Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 31 -8. Break the rule of thirds


These are the Hellebores in our garden. They are a great sight this year. These pink ones and also some white. They are usually very tatty and mud spattered but I caught them at their best.

Definitely no rule of thirds here. I can just here the Camera Club Judge saying. “I do not know about this one. Where do you want me to focus? There is no point of focus. My eye is all over the place.” It says exactly what I wanted to say. I was just bowled over by the impact of the whole carpet of blooms.


Week30 – 13. Infrared


I usually imagine “infrared” with black and white images. When I looked on line there were examples of coloured infrared images too. I used  the “Infrared” filter in Color Efex Pro 4 in the Nik Collection for this one. The image was originally orange. The filter has deepened the colour and brought out the texture of the bowl. Nice to have an opportunity to experiment with the filters. I shall have a go with other images now that I have broken the ice.


Week 29 -40. The good old days


This a drinking fountain situated at Robin Hood Gate at Richmond Park. We went for a walk with our U3A Walking Group this week. I was struck about the amount of detail they had added to this drinking fountain. It reminded me of days gone by when there were such things. From Robin Hood Gate to Petersham Gate where we ended our walk was approximately 4 miles so it was a good workout. We saw deer and squirrels and birds. Cyclists, runners and walkers all use the tracks. We had a coffee on the way round so it was very civilised. Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common and the local river, the Hogsmill have provided us with interesting walks within easy bus-ride-reach from where we all live.


Week 28 – 48. Topless


These three bottles were purchased as a prop for future photographic projects. While I was thinking about how to use them, this theme came to mind so here it is. One bottle is “topless”.

Lots of new techniques to explore – bubbles, lighting, home studio, with liquid or without, flower vases, refraction. They will entertain and aid learning and discovering I am sure!