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Featured Photo Wednesday – Vanila Balaji

The light, the composition is amazing! I absolutely love the featured stories everyone has been submitting. They extra meaning to every photograph we see becomes so special. This one is no different, it is a beautiful story! A big thank-you to Vanila Balaji for submitting!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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“Balaji went to US for a Business Trip. Actually he loves Jasmine and the sweet fragrance of the Flower. Jasmine blooms only in peak Summer. So this is the best time for the Jasmine Flower.. But unfortunately Balaji is not here to enjoy its sweet smell. He wanted to see the flowers. So I thought of taking picture of the flowers and send it to Balaji through mail. This is the story behind this shot and he loved it.

I used 50mm f/1.8 lens with my canon 550D for this shot. For this picture i relied only on the Sunlight from my Window. For the black background I used black handmade chart paper. Also Balaji loves that scented Candle a lot and of course the color “Red”. So I Composed the Picture in such a way that it includes all Balaji’s Favorite things.

I’m very much Happy that this shot came out very well and became one of my best and Balaji’s Favorite.”

www.flickr.com/photos/vanilabalaji/

Featured Photo Wednesday – Francesco Medda

It’s photos like this one that I find truly amazing! Capturing life at an exact moment. If the shutter was clicked a moment sooner the children would be in the darkness a second longer and they would have been gone. The timing on the photograph is perfect photography! The contrast between the dark and the light just bring more attention to the subject. Thank-you Frank for sharing this photograph with us today.

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This is one of my favorite photos. I do not know if it is technically correct, but I love it so. I love photography and I love the cinema. This scene reminds me of the old Italian movies in black & white

In particular a national film movement named Italian Neorealism (Italian: Neorealismo) characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors. Italian Neorealist films mostly contend with the difficult economic and moral conditions of post-World War II Italy, representing changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including poverty, oppression, injustice and desperation.

Neorealism became famous globally in 1946 with Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City, when it won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival as the first major film produced in Italy after the war. Major figures of Neorealism : Vittorio De Sica,Roberto Rossellini ,Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini.

Open City established several of the principles of neorealism, depicting clearly the struggle of normal Italian people to live from day to day under the extraordinary difficulties of the German occupation of Rome, consciously doing what they can to resist the occupation.

The children play a key role in this, and their presence at the end of the film is indicative of their role in neorealism as a whole: as observers of the difficulties of today who hold the key to the future

This photo was taken in an area of my city that has suffered heavy bombing during the World War II, and you can still see the effects.

www.flickr.com/francescomedda

Featured Photo Wednesday – Kathy

Life is full of a coincidental moments, this is a great story and beautiful picture of what we do for special people in our lives and how sometimes that special act is even more thought out then we realized ourselves.

I love the featured stories you all have been sumbitting, they bring that extra something to an already extra special photograph. Giving more meaning and life to each and everyone of them. Thank-you Kathy for sharing with us today!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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Several months ago, my dearest friend purchased a modest home nearby so that we could spend more time together.  Living in different states, and meeting halfway, had become too restrictive and inconvenient.  So, in one bold leap, my friend became the homeowner of yet another house, only a short distance from mine.

The new house remained quite empty until my friend was able to choose some furnishings to match her preferred décor.  While I awaited her arrival, I spotted a poster of a print done by Gasiorowski.  The artist had painted tulips, in two blue flower pots.  The colors were bold and simple.  I bought the poster, and I hung it in her dining room, on a hook that had been left in the wall.  I then took a picture of the poster to see if it was something she would like to keep; she would, and she did.

Four months later, we celebrated her birthday in her new home.  I knocked on her door with four pots of Spring flowers: hydrangeas, pansies, hyacinths, and tulips.  I set the tulips on a black bench, beneath a window, in her living room.  She found places for the remaining flowers in the various rooms.  Then, several days later, when I returned to her house, I noticed that she had moved the tulips onto the dining room table.  And it was then that I realized that I had actually purchased the same type of tulips, red when first blooming, bright yellow and orange when opened, that had been painted in the poster.  She, however, had identified the similarity right away.  I was thrilled to see that somehow, inadvertently, I had matched these two gifts to my dear friend.

