Lens-Artists Challenge #66 – Filling the Frame

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
[Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress.  Somewhere…  serene.]

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti

Per her: “You can think of the frame as the edge of a photograph, or the edges of the viewfinder that you use when you raise the camera to your eye.  The advice to fill the frame means to get in close, and make sure your subject occupies a significant amount of space in your shot.

All these were taken yesterday.  Only one of the series has been cropped.

First, un-fulfilling:

Zoom-zoom.  Filled:

One and done.  Bridge over un-troubled waters:

Silky waters, hand-held, uncropped:

Same photo, cropped, less busy:

Have an itch?  Scratch it.  Hemingway would be jealous.  (The Old Man and the Sea.) Zoomed:

Less is more.  Enjoy.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.
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About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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26 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #66 – Filling the Frame

  1. pattimoed says:

    What a difference between your 2 butterfly shots! Beautiful colors and patterns in that butterfly. The impact of the running stream is also heightened with the crop. Great examples of before and after, John.

  2. pam@ichoosethis says:

    Those butterflies are fab! Also, nothing like a good stream! Hope that young man caught some good stuff :-).

  3. cindy knoke says:

    Beautiful capture John! My slow internet had trouble loading which happens at my end when photos are set to largest size on WP, but what I saw was gorgeous, love the stream close up and butterfly close up.

  4. cindy knoke says:

    I can see the bridge now in my reader and that look beautiful too.

  5. Prior... says:

    Well done – succinct and each framed shot has flow in the post 🙂

  6. Raj says:

    Fabulous pictures John and a great explanation of meaning of filling the frame!

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Hah! Less is more – why didn’t I think of that?! Great examples John. Especially liked your flower/butterfly image

  8. Amy says:

    Thank you for mentioning “less is more” concept, John! This helps understand filling the frame better. Beautiful series, I love the butterfly capture. The last one is very cool!!

  9. minustide says:

    Great choices John.

  10. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful images John, I love the zoom-zoom filled shot of the butterflies and the uncropped silky waters – it’s nice to see a glimpse of the forest where they flow 🙂🌲💦

  11. I love water photos especially streams; your bridge over troubled waters is lovely John.

  12. oneletterup says:

    Nice butterflies here!! One of my favorites too. And the bridge photo works cropped and un-cropped 🙂

  13. Prior... says:

    Like that itch scratching you caught!
    And such nice flow through these nature fullness photos
    😊

  14. I see you ski, that would be amazing to experience

  15. Great photos, John. Nothing can compete with the butterflies. 🙂

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