Architecture photography challenge

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:

“Something New” Photography Challenge

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?

Cyanotype with Bicycle Gears

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 … :).

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