July #One Four Challenge – Week 3

It seems this month’s One Four Challenge is all about compositions. It became obvious how I really don’t think too much when I look through the lens. I concentrate on finding the subject, but then I just don’t take that one step back and let myself find the right composition.

Post-processing can in small measure help fixing that problem and I am trying to demonstrate that this month. Take this week…I stumbled upon this version after five or six different tries, quite accidentally. And I was surprised how good it looked (compositionally it looks good, but the quality of the image up close is not to my liking). This  is not something I would do when taking an image. That is one of my biggest problems, front central subjects without much consideration about the composition.


I am still too self-aware, not able to lose myself completely. I remember the day I took this image, I was surrounded by too many people, Castello Sforzesco being a main tourist attraction. I wish I just set down in front of that cat and took my time. But I rushed because she was ready to leave any second, too many people made her uncomfortable. That cost me the quality of the image and that is something post-processing can’t really fix. Another lesson learned.

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16 thoughts on “July #One Four Challenge – Week 3

  1. I enjoyed you opening up in this post about composition. I have a hard time thinking about the composition of photo when I’m trying to get a quick shot. I’m afraid I’m going to miss the opportunity if I step back and think about it. So, I tend to shoot away. I like what you did with this week’s edit. The colors on this cat are amazing.

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  2. I find the “thirds grid” on my camera, which I have on all the time helps with that quick composition struggle. Although I totally know what you are saying, there is something personal about photography, at least for me. So, to have people seeing what I am doing…makes me self-conscious and I make much different choices about what I am shooting than when I am alone.
    The learning curve is never done! Nice crop this week, we are getting to know a lot about this lovely subject and you as well. Thanks for sharing Lore.

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    • Ah, familiar struggles. I completely agree on the part of personal…I am so much more relaxed when I am alone, surrounded by nature. Relaxed, focused on my subject, I can see that in some of my images. Hopefully, we’ll get there. Thank you so much, Carrie. 🙂

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