Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Two

Melody and I chose "DARK" as our theme this week, and I admit, this one was a puzzler. I took a few shots I wasn't really happy with, but I couldn't figure out what I wanted to create. I finally realized that "dark" is quite the enigma, because in photography, you have to have "light" in order to photograph "dark." Hmmm...the dilemma.

The other night, I peeked in on Harrison, who was engrossed in his book. I loved how he was bathed in soft light, nestled in the the dark room.

While my photo is relatively straightforward, Melody's leaves everything up to the viewer. The girl in the door: is she entering or exiting? Where is she going? I could create multiple narratives for this photo.

Show us your photo stories today: what do your diptychs have to tell us?


diptych week2

And now for a fun update: you may have noticed something new on my sidebar. Leah, a.k.a. Killlashandra, was kind enough to design a button for Team-Up Thursday. If you'd like the code to post the button on your own blog, zip over to her place and grab it. I'm just not good with the coding business yet, so I'm lucky Leah offered her expertise. Thanks for the great button, Leah!

Remember to upload to our flickr pool as well as to your blog. If you are new this week, welcome -- if you need a partner, just drop me a line at monamegs@hotmail.com. I know there are a couple of people in partner limbo; don't despair, I haven't forgotten you :).

20 comments:

Joanna said...

Ooooo....this one would be a little difficult for me, but I love how you both portayed it. I am taken by both the b/w of yours and the warms tones in Melody's. Great job Gals.

Christina and I chose the theme "Words

Christina said...

You gals both captured a difficult theme SO well! Darkness often has negative conotations, but both of theme images leave me feeling peace and comfort. Nicely done!

As Jo said above - we did WORDS this week!

HipMomma said...

Dark was our theme. Megan, love how you little man looks likes he's studying for the bar. You picked up so much detail in one dark shot.

Kimberly said...

Your dark photo makes me want to try my hand at night shooting, something I usually avoid like the plague. :) I think this theme showcases the talent you and Melody share.

Here's mine/ours for the week:

Stephanie said...

I love how these turned out. DARK would be a tough theme. Amy Craft went with 'chilled':
http://slsmithphotography.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/chilled-team-up-thursday-san-antonio-photographers.html

Jen said...

Awesome job. That is a challenging one and you guys nailed it. Cara and I are joining in this week.

Green

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

how very cool. gosh i love that!
i love the FEEL of yall's photos.
both photos speak volumes.
really great!

here is mine/ours...
FLY

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

oops...
here?...
maybe...
FLY

:)

Melissa G said...

I love how this comes together. Anna and I also used dark as our theme.

carrie said...

I just said on Mel's blog how much I loved that the photos work together perfectly - and in yours it looks like N. is actually standing in the doorway looking at Harrison! You both did an amazing job capturing dark...it is a hard one!

Mine and Kimberly's is up, too.

Cara said...

I love both photo's. I have a really hard time with dark photo's like that.
Jen and I team up and here is ours.

Dawn said...

So cool! Both of them are fantastic, gosh...this challenge is so fun. I can't decide if I like posting mine and sharing or seeing what everyone else came up with more!

Here's ours (me and Mandy)
Smooth

~Dawn

PS-I have been trying with the button but the pic won't come up! Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! these are both so stunning. great job! I am soooo thinking I need to grab a partner and join up!

Corey~living and loving said...

Do you plan on having a link up page? I would love to easily see everyone's posts.

MGF said...

You both captured such great lighting.

the aunt who always has gum said...

beautiful shots!

we took on dark too...

http://wp.me/pwKhb-cD

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

Those are really amazing "dark" shots. You got such precision with what I assume was a slow speed? Love them both!

gashuttergirl said...

I am loving everyone's images. This was a tough one, but somehow, my partner and I came up with the same subject to portray our DARK. What are the odds?

http://gashuttergirl.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/team-up-thursday-week-2-dark/

noodle and lou said...

what a great theme...and both shots are fabulous. the mystery in the 1st one really draws you in and the 2nd is such a great capture of concentration!

carissa already mentioned our "fly" theme! i'm having so much fun with this!

Stacy said...

Love both your interpretations of dark. Wonderful! Yes, photography dark would be a challenge, but that is what this is about right? A challenge!