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Developing Your Eye I & II: That’s a Wrap   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye I & II: That’s a Wrap


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Hooray!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these assignments, from experimenting with light to editing your photos. In addition to learning some shooting and editing tips, we hope you’ve met your daily posting goals.

Taken both of our Developing Your Eye courses? Congratulations. We’ve introduced you to the very basics of photography, and we hope you’ve begun to look at the world with a photographer’s eye.

If you’re not sure what to do next, not to worry — swing by The Daily Post and participate in the latest Weekly Photo Challenge. New challenges are published every Friday, so we hope to see you then!

Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

PS: We’d love to know what you thought of this course, so we can keep improving what we offer to best support you — would you mind answering three quick questions?

Q1: Do you feel more confident behind your camera?

Yes, definitely.

Q2: How likely are you to take another Blogging U. course?

Likely

Q3: Is there anything you’d like to share? We’d love to hear what was most helpful to you — or what wasn’t!

It would be nice that WordPress.com Team member can make some comments on our submission. Probably they can choose the Best Outstanding or Commendable Photographs so we can progress and develop better in Photography in future. Anyhow, it was a refreshing course to undertake. Thank you.

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 

My submission for this assignment is the triumphant celebration of the victory over the enemies by these Cinese Opera performers. As the Hungry Ghosts’ Festival is approaching in a couple of months, you shall see more of these Chinese Opera snap-shots as it is my favourite photo-shooting time as we can see a variety of these Chinese Opera Troupes performing in Penang.

SP Lim

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 


 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Day Ten: “Triumph” — Turn Up the Contrast

Triumph comes in all shapes and sizes: Your short story, accepted for publication in your favorite magazine. Your baby’s first step. Or the reward at the end of a cold winter walk: a massive elm tree standing beautifully in the light.

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 

What does triumph mean to you?

Today’s Tip: Triumph usually denotes drama, no matter whether it’s big or small. Playing with contrast is a great way to enhance a photo for a more dramatic effect. Pump up the contrast in today’s snapshot.

Visit the resource page for tips on playing with contrast. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

 

My submissions are in monochrome and colour for the Day Ten theme of “Architecture”. This is the simple arched roof of the old Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland of Penang State.

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in colour

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in colour

 

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in monochrome as per assignment

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in monochrome as per assignment


Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

Day Ten: “Architecture” — Go Monochrome

From the geometry of skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

Walk through this intricate, organic doorway of La Pedrera, a famous building by architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain:

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

Perhaps there’s a grand spiral staircase at your favorite museum. A stunning Art Deco movie theater in your town. Or a futuristic micro-house on your block. How will you interpret this theme?

Today’s Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But black and white, or monochrome, can also be very dramatic. Today, look for architectural elements that translate into black and white: sharp lines, patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.

Visit the resource page for details on shooting in monochrome. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”

My submission is my ” Double Dragon ” image taken from the roof of a Temple.

From Wikipedia:-

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically scaled or fire-spewing; with serpentine, reptilian and avian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons:
European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Balkans and Western Asian mythologies. Most are depicted as reptilian creatures with animal-level intelligence, four legs and a detached set of wings.
Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. Most are depicted as serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence, four legs and wingless.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word dragon derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), “dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake”.

The Chinese dragon (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: lóng) is the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, strongly associated at one time with the emperor and hence power and majesty (the mythical bird fenghuang was the symbol of the Chinese empress), still recognized and revered. Its origins are vague, but its “ancestors can be found on Neolithic pottery as well as Bronze Age ritual vessels.”[24] Tradition has it composed of nine different animals, with nine sons, each with its own imagery and affiliations. It is the only mythological animal of the 12 animals that represent the Chinese calendar. 2012 was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon.

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Double”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Double”

 


Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

Your twin sisters. Your neighbor’s two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.

Double can be interpreted in many ways. Here’s our take, courtesy of two yellow lines on a street in East London, England:

 

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

 

Show us your double take!

Today’s Tip: Sometimes, you’ll want to change the orientation of an image. Maybe you prefer a vertical image to be horizontal, or want to flip your image so your subject faces the other way. If it makes sense, rotate your image to create a more interesting composition.

Visit the resource page for details. Remember to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

 

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Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”

 

In photography, I love colours – more and vivid the better the feeling. I have a general reluctance of monochrome or black/white prints. We progress from Black and White photography towards Colour Photography so why we have to regress ourselves back to monochrome with artistic feel as the primary reason. I ask a simple question to those who prefer monchrome – Do you watch your TV in Black and White or in Colours ? The ansawer is obvious as most or maybe all Black and White Televisions are now defunct. Well, I rest my case.

