IN A ROW

Wouldn’t be nice to have all of one’s ducks or at least matches in a row? Not very feasible except in my photography. I need some peaceable time after my crazy week and wish all visitors the same.

 

©Paula Borkovic

Prompted by B. Huberman’s order.

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-02

Every Sunday I publish a photo challenge in black and white that I call Black & White Sunday. I usually come up with a fresh theme for it, but once a month I publish a recurrent (monthly) theme: after and before where you are supposed to show the same  photo, regardless of the subject, in both monochrome and colour.

This is a way of encouraging you not only to set your camera to black and white setting, but to shoot in colour and to convert it into black and white in post processing. I find it useful to look at the same photo in both renditions. By doing this I become more aware of the details, shapes and composition and it eventually helps me improve my photography skills. Maybe you will find this exercise useful too …… 

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before

©Paula Borkovic

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 If you want to join the challenge:

  • make a photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post 

Please look at the entries to this challenge by clicking on the links bellow:

https://netdancer.com/2017/02/25/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-02/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/02/26/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://12monthsinwarsaw.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/family-bw-and-colour/

https://teepee12.com/2017/02/26/after-and-before-color-vs-black-white/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/02/b-sunday_26.html

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/bw-sunday-after-and-before-3/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/02/26/black-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/26/black-white-sunday-after-before-2/

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/linas-tattoo-convention-2017-part-2/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/02/27/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-1-2

https://asawyersdaughter.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/02/27/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before-sam-on-the-rocks-at-penmon-point

https://leterneletlephemere.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/bw-sunday-after-and-before/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/02/28/fishing-for-a-splash-of-colour

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-2

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/after-and-before

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after

https://jpeters6248.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before

On the Edge

Walking on the edge

 

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In response to weekly photo challenge: edge

 

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

Thursday’s Special: Deconstruction

According to The Free dictionary Deconstruction is “a philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth; asserts that words can only refer to other words, and attempts to demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meaning”. Or in a pretty straightforward definition taken out from the M-W Learner’s dictionary  Deconstruction is “a theory used in the study of literature or philosophy which says that a piece of writing does not have just one meaning and that the meaning depends on the reader”.

Now how does this apply to art?

Deconstruction is a way of understanding how something was created, usually things like art, books, poems and other writing. It means breaking something down into smaller parts. Deconstruction looks at the smaller parts that were used to create an object. The smaller parts are usually ideas.

Deconstruction also inspired deconstructivism in architecture. Maybe you were lucky enough to see in person some of its finest examples like the building of the Guggenheim Museum Museum in Bilbao or Libeskind’s War Museum in Manchester. Examples in architecture can be found in other countries as well.

For this challenge you may want to publish photos of deconstructivist architecture or explore the idea of deconstruction in an example of your own artistic analysis like I did in the image bellow.

If you like being challenged and want to push yourself creatively, then this is the challenge for you. 

Further reading:

http://www.iep.utm.edu/deconst/

https://www.britannica.com/topic/deconstruction

 

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About Thursday’s Special: it is a colour photo challenge that takes place on Thursdays. Concrete themes are provided and announced well in advance. See the Scheduled Challenges page. You are supposed to make a post on the given theme (today it is deconstruction), link to this post, and leave your links in the comment section bellow. The deadline is Tuesday 13 September.

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P.S. After reading your comments and Tobias’s post I realised that I should have put some kind of explanation for the image above.  In my photographic analysis I focused on the premise that “deconstruction looks at the smaller parts that were used to create an object, and that the smaller parts are usually ideas.” I shot a bunch of clothes pegs lined up together focusing on the idea of a coil (spring) in the core of a clothes peg. The idea of pinching is in the bottom of a peg idea, to attach clothes to a rope. 

 

Here are the responses to the challenge:

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/deconstruction/

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/09/15/blown-away-opium-poppy-thursdays-special

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/on-the-move-2

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/thursdays-special-deconstruction

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/strong-but-sensitive-protection/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/thursday-special-9/

https://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/deconstruction

https://empireoflights.com/2016/09/16/deconstruction

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/09/18/thursdays-special-deconstruction

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/the-bridge

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/die-quadratur-des-aluhuts-the-quadrature-of-the-tinfoil-hat/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/09/20/thursday-special-deconstruction/

https://suejudd.com/2016/09/21/deconstruction

 

Black & White Sunday: Abstract

I love abstracts. I don’t know how you feel about it, but abstracts are everywhere and can be seen in everything. Would you play with me today and show me some abstracts of your own?

