The Daily Focal Point

November 10, 2008


Filed under: Composition, Photo Challenges! — cabenelson @ 11:11 pm

Last Thursday I threw out a challenge for all who wanted to join in. The challenge was issued to capture a photo showcasing composition. To be honest I didn’t think I would get anybody to participate! Or maybe my mom would feel bad for me and post a picture she copied from Google Images and claim it as her own. (Hey my mom thinks I’m cool) But this has actually been very fun! I’ve got three great photos from three amazing photographers. Let me just say how impressed I am with all of them. They truly showcase placing the subject in the proper place of the frame to work for the rest of the surroundings. So in no particular order here are the results from the photo challenge!

This one was taken by my very talented family member Stacy. I’m a sucker for black and white photographs. To me this photo stands out in two ways; texture and lines. The texture in the brick and the stone and the lines in the carvings and grout in-between the bricks. This is an excellent photo as it draws your eyes in different ways. It’s an excellent usage of composition.

I love this photo. This was taken by my one my newest friends Ginger No only does she have great photos (check out her latest pics at Balboa Park… amazing) she has fantastic taste in some indie music (Ongio Bongio! Dead Man’s Party? I mean come on!) I love this photo for a couple of reasons. I love that there really is 3 main subjects; the flowers, the fence, and the meter in the background. It’s perfect in that it takes all of those elements into a way that they all work together. This is composition-

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This was by my wonderful friend Heather. I love silhouette shots. They are some of the more simple photos when you look at them but they are extremely hard to effectively capture and to make the interesting. There are three things that I love about this photo; the increase of the hillside with the weeds, the placing of the boys with the sun, and the clouds. I love how everything flows together for a striking picture.

Thank you for all participating! I love seeing other people’s perspective on photography. I’ll post another one soon. More than anything else it’s an excuse to spend some time viewing the world differently for a while.

And finally, I give you the PHOTO OF THE WEEK!




  1. No I’m not stalking you, you just happen to be one of my new favorite blogs and that you’re all about photography makes it even better!

    And just in case you think I’ll be here all the time- don’t worry clinic craziness starts soon and then you’ll be like- Hey does she even come over???

    Anyway- I missed the last challenge but would love to jump in on the next one! Love the selections!

    Comment by Dr. Cason — November 10, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

  2. Aw, thanks for the kind words! I’m blushing!

    Comment by Ginger — November 11, 2008 @ 10:33 am

  3. I love seeing other’s perspectives too. That’s a nice set of photos. I’ll have to keep up and maybe play along next time.

    Comment by KJ — November 11, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  4. Stacy, I love the “Old School” part. It’s like a joke etched in stone…

    Heather, your boys…so cute.

    Comment by Kimba — November 11, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

  5. oh dangit! i was going to submit a photo! i guess i will have to wait for the next one…

    i love all three of these that were submitted! stunning photos for sure!

    Comment by mary elizabeth — November 11, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  6. beautiful shots. lol at the mom comment. gotta love them.

    Comment by leaca — November 11, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

  7. I love the one by Heather. It just is very intriguing.

    Comment by tyler — November 11, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

  8. What a wonderful idea for your site. Great pictures. I love the picture of the week, but “no way” would I look over from that kind of height to do a photograph – I am too frightened of heights.

    Comment by Kathleen — November 11, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  9. Nice photos and I LOVE your photo of the week! Nice!

    Comment by Lisa's Chaos — November 11, 2008 @ 7:36 pm

  10. Very nice work on all photos. I would be interested to know what work you did on the photos. I love this idea. Feel free to do it again so I can go out and seek out an interesting shot. You’ve got quite the eye for photography.

    Comment by Heather — November 11, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

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