A photo camera is surely an extension of your eyes, your thoughts, of yourself. A picture tells about your interests, your vision, your perception and sensitivity; the moment you select that frame, you know that is what you want to capture, remember, or create. Photography has probably led you to look around you in a different way, to train your brain to search for specific details, to be patient and to wait for that moment that creates something interesting.
The images that we receive everyday from you are all original images and they all tell a bit about you. I would like to thank everyone, so here is a little selection to celebrate your work.
I am going to start with A Sleeping Dog by Jessica Biasi; it makes me smile every time I look at it. I picked this one it because it shows that you can find a cute subject in your daily life. You don’t have to travel far away to get inspired. Jessica kept the framing simple and concentrate on what is most interesting.
Here is another example of a daily life image. This is “Sleepy day” by Janak Vedag. Same theme, (sleep), different context: Mumbai white collars traveling home or towards their jobs. The picture at first might look confused, but the attention is drawn immediately to the asleep men, his expression. He is bathed by the light coming from the window. The other travelers work well in the background and around him: there are group of three men in both section of the picture; there are two white shirted man. The bright and dark areas are well balanced.
“Child going down a slide” by Stephen Cliffe. Here there is a nice choice of colors, highlighting a feeling of harmony and energy, well combined with the girl, whose figure is blurred, suggesting action and movement. Also the colors along with the circle structure of the slide create a geometrical shape that remind of a spiral, attracting the viewer’s eye to the child, that is the center of interest of the image.
Here is my last pick: “Carnivorous plant eat a fly” by Mattia Conti. This picture doesn’t say much more that what is in the title, but the author and his set up deserve attention. Mattia has used a torch to light the fly and framed the image well. He chose to focus on the light, maybe the picture would have had a stronger impact if the focus was on the plant with the captive fly, but never the less it is a good result.
For all of you readers and Pickers out there I have one request: pay attention, every day people encounters many interesting things or events happen around them and it is just take less than a second to freeze it for ever.
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