The Prompt: Show us a couple examples of your work where you have a strong, easily identifiable subject.
I like lots of detail in pictures of rooms and people because those details tell a story.We can tell by the nacimientos on the buffet that it is Christmas time. That little two-necked clay cup on the table will create an entirely different story soon after this picture was taken. You can see that story HERE.
But I think this is a better picture composition-wise. There are still a number of details, but they are more unified as they are all grouped together on the table.
I like this portrait of my friend a lot.
Yet when I crop the portrait down to the eyes, they seem to tell a complete story of their own.
I took many pictures of my friend Audrey the day this photo was taken, but this was by far my favorite. It shows her good nature, reveals her camera and in my estimation, is more intriguing due to the limb she is behind.
Okay, now on to the second challenge. For the Gold Star Award, Find examples of your work that illustrate these three emotions: something that is beautiful or inspiring, something that makes you laugh, and another that makes you feel sad or melancholy.
Here is another portrait that I love because they are both so happy. It is inspiring to me that they are obviously good friends who know how to enjoy themselves. I cropped this picture to make it more intimate and I think the cropping turned out right.
These two shots of the same subject make me feel melancholy. Which do you prefer? In this case, I like the one with more detail because it is within those details that the story resides.
I took this picture at carnival (mardi gras) Iin Ajjic. It is a raucous, flour-throwing, rowdy time. And of course, these fellows made me laugh.