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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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

    P71
    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

        P71
        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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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 :-)

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  Dorothy.
  • #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

      P71
      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

      P71
      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

          P71
          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 1 month ago by  Holly K.
  • #419801

    One aircraft. (DR107 aerobatics)

    DSC05107

     

    • #419815

      P71
      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

    P71
    Participant

  • #420021

    Graham Hart
    Participant

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

    • #420233

      P71
      Participant

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

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