorway memories
by Alex X, on Flickr

Framed within a doorframe.

As soon as I saw this entry I knew you weren’t all going to let me off lightly for this competition!

This gentleman looks so full of character and the focus is directed straight to his face. Even the brighter background doesn’t compete, being slightly out of focus, and it directs our gaze to where it belongs. Great photo Alex!


Another good photo, MacRy. Love the way everything leads to the two people at the end who acts as a focus point. They’re quite interesting too, are they dancing, about to have a hug or deliriously happy the train was on time? :)

I’d suggest giving it a tiny tweak to bring the right hand up a bit then I think you’ve got a winner!


This photo is quite intriguing Alex as I don’t know what it is! Whatever it is, it adds up to an interesting composition. Hope you’ll tell me afterwards about the photo! :)


Lovely contrast of colours and the bridge is well framed by the beautiful archway. The warm colour of the bricks in the foreground and the lovely blue of the sky enhance the sense of depth. Thanks for sharing!

Condemned Building in The Flats in Cleveland, OH

One door and window, through another door, through a hole in another door. The vignetting was not added. It is the sheet of plywood that boarded up the entrance.

View attachment 616069

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When I suggested the theme for the competition something like this didn’t occur to me! You’ve really thought outside the box here and created something very original. The square composition suits the picture well too. Great photo.


I love the way you’ve framed the monument with an opening that’s so sympathetic in shape. It’s quite unusual and very well seen. Great photo!


A beautifully framed photograph of the pyramid outside the Louvre. I like the black and white treatment of this picture, it makes you concentrate on the shapes. The people, to me, add interest as well and in b&w there are no neon tourist colours!


This is a beautiful scene at what appears to be blue hour. We have a lovely contrast of colours again with the blue sky and the orange reflections. Maybe slightly soft or maybe I am! Still a beautiful scene though. Thanks!

A slightly older one from me of the ruins of Wenlock Priory. Due to my chic of lens that day, I was virtually in the frame myself!

20140620-_DSC3618 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr


  • ƒ/7.1
  • 10.5 mm
  • 1/320
  • ISO 250
  • D7100/10.5mm Fisheye

Nice shot AFB. I know what you mean about the fisheye. Just lean forward slightly and you get your feet in the frame! I like the contrast between the grey stone and the warm topiary.


This really is a beautiful shot Ken. You’ve managed to keep detail in the dark archway, and in the shadows, while not overexposing the sunlit castle and it’s sharp enough that even small details are visible. The people are perfectly placed to lead our eye around the corner but without standing out too much. This is one of the best I’ve seen you post and, to steal a phrase, I wish I’d taken that!

Yes I was having trouble with it and I need your help. I was trying to upload from my iPad Pro.
[doublepost=1455734978][/doublepost] View attachment 616958
Shot on Canon Rebel T5, 50mm f1.8

Glad to see you managed to post a picture! Not sure it meets the brief for the competition of frame within a frame, but it’s very well taken. Unless, of course, you’re using his body to frame his, um, belly button.

Finch Framed in Pail Handle

Finch in Pail Handle by

Our Family Pics
, on Flickr

What a charming picture! I realise you couldn’t open the lens up any further at 300mm so I’d be tempted to move the mid level leaf coming in from the left and the twig above it out of the way before having another go as it’s a shame to have anything distracting such a lovely scene. Just my thoughts and it’s still lovely.

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Better late then nothing :-D

Very clever! Did you actually shoot through an empty frame or set it up afterwards? Lovely scene.


Well, to come to the final part, I once again have more pictures I'd like to place in the top three than there are places. With apologies for leaving out a number of cracking shots, my final choice for this week is:

3rd place: Deep Diver
2nd place: AlexH
1st place: kenoh

Over to you Ken!
 

kenoh

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As soon as I saw this entry I knew you weren’t all going to let me off lightly for this competition!


3rd place: Deep Diver
2nd place: AlexH
1st place: kenoh

Over to you Ken!

WOAH! No way! Thank you so much Ish, this is a really fabulous honour. Thank you kindly. I thought there were way better images that mine. This was taken on a nice warm day at Culzean Castle near Glasgow.

Day out with my daughters and wife. I walked past the arch and it was a double take moment. Dumped my backpack in the middle of the road and waited for the crowds to clear in the archway and grabbed a shot on the way to the coffee shop.

Lovely day. Thank you so much, I am chuffed to bits. OK, I will get cracking on a new one. I wouldn't mind Alexander.of.Oz to explain a bit about his image too! very intriguing.
 

Ish

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WOAH! No way! Thank you so much Ish, this is a really fabulous honour. Thank you kindly. I thought there were way better images that mine. This was taken on a nice warm day at Culzean Castle near Glasgow.

Day out with my daughters and wife. I walked past the arch and it was a double take moment. Dumped my backpack in the middle of the road and waited for the crowds to clear in the archway and grabbed a shot on the way to the coffee shop.

Lovely day. Thank you so much, I am chuffed to bits. OK, I will get cracking on a new one. I wouldn't mind Alexander.of.Oz to explain a bit about his image too! very intriguing.

I think we're all inclined to think that about others' pictures. By the time we've taken our own and uploaded them and done whatever it is we're going to do to them, they're not so fresh and new any more. It's a well-deserved win. Look forward to seeing what you're going to come up with!
 

Alexander.Of.Oz

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Thanks @Ish for the comments/judging a tough lot this week! Congrats to @kenoh with a great winning image!

This photo is quite intriguing Alex as I don’t know what it is! Whatever it is, it adds up to an interesting composition. Hope you’ll tell me afterwards about the photo! :)
It's simply a view from inside to the outside courtyard through a circular cutout at a funky little café in the CBD! The reflective bit that draws your eye through the lower part of the image is some glass on the top of the back of the undercover benches. The large reddish thing up top is a lamp and there's a skylight above that.

Here's a slightly different view that makes more sense of the overall setting.
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