Mini-Challenge #184 - Fill the Frame

EaracheEarache Unsharp and OversaturatedSO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
edited March 30, 2014 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Mini-Challenge #184 - Fill the Frame
Many experts recommend this technique to increase impact in compositions, as-well-as get us closer to the subject, thus, featuring the subject more.
They say that subjects seem closer in the viewfinder than they actually are, because we are so intent on just the primary subject, and as a result, we often don't move closer when doing so may improve the image.

So, from face-only portraits, to macro/close-up, to abstracts (my favorite use of this technique), to however you may interpret the idea, please post your Frame-Filling images.
Cheers!

I'm going to go with a bit shorter time period to move things along, so:
DUE BY - Saturday, March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 pm PST


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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and YOU POST 1-3 IMAGES. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

IMPORTANT: ENTRIES DUE NO LATER THAN... Saturday, March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 pm PST

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

Examples:

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Eric ~ Smugmug
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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
    Starling bank

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    pp
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
    1) The Hip Harp Lady
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    2) Duct tape gone Bad!
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    3) Buoy time.
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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • Gaby617Gaby617 Major grins Posts: 218Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
    Yum
    I changed one of my images because it didn't fit the theme.

    1. "Oranges to a Healthy Life"

    20140317%20Oranges_PWI8861-L.jpg

    2. "Mary Statue"

    20121205%20Mary%20b%26w%20newspaper%20cropped-XL.jpg

    3. "Lines"

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    http://www.PhilsImaging.com
    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
    #1 Sarah Jane
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    #2 White Flower
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    #3 Water on a Leaf
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • achambersachambers mudtographer Posts: 255Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
    1) Honeybee

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    2) Be Mine

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    3) Waterfall, Carlton PA

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    Alan Chambers

    www.achambersphoto.com

    "The point in life isn't to arrive at our final destination well preserved and in pristine condition, but rather to slide in sideways yelling.....Holy cow, what a ride."
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2014
    A PELI SNACK

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    stone

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    stone face

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    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 18, 2014
    1. Neck Strain

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    2. Grass Bauble

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    3. Bee

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    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 18, 2014
    1. sainte-chapelle
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    2. star trails over trees
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    3. alsace autumn
    IMG_5139-XL.jpg
  • FiddlestixFiddlestix Wanderer Posts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 18, 2014
    Royal colors

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    Caring hands

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    Face from stone

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    Images from SE Asia - some like it HOT
    http://fiddlefoto.smugmug.com

    Cheers!
    Stix
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 18, 2014
    Badlands Sunrise

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    Duck

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    Ghost

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 19, 2014
    WoW!
    Such wonderful images posted-up thus far... clap.gif
    I can feel the *judging panic* setting in already... It's a happy pain though. mwink.gif
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 19, 2014
    Dave,

    I don't have the words to describe how awesome your Ghost picture is.
    It just blows my mind. I wanna grow up to shoot like you! :D
    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 19, 2014
    I'm going to try mostly B&W which is against my usual preference but these three fit the theme well I think.

    1. Cats Eye.
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    2.Treaty Oak
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    3. Main St Bridge
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    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 268Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 19, 2014
    I really like to fill the frame when I shoot, so this was a tough choice.
    We all seem to have our favorite shots that creates certain emotions for us personally.
    I hope it elicits the same emotion in the viewer.


    Argentine Giant Cactus bloom
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    Brown Pelican
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    Plumeria
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    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
    http://www.shawncarden.smugmug.com/
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 20, 2014
    CHANDLERJA wrote: »
    Dave,

    I don't have the words to describe how awesome your Ghost picture is.
    It just blows my mind. I wanna grow up to shoot like you! :D

    Thanks. Every now and then I get lucky.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 20, 2014
    davev wrote: »
    Thanks. Every now and then I get lucky.

    Preparation plus opportunity equals luck and you routinely make the very most of both. Great shot!
    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • LauricellaLauricella Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited March 21, 2014
    ...stick together
    A small contribution to get my feet wet.
  • LauricellaLauricella Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited March 21, 2014
    Freckles
    His noise is all Freckery
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 21, 2014
    Storm Weave (D90, ISO 500, 105mm [35 equiv.], f/8)
    A frame full of an intricate pattern of blossoms is formed by a gust of wind during a late–summer storm, while in the background the vertical spires of liatris remain untouched.
    PS_TLG-7-XL.jpg

    Props to You (D90, ISO 3200, 48mm [35 equiv.], f/5)
    A frame full of Precision Props at the Newport Boat Show
    SM_ArtGal_-46-XL.jpg

    Intricate are You Among the Grasses (CoolPix 7000, ISO 800, 105mm [35 equiv.], f/8)
    A frame full of grasses on a December day, West Hartford, Connecticut
    SM_ArtGal_-13-XL.jpg
    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
    _____________________________________________
    My SmugMug Galleries
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 21, 2014
    Love this frame full of Pelican:

    Florida%20Wildlife-3-S.jpg
    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
    _____________________________________________
    My SmugMug Galleries
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 22, 2014
    I thought at first that I would do all three photos of food. These are ribs that Bob got - that's what he always gets

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    but after I got 70 or 80 pictures of food, it was making me hungry, so I branched out to pattern-abstract type things

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    These are the bricks that Bob took off the floor that we under the Franklin stove after he gave the stove to our son-in-law

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    This is an embroidery I did copying a Monterey cypress onto a sweater
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • kwickerskwickers Major grins Posts: 310Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 22, 2014
    Dog Filled Frames
    Hello, Love Dgrin, not been around in awhile. Here a few Fill the Frames. - Keith

    Rocky
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    Daisy
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    Navi and Kina
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    rolleyes1.gif Hope these meet the Fill criteria :D
    Photos.KeithWickersham.com
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 23, 2014
    kwickers wrote: »
    Hello, Love Dgrin, not been around in awhile. Here a few Fill the Frames. - Keith

    rolleyes1.gif Hope these meet the Fill criteria :D

    I'd want someone to let me know: "Photograhy" in your watermark could use a "p."
    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
    _____________________________________________
    My SmugMug Galleries
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2014
    1. Leopard
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    2. Windows
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    3. Come & Hug me!
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    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

    Travel Blog English: http://www.zigzagonearth.com
    Travel Blog French: http://zigzagvoyages.fr
    Infoproduct Creation Blog : https://structurinfo.com
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2014
    "One Feather" - Venerable Hippy of East Beach
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    Bodie, CA
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    Albino Peacock
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2014
    Lovely photos in here again.


    1) Vervet Monkey

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    2) Puma

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    3) Magnifying glass end on (Just to be different / weird!)

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    Good luck everyone.
    Alan.
  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Posts: 10,980Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2014
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2014
    1. Handle
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    2. Shoes (of school children in Kenya)
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    3. Montana Bluet
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  • FiddlestixFiddlestix Wanderer Posts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2014
    Sapphire,

    Three outstanding images ! ! ! ! Hard to pick which I like the best since all three have elements that I really like.
    Images from SE Asia - some like it HOT
    http://fiddlefoto.smugmug.com

    Cheers!
    Stix
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