My submission is the colourful ferries of Penang.

 

SP Lim

 

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Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “A Pop of Colour” – colours rather than a colour.

 

 

 


Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something beautiful and intriguing, and can tell a tale within the frame.

In this image of a door in Malta, the two shades of blue brighten an otherwise nondescript scene, and also add layers of story and perspective: Who lives in this building? What’s behind that door?

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

Today, pay attention to how color affects your image. Let color be the star!

Today’s Tip: Keep it simple: experiment with only one color.

Visit the resource page for tips on incorporating color. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge”   2 comments


Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge”

My submission is the ” Sunrise at Penang Port ” for the theme “Edge” – Straighten Your Image. There are many straight lines to be straightened so I can only straighten the biggest mast of the yacht only – perfectly straight. Done.

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Edge”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Edge”


Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge”

Day Eight: “Edge” — Straighten Your Image

  • At Ta Prohm, the jungle temple in the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, centuries-old carvings have fallen victim to time and tree roots. In some areas, walls still stand, their intact windows creating frames and portals. The solid, straight edges of the windows are a stark contrast to the stones that have tumbled down over time.
    Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge” ~ Straighten Your Image

    Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge” ~ Straighten Your Image

     

    Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.

    Today’s Tip: Use an editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image so that your edge is perfectly straight.

    Visit the resource page for straightening tips. Remember to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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    Cheers,
    Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “Treasure”   2 comments


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Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “Treasure”

This is my Day Eight’s submission on the theme of “Treasure” is my snap-shot entitled ” My Treasure Trove ” of antique Nyonyawares including a big Nyonya Antique Teapot from my Grandmother and Great Grandmother’s time.

SP Lim

Developing Your Eye, Day Eight : “Treasure”

Developing Your Eye, Day Eight : “Treasure”

From Wikipedia:-

Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese are the descendants of Chineseimmigrants who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya (nowPeninsular Malaysia and Singapore, where they are also referred to as Baba-Nyonya) and Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia; where they’re also referred as Kiau-Seng)  –  between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Members of this community in Malaysia address themselves as “Baba Nyonya”. Nyonya is the term for the women and Baba for the men. It applies especially to the Han populations of the British Straits Settlements of Malaya and the Dutch-controlled island of Java and other locations, who have adopted Nusantara customs — partially or in full — to be somewhat assimilated into the local communities. Many were the elites of Singapore, more loyal to the British than to China. Most have lived for generations along the Straits of Malacca. They were usually traders, the middleman of the British and the Chinese, or the Chinese and Malays, or vice versa because they were mostly English educated. Because of this, they almost always had the ability to speak two or more languages.

While the term Peranakan is most commonly used to refer to those of Chinese descent also known as Straits Chinese (named after the Straits Settlements; 土生華人 in Chinese; Tionghoa-Selat or Tionghoa Peranakan in Indonesian;Phuket Baba among Thais in Phuket, Thailand), there are also other, comparatively smaller Peranakan communities, such as Indian Hindu Peranakans (Chitty), Arab/Indian Muslim Peranakans (Jawi Pekan) (Jawi being the Javanised Arabic script, Pekan a colloquial contraction of Peranakan) and Eurasian Peranakans (Kristang) (Kristang = Christians of Portuguese and Asian ancestry). The group has parallels to the Cambodian Hokkien, who are descendants of Hoklo Chinese, and the Pashu of Myanmar, a Burmese word for the Peranakan or Straits Chinese who have settled in Myanmar.They maintained their culture partially despite their native language gradually disappearing a few generations after settlement.

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Treasure” - the zoomed in version.

Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Treasure” – the zoomed in version.


Developing Your Eye, Day Eight – “Treasure”

Day Eight: “Treasure” — Zoom In

Objects, places, people, moments — we all cherish something or someone. Anything deeply meaningful to you can be a treasure.

A treasure can be grand, like a precious heirloom, or teeny-tiny, like the first plump blackberry of spring atop a tart:

Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “Treasure”

Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “Treasure”

Or perhaps it’s the vintage coat passed down from your grandmother, your once-in-a-lifetime trip through the Himalayas, a quiet space in the woods, or your children. What’s your treasure?

Today’s Tip: Get close to your subject. Use the zoom function in your camera, or physically move closer to it. Often, our goal is to capture as much of a scene as we can. This time, zoom in on your subject or a particular detail to tell a more interesting story.

Visit the resource page for details. Remember to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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