Weekend Photography Challenge #452 Odd numbers

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    • #419400
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      3, 5, 7, ……
      odd numbers can make a composition, so anything in odd numbers!

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    • #419410
      Anonymous

      Three Bells at Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona. (And a watercolor background PP) Michael

      • #419529
        davidc
        Participant

        Very nice Michael.

      • #419581
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Such a sunny shot Michael, the bg works perfectly!

        • #419628
          Anonymous

          Thanks for the comments. I was inspired by some of the southwestern art that I saw in Tucson, with it’s style and color palette. These colors  are to give the impression of the desert sun and extreme heat.

      • #419723
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Very nice image Michael. Great PP work makes me think of fire and brimstone raining down on the heathens 🙂

    • #419411
      Click
      Participant

      Damselflies

      • #419429
        Patrick
        Participant

        Incredible.

      • #419474
        Andre P.
        Participant

        They are well trained …

      • #419501
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Great eye, great catch Click

      • #419530
        davidc
        Participant

        Cool shot Click.

      • #419580
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Brilliant, I’ve never seen so many in one place, let alone in a row!

      • #419626
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Hey Click, this definitely gets a WOW.  Great shot.

      • #419722
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Fab shot and the pano works really well with it. They look like they’re cued up for take off.

      • #419822
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Another stunning winner, Click.

      • #419902
        Robert M
        Participant

        Brilliant composition

    • #419412
      davidc
      Participant

      Commandos war memorial in Scotland

      Commandos war memorial in Scotland (3)

      • #419579
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice b/w David.

        • #419743
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks Tersha

      • #419721
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Nice one. The vignetting adds to the aura of bravery.

        • #419744
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks Graham.

      • #419782
        Preston
        Participant

        Excellent lighting David.  I’m drawn to the shadows for eyes.

        • #419825
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks Preston. It was a very bright day and the shadows seemed to fit the subject.

    • #419413
      davidc
      Participant

      Five friends

      Youngsters friendship at the school sports day.

      • #419720
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Ahhh, the joy of youth! (A mortgage will take care of that!)

        • #419745
          davidc
          Participant

          I remember it well Graham.

      • #419823
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Times and days that shape lives – “forever friends”

        • #419827
          davidc
          Participant

          A bit like on here Pat.

    • #419421
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      9 tiny daisies …

      9 tiny daisies

      • #419426
        Patrick
        Participant

        Stunner!

        • #419864
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks Patrick!

      • #419531
        davidc
        Participant

        Lovely 🙂

        • #419865
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thank you David!

      • #419719
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Beautiful Diane. What is the reflecting surface you use for these shots?

        • #419866
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thank you Graham, I use a black acrylic sheet for these type of shots.

      • #419758
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Beautiful. I’ve enjoyed all of your reflection images. This one really has a touch of class to it.

        • #419867
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thank you Dave!

    • #419424
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Spring

       

      • #419428
        Patrick
        Participant

        Very lovely.

      • #419582
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Lovely Leanne!

      • #419625
        Dorothy
        Participant

        So beautiful Leanne!

      • #419718
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Wonderful image Leanne.

      • #419757
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        All of the above.

        • #419794
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks so much to “all of the above!” 🙂

    • #419425
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Three (and some fragments)

      Stellar Dendrites

      • #419427
        Patrick
        Participant

        Beautiful.

      • #419502
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Stunning Leanne. For me, the pink gives off a feeling of cold that adds to your ever beautiful ice crystal images

      • #419532
        davidc
        Participant

        Let it snow. Great Photograph Leanne.

      • #419717
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        The snow flakes seem completely out of their element in this pic Leanne. Unlike  Bobbie, the pink gives me warm vibes which in turn makes the flakes seem plastic. Very strong juxtaposition here.

        • #419795
          LeanneC
          Participant

          LOL! Interesting how two people’s interpretations can be so different! Thanks for your comments, Graham, Bobbie, davidc and P71. I am not anxious for winter to start but I do look forward to photographing snowflakes. It is interesting how important the material you shoot them on is to the final outcome!

    • #419430
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      One Cat

      • #419435
        Patrick
        Participant

        Very nice , liking the two tones and cat resting in the circle , square crop looks great with the circle.

      • #419533
        davidc
        Participant

        One cat and nine lives. good one Kent.

      • #419578
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love it Kent!

      • #419716
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I love this Kent. Something Feng-Shui about it. The cat had to be in that spot and his direct gaze at the camera creates an instant connection. The exposure in the lower LH corner leads the eye into the picture nicely. It seems more than just a picture of a cat on a rug. It’s art!

        • #419751
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          I agree. I’m think about printing this one on some art paper and hanging it somewhere in the house.

