In this fourth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’d like to shift our focus to a color: Green!
In taking a closer look at green, I’d like to challenge you and see you challenge yourself to explore the nuances that can be provided by this color that speaks to us of growth, renewal and the season that helps us survive Winter.
Hopefully, the image that I’m including provides you with a bit of inspiration to push your boundaries, as far as you can. Over the next couple of days, I will also be looking for some more green magic to capture and will be sharing that with you later this week.
Let’s prove Kermit wrong: “It’s easy being green!”
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
Have fun creating something new!!
I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!
This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 24-105 f/4L lens. Exposure was at f/5 and 1/320 second at 400 ISO.
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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24 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Green”
ooooooh good one. I will be on the lookout for my something green. 🙂 Yours is stunning.
Thank you! I wanted to share this image to show folks that there can be great variety in tonality for green and hopefully to inspire everyone to go play and explore!
I’m looking forward to see what you uncover in your exploration.
OK will do my best! It’s been a super busy day so it’s already 5pm here. AND I’m going to a spiritual event tonight so I can very possibly get my chance on the way! 🙂 Not sure how to pingback though, can you remind me? Can I just highlight the pingback and link it via the URL at the top of the computer screen? Thanks, Frank!
There’s no rush, as you have the entire week to come up with something interesting.
Pingbacks are done by putting a link to the post describing the challenge in your post, which is just like you describe: take the URL at the top of my post and put that in a link in your post. Otherwise, I’ll still be able to find your post through the tag, as I search for that during the week using the reader.
Remember to have fun!
Thanks Frank! I have one photo already from tonight’s event ☺
Very cool!! I look forward to seeing it. Have a great night!
Great picture Frank. I’ll be back once I find something green.
Looking forward to it!
I did it Frank!!!!! Check out my blog – hope I got it right. Too fun. 🙂
Looks fantastic! Well done, Debbie!
Btw, I forgot to mention, Debbie; if you add the tag fpj-photo-challenge to your post, folks can see it by using the tag in their Reader. It’s a good way to see all posts on a topic in one location.
Thanks again for participating!
Have a wonderful day,
Hi Frank! Thanks! I did add it at the very end of my post. Is it better to do it someplace else? Blessings!!
This is not a really big deal, as it’s just a means for people to be able to find your posts easier through WordPress Reader.
Post tags are different from the pingback link; when you create or edit a post, you should see a section on the left side of the screen (I’m assuming you do this on a PC or Mac) you should see an entry for Categories & Tags. This is where you would add a category (used for organizing your blog posts) or tags (used for organizing posts in Reader).
Hope this helps,
This is such a vibrant leaf. Loved taking part in this Frank and look forward to many more!
Thank you! I’m glad you’ve joined our (still) small group.
On leaves I enjoy shooting them backlit, as it really shows their structure and beauty.
Happy to be here!
Shared in my Posts of Note! 🙂