 

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I am not going to tell you what this is, but if you are really dying to know: look for the post titled “unusual” (There is a search bar on the right). This is Black&White Sunday photo challenge (in my case with a touch of colour too 😉 ) and you are invited to post your photos and link to this post. Happy Sunday and the week ahead!

 

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Click on the links bellow to see the fellow bloggers’ entries:

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/black-and-white-sunday-abstract

https://suejudd.com/2016/05/15/black-white-sunday-abstract

https://folcke.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/bw-sunday-abstract/

https://12monthsinwarsaw.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/black-and-white-sunday-abstract

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/abstract-photography8

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/05/15/black-white-sunday-abstract

https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/black-and-white-sunday

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/abstract-2

 

Thursday’s Special: Physical Phenomenon

This Thursday I want you to get physical and show me a natural phenomenon that arouses your curiosity.

I find that condensation lends itself to great photographic possibilities, and you may find your inspiration elsewhere. Physical phenomena are all around us; just think of “Brazil nut effect”, foam, ice, cereal floating in a bowl of milk and clumping together. Think about magnets, static in your hair, or show me the most beautiful one of all – a rainbow. I look forward to your entries which will be again displayed on this page.

Happy Thursday!

 

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I’m proud to present the links to the entry posts:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/03/24/rrabbit-kungstradgarden-stockholm-lindberg-de-geer

http://daffodilhillphotography.com/2016/03/23/thursdays-specialphysical-phenomenon

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/business-as-usual-2

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/thursdays-special-physical-phenomenon

https://outanabout.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/painted-skies

https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/thursdays-special-physical-phenomenon

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/03/rainbow.html

http://irenewaters19.com/2016/03/24/spume-thursdays-special

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/mud-vulcano-vulcanelli-di-macalube

https://teepee12.com/2016/03/24/natural-phenomenon

https://suejudd.com/2016/03/28/seven-day-nature-photo-day-one-half-light-before-dawn

https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/the-albatross-at-the-end-of-the-world

Black&White Sunday: Renewal (Response to Guest Challenge)

After Michelle’s very inspiring post that covered all the main aspects of renewal available to human race to enjoy, I will let the voice of Nina Simone speak on the subject for me:

 

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It’s a new life

 

Every Sunday I publish a photo challenge in black and white with a different theme. This week the theme “renewal” came from my guest that contributed with a very generous and beautifully illustrated post. Please read Michelle’s renewal and join us for this challenge.

 

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Entries for this challenge:

 

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/dump-o-rama

http://tishfarrell.com/2016/03/13/not-something-you-often-think-of-self-renewing-onions

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/03/b-sunday.html

http://daffodilhillphotography.com/2016/03/13/black-white-sundayguest-challengerenewal

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/renewal-black-white-photography

https://suejudd.com/2016/03/18/renewal

Weightless

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Weightless is the theme for this week’s official photo challenge.

 

 

P.S. I still don’t have the weekly photo challenge widget, but I hope that my friend Cardinal Guzman will make one as he normally does at the start of the year. In any case they have always been more imaginative and fun than official WordPress widgets…..

 A couple of hours later 

And here is the new widget, one of many that Cardinal prepared for us.  He was very quick this time. 😀

 

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

Thought of the Day

If you repeat a lie a sufficient number of times, does it become true?

 

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Thursday’s Special: Gold inside (response to guest challenge)

When I got the idea of inviting fellow bloggers to participate on my blog as guest photo challengers I honestly did not believe that I would manage to gather such a group of amazing talented photographers. I am particularly honoured and happy to have Ron participate today with his Gold inside theme. Please have a look at the linked post and show us what “gold inside” means to you.

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My response to this challenge is an abstract close-up captured by shooting through holes of a small plastic container for clothes pegs.

 

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Click on the bellow titles to see the contributing posts:

By Art and Life

By Restless Jo

Winter’s Gold by Art and Life

By Middletone Road

By Irene Waters

By Frequent Flying Scientist

By Geriatri’x’ Fotogalery

By Travel with Intent

By Memories are made of this

By Tish Farrell

By Susan Judd

By Meditative Journey with Saldage

By Pret-a-Vivre

By Lucile de Godoy

By Anna Biancardi

By Daily Musings

By Cardinal Guzman

By Marie

By Lynne Ayers

By the Jagged Man

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As long as you keep that fire alive….

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“What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse.” The above photo with complimentary music is my response to this week’s official photo challenge.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge widget by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com