Recently, I was invited to participate in a month-long July photo challenge—SquarePerspectives hosted by BeckyB from her blog The Life of B. The challenge is exactly what it sounds like: Rather than post photos with the usual rectangular cropping, the challenge is to post photos cropped square. So each Wednesday in July, I will be presenting a series of square photos from my own yard, which nowadays is the farthest I usually go. Hence the title, One Square Yard.
One of the things I have noticed about a square perspective is how it makes the photos pop and brings the subject closer to the viewer. Not always what you want, of course. Sometimes the long view is best. But I am finding that almost any photo that features a close-up benefits from the square cropping.
46 thoughts on “One Square Yard: July 8”
Excellent photographs, I enjoyed them.
Pretty! I’ve never tried to crop square, though I’ve seen people doing it lately. I like the orange lily among the yellow green of the other blossoms.
come and join us over at Squares. The theme this month is perspective, and you can join us for as many days as you would like. We’d be delighted if you did
Square is looking good at your house. 🙂
Yay, you are back for another Wednesday square, and what beauties you have for us today. Also love the fact you are discovering squares becomes addictive 🙂
Beautiful garden shots!
You are getting some beauties.
Beautiful photographs and flowers Laurie, I love the contrast in the shadow and light 💚
Three great choices. The lily really pops with the evening primroses.
Thanks, Susan. Bold and bright!
Wow – these ARE good! Interesting . . .
Good work. The photos do pop.
Lovely to look at on a rainy winter day down here.
Is it fun to have blogging friends from all the way around the world?
The square is working for your photos… looking good!
I always love seeing pictures of you yard and gardens.
I agree with you about square cropping, Laurie. I’m very tempted …
Go ahead and try it! Once you do, it will give a different way of looking photos.
Very well done – especially the first
Thanks, Derrick. That’s my favorite, too.
Beautifully done! I really should try that sometime. 🙂
Beautiful photos and especially love the red lily surrounded by yellow!!
These shots are lovely, Jackie.
Hi, Laurie – I love seeing all of the different takes on this same challenge. The colours in your photos above are truly stunning. That girl has talent! 😀
A-w-w-w! Thanks so much.
Wonderful photography! 🌿📷
Those are beautiful, Laurie! I really love that astilbe one. I’ve never tried to grow it here.
Your images are beautiful. I love them.
I like the Astilbe shot best.
I love astilbes. Instagram features square photos as the default, but I usually choose the rectangular option out of habit.
Fun to try a different shape.
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