52 Frames, Week 13: Emotion

This week, in search for emotion and someone to photograph, I think I have over used my model, so I gave him a week off 🙂 I am full of emotions, I took some selfies as I had no one to else available had a busy week at work and did not getting anything done. No grandkids live near any more, because their expressive faces would have been so easy to capture true emotion.

On to a “creative-led” challenge this week! Really the core of what photography is about, the core of EVERY story – Emotion. Strong photos should tell a clear story and evoke feelings in those who see our shots.

sad, tired …

What could emotion look like? Perhaps the happiness reflected in the eyes of a child, the look of love shared between a couple, the joy of a team celebrating their latest win on the football field or even the pride of a baker showcasing their latest creation. Human emotions run deep and are varied – we can be pensive, or be battling our inner demons – introspective portraits can tell compelling stories.

Slightly optimistic, I will come up with something…

Or just happy ….

A feeling of…

I am stressed and anxious. So I really got into playing with my images making them into rounded shape, Mandala’s. My thoughts are going around, I an surrounded by emotions that do around again and again. Me, trying to escape.

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Wildflowers

I think we can pretty much find some wildflowers by now, for a real challenge don’t use archive pics…get out and take some new pics,, so after this prompt, I did go to the forest.

I will post photos I saw today, I started walking along  the path in the first photo, looking for flowers. It was partly cloudy today- helps with yellow flowers, but so cold.  Unfortunately I cannot name most of these.I continues further into the forest, but I will post those later.



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Portrait of a woman(3) in black and white

Ritva Sillanmäki-4 Ritva Sillanmäki-5

Portrait of a woman (2) in black and white

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Portrait of a woman in black and white

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Blue

So, for this challenge something simple and easy, the colour blue. Try for something different from the obvious like sea and sky.

First two – blue colors and atmosphere

Ritva Sillanmäki-103 Ritva Sillanmäki-111

The rest are still life photos of something blue

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Blue

On the border of waking up

Hetki unen ja valveen rajalla. / the moment of waking up

moment before waking up what...i'm awake


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tina´s wordless wednesday # 82

tina´s wordless wednesday # 82


Variations of a pastel painting

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