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Raaj
 Raaj
(@rshinde)
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March 4, 2017 10:16 am  

Char is nominated to challenge us in March! 🙂

Cheers!

-raaj


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Char Davies
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March 4, 2017 1:52 pm  

How about a 3- or 5-image series depicting Spring (or March) where you live, say within a 3-to-5-mile radius from your home. Square format, color or B&W, ISO 200 (kidding!).

Most importantly - have fun!


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Raaj
 Raaj
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March 5, 2017 5:25 am  

Thanks, Char!  I'm in!  🙂


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Ulana
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March 6, 2017 2:09 am  

I am in.


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Patti Travers
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March 8, 2017 11:42 am  

Hi

Im in--  Im sure I can find "5" shades of gray here in seattle!!


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Raaj
 Raaj
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March 8, 2017 3:42 pm  

🙂


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Char Davies
(@cdavies)
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March 18, 2017 6:21 pm  

Using iPhone7 Square format, afternoon walk, between downpours.

First experience with square format since Instamatic days 50 yrs ago - challenging!

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Ulana
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March 21, 2017 3:58 am  

Hi Chaar

I like the first image the best as a representation of spring with the new shoot coming out of the autumn foliage.   The other two images are lovely and I like how you have processed all three...presumably on the iPhone?   I am not really seeing "spring" in the second image however.

Ulana


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John Motzi
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March 27, 2017 12:48 pm  

3 or 5 images - How about 4....

Depicting Spring (or March) where I live - Spring & March in Southeastern PA  means the Philadelphia Flower Show, so that's the subject matter.....

3 to 5 mile radius from my house - Hmmm, Philly is 30 miles away, however someone in my house was chairperson for a large exhibit in the flower show so that means I am really only some meters away.

And I used the square format from last month 🙂

JM

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Char Davies
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March 29, 2017 10:56 pm  

Last-minute submission, from the Pacific Northwest, where we are experiencing the 4th most rainiest March on record.

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Ulana
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March 30, 2017 5:14 am  

We don't really have a spring here. Winter ends when the humidity rises to 90% and a greyness descends.

So for this challenge I chose an image of plum blossoms from my travels in Japan this month.  The bloom earlier that the cherry blossoms which will probably be out in another week or so.  Sorry only one but its square format.  😉

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John Motzi
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March 30, 2017 5:24 am  

Hi Char,

Maybe it's coincidence but I like your middle image best from both sets.  Probably because both are more abstract and the square format really delivers on the patterns you chose.  For the pot from the second set (design within a circle within a square), you might consider pulling gradients diagonal towards center from the upper left and bottom left corners to better match the background tonality with the right side.  This can also cut down the  brightness of that pot rim on the left side and maybe even match the fade on the rim edge seen on the right side.  Then ever so slightly adjust the crop so that the circle is dead center within the square.  🙂

JM


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Char Davies
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March 30, 2017 6:35 am  

Hey John - thanks for your thoughts. Yes, I need to tone down the brightness on the pot's rim, on the left. It was getting late last night and knowing my penchant for procrastination, I opted to post rather than wait until I had time to fix. The slightest of tweaks on the crop is in order too - good eye!

Thanks!


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