Tuesday Photo Challenge – Blue

Blue can feel good!

Welcome to the 17th edition of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Last week’s topic of close-up photography produced some wonderful results ranging from Nature to man-made across the spectrum of subjects.

For this week’s challenge, I’d like you to explore a color: Blue.   As we’ve seen with other colors there is a range of expression throughout the varying hues of blue that we encounter.  My suggestion is that you take a look around you and identify which shades of blue speak most to you and explore these through your photography, so that you can learn more about them and share that learning with the rest of us.

This example shows various blue shades throughout one image, which may give you an idea about what these shades mean to you…

Boxborough-Pond_MG_5254_12x18
Blue Pond

So, be a blue explorer and find your favorites of this color!  And remember to have fun!

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 expect this challenge to provide some interesting imagery, as this is a color that is kind of important to our home world!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D MkII using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/100 second, f/11 and 400 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!

38 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Blue”

  1. Awesome picture Frank. I can’t wait to see the different subjects and shades of blue that people bring to the table this week.

  2. Pingback: GOOD LUCK

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s