Make It Square

Challenge #2 in the Eye of the Beholder series. Hosted by wrosenthal.
Challenge has finished
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.
Show full rules
phase has
253 entries
phase has
10726 votes
Thirsty of red
Click here for full size original image
36th place
Female of a Violet-capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis) drinking in a Erythrina speciosa. Taken in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
Submitted: Saturday, 25th July, 2009 17:30 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 17th July, 2009
Focal length: 174 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Notes: No flash was used in the shot. The strong red color of the flower is pretty accurate, and I had to underexpose the shot considerably to protect the red from clipping, pushing the RAW in post processing.
Views: 468
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Saving ...
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote
View Comments (1)