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January 6, 2011

Picture Winter Day 6

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 5:49 pm
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“Cracked Open”

Today’s photo will be a little bit of a repeat for regular blog readers.  I featured this ornament back on my tour of the Christmas tree (and yes, my tree is still up.  It’s coming down this weekend.) but I thought it fit today’s prompt nicely: “Let’s celebrate the cracks today and capture them in our photos. Without them, there wouldn’t be any light getting in!”

50 mm, 1/50 sec., f1.8

If you’d like the story about why I still have this broken ornament on my tree, please click here.



  1. Lots of cracks around here. I can’t decide whether to celebrate the extra light or grab a roll of duct tape. It’s nice to have an ornament with character.

    Comment by Gerry — January 6, 2011 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

    • LOL, Gerry!
      Yes I suspect there are plenty of ’em around here too, but I didn’t take the time today to seek them out.

      Comment by Karma — January 6, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  2. LOL Love Gerry’s comment 🙂
    So sad to see this special little ornament broken, but at least it broke in a way that you could still hang it on your tree.
    (I took ours down today)

    Comment by thedailyclick — January 6, 2011 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

    • Gerry is always good for a comment that makes me smile a funny, crooked smile.

      Comment by Karma — January 6, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

  3. I wonder how many people photographed eggs in response to this prompt! 😉

    This one is a bit of a miss for me only in that, it is tough to tell the ornament is broken. Without the explanation, it isn’t obvious (well, at least not to me, anyways). Sigh. I know….once again, I’m a party pooper.

    Side comment…Karen, I’ve looked through your past couple of posts and you need to start taking more vertical (portrait orientation) shots! I think you might discover some better compositions in doing so. Today’s shot is termed ‘bullseye’ since the subject is dead center. The only time that works is if all other elements support it.

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 6, 2011 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

    • Actually, quite a few people did!

      I never considered it would be hard to tell there is a gaping hole in this kitty’s head! I suppose it is quite clear to me simply because it is mine.

      I realized as soon as I put my memory card in the computer that the shot was right in the center, and I said to myself, “ah well, no rule of thirds today.”
      About a third of my favorites of 2010 were portrait style, by the way! 😉

      Comment by Karma — January 6, 2011 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

  4. Your tree is still holding its needles! Ours was out of the house this week and was very dry but luckily we got it out before the big needle dump.

    Comment by Becky Sue — January 6, 2011 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

    • It has been a good tree – cut fresh from a farm in Ludlow.

      Comment by Karma — January 7, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  5. Phooey rocked! Best damn cat next to Ralphie and Beau!!!!!

    Comment by Dahubby — January 7, 2011 @ 1:06 am | Reply

  6. Perfect subject. Question, why is it dead center in the frame? I don’t mind but it’s an interesting composition choice.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 7, 2011 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

    • I obviously posted this before reading the comments…me bad! I agree with Tracy on the use of more verticals in your work. If only to give you choices. Also, never forget that cropping is another way to create the photo we want.

      Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 7, 2011 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

      • All I can say is I was feeling a bit lazy yesterday. Not the point of a class like this, I know, but by the time I got around to shooting yesterday my feelings of creativity were kind of out the window.

        Comment by Karma — January 7, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

  7. I agree with Gerry. But that may be because I have lots of ornaments with character. lol!

    Comment by Robin — January 7, 2011 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

    • Character yes! Plenty of that around here!

      Comment by Karma — January 7, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

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