Ground Level Viewpoint

Most photos that we take are shot with the camera at eye-level while we are standing, sitting or kneeling down. However, for this contest I would like to see your photographs taken with the camera at ground level. The subject can be anything you like and the photographs can be in colour or black and white.

Ginger Cat
by Mohammad Dadsetan
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the gardener – refresh
by foxbird
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Ground level viewpoint
by Raed Victor
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Leadenhall Marketplace from Low Level in London’s Financial District
by Brian Morgan
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Getting low on Swanage Pier
by Howard Mason
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Ground Level Viewpoint
more at photocrowd

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Light blue colors

Winning images from the “Light blue colors” competition.

Urmia Lake
by ramin
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В ледяном плену
by Шабанов Сергей
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by Савин Андрей
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by Krier Guy
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by dilyana dimova
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Light blue colors
more at 35 awards

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Wonderful Creative Use of a Frame in the Composition

The use of a frame, in a photographic composition, is powerful and generally easy to spot. A well placed frame can direct your viewers eyes right to the subject of your image.

“Beauty of the Cathedral Cove at Coromandel NZ” by Anupam Hatui
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“Israel, the Roman Upper Aqueduct In Caesarea” by Hanan Isachar
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“Lisboa” by Alex Rocio
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“La Giralda, Sevilla” by Hans Zúñiga Rojas
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“The Cat” by Diogo Narciso
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more from: “32 Photos that Demonstrate the Wonderful Creative Use of a Frame in the Composition”
at gurushots

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Exquisitely Composed Photos That Each Tell A Unique Story

Have you spent much time thinking about the nature of composition in a photograph? Consider this… when you begin the process of creating a photograph something has caught your attention. That “something” seems worthy of capture and to pass onto others (your viewers). The problem is the “others” aren’t there with you when take the photograph. They didn’t see and feel the scene as you did. Composition is the tool that helps you convey that silent message to a viewer who is perhaps thousands and thousands of miles away.

“are you Talking to Me ? ” by ilias Orfanos
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“Jinx Cosplay” by Amanda Café
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“Half light in the forest” by Luís Rodrigues
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“Dark Clouds” by Christian Giger Photography
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“Fishermen hanging their fishing tools ” by Nguyen Quoc Thang
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Exquisitely Composed Photos That Each Tell A Unique Story
more at gurushots

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Shining Examples of Bokeh

We all know what bokeh is these days. It’s those lovely highlights created in the areas where spots of light occur that are beyond the field of focus. Bokeh can be real, and it can also be added in post-production. Check out this selection of photos: real or post-production?

Butterfly by Kutub Uddin
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Flower by Małgorzata Sonnberg
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Cat by Vanessa Marková
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Mushroom by Julie Merle
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Portrait by Luca Foscili
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more from “45 Shining Examples of Bokeh”
at gurushots

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The Game

The subject of “The Game,” by Dani Miller, M.Photog.Cr., was brought in by her family a few months prior to the image being made. “He was a mouse hunter from the beginning,” she says, “so it was only right to photograph him for the family wall along with our other fur family.”
Sugar Hill Photography is based in St. Charles, Iowa, and specializes in child and animal portraits. sugarhillphotography.com

• Camera & Lens: Nikon D4S, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens
• Exposure: 1/200 second at f/8, ISO 200
• Lighting: A Profoto B1 was camera right with a 4-foot octabox, with natural light camera left.
• Post-Capture: In Adobe Photoshop, levels and clarity were used to bring out the cat and table as well as the mouse and books. The mouse was photographed separately and composited onto the table. Blending with dodging and burning completed the image.

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The Game
via Professional Photographer – June 2019

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