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Gallery 1 - A close up of a pet, person or flower
Jacob Lewis (Y6) - Apple BlossomJacob, a very well composed image that fills the frame well. You have managed to get the stigma and anthers in focus which is very important. The colours are accurate too. A great image - well done!
Jacob Lewis (Y6) - Cherry BlossomJacob, another well-taken photo that shouts out, 'Spring is here!' Cherry blossom is very delicate and you have captured this well. I like the way the background is blurred and the foreground is sharp. The more that is in focus the greater the 'depth of field'.
Mrs Yarnold (Y16!) - AlliumA fabulous shot of an Allium flower (actually made up of hundreds of smaller flowers) showing great detail and sharp focus. I love the way the background complements it. Have a virtual certificate!
Mrs Yarnold (Y16!) - Snake's head fritillaryA beautiful spring flower. Great colour, patterns captured well, good lighting and taken in their natural setting. If the main flower was a little bit more central it may have been sharper. Well done, Mrs Yarnold!
Gem Harris (Y6)I'm very impressed with this portrait of your sister! The angled composition, close up, and image works extremely well. It is a good example of how photos of people can often look better when the complete head and body are not all in the shot. This would look great printed and in a frame! Good stuff!!
Gem Harris (Y6)A lovely portrait, Gem. Your sister looks relaxed and you have focused well on her face and particularly her eyes which is very important. It is exposed (how light or dark the photo is) very well. A combination of a good photographer and model!
Erika Halling (Y6)The 1-SHOT! challenge of getting the flowers in focus has been done well here. This is a heather plant which has very colourful and delicate pink/mauve flowers that you have managed to photograph accurately getting the colours spot on. Did you know that the scientific name for heather is 'Erica'! Good work!
Erika Halling (Y6)Erika, the other part of this 1-SHOT! Challenge is to get close up as well as in focus. Once again you have done this well and also exposed it accurately. I like the way the plant completely fills the frame! Thumbs up for this one, Erika.
Daniel Refson (Y6)Aaaah - everyone should have a Smokey rabbit!! Well done Daniel on meeting the 1-SHOT! Challenge - a photo of a person, pet or flowers which fill the frame and get the eye in focus. I love the way you have captured Smokey looking at you tilting her/his head. This is not always easy with animals but is a top tip in increasing the cute value of animals. Very well done. (Love to see another munching some food! There's another challenge for you.)
Abby Unwin (Y6)This is a really good shot, Abby. Both dogs' eyes are in good focus which is so important. You have filled the frame well and have used a fabulous background. I love the way they are sitting patiently - for a treat? Great 1-SHOT!
Abby Unwin (Y6)You have managed to capture your dog in mid-air catching the ball. This is not easy to do. I like the way the ears are flapping about! A great action shot - well done.
William Cartwright (Y6)Great!! You have got flowers and an animal in one image! The flowers 'frame' the cat so well and makes this a very creative portrait. It is hard to get both the eyes of the cat and the flowers in focus but this is a good effort. There is a way of doing it by changing what is known as the 'aperture' or 'f-number'. The smaller the aperture (larger the f- number) the more of the image will be in focus. Your parents can contact me if you want to know more. Well done William.
Gallery 3 - Rainforest activities and Vegetation layers, creatures or view up from below trees
Mrs Yarnold (Y16)Congratulations on managing to photograph the English version of the rainforest layers! All layers can be seen from the ground up including some bluebells.
Mrs Yarnold (Y16)Another clear example of vegetation layers. The path is a great 'leading line' which takes the eye into the photograph. This is an important technique in photography. Well done to the teacher!
Gem Harris (Y6) diorama 1Gem, you have thought carefully about your rainforest diorama. I can see all four rainforest layers. I like the way you have covered the outside of the box with garden vegetation and painted the inside too. The box roof is covered in leaves just like a canopy. Thank you for completing this activity - I really like it.
Gem Harris (Y6) diorama 2This second photo shows that you have included a pond with a frog and also a snake. The canopy stops a lot of light from getting to the floor in a rainforest and your diorama manages to show this. Great work!
Yrs 3 to 11, Rainforest Project DayThis is a good example of how the leaves of trees form a canopy to get as much light as possible from the sun. Just look up from under any tree to see for yourself. Lovely green colours and challenge met - well done.
Yrs 3 to 11, Rainforest Project DayI like the way the trunk and branches in this photo form 'leading lines' - patterns or lines in a photograph that your eye follows through the image. It also works well because the whole image is covered. Great - I really like this one!
Yrs 3 to 11, Rainforest Project DayAnother good shot showing how the leaves spread out to catch as much light as possible. Look how dark the branches are compared with the new spring leaves. This makes it difficult to photograph accurately but it has been captured well here!
Yrs 3 to 11, Rainforest Project DayThis has met the 1-SHOT! Challenge well - looking up in a woodland or forest where the branches of many trees completely fill the view. You get some fabulous patterns like in this shot!
Yrs 3 to 11, Rainforest Project DayJust fab! Pupils at Queen Elizabeth School provision, Bromyard, enjoyed a rainforest project day and produced this superb collage. All the forest layers can be seen. How many creatures can you spot? I'm sure teacher, Mrs Yarnold, had as much fun as the kids (aged 3 - 11) creating this!