Week 11 in the Dogwood 52 challenge is negative space, in the category of composition. The description for this prompt is, “Minimize the composition to isolate your subject. The composition should be simple, thereby drawing your viewer to the subject.”
I made a couple of images with this week in mind, and I had a hard time deciding which to use. In the end, I chose this most recent photo of buzzards in a tree. Making it black and white was perfect.
I took this image at the same time, but with the mountain in the background it wasn’t as good for negative space.
I hope you guys can handle more cute burro photos, because I have more to share with you. The cuteness of this little one, is just more than I can stand. So, today we have, Adorable Wild Baby Burro Part 2.
I have named him/her Burrito. If you know the Spanish language, adding an “ito” for the male, or “ita” for the female to the end of a word makes it mean small, or little. So burrito, means little burro.
Last week we went hiking to find the little family again. We found them fairly easy, because the dad made it quite clear he knew we were there. This time, they were up on a hill and Al went one way, while I went another. This enabled us both to get photos, and they didn’t quite know which way to go. They were a little bit more relaxed towards us, well, the mom wasn’t really. I have to say, this is some of the hardest photography conditions I’ve dealt with. The burros are almost the same color as the rocks, and even though it isn’t hot, by mid morning there are heat waves coming off the rocks that really mess up the focus on a long range shot.
Week 10 in the Dogwood 52 challenge is Selective Color in the category Vision. I was wondering what I would do for this week. The desert is pretty monotonic, especially since there just aren’t the flowers this year like last year. I don’t think this a real “flowery” area anyway. We see brittle brush, but that’s about it.
But this Tamarisk bush, with it’s tiny pink flowers, seemed to be a good subject for selective color.
This is the original image.
Making a selective color image is pretty easy to do in lightroom.