Have You Noticed the Pattern Yet?

Struggling to get Flash of Red right. I have confused high contrast with high key I think. At any rate, since l have at least five squirrels making a daily appearance at my birdfeeder they provide lots of opportunity for practive if not for a change of subject.
I can see the contrast which you have got - within the squirrel and without. Be interesting to see if you can get a high key squirrel - get him high - either on whisky or up a tree and throw a key at him. The recipe then says 'take photo quickly'!
posted February 4th, 2018  
love this FAV
posted February 4th, 2018  
@maggiemae You are TOO funny! I am laughing at the thought!
@jpvona I am really happy you like it enough for a FAV Jill Thanks so much!
posted February 4th, 2018  
@maggiemae - you kill me, my friend. you kill me!

okay, pattern. high key squirrel, low key hen, high contrast squirrel, tomorrow, fried chicken?
posted February 4th, 2018  
I think high contrast works so well on squirrels though. It really draws out the textures of their fur! Great shot of the little guy enjoying the birdfeeder.
posted February 4th, 2018  
He is very cute, and I think I am having the same struggles as you
posted February 4th, 2018  
What a great shot, Katy. I love all the detail in this squirrels tale.
posted February 4th, 2018  
I like this. Like you, I am confused about high key, high contrast, low contrast. This looks really good, whichever it is.
posted February 4th, 2018  
@summerfield LOL! An idea! Actually highkey squirrel, Low key Chicken, High key squirrel and perhaps I should do another low key chicken then?
@cjphoto thanks Chris for finding the positive in what I was a little disappointed in offering
@nicolecampbell I appreciate that Nicole. I thik you are doing very well
@darsphotos Perhaps that is what saved this photo. Thanks Darlene
@henrir So nice of you Henri. Perhaps it is confusing because there are so many options and/or choices. Maybe I should have just picked one!
posted February 4th, 2018  
So here is my tip- high contrast has very strong and distinct areas of dark and light (obviously they are distinct areas of black and white in black and white photos, but not so obvious when in color except when the colors are opposite one another on the color wheel)- think of a checkerboard. High key is an overabundance of light, even over-exposed like when the sun is coming through a window and erases the sharp outline of objects in your photo. So I would call this shot more high-key than high-contrast. The chicken shot is low-key. All that being said, you can post any way you want to and do not have to be compelled to follow the prompts unless you want to. So don't worry that they "don't match" the criteria- just have fun with the challenge!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Oh, my gosh! I totally forgot about the flash of red weekly themes and book to study. I just started posting B&W. That may be all I can handle. Ha ha ha Cute squirrel, no matter what you define it.
posted February 5th, 2018  
@mcsiegle Thanks Mary!
posted February 5th, 2018  
@olivetreeann How can I tell you how much I appreciate your patience in dealing with me? I think on some level I actually know what you explained but neglected to keep it straight in this old addled brain. In addition to that I forget between reading the post and finding the photos what I was supposed to be looking for. I have now printed the original post so I can have the reference before me as I decide how to shoot each day. I DO know there is no requirement to follow the prompts but they are such good learning tools that I do feel somewhat compelled to adhere to them. Thanks for all you do to challenge and encourage all of us!
posted February 5th, 2018  
@grammyn It's no problem Katy! Ha! You are anything but addle-brained! Believe me, I have plenty of things in my life that I get mixed up! And you should see all the sticky notes and lists of stuff I write out to keep myself straight.
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