Tuesday Photo Challenge – Colorful

Color your life!

Welcome to the 12th occasion of the Tuesday Photo Challenge; a couple of weeks and we’ll be up and running for 3 months, thanks to all these wonderful entries and great participation!!  Thank you all for this!

A radical departure from the past couple of weeks, which may be what you expect at this point, as we’ll be looking for images that are by their very nature: Colorful!  What I hope you’ll do, is to jam as much color into your images, as you can get, with an eye toward having colors that work together.  This is a great opportunity to be on the lookout for color in your daily lives; you may be surprised by the amount of color that is everywhere!

I hope that this is one that each of you wants to grab onto and run with!  For a bit of inspiration, here’s a shot from 11 years ago of one of those spinning wind catchers that are always popular…

Colors of the Wind

I was actually photographing an agility trial in upstate New York that day and had noticed this colorful spinner.  So between sets of dogs running, I played with this, waiting for just the right amount of wind.

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 looking forward to your creative entries this week to see what fences catch your eye!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk II with an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens and 1.4x Extender.  Exposure settings were 1/25 second, f/20 at 100 ISO; at 280mm this was a handheld exposure, which worked with a bit of steady hand.

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!

26 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Colorful”

  1. I think there will be some great entries this week. I hope I’m not left feeling GREEN with envy.(Had to do it)

      1. Frank, I have just edited the post, adding an official photo from Vivid’s advertising — showing how they shine the laser show onto the Opera House. Quite a task, but they achieve it very successfully.

  2. Thank you Frank!! I love what you said about waiting for the right amount of wind. Sometimes it’s all about timing, isn’t it? I’ll do my best to get to this challenge — catching up on my blogging this weekend. Blessings. 🙂

    1. I was able to get he tag working..WOOT WOOT! I just had to delete it entirely from my dashboard and then add it again and it seems to be working. Still not sure why my pingback to you is not showing up in the comments here. But one thing at a time right? 😉

    2. Your wingback came through, but only after I approved it. I’ve got to check how I can get automatic wingback approval for folks who have done more than 2, just like I have my setting for comments.

      Both you and Steve showed up with the tag without a problem.

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