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Weekly Challenge 188 - Center Composition
Posted By: atupdate, 12-06-2011, 05:18 PM

Weekly Challenge 188 - Center Composition

Arjay Bee, the winner of Challenge 187 is on the road for the next couple of weeks and has asked me to host this challenge.

Most photographers strive to follow the rule of thirds when it comes to composing their images. Sometimes it is better to break the rule than to follow it. Show me your best composition where the subject is dead center in the frame.

This competition is open from Wednesday, December 7th until 7 AM EST on Wednesday, December 14th.


Good luck everyone!

Tim

The fine print....
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread, and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose 1 of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus a day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax (or Samsung DSLR) camera will do.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.



Previous Challenge Subjects:
1-Statues, 2-Wheels, 3-Speed, 4-Peace, 5-Survival, 6-Macro, 7-Mountains, 8-Children, 9-Post Processing, 10- Windows & Doors, 11-Sport, 12-Urban Landscape, 13-Wisdom, 14-Power, 15-Music, 16-Pathways, 17-Lines, 18-Storm, 19-Boats, 20-Water, 21 - Golden Hour, 22 - Natural Lighting, Portraits, 23-Motion Blur, 24-Simplicity, 25-Color, 26-Cars, 27-Repetition, 28-Wildlife, 29-Epiphany, 30-Contrast, 31-Pets, 32-Landscapes, 33-Coastal, 34-Churches, 35-Bridges, 36-Creation, 37-Still Life: Food, 38-At the Zoo, 39-Wide Aperture, 40-Merry Christmas, 41- Sunsets, 42-Action, 43-Fireworks, 44-Manipulated Light Portraits, 45- Advertising/Product Shot, 46- B&W Street Shooting, people/buildings, 47-Vanishing Point, 48-Reflection, 49-Tranquility, 50-Expressions, 51-S Curve, 52-Hands, 53-Shadows, 54-Your Favorite Beverage, 55-Barriers, 56-Perspective, 57-Night Scenes, 58-Zen-like...Water and Stone 59-Modern architecture, 60-Sunrises, 61-Red, 62-Action on water, 63-Bodies in Motion, 64-Ruins, 65-Blue and green, 66-Iridescence, 67-Anthropomorpha, 68-Sound, 69-Backlight, 70-Group Shot, 71-Railway Scenes, 72-Technology, 73-Color on Color, 74-History, 75-Autumn/Harvest 76-working men and women, 77-Silhouettes, 78 Stranger Portrait, 79-Transportation, 80 - Lonely, 81 - Holidays, 82 - Toys 'n Games, 83 - Machines, 84 - Ice, 85 - Cats, 86 - Stories, 87 - Cultures, 88 - Absence, 89 - Weather, 90 - Old roads, 91 - The River, 92 - The Seventies, 93 - Beautiful Bokeh, 94 - Balance, 95 - Crop a miniature landscape, 96 - Opposing gravity, 97- Feet, 98 - Sacred Grounds, 99 - Extraordinarily Ordinary, 100-added textures, 101-still life, 102-bicycles, 103 - Broken, 104- Flowers (B&W), 105 Backlighting, 106-Water. 107-Wind, 108-Parent/Child candids, 109-Passion, 110-Events, 111-Streets, 112-The Aged, 113-Fire and Heat, 114-Nature vs. Culture, 115 - Letters or Numbers, 116 - Self-Portrait, 117 - The Tree, 118 - Minimalism, 119 - Rust, 120 - Before & After, 121 - Negative Space, 122 - Decay & Dereliction, 123 - Cold, 124 - Melancholy, 125 - The Element of Time, 126 - Public Transportation, 127 - Yin Yang, 128 - Sepia or Dual Tone, 129 - Hand Coloring, 130 - Light Trails, 131-Once in a lifetime, 132 - Moms & Motherhood, 133 - Beautiful Blur, 134 - B&W Abstract, 135 - History, 136 - In and around the kitchen, 137 - Habit, 138 - Perspective: From the Ground Up, 139- Mist/fog, 140 No faces, 141-Bubbly, 142- The 'hood, 143-Green, 144-Garbage, 145-Emotion, 146 - Events, 147-Seasons. 148-Building and/or Construction 149-Chiarouscuro, 150-A Day In The Life, 151 - Religion, 152 - Home, 153 - The Decisive Moment, 154 - People in uniform, 155 - Sound, 156 - Hope, 157 - Weather, 158 - Cliches, 159 - Colorful Landscapes, 160 - Schrooms, 161 - Weathered, 162 - Where Angels Fear to Tread.., 163 - Incongruity, 164 The Monochrome Landscape, 165-Trick Photography, 166-Alleyways, 167-Monuments, 168-A View From Above, 169-The Moon, 170-Logo, 171-Thorns, 172-Tree Study 173-Tools, 174 - Cornucopia, 175 - Steps, 176 - Night streetshots, 177 - Tropical Paradise, 178 - Ceremonies, 179 - Takeoff/Landing, 180 - Street Corner, 181- Let's Get Wide, 182 - Boundaries, 183 - Distant, 184 - A life on the Edge, 185-Photos suggesting song titles, 186-Passion, 187-Engine, 188-Center Composition
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Example

Something to give your brain cells a jump start.



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12-07-2011, 05:39 AM - 1 Like   #5
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I thought of this shot immediately when Tim mentioned the theme. Not only is the subject dead center in the frame but the frame is dead center in the photo.
Empire State Building as seen thru the west tower of the Manhattan Bridge, shot from the Brooklyn Bridge.


NaCl(I think a lot of archetecture shots should be centered)H2O
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Ah, this one was tough, Tim. I don't often center photos, but here's one that fits, I think...

Climbing the Walls

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Maybe not quite centered but close

The trunk is centered (about) but the tree has grown with the wind.

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Against the rules or not I often centre architectural shots to highlight the symmetry. This is one of my favourites.



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Centered on a Poppy

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Great start so far. I think I picked a popular topic this time.

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Wow... all really great entries!

This little guy was backlit and hanging by a silk thread in the middle of my path. A challenge to photograph, but I am not sure he would have looked good any other way except centred.



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I always think I'm sticking everything in the middle, and try not to compose my shots that way. I kind of had a tough time finding something in the center, but here's a bale I shot out the truck window, I had kind of a tough time leaning out the window looking back to keep the utility poles out of the shot.
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One of the first outdoor photos I took with a DSLR. I know it is 'centered, but hey I like it!
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This is a photo of a tennis ball lying in the ground after being attacked by my Blue Heeler. I love the different colour greens and the focus of the shot.
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