I had taken a picture of the opened tulips as a posted birthday card to my friend. I liked the photograph because, unaltered, it looked like a watercolor.  But later, when she pointed out the matching tulips, I could not resist taking another picture of the tulips with the poster serving as a background.

Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/82940673@N08/

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Martin

This is by far one of my favorites photos ever… The strength this photo creates, the life, the emotion, the editing. It all comes together to create a perfect photo, a perfect moment. Thank-you Martin for sharing it with us!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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It is shot of my Father standing next to the Forth Bridge at Queensferry near Edinburgh. At Queensferry stands a memorial to the Builders(Briggers) who lost their lives constructing the famous Forth Bridge.

It was my Father Docker’s coat that got my attention first when I was taking this shot. It gave me the impression that he could have been one of the briggers himself and the fact he is standing having a smoke almost adds to it.

I reprocessed this shot to enter a portrait competition and at the time I was playing with a lot dark tones in my photos.

My Father was not aware I was taking the shot which makes it all the more special as it is a stance I have seen him take many times. In contrast my Mother was not happy at all I was entering this photo as it is a stance she too has seen so many times and never liked. Since the birth of daughter, my father’s first grandchild, he has subsequently stopped smoking.

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16692567@N04/

Featured Photo Wednesday – Sheila Robbins

Take a moment to read this beautiful story, it will bring new meaning to this photograph!

The Lady Slipper Orchid is such a delicate flower. Sheila did an amazing job capturing the delicate nature of this flower.  The colors, the way the water droplets fall on the leaves. The subtle vignette bringing your eye right to the subject, beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Sheila Robbins

I discovered this Lady Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium) growing in a ditch a few years ago and now I look for it every spring.  This was taken with my first digital camera, a Canon Powershot and it is still one of my favorite photos.  The thrill of finding this rare and beautiful flower set me on a path of looking at my surroundings in a whole new way, searching for the hidden and unexpected treasures that are all around us. I love this Native American Legend about the Lady Slipper.  Hope that you enjoy it as well.

There once was a daughter of an Indian Chieftain.  One day while she was playing far away from her camp she met a rabbit.  The rabbit was crying because it had hurt its feet and couldn’t go home.  The little girl gave the rabbit her moccasins so it could go home without hurting its feet.  As it was getting late the little girl started back to her camp.  Before long her feet were torn and bleeding.  She collapsed in exhaustion and fell asleep.  Before long a songbird flew by and saw her bleeding feet.   It begged the Great Spirit to help the little girl.  Upon awakening she found a beautiful pair of moccasins hanging on two slender stems.  She slipped them on her bleeding feet and was able to make her way home.

Look inside a yellow Lady’s slipper orchid and you will see the spots of blood and some lines made by the little girls bleeding feet.
These plants are becoming endangered and should not be picked.

http://www.colors-in-nature.blogspot.ca/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheiro/

Featured Photo Wednesday – Jean-Baptiste d’Hérouville

This week I want to thank JB for a trip to Paris on this week’s Featured Photographer! Such an artistic creative view of Paris, the composition and color on these photographs is amazing!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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I’m 18 and I’m a student in International Business. I live in Paris since I was born. My passion of photography started 2 years ago, when I wanted to share the beauties of our big cities’ architecture.

For this picture (Pont Alexandre III – Paris), which was taken last July during the sunset, I used my Nikon D2X with the Nikkor 17-55mm at f/2.8 and 200 ISO.

Currently, I think it’s my favorite picture of Paris: it reflects the amazing atmosphere of Paris, the city of lights, during a sunset or a sunrise. I enclose you some other pictures of Paris which also reflect well this “atmosphere”.

I hope you will enjoy my vision of Paris!

