Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

I indeed curse this weeks photo challenge…Unfocused…When it comes to photography I’m slightly perfectionist and I tend to delete pictures that are even slightly out of focus. It can be so frustrating when composition and colours are wonderful, but the object of interest is blurry. Anyways, there is one kind of unfocused pictures that I enjoy thoroughly: Those with a zoom effect. Not exactly the topic of this week…But hey, rules are there to be broken, right? 😉

Btw… Zoom effects are quite easy to do. Let me know if you want a short description.


Sunday Post: Culture

Culture is a big word. Very big in fact. What is culture anyways? Is culture a movie screening? A theater show? Is culture a combination of institutions? Of specific ways of human interactions?

In my personal opinion, culture is all of the above and much more. And this is where street photography comes in.

Street photography is a way of capturing moments on the street, most of it including people. It’s picking up on facets of human life and interaction in its original form. Ideally, (and this is only my opinion), the people who appear on the picture didn’t even notice that someone just took a picture of them. To me this is a great way to capture culture.

My contribution for this week is then also a street photograph I recently took in San Francisco. I like how every layer of the picture wants to go the opposite direction than the layer before. But see for yourself.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Hello again,

So the photo challenge of this week is ‘journey.’ If a day trip can be considered a journey, I just returned from one. We spent the last hours climbing at Mt. Helena in California. And of course, with a prospect for such beautiful nature – how could I leave my camera at home.

One of the shots I took today represents ‘journey’. At least in my eyes. The longing for distance, for the unknown…Somehow, I feel this to be represented in the looks of my two fellow travelers in the picture. But judge yourself!

Other entries:

  1. Photo Challenge: the Journey has been started | La mandrola de la Mandraka
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « e-Me
  3. Weekly Photo challenge: Journey (2) « e-Me
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge – Journey | Just Snaps
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Journey | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | playground
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge – Journey « My 2012 Photo Challenge
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | Wind Against Current
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « eudaimonia
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY « Ink.
  11. Final Descent « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « Changeversations
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  14. Finding Joy in the Journey « Spirit Lights The Way
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « Mike Hardisty Photography
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « Rois
  17. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Journey – woven decor
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey – Mostly inspirational chit-chat
  19. Weekly photo challenge: Journey | Joakim Knudsen
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | Perpetual Learner
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge « The Urge To Wander
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | Sonel’s Photographic Corner
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | fluffy flurries
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | Children’s Books & More
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | mothergrogan
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey – Namibia « Wanderlustress
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « The World According to Me…
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « The Incredible Lightness of Seeing
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « 3rdculturechildren
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « Even A Girl Like Me
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey « John Mullinax’s Blog
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey | Heart Renovation
  36. love’s JOURNEY home « Simply Charming

Weekly Photo Challenge – Arranged

Hello again 🙂

Arranged…Somehow these photo challenges are timed very well. When the topic was ‘through’, I just had taken a picture of my friend through the leaves. When the topic was ‘unusual’, I just had taken a picture of a lost shoe. And when the topic was ‘indulge’, some days before I took a picture of the sky I indulged in. And now when the topic is ‘arranged’…Just some days ago I took my first and so far only arranged picture. However, this scene is not arranged by some unknown human hand, but by my very own ones.

I’m currently living in Davis. The house is surrounded by nature, while to the city it’s a bike ride of merely three minutes. And the best part: Around this place there are a bunch of orange and grapefruit trees. Recently, while I was waiting for someone, I collected two of these grapefruits and put them on this orange-colored chair. I don’t know what made me do that. It was most likely a mixture of boredom and curiosity about how this combination of colors would look on a picture. So here my first-ever arranged pictures.

Some entries of this weeks challenge I liked a lot:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged | fluffy flurries
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged « 3rdculturechildren
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged | Wind Against Current
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged « Mike Hardisty Photography
  5. WordPress Photo Challenge: Arranged « right in front of me
  6. Arranged « Broken Light: A Photography Collective