Sunday, January 10, 2016

Photo Challenges

Oh what a week!!!  My Ricky Tims class has these videos that you watch and learn from - from RICKY TIMS.  and you all.... I love his voice!  I am not sure exactly why - but best I can tell he reminds me of my Dad's Dog and Bird Raising partner - John Lester.  Boy I loved that man!! He knew everything, and was so patient with us kids - and for some reason Ricky's voice is just that patient slow talking way - like he is in no hurry to kick me out!!!

Okay - enough!!   Our first assignment was

Selective Focus!

Here is my Photo:

These are from my In-law side - they were my husbands Great grandpa, then grandpa, then his Mom had them for a while (not sure if she used them) then she passed them on to Him.  They hang on our Cowboys wall.  

For my Other Photo Assignment - it was Minimalism in Black & White

The cool thing was, they provided a lot of links to information on Minimalism, and ways to achieve it. I get it in Theory, but in real life - I like lots of stuff in my photos! Ha h!

This was my first try 
But upon studying Minimalism more, I think you were supposed to have the subject as Less of the photo..... Maybe??

I liked it though - My oldest son went and ran 9 miles - I took a photo!
About even right?


KaHolly said...

Great job! Can't wait to see what else you are challenged to do!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a great project --- and I totally get what you mean about great voices in a class (or elsewhere). They stay with us forever.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoying Ricky's class. Can't WAIT to see MORE pictures!!!

Farm Quilter said...

Interesting how the Minimalism in the center photo reminds me of modern quilting - so often the focus part of the quilt is off-center/asymmetrical with lots of negative space. I love the resulting disequilibrium. Your pictures are outstanding!

Lara B. said...

These photos look great Alycia! I know what you mean about Ricky Tim's voice - he just has the nicest most mellow way of talking.

Kate said...

Great photos. I like the minimalist photo, lots of white space. I set of goal of improving my photography this year, starting first with learning my camera.

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a fun class!

Paige said...

Enjoying seeing your class work!