Simplicity isn’t always simple!

This week, I’m trying a new challenge with Cee.  This is her Compose Yourself Photo Challenge and the theme this week is Simplicity.

I encourage all my photo buff friends to go here and read her directives as well as her tips and tricks, as you have nothing to lose and tons to gain!

Here goes nothing…per instructions…4 photos of nearly raw and simple

(And as always, simply click on photo for full version.  See what I did there?  Simple? You got it).

The Slug on Glass
The Slug on Glass
Blue and Broken
Blue and Broken
Tree with Hula Skirt :) OR Lake Reflections
Tree with Hula Skirt 🙂
OR
Lake Reflections

 

Out of the Shadows
Out of the Shadows

What comes next is for extra credit (sweet)

Cropping before and after and Color vs. Black and White

The crop before and after:

 

BEFORE * I chose this because I like it, but also because the boat is about 1/3rd of the photo and wanted to see if I could crop it from landscape to portrait and still like it
BEFORE
*
I chose this because I like it, but also because the boat is about 1/3rd (okay, maybe a little more) of the photo and I wanted to see if I could crop it from landscape to portrait and still like it
AFTER * I find that I may have to redefine what the subject is with the crop version...but I still like it. Rather than the boat, I think my new subject is the light.
AFTER
*
I find that I may have to redefine what the subject is with the crop version…but I still like it. Rather than the boat, I think my new subject is the light through the mist.

The Color vs Black & White:  I still struggle with the tones of black and white, but I do love them. Hopefully, they’ll get better with practice (or an editing software? Santa, you listening?)

COLOR VERSION * This regal fella doesn't have a whole lot of color to begin with, and I hope that is okay, but sometimes the most challenging for me are photos with a lot of white
COLOR VERSION
*
This regal fella doesn’t have a whole lot of color to begin with, and I hope that is okay, but sometimes the most challenging for me are photos with a lot of white

BLACK & WHITE VERSION * I'm surprising myself, but I actually like this one better. :)
BLACK & WHITE VERSION
*
I’m surprising myself, but I actually like this one better. 🙂


I may not have gotten the simplicity in every photo I chose, but I think I’m at least on the right road.
Cheers 🙂

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Rhonda

Hi everyone! Welcome to 50 Shades of Gray Hair. 50 Shades is my blog of life over the hill, where each day is full of delicious opportunities to earn another gray hair. I stopped declaring war on the gray when I began this blog years ago. Instead, I embrace and celebrate them along with whatever life decides to throw my way, with (sarcasm forward) humor and an optimistic eye to the future. I think. I hope? I don't know. At any rate...it's real, it's honest, it's full of 4 letter words, and it's me...on a platter. I sincerely welcome you all to my porch....♥♥Rhonda

11 thoughts on “Simplicity isn’t always simple!”

    1. Aw, thanks Bon. And yes…that’s exactly what I feel when I look at it and felt when I took it during ‘those’ times. You rock my friend…you have the ‘nose that knows!’

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