Another month, another wrap. We are galloping along nicely with a core group of people consistently submitting photos – both Poobahs not included. Love to see some of the others who have fallen behind to jump back in, even if you aim for just a month of photos rather than taking too long a view.Just before we do, a massive thanks to Think Tank Photo for their ongoing support. Trying to get a site going and build a community takes COUNTLESS hours and effort and a fair chunk of change. More than most realise. We do it because we love it. But we’ve been extremely fortunate that Think Tank Photo has jumped on board to help us with prizes for #VoTogs52 and we can’t thank them enough!
If you want to join the fun, and be in the running to win some awesome TTP gear, it’s not too late! Don’t consider this a 52 project; just look at it as a weekly challenge! In fact, this is something Kevin and I have been discussing at length. Anybody is welcome to join any time! Do jump over to read the rules — just because you join late doesn’t mean you’re not eligible for prizes — if you complete every photo for the prize period in question, you could win! i.e. If you complete photos for Weeks 17, 18, 19 and 20, you’d be eligible for the next Pixel Pocket, even if you’ve not completed the weeks previous. Pop over and have a read of the rules to figure out what I mean!
If you’re new and want to join us, read the rules, then pop over to the forums and sign up (hint: photographers use a “camera”), post an introduction, and jump on in! Whether you’re a professional or are just learning your way around a camera, you’re most welcome to join us! Yes, we even have members using their phone cameras, too!
Week 13: Water
Week 13 is all about water, the stuff that covers most of our planet, that we need to sustain ourselves. There were a bunch of varied interpretations but I love Kerry’s slow speed capture of the waterfall. Love the light, and the silky smoothness of the water but with enough definition to show the dynamics. Well done!
Water was a fun theme. I feel it important to return to the very base elements that make up the world; exploring them through photography can make for some great photos. King Marty’s image is, simply, beautiful. A lovely contrasty image showing the breakdown of man’s imposition on the natural world and reflecting how that natural world continues to thrive. Beautiful.
Week 14: Man-Made
Everything man made for Week 14, a nice broad theme. I really liked Fireball’s shot. A man made object with the man still making it. Love how you capture the moment where he’s squatting by the wrist, makes him look part of the drawing.
Steve showed us a different angle of “The Coathanger“, otherwise known as Sydney Harbour Bridge. I do wish that you didn’t crop out part of it though.
Dye deserves a massive nod. Every photo this month from her has been outstanding. Her Man-Made image is no exception. I love the processing, composition and the absolutely gorgeous props in this image. That book and the old card catalogue are stunning.
Week 15: Hands
The hands of Week 15 goes to Mel, biscotti and coffee. “Double Cappuccino, half-caf, not-fat milk, with just enough foam to be aesthetically pleasing but not so much that it leaves a moustache.”
Ah, hands. How I loathe hands. I set this challenge in order to stretch myself as I always find hands awkward to photograph. I stumped myself in the process! WolvesAsPets took one hand, and made it five! Or six? All from his iPhone! What a fun image.
Week 16: Artificial Light
And lastly Week 16 with artificial light, I love the colourful succulents captured by Marcela. Nothing wrong with being lazy, I have been known to grab torches for my ghetto lighting. Props to Mel for pulling out the DIYPhotography ring flash for her self portrait!
Playing with artificial life can be fun. Fireball73’s image isn’t the most original image, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Taking inspiration and even imitating others is a massive factor in learning a craft. Playing with light and shadow is important and fascinating and fun. The shadows created in this are divine; I’ve seen this image countless times, but I’ve never seen the shadow form quite like this. I love the curves of the shadow. The joys of experimentation. And a nice little nod to Matthew Reilly, again, too, of which I approve! I must get around to reading this!
I must give a nod to Kerry, too. He was on my short-list for every week this month. His photos are always great quality. Was a great collection of images!
Our winner for the 4th Monthly Wrap is Marcela (Enns2)! Congratulations! You were drawn as our winner of the Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket memory card wallet. Congratulations!