Irene Carson

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My entry to Photography Locked Down Week 6 – A Walk on the Dark Side

Mike Browne found a way to help photographers creatively through the pandemic Lockdown by setting photo challenges for 12 weeks, which included a tutorial video with suggestions about how to approach the given challenge theme. All entries had to be taken under Lockdown conditions, i.e. in one's home or garden, had to be shot specifically for the challenge, and Facebook was used as a platform. Mike, or a guest judge, provided live YouTube feedback on select entries, gave helpful suggestions on how a particular shot could have been made stronger, and selected runners-up and a winner for each challenge. He did this for free!!! – Nature and wildlife photographers found ways to look at their immediate environment "with new eyes" and people crawled around their homes on their back and moved objects around on their dining table to put their ideas into pixels. – The programme proved so popular that it continues to this day – no longer under Lockdown conditions but we have it "Locked Down". To make it viable for Mike Browne, he asks for a small monthly donation covering the two monthly challenges. The themes are usually very broad to force us to think... If you want to be part of the fun, here is pretty much all you need to know: www.photographycourses.biz/photography-locked-down
Following are my entries to the 12 challenges and beyond, with some details or captions in my Comment below.

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Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 1/5
  • Resolution: 300/1
  • Created: 13th May 2020
  • Uploaded: 19th September 2020
  • Category: Still-life
  • Views: 16
  • Likes: 12

  • MarkChinn
    1 week ago
    Wow! A spring clip repurposed as a rocket ship. If only NASA knew how easy it was.
    • Irene Carson
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      1 week ago
      Thanks, Mark. Those NASA engineers tend to overthink things. And they use the imperial measuring system. ;-)
  • Hodnett
    1 month ago
    Cool shot.
    • Irene Carson
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      1 month ago
      Thank you, Hodnett! I appreciate the share, too. The things one can find around the house to amuse oneself!
  • Irene Carson
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    1 month ago
    [Shadows] We have lift-off! Even the space exploration programme had to be cut drastically during Lockdown. – You work it out!