The weekly challenge for 52Frames this week was the Architecture photography challenge with an extra bonus for “wide angle”. I used the wide angle lens attachment for my cell phone. It’s pretty neat! If you’re not currently a member of 52Frames (it’s free) sign up now so you’re ready for next week. If you are a member, post your photo below!
Here’s what the image looked like with the standard cellphone lens.
When you add on the wide angle lens, you can suddenly see more in all four directions, although it’s a bit fuzzier. I stood in the exact same place for this. This is the Whitinsville Library in Whitinsville, MA.
Here is the lens kit I’m using:
One of the current photography challenges at GuruShots is on the theme of trains – here’s what Lisa Shea put in but she knows Bob Evans has far better images :). Are you guys participating in this challenge?
The weekly photography challenge at 52 Frames is “Neglected” – here’s what I took today. Clearly I haven’t been watering my flowers quite enough :).
It’s free to participate in these photography challenges and they get your creativity going!
I bought a 20x macro lens for my cellphone – this is the innards of my pendant watch. The attachment works pretty well! It’s for the 52Frames weekly challenge of “new”.
What are you working on today?
Today’s fun was turning an abstract cyanotype into a coaster. It was too small to frame and I had this spare coaster, voila! Now it can sit on my desk all day long!
What are you up to today?
Week 4 for 2018 in the 52Frames weekly photography challenge is “Something New”! For this week ending Sun Jan 28 the theme is about trying something new. Image by Lisa Shea and Bob See
What will you try for the “Something New” Photography Challenge?
I made progress on my namaste meditation dual-photography project. I still have some cleanup work to do on the “dark” image but it’s getting there :). What are you working on tonight?
Tonight’s the deadline for the 52 Frames Blue challenge – get your photos in! This image is of a cyanotype I made with bicycle gears on 10×10 canvas. The cyanotype is one of the original forms of photography. To create a cyanotype, you mix up equal parts 8.1% potassium ferricyanide and 20% ferric ammonium citrate. This forms a light-reactive “paint”. Here, I painted it on a canvas square. I laid bicycle gears onto it and let the sun expose it. Just like modern film, the surface reacts to light and shadow. I then rinsed off the chemicals to set the image. I made this cyanotype this week for this Blue-themed project. There’s no way I could resist making cyanotypes for a theme of “blue” :). I love cyanotypes. I think we should do “blue” every week. I’m probably in the minority … :).
My self portrait is now live in the 52 Frames gallery part 2! They got over 1,000 entries for this week so they had to split the images up into two parts! Pretty astounding!
It’s really cool to look through them all, and see how different people interpreted this week’s challenge.
The main Walter Plantz plaza in Philipsburg St. Maarten in black and white with my Holga 120. I love its vintage feel.