An Abstract Mystery This week Bitter's school assignment is into abstracts. His idea was to use lines, curves and patterns to create an abstract composition. His advice was to pay attention to your surroundings and perhaps find something in those lines. For the previous assignment we had a really good idea of the composition that we wanted to produce, this time our mind was really .... abstract. We started taking pictures around the house and during the process we were understanding and finding the lines and patterns that Bitter was asking for (we hope..). We were asked to post 2 photos, this is the first one: Earth Raw Data: D5000, f/16, 1/60, 55-200 (110mm) + Close up Lens, external flash, tripod. We used an external cord to trigger the flash just in front of the object and looking to our camera. We liked the patterns in the object and the halo created around it. It is a bit overexposed on purpose to show the halos around the object and to give it an earth kind of look. What is the object? Zebra and Earth Raw Data: D5000, f/11, 1/60, 18-55 (55mm), Flash, Handheld. The challenge in this photo was to get in focus most of the stripes and give volume to the rounded object. We wish we could have used a lower aperture but the light wasn't enough. Our flash was pointing to the ceiling. We like the way how the earth pops up in the composition!. This time the assignment was really a challenge, still we don't know if we are under the guidelines, please give us your comments which will be really welcome. Remember that there a lot of stuff around you which could be subject for a very good picture!