馃摲 Weekly photography thread: Rest & Recreation

@hakki501 and I are resurrecting the weekly photography thread!

We used to run this a couple of months ago but it took a break while we organised the Scavenger Hunt and White Christmas.

How it works:
A theme is picked for each week and everyone can join in and post photographs around that topic.

As well as resulting in some amazing eye-candy for us all to enjoy it's also a chance for people like me to get some tips to up our photography game.

Check out the last thread here.

@hakki501 and I take turns in picking our favourites each week, so here are @hakki501s runners up from last time and his comments on each:

@Darkoverlord - loved the story behind his shots. His watch on his band logo was spot on.

@Sinnguy - loved his story of him being a lover of concerts, and his ability to keep in good condition nostalgic items of his past was cool.

@street.credor - loved his creativity of using "Inception" vibe plus BnW.

@IanCognito - his composition (perspective of piano keys + use of BnW), craftsmanship (depth of field, sharpness) was really great. It was trying to tell a story.

And here is what @hakki501 thought of the winning photo:

This is the clear winner since the composition and craftsmanship spoke of how music follows a cadence, just as a watch. What's more, it was as if I was transported to the time of Johann Sebastian Bach, as if I were watching him while he composed his music.

I will post the winning picture in next week's newsletter, but for now let's have fun with this week's theme: Rest & Recreation.

Interpretation is down to you! 

My photo is of me at the theatre a couple of months ago. I love the reflection of the lights in the crystal in this shot.

Really looking forward to seeing the pictures. I've missed this thread! 鉂わ笍

Yay! I enjoy these contests. First off, happy new year! Still in holiday lazy mode so my pup thinks this is the best theme 馃槉

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IanCognito

Yay! I enjoy these contests. First off, happy new year! Still in holiday lazy mode so my pup thinks this is the best theme 馃槉

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Happy New Year to you too 馃帀

Such a beautiful shot to start us off!

Do you use a phone camera or a proper one?

Deeperblue

Happy New Year to you too 馃帀

Such a beautiful shot to start us off!

Do you use a phone camera or a proper one?

Thanks! Strictly phone camera. Galaxy S20 Ultra 馃憤馃徏

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Resting in front of the fire with the doggies! 聽

The brown one likes to lick the grey one's face. 聽More specifically, she'll lick at the grey one's eyes... 聽Like, she's licking up the eye goop that builds up on the corners of the grey one's eyes! 聽On the one hand, it's absolutely disgusting! 聽On the other, it's surprisingly sweet that she's grooming her sister so nicely. 聽Dogs... 聽sweet, but disgusting.

IanCognito

Thanks! Strictly phone camera. Galaxy S20 Ultra 馃憤馃徏

That gives me hope as a phone is all I have. 馃憤

HotWatchChick69
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Resting in front of the fire with the doggies! 聽

The brown one likes to lick the grey one's face. 聽More specifically, she'll lick at the grey one's eyes... 聽Like, she's licking up the eye goop that builds up on the corners of the grey one's eyes! 聽On the one hand, it's absolutely disgusting! 聽On the other, it's surprisingly sweet that she's grooming her sister so nicely. 聽Dogs... 聽sweet, but disgusting.

Very sweet!

It reminds me of when my babies had cradle cap (no idea what you call it in the US, it's basically a scabby crusty scalp that babies get).

I used to love picking that stuff off their heads.聽

#oversharing

Super cool idea, this might be the thread for me. I've always struggled with storytelling in my composition/elements, but I'm slowly building different ways to set a watch up to tell its story.聽

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But I think these two shots of watches in my collection show what my other hobbies are. Love this idea, hopefully I can participate in more!聽

lens.of.ben

Super cool idea, this might be the thread for me. I've always struggled with storytelling in my composition/elements, but I'm slowly building different ways to set a watch up to tell its story.聽

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But I think these two shots of watches in my collection show what my other hobbies are. Love this idea, hopefully I can participate in more!聽

Your photos are excellent!

If you look back through the other 'Weekly photo theme' posts you'll be able to see all different kinds of photography styles which may be inspirational 馃憤

Yeah, won't be the best pics with the phone but I'm in.

MinnKonaMike

Yeah, won't be the best pics with the phone but I'm in.

I just have my phone too.聽

I often fall out with it when it won't get EVERYTHING in focus at the same time 馃槅

Deeperblue

Very sweet!

It reminds me of when my babies had cradle cap (no idea what you call it in the US, it's basically a scabby crusty scalp that babies get).

I used to love picking that stuff off their heads.聽

#oversharing

I Just Threw Up In My Mouth A Little Bit GIF - Christine ...

Funny thing is I think my last submission was a color photo! In retrospect, adding a Black and White filter might have been a good idea.

For this one, I decided to take my watch camping

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Hangover Sunday 馃嵕聽

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Another 鈥渞esting with the dog鈥 shot (they are the perfect species to chill with). Only one dog so eye goop removal duty lands on me 馃槀.

street.credor

Funny thing is I think my last submission was a color photo! In retrospect, adding a Black and White filter might have been a good idea.

For this one, I decided to take my watch camping

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I am amazed you have succeeded in making a watch look cute! 馃憦聽

He looks so cozy. 馃彆锔