CS #605 - It's Hip to be Square

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For this week, let's take a step out of the ordinary 3:2 or 4:3 rectangle. For this CS, the goal is to shoot the square format. If your camera has the option of 1:1 format, it might be easier to use it for framing.

The rule of thirds doesn't necessarily apply, centering of the subject can work, as can placing on an edge or corner. Portraits or selfies, landscape or still-life/ tabletops, street, macros - let's see what fun we can have with the humble square.

A few simplistic examples:

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The CS runs from this Thursday to next. Standard CS rules apply, please use photos from this week. Have fun!
 
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Thanks Bob - certainly going to be a stretch for my meager comp skills. Looking forward to what others present.
 
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Also, you can just turn OFF the aspect ratio tool when resizing your photo and type in an 1:1 ratio ... like 800 x 800
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Today's attempt. Had to crop a little as I couldn't get quite close enough to fill the 1:1 framing in-camera.
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A square crop with a little emphasis of the flower’s overall geometry.

The prickly pear cactus (Cactaceae opuntia) is a tough plant. In winter its “paddles” shrivel, turn gray to black, and appear to be totally dead, but by mid to late spring they fill out again and produce these intensely colored delicate flowers. Each flower lasts for only one or two days.

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Just love the topic of a square frame
aka "Square to be Hip"

You might wind up with some really simplistic entries rather than artistic renderings in that format. Speaking of which, here is my simplistic entry:

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Looking for a new carpet using sample squares.​
 

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Just love the topic of a square frame
aka "Square to be Hip"

You might wind up with some really simplistic entries rather than artistic renderings in that format. Speaking of which, here is my simplistic entry:

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Looking for a new carpet using sample squares.​
Simplistic is fine Ed - fun can be had in this here CS. :)

(I think I'd have a difficult time choosing from similar colors/ styles with samples that small.)
 
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A square crop with a little emphasis of the flower’s overall geometry.

The prickly pear cactus (Cactaceae opuntia) is a tough plant. In winter its “paddles” shrivel, turn gray to black, and appear to be totally dead, but by mid to late spring they fill out again and produce these intensely colored delicate flowers. Each flower lasts for only one or two days.

Beautiful bloom Bob. Have you tried any of the pear pads or fruit yet?
 
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This corroded nut, bolt, and washer rather caught my attention...

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This little guy was singing like crazy, even with his mouth full:). He's definitely hip(y).

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