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story3story2story1This photo challenge is a three-picture story. It is a way to help think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.

I took up this challenge but have tweaked the order of the photos. By starting with a close-up photo, it makes you think, “A pretty photo, but so what? By drawing back in the second and third photo one realises how the iris flowers have flourished in difficult surroundings and are captured behind bars: they become more dramatic and were the only beautiful thing in a backstreet car park on a dreary day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Each week WordPress provides a new photographic theme for creative inspiration. We take photographs based on our interpretation of the theme, and post them on our blogs anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme is announced.

Slow shutter speed (1/10 36 WB - sun)

Shallow depth of field (1/80 5.6 WB - sun)

Shallow depth of field (1/50 4.5 WB - tun)

Panning (1/20 16 WB - sun)

Low light, slow shutter speed (1/4 9 AWB)

Same image with different white balance settings (Left - sun, right - tungsten)

I have been experimenting with my camera and for each project I have focused on a different camera setting to create different effects. My photographic tutor emphasised that digital photos are free, so take plenty. Above are a few of the results, these are not always the most amazing images but this time it is all about experimenting. I especially enjoyed placing my camera on a bag (in lieu of a tripod) and setting it on a very low speed to capture the excitement of a┬ácarousel. And visiting my favourite museum Pitt Rivers to photograph the dark treasure trove from a bird’s-eye view