We take a wander through the forests of trees as seen by Stacey F on this occasion. There are so many foto ops on a challenge like this, and so many different images hiding amongst the leaves. They fire up the imagination, not only of the photographer but also the avid viewer. The Winter TREES CAMERA CHALLENGE has brought some extraordinary results and many of them worthy of a POST Of PRAISE


Xff16-tccs7. Looking at a tree through a veiled curtain, this image sparks the imagination as to what it might be. The same can be said for the photographer, and what took her eye to create this mystic shot. And take it! There were a lot of risks in this shot, and Stacey took them all in her stride. POST Of PRAISE


XXff16-tccs6. A photo study in textures and lines, this aspect of the tree absorbs the eye in its fine detail and composition. In FOCUS FORCE, this is all about the “little picture” the one that is inside the Big One. And those that line up for the SUPER SHOT tag. Think it’s worth a POST Of PRAISE


ff16-tccs3. A carpet of green moss lays the foundation to this shot reaching into the sky and the trees design, pushed out of focus to accentuate the beauty below. Stacey has shown a keen eye to create this shot that is felt should receive many a POST Of PRAISE.

ff16-tccsf5Xff16-tccs5.There is a peep-hole into the beyond in this shot that is a subtle part of this image, again focusing on the immediate aspect of the tree. This shows the structure of the tree as its own subject matter that would make a lovely framed print on the wall of a home. Give her joy of a  POST Of PRAISE for this.


XXff16-tccs1. Images like this have been seen so many times on the focusfor pages, and other FOCUS FORCE projects. There are these, and then others that take the eye longer, and captivate the viewer. When you look at this, there are so many “little pictures” to be found. The aspect of this is the light and shades of the tree, and the fine filigree lines of the branch network. Shape up for a POST Of PRAISE

HOW TO SEND A POST Of PRAISE. Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment”  nominating the image number (shown in purple text) and FF Kids With Cameras name in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. When that’s completed click on “post” in the bottom right corner. It’s that easy.

You can make a POST Of PRAISE by 6.00 pm Tuesday. Only ONE person per post, and multiples will not be accepted.




About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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