Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 19

Light guided missives!

This week showcased a wonderful variety of light coming into play throughout this creative set of images.  I was blown away by the level of participation and cannot say enough about the quality of your posts!

In your exploration of the way light can be captured in your images, you showed a variety of light sources, ranging from the Sun to fire and candles, and treated each with the creativity that guided your eyes.  The images ranged across topics, but I’m sure you’ll agree after checking them all out that there were some real stunning images this week!  Well done!!

A little bit of bokeh at work through foliage in this image…

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Verdant Shades

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

  • Out an’ About, written by Miriam, focused on the light provided by fire and the special meaning that fire has for us humans.
  • The Girl That Dreams Awake provided a gorgeous capture of votive candles.  Plus, she drew in another participant!  You pulled in Julie Powell – Photographer & Graphic Artist, who shared a great image of creating light in the woods.
  • LadyLeeManilla shows us a wonderful captures of light ranging from torch dancing to gentle lights in the skyline.
  • Michelle of Southern By Design provided a fantastic image of light filtering through a beautiful tree.
  • Emily’s Zombie Flamingos featured a trail of light scattering of the water; gorgeous!
  • Nature Knows Best, created by Judith, really caught my eye with a stunning composition of light reflecting of the water!
  • Sunshine’s Daily Blabber shared a wonderful sunrise with amazing colors!
  • Sayanthi was very playful in Close to You, contributing several images with different aspects of light.
  • Marga is a new participant with her post in The Photographer Smiled, where she captured light in a stunning manner.
  • Sonya’s Middleton Road contrasted a reflection in a puddle with light and shadows, most creative!
  • Steve, of Steve Newcomb Photography, shot a variety of light situations, taking us on a light trip!
  • Debbie, in Forgiving Journal, took a bit of poetic license by capturing kids’ Post-It notes as points of light.  All is forgiven 🙂
  • Nikki’s  A Kinder Way provides us with a range of light in some gorgeous photos!
  • A special mention this week to the lovely blog Grow Cook Eat Enjoy, whose author found our challenge.  Their entry was focused on vegetables, one of our earlier challenges, which all need light!  Welcome to the challenge!!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts! Go check out each other’s posts and enjoy the wonderful range of expressions that we find!

Now to switch my mind to the next challenge.  And, no, it’s not dark 🙂

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!

12 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 19”

  1. Oh thank you Frank! I was worried that I took too much poetic license, and yet it was so present to share these kids’ expressions on liberty … and what it all taught me about forgiveness.
    What an amazing line up of contributions – wow! This may be the most popular photo challenge yet. Looking forward to checking them out.
    Love that you do these — so much fun and inspirational.
    Blessings to all

  2. I’ve just spent a very enjoyable time, whilst sipping my morning drink, visiting all the entries. There are so many stunning captures. A great way to start the day AND I’ve learnt a new word this week – Bokeh !!! Thank you, Frank. 🙂

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