      • #419796
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Agree with the above comments and would add that the monotone/duotone treatment works well for this image. It is definitely more than a photo of a cat. Nicely done.

        • #420094
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          Thank you Leanne! That means a lot to me coming from you.

      • #419805
        Bobbie
        Participant

        This one is an album cover Kent – slight feeling of mystery because of the toning you gave it.

        • #420095
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          Thanks Bobbie. You know I kind of second guessed myself a bit on the toning. I was going to make it simply black and white. (I’m glad I didn’t!)

      • #419824
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        What everyone else said plus I like the way the rounded body of your cat repeats the round edge of the rug . Place Kitty on any other spot on the rug and, in my eye, the visual impact would be lost.

        • #420096
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          I agree, Pat. Ramona is always the perfect model! 🙂

    • #419431
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Three groups of scared people!

      • #419624
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Hi Kent, great shot and if i were on that ride you would also have 1 totally terrified passenger. What amazes me is that they get on the ride in the first place.

        • #419638
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          Me too! No way I would get on that thing. Thanks for the comment.

      • #419715
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I like the contrast between the dark fear and the bright monster invoking it Kent. Something about that superstructure looming overhead having the riders at it’s mercy.

        • #419750
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          I always enjoy your insightful comments, Graham! Thank you.

    • #419436
      Patrick
      Participant

      • #419714
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Hi Pat, at first I thought…hmmm, a bit tight on the sides but now I think it kinda works in the overall composition. Amazing Graze!

        • #419761
          Patrick
          Participant

          Cheers Graham , i’m with you all the way mate on the tight fit .. i seen it after i posted it , live and learn 😉

    • #419438
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      5 birdies on a stick, all beautifully composed.

      • #419449
        Andre P.
        Participant

        They seem kind of grumpy ? Escaped from Angry Birds ?

        • #419453
          Charmaine Joubert
          Participant

          Yip they do look like a bunch of grumpy and angry birds. At least they sat still long enough, which was a few seconds, for me to get 1 photo. 🙂

        • #419473
          Tobie
          Moderator

          Quite obvious why a direct translation from its Afrikaans name is ‘beard men’. They look like a bunch of traditional Mexicans! 🙂


          @andre-p

        • #420339
          JasenkaG
          Keymaster

          Grumpy birds indeed 🙂 Almost as if they were posing for an album cover.

      • #419472
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Nice Charmaine!

      • #419503
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Great catch Charmaine. I agree with Andre – escapees from Angry Birds.

        Another group of well-trained models. How do you guys do it?

      • #419534
        davidc
        Participant

        Superb Charmaine.

      • #419583
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Wonderful Charmaine!

      • #419637
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Angry Birds 2 – Love it!

      • #419682
        Patrick
        Participant

        Awesome photo.

      • #419713
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Wow! Almost looks like a caterpillar on a twig. Are they trained or stuffed? What an amazing capture Charmaine. Perfect composition, colour, subject, pose…just simply wonderful.

      • #419826
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        I scrolled to this one and it made me laugh! What a fun image – and then the comments. Angry Birds Two in Mexican disguise.

      • #419901
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        @ Charmaine Joubert – I enjoyed this image so much I just posted it a Member Pick of the Week

      • #419918
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of September 16 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

    • #419439

      Three orbs

      P5131152

       

      • #419535
        davidc
        Participant

        Be careful shooting orbs David, you will have the psychics looking for you.

        Great shot.

      • #419577
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love the orbs David, great shot!

      • #419709
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Bits of Orb in an Orbital Catacombe. Love the mood in this one David.

      • #419797
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Amazing! Love this shot.

    • #419440

      One Humpback Whale.

      Image 13-9-19 at 11.00.10 am

      • #419623
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Nice David! I enjoyed all the whale photos you have on Flickr.

      • #419707
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Amazing David. Just love that blue colour (not to mention the whale of course). Were you in the water or is this an waterproof camera being held over the side of a boat?

        • #419800

          Thanks. This was a go-pro style camera on a pole to allow me to get it underwater. There was a mother and calf not far from us, thus under Australian law we weren’t allowed in the water.

    • #419450
      Andre P.
      Participant

    • #419451
      Andre P.
      Participant

      5 x 5 = 25

      • #419536
        davidc
        Participant

        Flowers,always a winner in my book.

        Very nice.

      • #419683
        Patrick
        Participant

        Great colour combo and frame.

      • #419706
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Lovely colours and gorgeous flowers Andre.

    • #419497
      Preston
      Participant

      Even a Flush is Odd

      • #419504
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Great title and creative thinking (you might have a t-shirt here). Thanks for my morning smile, Preston

        • #419602
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Bobbie.  I may have missed the boat a bit on this challenge but I was trying to convey some humor/wittiness.

          • #419622
            Dorothy
            Participant

            Preston, i think the boat is getting full – lol  very clever on all levels!

