Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vegetables

Orange you glad about carrots?

Last week’s challenge was of a more abstract nature in asking you to share your visual concept of the Human Spirit.  This week, in the tenth installment of TPC, I am going back to a more concrete concept in calling on you to share your best image(s) of Vegetables.

Of course, you may think that this will be an easy challenge, and you can make it that by taking a quick Instagram photo, but I’m counting on you to do much more than that!  In this challenge, I’m looking forward to seeing some of your creativity at work in putting together an image that is worthy of display.  Creativity in portraying your vegetables might involve color choices, composition, light angle and whatever else you may think to include!

A simple example is this organic carrots image that I did a couple of years ago.

This image is a simple approach to setting up a shot using a bit of lines to lead the eye, color repetition (that’s just orange paper) and a cutting board to provide contrast.  I used reasonably soft light to eliminate any harsh shadows, which would take away from the carrots.

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 tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • 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 (or sharing something old)!!

I am confident that there is going to be some serious creativity this week!  And don’t forget to invite your friends to the party and remember to have fun!!

Technical Details

This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were 1/100 second at f/8 at 1o0 ISO.

Author: jansenphoto

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. Universal Connections 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!

18 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vegetables”

  1. Ok Frank…you’re a tricky one. This theme seems OVERLY easy and yet I have no idea what the heck I’m going to shoot. You are really good at getting my mind to think about things in a different way. 🙂

  2. ok so I’m new to all this blogging craic but giving this a go hopefully I’ve done it right! ….. I don’t have anything creative at the moment so it will be something old from me. I have two images I cant decide which I prefer. I hope thats ok .

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