Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 14

Orange beauty abounded!

After taking a day off from blogging this past Sunday, I figured that it’s time to start Monday of with Round Up #14 of the TPC.  It was great to see the level of participation this past week, particularly given that it’s Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and vacation time for lots of folks!

As I mentioned in the challenge, the color Orange has incredible variety and its position in the spectrum between red and yellow gives it lots of room for expression depending on the particular mixture.  More yellowish orange can often give the sense of a more subdued color, whereas the reddish orange hues tend to be very rich and bold (my truck’s color is the latter 🙂 ).

The entries were all stunning and showed a great variety of oranges (including oranges, the fruit).  I know that some of you discovered the complexity of the color orange and hope that it drew you in to examine other colors in a similar fashion!

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Autumn Winds

This image is a somewhat abstract approach to capturing the movement of Autumn in the yellow and orange hues of this tree.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Emily’s exploration of a variety of orange hues in Zombie Flamingos showed the way in a great fashion for those who dared follow!  Orange-brown is a great cat color!
  • Ladyleemanilla posted with an incredible array of orange photography, ranging from fruits to drink and safety vests to a line that I think is on the equator based on the cities that marked on it.
  • Irene is a photographer who writes the Heaven’s Sunshine blog showed us some fiery orange in her photo of a zinnia.
  • Kim hit the orange on the head (bad pun is mine) in his blog Do You See What I See?; if you’re curious about the pun, I suggest you look to Kim’s blog to find out why 🙂
  • Amy, whose awesome blog is titled Bedlam and Daisies, tempts us with a mimosa…  I’m still thirsty after seeing it!
  • Mick, from Lincoln, England, writes the gorgeous blog My Garden Bio-Diversity, and he shared a fantastic post with us this week!
  • Sonya, in her blog Middleton Road, was kind enough to post a beautiful floral shot rather than a Dutch football jersey!
  • Miriam, of the Out an’ About blog, has orange in many locales ranging from the dirt to rocks and the good times around a campfire!
  • Nikki’s post in her blog, A Kinder Way, was filled with mug shots!
  • Steve’s new blog Steve Newcomb Photography, used this week’s challenge as his first blog post!  Time for all of us to follow Steve’s new blog and check out his take on orange from the silly to the gorgeous!
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, found her way home on the orange line, which led her all the way to Home Sweet Home to touch orange again
  • Last, but not least, Marie, in The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, connects us to the earth in the orange she captured!

I am truly honored by the number of great posts that were in this week’s response to the challenge.  I appreciate each of you taking the time to play along!

I’m germinating an idea for this week’s edition…  It will be there in the morning 🙂

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!

11 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 14”

  1. Thanks for another great challenge, and for pimping my new blog! Nikki’s “mug shots” that one still has me laughing. Looking forward to tomorrow when your done “germinating” (I think that might be a hint) on the topic.

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