After yesterday’s gorgeous horse photos, we’re sticking with the animal theme for today’s In Frame. Betsy Law steers clear of any urge to be cutesy, framing the child and dog to create a hint of tension between the sad-faced pup and the onlooking child. Shrewdly including the magazine cover in the shot lets us know it was almost certainly taken in the D.C. area.
If you’re going to have just one photo on your stream, it might as well be a snappy one. Actually hownowknowhow just joined Flickr — and we encourage you all to join up and add your photos to our Exposed DC pool. If you like taking pictures, it doesn’t matter if you’re just an Instagram-aholic or a pro with gear worth more than your car, we take all kinds here.
I saw a bunch of photos pop up on my feeds after Squarepusher played at the Black Cat last week, most taking advantage of the blazing light display. Here, instead, hownowknowhow dialed back the in-your-face LEDs and used them more as a canvas for his composition: the crowd in silhouette seemingly mesmerized by the man on stage.
While browsing our Flickr pool, this underwater image by Noe Todorovich stuck out among the summer pictures. Not just because we’d all love to be out of the office, gliding in a pool, but because even when we’re not, of course, walking through the humid D.C. air feels pretty much the same. The contrast of the cool blue with the tight expression helps fuel the opposing emotions.
Noe told us about taking the photo:
We decided to go to the pool on Sunday and just after I jumped in, I remembered the waterproof iPhone case that I bought Patrick for Christmas in 2011. We hadn’t really used it much yet, so I figured this was a perfect opportunity. I used it with my iPhone4S to take some pictures under the water, and Patrick had the idea to swim towards me while I took the picture… I liked the way this shot showed him reaching forward, the bubbles ascending into the reflection on the top of the frame (bottom of the top of the water).
The timing of this image by Chris Suspect is wonderful, as are the contrasts. Yes, the man is much larger than the door frame but the color of his bright clothing pops out from the red, white, black and beige background. He also forms a large upside down V shape in the center of the photograph, while almost every other shape in the frame is a square or rectangle. The composition works for all of these reasons, but the most important may be that this is just plain funny.