The Vibrant Silves Medieval Fair

The theme for today’s WordPress Photo 101 is colour.

Silves Medieval Fair

Silves Medieval Fair

Every year we go to Silves Medieval Fair. I love the mystery of the east and vibrant colours…

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Today’s WordPress Photography101assignment is to, share an image that creates a sense of mystery.

Band at Aljezur Sardine Festival

Band at Aljezur Sardine Festival

This photograph was taken at the Aljezur Sardine Festival. The lighting really added to the ambience and when we saw the size of the stage and all the visual effects we were convinced the Rolling Stones were going to perform. Not speaking Portuguese or recognising any of their famous pop groups we never did discover who was performing.

A complete mystery!

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Today we were asked to capture an image of warmth ideally using the sun as the source.



It looks like the people in this photogragh are about to be abducted by aliens.

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The Natural World

Today’s assignment is Natural World.

Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.

Wild Flowers in Portugal

Wild Flowers in Portugal

These wild flowers grow close to my home in God’s garden.

Today’s tip: look for natural lines that lead our eyes to different parts of a frame such as the bend of a stream, or the curve of a petal. Think about how I can use these lines in the composition of my photograph. To create a more dynamic shot think about strong lines whether vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines. Remember the Rule of Thirds and whether it should be applied or not.

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The theme for today’s WordPress photo challenge is landmark.



“Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.”

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Today’s assignment is connect

Day6 -connectionConnection

In today’s world, we’re more connected than ever. How will you capture our theme, connect, through your lens?

How far have we evolved? Can we still ‘connect’? Do we still have a real ‘connection’ with the animals from whom we have evolved?

If you’ve never visited Lagos Zoo in the Western Algarve, add it to your bucket list!

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Today’s photo101 theme is ‘Solitude’. How do you interpret the state of being alone?



In addition to thinking about what solitude means to us, we were also asked to consider the placement of the ‘subject’ in the shot.

Today’s Tip: When you frame a shot, use the ‘Rule of Thirds’. This is a useful lesson in composition. Use the grid in the camera viewfinder to divide the shot into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, so you have nine parts.

Align the subject off-center because this placement aligns with how our eyes naturally interact with images.

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