COB Photo Challenge 2016, Week 8…alien dice?

Posted: February 21, 2016 in Cee's Photo Challenges
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On my way to Bible study Friday night, a red light required a stop.  Next to me was a car delivering Domino’s Pizza.  In the night, it looked much more interesting than in the daylight, so out came my phone and snap!  Another oddball photo in the archives.  Other than the frame, this one is untouched.

© janet m. webb 2016

Taking to heart my comment section, I went back and looked at the photo without the frame.  I’m not sure which I like best.  Feel free to decide for yourself and thanks for the feedback, Sherry.

© janet m. webb 2016

  1. Lena says:

    So cool photo!

  2. Dan Antion says:

    Very cool photo 🙂

  3. I like the photo but not the frame.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Sherry. Why don’t you like it?


      • I am not great with words but I’ll give it a go. I much prefer the one without the blue line. The blue frame draws my eye and drowns out the subject.The frame limits the image. Without the line the image speaks for itself. It is a calm, ethereal floating shape in a space without boundaries. I also like the way the orange bit is entering at the bottom right. That adds more dimension to the image.

      • Your thoughts came through perfectly, Sherry. Thanks for taking the time to come back and elaborate. I added the same image without the frame after your first comment, so readers could compare. I understand your reasoning and appreciate it.

      • In addition, I think the thought provoking discussion my comment created is terrific. I love when that to happens on with my images. I don’t think we get enough constructive criticisms on WP – they help us learn and see things through others eyes.

  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Great shot, Janet and I like the way that the blue frame ties into the color of the sign. You needed something to break up the large black surround and I think that blue was a good choice. Red might have been too menacing.

    • Allan, I added an unframed shot as well, probably after you were done commenting, in light of an earlier comment. I like the frame on this one for exactly the reason you stated. It’s interesting to see the difference changing the inside color of a frame can make!


      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        If you are collecting votes I would say that you were right the first time. I like the way that you add the colored borders to your images. It works for you.

      • Thanks for coming back and giving me your feedback, Allan. I appreciate it. I do like borders, but sometimes I think I may be using them too often. Something to consider.

      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        The between enough and too much is often thin and elusive. I think that you are doing a fine job and that it is a bit of a “signature” for you—a standardized format that works.

  5. Heh.Heh. I guess you could say that you delivered on that one.
    g-morning. Janet.

  6. nowathome says:

    I like it without the frame. A great capture!

  7. julial213 says:

    With or without it looking like it is floating, it is a great picture, and quick thinking on your part.

  8. I love the image without the frame – it is more oddball than with the frame. The frame grounds the dice while in the other image it just seems to float in midair

  9. Cee Neuner says:

    Janet, your photos are gorgeous this week and most definitely odd all at the same time 😀 Well done.

  10. Pan says:

    Without the frame I think it looks more otherworldly 😨
    Great thinking to snap a pic of it !

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  12. jan says:

    I agree with Pan – without the frame! Great shot – so inventive!

  13. rxfrazier says:

    No frame looks best to me. Think there is another image in here, too – square crop of just the domino a la Instagram, mysteriously floating in a black void. Either way it is a very eye catching. Also love the name.

  14. Indira says:

    Hi Janet! I liked the photo with the frame. Frame gives it a distinct meaning other one looks like abstract. That’s what I think.