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CS #605 - It's Hip to be Square

Discussion in 'The Collective Shoot' started by Gordo, Jun 13, 2018.

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  1. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    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!
     
  2. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Excellent theme, Gordo. It should make us think more about image meaning and our presentation rather than just accepting the geometry afforded by the camera.
     
  3. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    Thanks Bob - certainly going to be a stretch for my meager comp skills. Looking forward to what others present.
     
  4. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    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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  5. JustEd

    JustEd

    Jul 21, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    A square credit score?
     
  6. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    It's good to be "all square" :D 
     
  7. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    True. Great score.
     
  8. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
  9. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    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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  10. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    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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  11. JustEd

    JustEd

    Jul 21, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    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.​
     
  12. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    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.)
     
  13. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    Beautiful bloom Bob. Have you tried any of the pear pads or fruit yet?
     
  14. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    I have not tried them, but my wife has. I was surprised to see the fruit at one of the local markets.
     
  15. Kousa Dogwood bloom:

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  16. Thornton

    Thornton

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    Jun 4, 2018
    Norwich, UK
    Bryan Thornton
    This corroded nut, bolt, and washer rather caught my attention...

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    NIKON D300    ---    55mm    f/11.0    1/50s    ISO 320

    D300 + "el-cheapo" AF-S 18-55 f3.5-5.6 G DX VR - Taken at 55mm 1/50s f11 VR on
     
  17. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    Delicate. Beautiful colors.

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

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  19. Gordo

    Gordo

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arizona
    Wow - colorful bird! Sweet catch!
     
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