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In My Own Backyard - Contour | photography by Antonio Marques

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In My Own Backyard – Contour


Last week, Jim from JMG-Galleries opened a very interesting project, “In Your Own Backyard“, asking his readers to submit photos of something that is seen everyday, something that doesn’t attract the eye anymore because, well, it’s just there and is so much part of the “furniture” that usually there is no second glance at it.

To give a little bit more freedom, he allows for a 5 mile radius of the literal backyard.

Well, 5 miles is just too much for me…

I took the challenge more literally and my entry will be something that I do see everyday from my windows. Not the color though… Usually the view is a tiny bit more grayish, but on this day the colors was just so attractive that I had to take a couple of shots.

The photo is not entirely recent (it was taken around the end of last September) but since Jim is not opposing to it on his “rules”, I thought it to be a good choice.



1:250 at f/5.6, 300mm, ISO 100, on a Sony alpha100 with a SIGMA 70-300, 4.5-5.6, DG APO Macro

A slightly bigger version can be seen at the light:delirious photoblog. Just to note that this photo had no processing whatsoever.

And as always, any constructive critique is more than welcome.

Thanks Jim for the project, and I’m looking forward to see all the entries together.

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