Week 5: Winter | 2018 Project 52

So I missed posting my picture last week because… wait for it… WE WERE IN HAWAII!

Fantastic vacation exploring everything with Mike. And I took my winter photo the first Saturday we were there, on Oahu visiting several beaches around the island. Because what’s a better way of spending winter than in a place that’s beautiful and warm?

This was how I spent 10 glorious days of my vacation:

Hawaii winter

Settings: f/4.0, 1/2500 sec, 24mm, ISO 200
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8

So I didn’t spend our vacation like this: my butt was not in the sand. But the weather was AMAZING. More humid than I expected, but I’ll take a comfortable high 70s/low 80s any day of the year.

We were actually all over the island, two islands really, staying busy and exploring as much as possible. Hiking mountains, snorkeling in the sea, walking everywhere, visiting monuments… it was all so, so great. We got home just last night and this is the first time I’ve been able to download my images. So many to go through… but this picture is the perfect representation of how we’ve spent the last week and a half. And I have so many images to share! But this is what I have so far. And I’ll be on schedule tomorrow with Week 6 – thanks for being patient with me!

Week 6: Layering
due 02.07.18

So Week 6 is “due” tomorrow. I posted the prompt in our 2018P52 Flickr group because most folks are following and checking in there. But in case you missed it and want to catch up…

Layering is one of my favorite compositions in photography and one that documentary photographers use often. It allows the photographer to play with their environment, tell a better story of the subject… that additional depth lets you and the viewer explore a bit more. And a little goes a long way.

Think of ways to add layers to your image this week. Move yourself around your subject and environment, trying different perspectives. I’ve included some links below to help us understand layering more and for inspiration.

Composition: Layering
Bring Depth to Your Pictures: Layering
Street Photography Composition: Layering

Last week’s photo: Intentions #2018P52

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