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Monday, 7 January 2013

Festival of the Belly Button

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Festival Linky open from 8PM Sunday 13th January (GMT+11)
One image before
One image after
One hundred words

In our first Festival for 2013, contributors are encouraged to reflect: to look back; and, to look within. To do some navel gazing. The 'Festival of the Belly Button' requires some reflective introspection.

How has your photography changed? You are asked to contribute two (2) photographs: a 'then', and a 'now'.

Choose the one change that has brought YOU the most personal pleasure,
you may have always mucked up low-light shots, but now you can make them;
you may have finally got the hang of depth of field;
You may have transitioned from the landscape 'snap' to the detailed composition;
You may have realised that a 'good' B&W shot is not just a coloured snap processed in monochrome.
Note: the two shots do NOT have to be of the same location or event.

No matter how you reflect upon the changes over time in your photography, show us a 'before' shot and an 'after' shot, the properties of each where possible, and about one hundred words of explanatory text.


Jim said...

Good idea for a theme. Just posted mine. :)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Despite feeling a bit dubious about this idea at first, I've actually done a second post that I feel fits the theme.

Julie said...

Jim and Gerald: I think it helps to understand what I was getting at when you visit some of the contributions that members have made. There is some really good reflection and ideas going on within the community. Just a shame that such a massive majority simply never visit the portal at all, and hence miss out.

Themes 2014

Jun -
May -
Apr - Triangles
Mar - People on the Street
Feb - Entry

Previous Themes


Dec -
Nov -
Oct -
Sept - Pink
August - Streetlights
July - Facade
June - The beauty of decay
Feb - Umbrellas


December - My Street
Aug - Numbers
July - Chimneys
June - Tranquilities
May - Bakeries
April - Cobblestones
March - Electricity
Feb - Animals
Jan - Photo of the Year


Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - Fountain
March - Favourite part of town
April - The edge
May - Mail box
June - Under construction
July - Green
Aug - Postcard worthy
Sept - Perspective
Oct - Mystery object
Nov - Fences
Dec - Action shot


Jan - Changes
Feb - Wood
March - Passageways
April - Red
May - Statues
June - Funny signs
July - Reflections
Aug - Bright colours
Sept - Open air market
Oct - Graffiti
Nov - Public transport
Dec - Time


Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - Paths and passages
March - Glass
April - Yellow
May - Shadows
June - Feet
July - Empty
Aug - Night
Sept - What is big in your city
Oct - Contrast
Nov - Doorways
Dec - Waiting


Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - What do people think of when they think of my city?
March - Graffit or Street art
April - Water
May - Numbers
June - Corner shop
July - Signs that say 'No'
Aug - Metal
Sept - Sister Cities
Oct - Lines
Nov - Books
Dec - Bridges


Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - Something that annoys
March - Men at work
April - Public mail box
May - A picture from another city
June - View from my bedroom window
July - Red
Aug - Typical breakfast
Sept - Street signs or lighting
Oct - Cemeteries or tombstones
Nov - Blue
Dec - Circles or spheres


April - Something typical of somewhere else
June - Parking charges
July - Local supermarkets
Aug - Self-portrait
Sept - Doorways
Oct - Taxi
Nov - Something that's about to disappear
Dec - From the waist down

Mid-month themes.

Mid month themes were held in 2013 for the following months.

Jan - Festival of the Belly Button
Jan - Australia Day
Feb - Waitangi Day, NZ
Mar - Festival of the Equinox
Jun - Festival of the Solstice
Jul - Bastille Day, France