WPC: Frames in Life and Art

That’s rule number one for a photographer, isn’t it? Fill your frame?
― David Cronenberg, Consumed

Yes, David.  It is the number one rule in photography.  Fill your frame.

Sunflower burst. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S5.

Sunflower burst. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S5.

Don’t be shy about it.

Skyview. Boca Raton, Florida. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S 5.

Sky View. Boca Raton, Florida. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S 5.

And enjoy the results.

Grand Rapids Bridge at Dusk. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S5.

Grand Rapids Bridge at Dusk. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S5.

It’s been a crazy month, full of unexpected trips, and a sad farewell to Henry, our dear friend who has meant so much to our family.  Needless to say, this wasn’t the time for sightseeing and carrying around my DSLR, so I caught a few quick shots here and there with my smartphone as you can see in the 3 shots posted here.

But this week’s theme also resonates on a personal level.  Our dear friend, Henry, approached life with a smile and open arms.   That was how he ‘framed’  life.  Other people ‘frame’ it with arms crossed defensively or with eyes narrowed in suspicion.  Henry reminds us to face life with courage, honesty, a ready smile, and the certainty that there is good in all of us.

That’s my hope for us too as we face the future.




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  1. I am discovering I frame my world with the pictures I take–or imagine I would take if I were a better photographer. Ian glad you could translate your love and loss into moments of beauty.

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  2. Hi Patti, sorry for your loss.

    I´m here looking at your blog with an iPad, and it looks amazing! It’s a magazine style blog, and so visual, which I really like. I know exactly what Cronenberg means by filling the frame. I’m obsessive about it. Filling the frame is what it’s all about, for me. Your shots clearly reflect this, also.

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    • Hi, Maria. Thanks so much.
      You know I rarely look at my blog with an iPad. Thanks for that info!
      I’m obsessing about the Fujifilm X100T. I can’t wait to borrow one to try it out. 🙂 Hope all’s well with you! I always enjoy hearing from you.


      • It’s a rangefinder type. They were used by Cartier-Bresson and are used for photojournalism a lot I believe, I also obsess about lots of equipment, if I told you, I’d never finish

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