Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 29

Color the world!

This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge of Color Contrast received a fantastic response.  Thank you all for participating and providing such amazing posts!!

The usage of color contrast has been beautifully executed by all the great respondents to this week’s challenge.  It is truly magnificent to see how much color variety and contrast exists in Nature and the world that we have created.

One of the advantages of living in New England is that we often get beautiful colors during the Autumn season, which provides a bit of color contrast/

Photo Oct 17, 12 55 15 PM
The Weather is Perfect!

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

  • Georgie’s post in her blog Third Time Lucky! shows us some gorgeous colors across the spectrum.
  • Michelle’s post in Southern by Design reminds us that Green Means Go!, using contrast between human-made and natural colors.
  • Xenia’s Whippetwisdom shows explorations with her wonderful Whippets, which lead her to enough beautiful Nature that she provide even a second entry in this week’s challenge: Whippetwisdom!
  • Marga writes The photographer smiled, in which she expertly used contrasting colors of two chairs to create a wonderful composition!
  • Ann’s post in Ann J White shows us beautiful colors and their contrast at the edge between sea and sky, as well as sea and land.
  • Charles’ entry in charlesewaugh provides a view of the Blue Star Spring in Yellowstone; it’s stunning!
  • Miriam’s contribution in Shower of Blessing provides us a wondrous view of a beach on Maui, which really tells me to go visit it!
  • Leaking Ink is a gorgeous blog, and this week’s entry takes us to Masai Mara in Kenya with great photos.
  • Judith’s post in  Nature Knows Best has an elegant simplicity to it, which really draws the viewer in wonderfully!
  • Miriam’s fantastic blog, Out an’ About, contributes a post that shows us the great colors of Australia; makes me want to travel!

I think that we can all agree that these are truly great posts!  Thanks to all your contributions, I’m getting ready for tomorrow’s theme…

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!

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