Weekly Photo Challenge; Resolved

Why is it, that when I see the word resolve I think Vectors and Trigonometry
Resolving vectors – The figure above illustrates vector resolution by components. In the first example, a boat crosses a river without compensating for the current. Vector (a) represents the actual distance (D) travelled. Vector (b) shows the distance traveled down stream while vector (c) represent the distance travelled across. The actual speed (V), the speed across (v1) and the speed down stream (v2) are proportional to the distances D, d1 and d2. It is stated that vector (b) and (c) are components of vector (a). Similarly, the second example illustrates two forces F1 and F2 exerted on a box. Vector (f} is a graphic representation of the resultant force F res.
I noticed this weeks challenge, and thought, how on earth are we going to find photographs illustrating the resolution of vectors!  Luckily I clicked through to the page, and realised that there are other definitions to resolve other than in Maths and Physics!
In fact, I had a quick look at my dictionary & it came up with the following 14 definitions!
1. To make a firm decision about.
2. To cause (a person) to reach a decision.
3. To decide or express by formal vote.
4. To change or convert: My resentment resolved itself into resignation.
5. To find a solution to; solve.
6. To remove or dispel (doubts).
7. To bring to a usually successful conclusion: resolve a conflict.
8. Medicine To cause reduction of (an inflammation, for example).
9. Music To cause (a tone or chord) to progress from dissonance to consonance.
10. Chemistry To separate (an optically inactive compound or mixture) into its optically active constituents.
11. To render parts of (an image) visible and distinct.
12. Mathematics To separate (a vector, for example) into coordinate components. (see above)
13. To melt or dissolve (something).
14. Archaic To separate (something) into constituent parts.
So I’ve covered number 12 :), and it sort-of covers number 5 too as I would interpret that in a mathematical way too, while in fact most people would probably not! (I am so autistic!! 🙂  )
The next one that comes into my head, relates to photography…. to capture a photograph with a high resolution.  So number 11 above.  This one also ties in with one of my personal resolutions (not New Years ones!) to learn to use my camera better ,and specifically to learn how to take macro photos, or photographs with the foreground in focus (resolved) and the background fuzzy.  I’ve had a go over the last few days and here are my first successful attempts 🙂




A close up photo of Ivy Berries

A close up photo of Ivy Berries

Ivy Berries

Ivy Berries

As for New Years resolutions (covered by number 1 I guess) , I don’t really make them, but I did make one on the 12th of December 2012;  to start getting fit.  I’ve been thwarted in my efforts so far as I’ve had a sinus infection, horrible neuralgia, and then a virus giving me a temperature, sore throat, cough, headaches and exhaustion since before Christmas, but I’ve started my planning and I am blogging an update every week.  Part of my training involves bringing Wilson for walks, and so here are some pictures of our walks

Wilson gets a bit damp

Wilson gets a bit damp

My other resolution is to learn how my camera works & I’ve been playing with the settings & working out what I can do.  Here’s an example of one of the many things I can do with images.  I will post more of my experiments later 🙂

The 'Before' photo

The ‘Before’ photo

Artistic Version

Artistic Version

Finally I’ve joined Flickr, and joined a group where you are supposed to post one photo, your favourite one, of each week.  I’ve found my favourite photo from last week & posted it & I think it shows up here too 🙂

For other interpretations of this week’s theme have a look at:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge; Resolved

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    Great post barbara…never knew any of that info. Wilson as always looks sensational. So how did you change the image…info [step by step] please


    • Barbara says:

      Lol, sorry to disappoint, but it’s a creative control setting on the camera. There are options to edit the images directly on the camera before putting them on the computer.

      There is an auto-correct option which corrects any perceived colour imbalances and then there are 10 ‘creative control’ options which allow you to play with the photos in a very basic way, such as the ‘artistic’ one which makes it into a painting style.

      There is one option which makes the picture black & white and then allows you to pick out one colour from the photograph and have that colour showing. The colour options are very limited, there are only a few of each colour, but it’s a bit of fun.


  2. Grannymar says:

    The last option of making the picture black & white and then picking out one colour from the photograph and have it showing to the fore, is something I tried the hard way in the past. It was part of a challenge for a month, but I was not very successful… I did my best.


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  6. Leanne Cole says:

    The berries look wonderful and make a great subject, I love that house in the background of the last one, it looks amazing.


  7. Al says:

    I’ve never seen Ivy berries before, they’re fascinating. I agree with Leanne, the house is amazing. Would love to see the inside.

    Your lesson in Trigonometry reminded me of a scene in the movie Airplane. Do you remember which one?


    • Barbara says:

      Lol, no I don’t remember the film, but I have to see a film at least twice to remember the ending, it’s a space-saving function of my brain 🙂 Also allows me to watch the same film over & over & still enjoy.

      I can’t imagine what the inside of the house looks like, the people who own it are very strange, look like they are straight out of the Adams Family


      • Al says:

        It’s the scene in the cockpit where the pilot asks the co-pilot (whose name is Victor) about the approach coordinates. He keeps saying “What’s the vector Victor?” I guess you had to be there. I probably remember it because my first name is Victor.


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