CarousselAndTourEiffel

NotreDameDeParis

PalaisDeCristalMadrid

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jb-dherouville/

Featured Photo Wednesday – Carolina Lafetá

Have you ever seen such a delicate flower, such beautiful use of light and composition! Amazing job Carolina, thanks for sharing this with us!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Carolina Lafeta

This is one of my favorite.
The flower blows with light and represents my search for illumination.
The photo is linked with a poem of a great Brazilian writer (João Guimarães Rosa) that says, with my humble translation:

“Came into my room a beetle
Wings of green and gold
And made my room a jewelry”.

The photo was shoot in F/22 1/4 of exposition ISO 160 and 70mm of focal distance. Everything in manual. I don’t like automatic things.
That’s it!
Thank you very much!!

Website: http://www.carolaf.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolaf

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Featured Photo Wednesday – Visual Verve

Brilliant! The way you created such a different perspective is the best! Making him appear so small looking up with those curious eyes. You brought emotion to a still life, wondering!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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I personally try to catch some kind of emotion in all my pictures.

This particular photo had to reflect a child’s vision on death, or at least reflect the influence death can have on a child’s mind. Most of the time, we mourn ourself and we expect our kids to know what has happened or even comfort our children with declaring that someone has become a star. That special someone is not here anymore. Someone has gone to heaven.

But heaven… That is very far away.

I wanted Danbo to take a letter and use it as a kite, to send it to heaven and at this composition I tried to make him look even smaller.

In some way I wanted it to be a sort of a condolence card for kids, a bit of support for them.

Picture is taken with a Canon EOS 500D

Settings:
Exposure : 1/4
Aperture : f/8
Focal length : 18 mm (18-55 mm standard kit-lens)

Website : www.visualverve.nl
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Featured Photo Wednesday – Erika Bertolini

Wow! A big thanks to Erika Bertolini for submitting this week’s Featured Photo! I love a photo that takes me someplace else even for a moment, that evokes an emotional response in me. The free feeling, open road ahead ready to take on whatever is over the next mountain range. I love it!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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Roadtrip. This is the keyword. A memory of one of the most meaningful periods of my life.

I left Italy to spend some time studying in Australia, and there came the idea to rent a small colourful van and travel along New Zealand, Southern Island.

Steps: fly to NZ, two friends and me, pick up a van and leave.
The morning after we landed is when the real road trip began… this landscape of Canterbury Plains is one of the many amazing sceneries that in New Zealand change quicker than a blink of an eye while you drive. But despite many days of sunshine and bright colours, I feel this shot is ‘the one’.
It was us, cold and misty air, one road and a land that somehow rejects and welcomes man at the same time.

We had to stop the car, smell the air and realize how lucky we were: it was there, all for us.

Dedicated to the memory of J.R.R. Tolkien, and many thanks to Peter Jackson who, choosing New Zealand as a set for The Lord of The Rings movies, undirectly persuaded me to travel there.

I shot with a compact Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS..
Flickr Account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikaberts/

Featured Photo Wednesday – Kristina Servant

A big thank you to Kristina Servant who sent in this amazing photo. I love the way she describes carrying her camera with her everywhere she goes.   She was prepared with camera in hand when this beautiful photo opportunity unfolded before her eyes. Thank you for sharing!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

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I always keep my camera on me, no matter the temperature. I think that there may be an interesting element to photograph. I keep my eyes open at all times no matter where I am. Family celebration, dinner at restaurant, time studies or during a car ride … there is always an element to photograph. Some think I’m crazy to photograph a glass of wine, but for me there is an artistic side. Everything is in the way of composing the image and the light present.

When I photograph people, I try to keep a natural look to the poses. That way my clients feel comfortable and are happy. I always do my shootings outside to enjoy the beautiful natural light. Each person is beautiful in one way or another and it is my role to bring out their natural beauty. It is for this reason that there is no major photo processing, I just make your eyes brighter.

When I photograph landscapes, I go with the emotion felt when I saw the scene. The picture I present to you was taken during a snowstorm. I walked one morning and the streetlights were still open. The mixture of light and snowflakes created a moment of magic like Christmas cards.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/photographiekristina
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xkristinax/