Make It Square

Challenge #2 in the Eye of the Beholder series. Hosted by wrosenthal.
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For this challenge, photograph a person, pet, portrait, plant, object, or pattern, and fit it expertly into a square format. A single subject should dominate the frame. Please read the following to fully understand the nature of the challenge. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The aesthetic of the square format in photography is regularly debated, although important photographers like Richard Avedon, Robert Doisneau, and Irving Penn have used it with great success. Those of us who learned photography using square format cameras (Rollei, Hasselblad) were taught to compose in the viewfinder either vertically or horizontally in the expectation that our prints and enlargements would be in the preferred rectangular format. Today, with few digital cameras offering a square format option, the problem is to compose in a rectangular frame with the expectation of cropping to a square.
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Tiny Blue
Starstruck
Black cherries
The Ties That Bind
On the beach
Watching over us
SF Palm
center of attraction
Connecting with Sky
Blue
flower
Time Squared
Fishermans Sign Isle of Wight
Square Dealer
Watery reflections
sunshine
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Hard Labor
Dave and Petey
Lucy
Persimmon Leaves
Door Bolt at Saint Chapelle
Flax Plant Detail
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