A Photo a Week Challenge: Layering

Great Salt Lake sunset

Layering objects in your photograph can add more depth and interest to the composition of your image. Sometimes, moving slightly right or left, up or down can pull in an additional element or two that help make the picture pop more. It can take some practice getting the framing just right, and you have to be careful that your autofocus doesn’t take over and change the main subject of your image.

This photo is from the LDS Bountiful Temple looking across the Great Salt Lake.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT ARE HAVE LAYERING OF SOME KIND.

Have fun experimenting with all sorts of layers and angle.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue and White

Oquirrh Mountains

When I asked my husband to help me choose a theme for this week, he thought for a moment and said “Blue and white.” I’m telling you this story because you have to understand that my husband is a dyed-in-the-wool, to the core University of Utah fan (school colors crimson and white), one half of the biggest in-state college rivalry in the United States (the other half being Brigham Young University, school colors blue and black). I was completely surprised by this, because he cringes every time I suggest he wear blue. I did find this beautiful winter sky picture for the challenge. I also couldn’t resist posting another picture of the beautiful Baby R.

Baby R in blue and white

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT HAS BLUE AND WHITE AS EITHER THE MAIN OR ACCENT COLORS.

Look for the blue and white in the world around you, or use your photo editing software to enhance or create images that represent blue and white to you.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Inversion sunsetThe Salt Lake Valley is famous (or maybe it’s infamous) for its winter inversions and horrible air quality. This year has been a bad one for bad air days. If you can get out of the valley and up into the mountains, the air is fresh and clear and the temperatures are usually a bit warmer too (an interesting paradox). I was up in the foothills on the east side of the valley a few nights ago and captured this amazing sunset. As you can see, the valley is dark and dank with inversion, but it can create beauty when the sun hits the Oquirrh Mountains.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Vivid sunsetWhen the Salt Lake Valley sky is filled with clouds, but there is a break on the western horizon over the Great Salt Lake and the Oquirrh Mountains (pronounced o´-kur), we can get the most amazingly vivid sunsets, like this one. The picture has not been filtered in any way.

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