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Same Place Challenge 1109a

6 Sep
 

Same Place — Different View Challenge

Last winter, I challenged our alumni to come up with their own Same Place – Different View. The deadline was March, and it’s long past time to unveil the winners.

The idea behind Same Place — Different View is that one can find different views and ways of seeing things in the same place. Put ten people in the same place, and chances are, you will see ten different photographs. Sometimes, the differences will be marked; sometimes, they will be slight. But in all cases, the photographs will not be the same.

We had a number of submissions and picked what we felt were the best, divided into two blogs of four each. All of these images are copyrighted by their respective owners, as noted in their metadata.

Nathan Dean submitted two photographs of lily pads, one a wider view, one a close-up of a single one. You’ll see a subtle change in the camera angle.© 2011 Nathan W. Dean.  All Rights Reserved.© 2011 Nathan W. Dean.  All Rights Reserved.

Nicole Richman came back from Costa Rica with two variations of a Macaw. Again, one can see that Nikki changed both the focal length and camera tilt.© 2011 Nicole Richman.  All Rights Reserved. Continue reading 

Same Place, Summer Maine Students ’13

8 Jul
 

Same Place – Different View

I have not done a “Same Place – Different View” blog for quite a while, and we are proud of our students’ work, so this is long past due. In this one, we visit some different approaches and viewpoints from our 2013 Summertime on the Maine Coast.

I grew up sailing the Maine coast, as many of you know. It is in my blood, and Arnie has grown to love it as much as I. It is great fun showing the lesser-known spots, as well as the classic iconic locations, to our participants and seeing what they do with the photographic fodder offered them.

There is a small, little-known cove that we always visit. We have gotten to know and become friends with those who live there and have access to many areas normally off-bounds to outsiders. Dinghies are also known as skiffs in Maine, and they populate the docks in all the harbors. In spite of “official” definitions, in Maine, they are not used for sailing, rather as transportion between the shore and the fishing boats. Whatever the term, there is something compelling about them, and photographers generally make a beeline for them.

Dave chose to select a group of four dinghies, cutting off the edge and “breaking the rule” or normally having an odd number of objects in the photograph. He achieved a nice balance, and by cutting off the edges, created some tension and added interest.© 2013 David L. Robertson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer. Dave, by the way is teaching our Lightroom 5 workshop in Death Valley in December!

Soraya found the same group but selected two more, placed the darkest dinghy differently, and had the dock edge anchor them. Same place, but a different way of putting the scene together.© 2013 Soraya Leah Anderson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

In contrast, there is an oft-photographed and -visited lighthouse just down the road from where we stay. It is classic and has some marvelous rocks and rock formations that give it a unique look. People seek out lighthouses and explore them, usually with cameras in tow. Because this particular lighthouse has been photographed so often, it provides a challenge to the photographer to come up with a different viewpoint, especially for those who visited here before.

Jim carefully made his way down onto the rocks to Continue reading 

Same Place Challenge 1109b

16 Sep
 

Same Place — Different View Challenge, Part Two

As we noted in the last blog, I challenged our alumni to come up with their own Same Place – Different View.  This second part shows the rest of the winners of our challenge.

You will again see that in these examples of Same Place — Different View, there are always different ways of seeing a scene.

All of these images are copyrighted by their respective owners, as noted in their metadata.

Arnold Berkman did two entirely different views from just about the exact same spot in our Alumni workshop in Yosemite last winter.  As you can see, Arnie B. captured the change in the light.© 2011 Arnold Berkman.  All Rights Reserved.© 2011 Arnold Berkman.  All Rights Reserved.

Lesley Ackman made a statue the subject of her two shots. In one, she did a close-up detail; in the other, she used the light and black-and-white processing to create a dramatic silhouette. © 2011 Lesley Ackman.  All Rights Reserved. Continue reading