The Weekly Zoot

After five weeks of daily shoot assignments I grew a little tired of seeing photos of things from around my house always showing up with the same walls as backgrounds. This week I saved up all my assignments and took a day trip to Taronga Zoo to take photos and try and satisfy each assignment's criteria. I wrote down the assignments to force myself to actually try and compose the requested components, rather than going through the photos afterwards hoping to join some dots.

It was a beautiful Autumn day with no clouds. Not the perfect day for shooting but the perfect day for sightseeing. And if you have any complaints about me already resorting to a gimmick for my photography challenges you should understand I was very close to doing a week of daily shoot assignments featuring Mocha Hot Cross Buns.

<b>Illustrate symmetry in a photograph today.</b>

<b>Illustrate symmetry in a photograph today.</b>


<b>Make a photograph from an unusual point of view.</b>

<b>Make a photograph from an unusual point of view.</b>


<b>Make a photograph from an unusual point of view 2.</b>

This was more \"Animals who have unusual points of view.

<b>Make a photograph from an unusual point of view 2.</b> This was more \"Animals who have unusual points of view.


<b>Focus on an edge today and make a photograph.</b>

<b>Focus on an edge today and make a photograph.</b>


<b>Focus on an edge today and make a photograph 2.</b>

Slightly more exotic.

<b>Focus on an edge today and make a photograph 2.</b> Slightly more exotic.


<b>Focus on an edge today and make a photograph 3.</b>

There are heaps of edges here.

<b>Focus on an edge today and make a photograph 3.</b> There are heaps of edges here.


<b>Make a photograph of something shiny today.</b>

This was inadvertently an illustration of symmetry but advertently a photo of something shiny.

<b>Make a photograph of something shiny today.</b> This was inadvertently an illustration of symmetry but advertently a photo of something shiny.


<b>Make a low contrast photograph today.</b>

Komodo Dragon.

<b>Make a low contrast photograph today.</b> Komodo Dragon.


<b>Make a photograph that features a grid of some sort today</b>

Each day a new assignment was posted and I would read it and think about what I might photograph at the zoo when the time finally came. By the time this assignment was posted I was seriously starting to think the universe wanted a Hot Cross Bun theme week.

<b>Make a photograph that features a grid of some sort today</b> Each day a new assignment was posted and I would read it and think about what I might photograph at the zoo when the time finally came. By the time this assignment was posted I was seriously starting to think the universe wanted a Hot Cross Bun theme week.


That elephant photo was pretty low in value so here's some baby elephants to make up for it.

That elephant photo was pretty low in value so here's some baby elephants to make up for it.


Ubbb

Ubbb


<b>Illustrate time in a photograph today.</b>

<b>Illustrate time in a photograph today.</b>


That was it for the assignments. Here's a few other photos.

Emo Gibbon.

That was it for the assignments. Here's a few other photos. Emo Gibbon.


Seal showing off.

Seal showing off.


Chirpy Gorilla

Chirpy Gorilla


And more baby elephants.

And more baby elephants.


The End.

The End.


Comments

Brother

like this one

April 11 2011 - Like
Brother

so i see my comment wasn't directed an individual picture. I was referring to the view of Sydney Harbor. PS did you photo shop the baby gorilla's eyes in one of the later photos? They're really blue.

April 11 2011 - Like
Brad

Nope, no photoshopping of eyes that is the colour they were.

BTW there's a link that says "add comment" at the bottom of each picture that lets you comment on individual photos. You should try it! I'm not sure it works.

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