          • #419705
            Graham Hart
            Participant

            You didn’t miss the boat Preston but you are on the deck! Diamond of a shot and suits perfectly! (What a card! 🙁 )

            • #419779
              Preston
              Participant

              Jeeze Graham, your pun game is on point with this one!

      • #419828
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Definitely thinking out of the box…

    • #419514
      Tom M
      Participant

      5 Christmas clocks in window…

    • #419515
      Tom M
      Participant

      The Cumberland Piano Trio…

      • #419537
        davidc
        Participant

        Music to my eyes. Good one Tom.

      • #419703
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Crisp, sharp and precise Tom. Bit like a classical trio’s performance 🙂

      • #419829
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        I can almost hear the music.

    • #419516
      Tom M
      Participant

      Greater White-fronted geese…

      • #419518
        Holly K
        Participant

        Tom:  You submitted the geese and I submitted the ducks at the same time 🙂

        • #419538
          davidc
          Participant

          Birds of a feather.

      • #419702
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Obviously having a gander at something?

    • #419517
      Holly K
      Participant

      • #419701
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Like they say, ‘Get your ducks in a row’ 🙂

    • #419610
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      5 Stamens

      • #419660
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Wonderful that you saw this. Very nice color. As usual, it reminds me of something else (I really have to stop doing that but I have an associative mind …): 5 little boats in a crater lake.

        • #419691
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Now that you mention it Bobbie….they do kind of look like they’re floating on a surface. Wonderful that you saw that 🙂

      • #419684
        Patrick
        Participant

        Super work graham.

      • #419746
        davidc
        Participant

        Cool shot Graham. Reminds me of an eye from an anime drawing.

        • #419883
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Cheers David. Now you mention it………:)

      • #419781
        Preston
        Participant

        Fantastic macro!  I also love the duo-tone

        • #419884
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Thanks Preston. It’s a Soursob (is that what everyone calls them?) and only about an inch across.

    • #419619
      Dorothy
      Participant

      5 odd subjects1 spider, 1 meal, 3 cottonwood seeds = 5 subjects  All quite Odd.

      • #419693
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Love all the things that make up this pic Dorothy.  The way the seeds and web sit against the dark BG and the spider and meal sit against a light BG. The V-shaped web holding the spider and meal add to the suspense…of the…suspension (add corny emoji here).

      • #419783
        Preston
        Participant

        I think you win the contest for most odd things going on at one time.  Fantastic job getting the main web to show up in the shot.

    • #419620
      Dorothy
      Participant

      3 Lego Cardinals (these have been shared before 🙂 )  as well as 3 bees and 1 squirrel – i think i am instinctively drawn to the “odd” lol

      Lego my Cardinal :-)

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    • #419645
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      • #419661
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Print this Dave! I love the whole thing – especially the colors and the focus (and I’m not a nature photo fanatic).

      • #419685
        Patrick
        Participant

        Very very nice , i’m starting to really take in the plant life , this is a beauty.

      • #419694
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Great shot. Can’t stop looking between the foreground and the background – both are so pleasing to the eye. This image would be good for eye exercises in this regard 🙂

      • #419730
        Tom M
        Participant

        Very nice photo Dave. Has an oil painting effect. Love it…

         

      • #419762
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thank you all for your very kind words. After four days of rain I’m wishing for a bit of that sunshine to return. 🙂

      • #419784
        Preston
        Participant

        I agree with Bobbie.  Get this hanging on a wall or at least entered in the county fair photo contest.  Exquisite Dave.

      • #419789
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of September 16 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

      • #419830
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Agree with all the above…mesmerizing. So much to “see” in one image

        • #419904
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Pat. Glad you liked it.  🙂

    • #419662
      Bobbie
      Participant

      3 red Cyprian flowers

      • #419695
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Very nice colour in this pic Bobbie. Feels like the top flower is stretching up the highest to reach the last rays of light.

        • #419806
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Graham. It was the colors that made me stop and take the picture.

      • #419785
        Preston
        Participant

        The contrast between the life and death makes it for me.  As graham pointed out the live flowers are heading to the light at the top, and it appears the hand is grabbing at the dead to pull it to the underworld.  Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but everyone here seem to like a story with their photos.  Nice picture Bobbie.

        • #419807
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks for your philosophical interpretation Preston. I’m for reading whatever you want into the images – that just adds more dimension. I can definitely see where you’re coming from.

      • #419831
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        The colors pulled me in and kept me there to look and think.

        • #419894
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks for your comment Pat 🙂

    • #419663
      Bobbie
      Participant

      5 handed poker

      • #419686
        Patrick
        Participant

        Great photo bobbie , nice composition , lighting and story.

        • #419808
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks P71

      • #419696
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Ditto what Pat said. With the ciggie in the ashtray and the pipe on the table perhaps a layer of smoke hanging in the air would suit too?

        • #419809
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Graham. A smoke machine definitely would have added something.

      • #419731
        Tom M
        Participant

        Very cool photo Bobbie…

         

        • #419810
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Tom 🙂

      • #419759
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Great job Bobbie. You’ve set up this shot perfectly.

        • #419811
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Dave – it was a group effort, part of an exercise in studio shots (which I usually don’t do). We decided on a poker game as the setting and the players were also part of the group (we rotated in and out as actors and photographers).

          • #419814
            Patrick
            Participant

            Such a cool idea  .. Credit were it due i say ;).

    • #419668
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      5 Pronghorn Antelope in the Snow
      Pronghorn Antelope in the Snow

      • #419697
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I like the subtle muted colour which conjures up that cold back-country wintery texture Robert. I guess that’s whats heading your way as our days start to warm up over here and everything turns bright and sunny with those damn shadows everywhere!

    • #419671
      chris pook
      Participant

      3 Hoods on the street;

      DSCF1454

      • #419698
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        They all look like nice friendly gentlemen to me 🙂 (or are they meant to?)

      • #419733
        chris pook
        Participant

        These three are guards for a guy who lives inside our compound. They are fairly friendly.  I don’t have much to do with them, and they don’t work for me.  They were quite quizzical about me photographing them.  I’m sure they are fine chaps!

    • #419672
      chris pook
      Participant

      Quiet night…

      another rough night.

      • #419699
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Really like this Chris… a lot. This treatment captures the moment really well somehow…more so than a straight photograph. With its quasi-painting look, it removes a layer of detail and lets us better see the emotion in the connection you all have. Love it!

        • #419734
          chris pook
          Participant

          Thanks Graham.  I think it was done with Prisma.  That was up in Erbil with my marketing lady, and my pal Sipel who I’ve known for years.  We’ve got up to a lot of well behaved mischief!  Sipel has a great face,  In fact we met when I asked her if I could photograph her.  That was 5 years ago – time flies!

      • #419732
        Tom M
        Participant

        Very cool treatment to this Chris, well done…

         

    • #419673
      chris pook
      Participant

      5 x 30 x 7.62mm short;

      5

      • #419700
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Quite poignant. Makes me think how many of those have names on them?

        • #419735
          chris pook
          Participant

          Its the one marked ‘To whom it may concern’ that you need to look out for.

    • #419674
      chris pook
      Participant

      This is fun!

    • #419777
      Holly K
      Participant

      Let there be light!

      • This reply was modified 8mo, 1wk ago by Holly K.
    • #419801

      One aircraft. (DR107 aerobatics)

      DSC05107

       

      • #419815
        Patrick
        Participant

        Wow super control , great work David makes for a fab photo.

      • #419832
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Bumble Bees with striped wings. I can almost hear them.

    • #419833
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The seasons are changing. 5 geese heading South.

      • #419905
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Beautiful image Pat. I can almost feel the chill of the morning air and hear the honking of the geese as they rise above the tree line beginning another day of their journey south. Must have been a wonderful morning for you seeing it in person.

        And I hope the fish were biting for the person in the canoe.  🙂

        • #419990
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Yes, @Dave Watkins  they were. But not while I was snapping. Oh well!

    • #419872
      Frank
      Participant

      Wonderful, Pat!!  I just read that having people, or birds or other living things facing or moving from left to right in photos has them looking to the future.

      • #419897
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thank you, Frank. I hadn’t heard that (or I’d forgotten) but it makes sense.

      • #419992
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Possibly that’s the feeling for people from linguistic cultures that read from left to right, Frank.

        Pat, it’s beautiful – the colors, the composition. The birds in the sky and the mist(?)  make the story even more interesting.

    • #419873
      Frank
      Participant

      • #419898
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        So simple. Like the softness of this delicate flower.

    • #419874
      Preston
      Participant

      Thistle Threat

    • #419929
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      3 crabapple, 3 drops of rain

      Three crabapples, three drops

      • #419993
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Another colorful image of nature. The raindrops look thick and viscous, resembling the delicious honey our community produces (or rather, the bees do).

        • #420237
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks Bobbie, the raindrops do look very viscous, hadn’t thought of honey, I can’t look at it now without thinking ‘honey’!

    • #419951
      Frank
      Participant

      Look, too, at that neat branch segment that holds those apples!   Another set of three (two legs and an arm).

       

      • #420238
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Frank, well spotted!

    • #419967
      Patrick
      Participant

    • #420021
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Pat’s pic reminded of this old shot from the archives. And then there was one…

      • #420233
        Patrick
        Participant

        Very nice mate , i like your one much more nice and clean.

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